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Fitting specialty lenses is as much an art as it is a science.

That’s why we’re thrilled about the launch of our new video series and podcast – Dede Talks: The Art of Specialty Lenses, hosted by Dede Reyes, FCLSA, Professional Education Consultant, Specialty Vision Products.

With a new episode monthly, a specialty lens expert and a featured artist will join Dede to explore the many facets of specialty lenses and the art of contact fitting. The panel will also dive into the featured artist’s portfolio to showcase the many talents of ECPs across the country, including a variety of artistic mediums, such as painting, photography, food, sculptures and more.

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To see the featured art each episode, watch Dede Talks on our YouTube channel.

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Not an Apple user? Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

All Episodes

Episode 16

Dede chats with Dr. Amanda Nanasy, OD about sports performance vision and the benefits of using Altius contact lenses to improve vision and performance.

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Episode 15

Dede chats with Dr. Julie DeKinder, OD about educating students, technology and her special talents with making things grow.

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Episode 14

Dede engages with Maria Walker, OD to discuss contact lens education and custom lenses.

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Episode 13

Dede converses with top notch educator, Stephanie Woo, OD. Listen along as Dr. Woo talks about specialty lens education for today and tomorrow. Find out what hidden talent Stephanie has honed over the years and loves to share with others.

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Episode 12

Dede chats with Ariel Cerenzie, OD. Come along and listen as Arial gives her thoughts on Ortho K and Myopia Management. As an up-and-coming optometrist, Ariel, has a great perspective on the business. See how she uses her hidden talent in building her practice.

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Episode 11

Dede talks with Mile Brujic, OD about his advice for new specialty fitters. Mile has a great perspective on the industry and gives great tips for fitters, both new and experienced.  Discover Mile’s hidden talent and how he ties it into specialty fitting.

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Episode 10

Dede chats with Dr. Louise Sclafani about hybrid and specialty lenses, education and Women in Optometry. Find out some interesting facts and discover how Louise relaxes.

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Episode 9

Dede does something different on this episode. She interviews the 3 talented student winners from the Optometry Student Challenge Poster Contest- sponsored by ABB Optical Group and Cooper Vision Specialty Eyecare.

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Episode 8

Dede has some fun with Tom Quinn, OD chatting about multifocal and presbyopic fitting. Find out what's new and get some great tips to create a successful presbyopic practice. Also, discover some fun facts about Tom you may not know.

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Episode 7

Dede has a great conversation with Ed Bennett, OD regarding the future of the specialty lens industry. What is new and how education for specialty has changed over the years. Take a look at some of Ed’s technical writing and find out things you may not know about this great educator.

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Episode 6

Dede has a conversation with John Gelles, OD about what’s new with scleral lenses and some recent innovations. They chat about how art and design impact the specialty lens industry. Take a look at John's sketches!

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Episode 5

Dede chats with Andy Fischer, OD about breaking into the specialty lens business and how to grow your practice as a newer practitioner. Andy also shares some great ideas for creativity in a very special medium. Check out Andy's recipes!

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Episode 4

Dede Talks with Christine Sindt, OD to listen to her experience with specialty lenses and pediatrics. The featured artwork for this episode will include paintings by ABB’s specialty lens consultant Sherre McMahon. Check out Sherre's work!

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Episode 3

Dede meets with Melissa Barnett, OD, key opinion leader and scleral lens expert, to discuss scleral lens fitting and instrumentation, plus showcase a selection of Melissa’s colorful photography.

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Episode 2

Dede meets with Tom Arnold, OD to discuss new scleral lens designs, chat about how art is tied to the design of specialty contact lenses, and feature some of Tom’s beautiful and creative photography.

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Episode 1

Dede meets with Karen Carrasquillo, OD to discuss unusual scleral lens designs, featuring her calligraphy, and discussing how it is all tied together. Check out Karen's calligraphy.

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