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John D Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dr. John Gelles, a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, is the director of the specialty contact lens division at The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Group and the CLEI Center for Keratoconus in Teaneck, New Jersey.

His clinical work is dedicated exclusively to specialty contact lenses and surgical co-management. Some of the corneal conditions he focuses on are keratoconus, ectasia, post-refractive surgery complications, severe dry eye, ocular trama, and patients who have undergone intacs, corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) and corneal transplantation.

He is an adjunct clinical instructor for State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY) and New England College of Optometry (NECO). In addition, he is clinical investigator for various clinical trials at CLEI and is a consultant for multiple technology and ophthalmic companies related to corneal disease and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Gelles is an executive board member of the International Keratoconus Academy, a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and an advisory board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute.

He utilizes the most advanced contact lenses that technology can offer, some of which are so advanced only a few practitioners are trained to fit them worldwide and are only available at the top institutes in the country; others he personally designs through specialized computer aided design programs.

Dr. Gelles is regularly invited to lecture both locally, nationally and internationally on specialty contact lenses and keratoconus. Dr. Gelles is generously sponsored by

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Joy Gibb, ABOC

Joy L. Gibb, ABOC began her optical career in 1986. She managed an independent retail opticianry in Bountiful, Utah for over ten years before opening her own business, Eyes of Joy Mobile Optical Service and is currently the practice manager for Daynes Eye and Lasik in Bountiful, Utah. In addition, she often consults practices about their dispensaries and improving customer service and sales.

Patients often seek her help with the difficult to fit prescription, progressive lenses, and children’s eyewear. Joy is also a contributor to Vision Care Product News and has participated in the writing of several industry guides and publications. She has also served as a member of the Better Vision Institute.

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