Dr L. Michaud (OD M.SC. Professor Université de Montréal)
How to fit orhtokeratology lenses with safety ?
This lecture aims to review the basic principles of orthokeratology lens fitting and how to adapt them for myopia and axial length control. It will address the essential steps to design a lens that will be worn safely overnight. It will also reiterate the importance of lens care and will revisit the follow-up schedule to alleviate negative outcomes. A few case reports will be provided to illustrate how to troubleshoot issues when they happen.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to
- Understand the difference in lens designs for myopia control vs myopia correction
- Identify which parameters should be evaluated and modified to increase lens wear safety
- Troubleshoot issues with orthokeratology lens fitting when they happen.
Dr Michaud graduated from Université de Montréal (OD-1986; M.Sc. 1998). Since 2001, he is working there as a full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, of the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry.
He authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and had been invited to speak around the world. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science, and of the Scleral Lens Education Society.