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15 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Meet a Contact Lens Designer From Italy
Tom Arnold, OD, FSLS, and Melissa Barnett, OD, FSLS, FAAO, FBCLA, are joined by Daddi Fadel, Dip Optom, FSLS, FBCLA, FAAO—a pioneer of modern lens designs and specialist in contact lenses. Drs. Arnold and Barnett discuss Dr. Fadel’s background in optometry, the state of optometry in Italy, and her process in designing corneal lenses.
21 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Meet an Optometrist and Contact Lens Innovator From New Zealand
In this episode of Global Eyes, Tom Arnold, OD, FSLS, and Melissa Barnett, OD, FSLS, FAAO, FBCLA, welcome Paul Rose, OD—an optometrist from Auckland, New Zealand and a global pioneer in the evolution of contact lenses. Dr. Rose discusses his background and what led him to optometry before diving into the development of ROSE K lenses.
22 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Meet a Cornea Expert Focused on Specialty Contact Lenses
In this episode of GlobalEyes, Tom Arnold, OD, FSLS; and Melissa Barnett, OD, FSLS, FAAO, FBCLA, are joined by John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA, to discuss Dr. Gelles’ experience as an optometrist specializing in the cornea with a focus on specialty contact lenses. Together, Drs. Arnold and Barnett discuss Dr. Gelles’ work with higher order aberrations, pediatric keratoconus, advice he provides for his interns, and much more.
22 minutes | May 18, 2021
Meet a Groundbreaking Optometrist from Vietnam
In this episode of GlobalEyes, Minh Anh Tran, OD, joins our hosts to discuss her upbringing as an optometrist in Vietnam. They also discuss her specialty contact lens practice and the state of eye care in Vietnam.
19 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Meet an Accomplished Ophthalmologist From Russia
Dr. Barnett and Dr. Arnold are joined by guest Gulnara Adrienko, MD, from Moscow, Russia, who outlines her experience rising through the ranks as an opthalmosurgeon and ophthalmologist. They also discuss the growth of optometry and ophthalmology in Russia, Dr. Adrienko’s experience with the OKVision lab in Moscow, the importance of achieving home-life balance, and much more.
16 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
A Look Inside the Life of David Piñero, OD, PhD
Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold chat with guest David Piñero, OD, PhD, about how he became interested in vision and optometry, his passion for research and latest topics of study, and the state of optometry in Spain.
28 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Meet the President of VOSH
Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold chat with guest J. Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) and VOSH International. Dr. Twelker describes VOSH Core, its mission, and talks about what it’s like living abroad while teaching. He also answers Drs. Barnett and Arnold’s questions about volunteering, his hobbies, and debunks a common myth about optometry.
28 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Meet an Accomplished Scleral Lens Specialist
Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold chat with guest Simone Visser, OD, PhD, FSLS. They discuss a range of topics, from studying abroad, to the relationship between optometry and ophthalmology in the Netherlands, to what Dr. Visser has planned for future studies. Dr. Visser also explains the developmental process of the Visser scleral lens and how it differs from any other scleral lens.
24 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Meet a Young Private Practice Owner
Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold chat with guest Jason Compton, OD, FAAO, from New York, about his practices in Manhattan and the Bronx and how he became an expert in the field of contact lenses. Dr. Compton also talks about his YouTube channel and explains some of the differences in patient demographics between his practices. He also offers some tips for opening a practice and shares his insights on the future of optometry.
35 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Meet a Corneal Surgeon and Contact Lens Specialist
Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold talk with guest César Lipener, MD, from São Paulo, Brazil, about his journey of becoming a corneal surgeon and a contact lens specialist. Dr. Lipener shares advice and provides insights on fitting scleral lenses and the potential risks involved.
32 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Meet an Innovative Optometrist from South Africa
In the latest episode of GlobalEyes, hosts Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold speak with Dr. Annelize van Zyl from Pretoria, South Africa, about her innovative practice and involvement with the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Dr. van Zyl shares her experience with specialty lenses and low vision patients.
28 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Meet the Australian Pioneer of Scleral Lenses
Meet Dr. Donald Ezekiel, who now resides in Australia. Dr. Ezekiel is a true trailblazer in scleral lens development. The scleral lens industry would not have been possible without the innovation and insight of a handful of visionary pioneers such as Dr. Ezekiel in the late 20th century. We are thrilled and honored to be able to speak with one of those pioneers on the inaugural broadcast of GlobalEyes.
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