Article Date: 5/1/2012

Faculty

Faculty

The daily disposable contact lens market has been on an upward trajectory over the past few years with no sign of a slowdown. Here, three respected doctors come together to discuss what today's daily disposable lenses have to offer. They believe the introduction of the 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM will positively impact contact lens practices by allowing doctors to fit more patients in a daily disposable lens due to the extensive range of parameters. During this discussion, they share their own experiences with the lens, including the comfort it provides patients, the BLINK STABILIZED Design that reduces lens rotation on the eye, and how the lens settles on the eye in less than 60 seconds, which equals reduced chair time for doctors.

MODERATOR
W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO
Dr Ball is Associate Director, Medical Affairs with VISTAKON Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. A graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry in Texas, Dr Ball completed an optometric residency at the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, in Florida. After residency, Dr Ball joined the clinical staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts — teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School — and was an adjunct clinical faculty member at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, until joining VISTAKON.
PANELISTS
Stephen Cohen, OD, PC
Dr Cohen is a 1985 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia and is in solo private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and former president of the Arizona Optometric Association, as well as a recipient of the “Arizona Optometrist of the Year” award. Dr Cohen has been a speaker for Alcon, Paragon and VISTAKON.
Mitchell Cassel, OD
Dr Cassel is a 1982 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He has a group practice in New York City, specializing in primary eye care, concentrating on contact lenses with a unique specialty in colored contact lenses. He is the owner of Custom Color Contacts, providing soft lens designs for prosthetic, cosmetic and special eye effects to the motion picture and television industries. Dr Cassel is a member of the American Optometric Assocation and the New York Optometric Society. He has lectured for VISTAKON.
Charissa Lee, OD
Dr Lee is a graduate of SUNY State College of Optometry in New York City and runs Northpark Optometry, a private practice in Irvine, California. She speaks to eye care professionals across the country and writes a monthly blog for new optometrists. Dr Lee is also a board member of the Asian American Optometric Society. She is a consultant to VISTAKON.


Contact Lens Spectrum, Volume: , Issue: May 2012, page(s): 3