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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 bimonthly, 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.

Make sure you subscribe, so you never miss an episode!

YouTube

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

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Visit our Apple Podcasts profile for an audio-only version.

Listen on SoundCloud

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

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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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 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 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 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 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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