Product: Beyond the Limbus
Top Line: As part of CooperVision Specialty Eye Care’s commitment to provide ongoing educational opportunities for eyecare professionals (ECPs), a new series of workshops focused on scleral lens fitting, consultation, and practice management will launch in September. The Beyond the Limbus (BTL) dual-tracked series offers master’s training for intermediate and advanced scleral lens fitters, as well as basics training for support staff and ECPs who have not been exposed to scleral contact lenses.
Close Up: The workshops—which are available to ECPs in the U.S. and Canada—are aimed at enhancing ECP confidence with the Onefit family of scleral contact lenses. Each workshop will consist of a single day intensive training session geared for varying skill levels.
The master’s training will cover advanced troubleshooting and design options, case reports, practice management tools and support, and practice efficiency and workflow. Attendees who complete this course will be certified as Master Scleral Lens Fitters.
“Through our research, we’ve found that one of the major hurdles holding ECPs back from fitting scleral contact lenses is a lack of confidence,” said Justine Siergey, OD, manager of professional affairs, irregular cornea, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “As an industry partner, it is a goal of ours to continuously build or enhance ECP’s knowledge and fitting experience to confidently prescribe our lenses and grow their practices. The Beyond the Limbus workshops will provide ECPs with the tools, resources, and education they need to successfully expand their specialty lens capabilities.”
The basics training will run concurrently, providing support staff, opticians, technicians, or new scleral lens fitters with a foundational understanding of scleral contact lenses. Attendees will learn what a scleral lens is, how to identify patients who can benefit from scleral lenses, application and removal, care and handling, practice workflow, and what patient educational resources are available.
Vital Stats: Each workshop will be presented by some of the industry’s leading scleral lens experts, including Dr. Siergey; Tom Arnold, OD, regional vice president for corporate development, AEG Vision; Renee Reeder, OD, professor and department chair, clinical affairs, University of Pikeville. To view a full list of workshop speakers, click here.
The series will consist of five BTL workshops starting on September 18, 2022. The full timeline of workshops is as follows:
• Sunday, September 18, 2022, Detroit, Mich.
• Sunday, October 9, 2022, San Francisco, Calif.
• Sunday, October 16, 2022, Boston, Mass.
• Sunday, November 6, 2022, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• Sunday, November 13, 2022, Los Angeles, Calif.
To learn more about Beyond the Limbus, or to register for one of the workshops listed above, visit