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CASE STUDIES, TIPS & RESOURCES – SEPTEMBER 2016 EDITION
 
 
 
 
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MEET OUR REGIONAL | EDUCATION CONSULTANTS
 
 
YOU SET OUT TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH VISION.
SO DID WE. LET’S WORK TOGETHER.
 
September 1, 2016
 
Valley Contax has assembled the nation’s leading education team. These eight doctors are energetic and passionate about custom lens fitting and are available to help you no matter where you are. We encourage you to reach out to any of these team members today and let’s start changing lives together.
 
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US Northwest Education Consultant
 
 
Roya Habibi, OD
Eye Associates Northwest
206-215-2020 office
703-851-3619 mobile
rnhabibi@gmail.com
 
Dr. Roya Habibi is a fellowship trained optometrist who practices at a medical practice in Seattle, WA. Aside from comprehensive care, Dr. Habibi’s interest include the fitting of medically indicated contact lenses and the treatment of ocular surface disease. In partnering with Valley Contax as an Education Consultant, her goal and drive is to increase awareness for the practical use of gas permeable lenses, and especially scleral contact lenses, in general practice.
 
 
 
 
 
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US California Education Consultant
 
 
Heidi Miller, OD, FAAO
UC Davis Eye Center
209-918-1619 mobile
heidimillerod@gmail.com
 
Dr. Heidi Miller is a Senior Optometrist at UC Davis Eye Center in Sacramento. She received her doctorate degree from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) where she graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Miller completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at SCCO involving advanced training fitting specialty contact lenses for patients unable to see clearly with standard glasses or contact lenses. She has extensive experience providing advanced contact lens care for patients with keratoconus, post-surgical corneas, ocular prosthetics, and ocular surface disease. She also fits patients in contact lenses for astigmatism, multifocal contacts, and orthokeratology for myopia control in children.

Dr. Miller has participated in scleral contact lens research investigating tear exchange and written publications for the AOA Cornea and Contact Lens Section Newsletter, Contact Lens Spectrum, and Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. She has also lectured for local optometric societies and continuing education courses on specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Miller is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and Sacramento Valley Optometric Society. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a candidate for Fellowship of the Scleral Lens Education Society. She is excited to be a part of the education team for Valley Contax and looks forward to treating patients with specialty contact lenses for years to come!
 
 
 
 
 
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US Southwest Education Consultant
 
 
Brianna Ryff, OD, FAAO
Desert Eye
480-966-0522 office
602-397-0160 mobile
brianna.hudzietz@gmail.com
 
Dr. Brianna Ryff joined Midwestern University after completing a post-doctoral residency in cornea and contact lens at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.) from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, and a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in Tempe, where she studied kinesiology and biochemistry.

She enjoys working with all patients, but her passion is fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants, trauma, and other corneal degenerations.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Ryff also sees patients in private practice at Desert Eye in Tempe, AZ. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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US Midwest Education Consultant
 
 
Carl Kramer, OD
Family Eyecare Center
913-535-4036
ckramer@feclv.com
 
Dr. Kramer is a 2015 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry and completed his Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2016. He currently works at Family Eyecare Center, a multi-doctor practice with three locations in the Kansas City area. Dr. Kramer enjoys the unique challenge of specialty lens fitting and the opportunity to restore vision to his patients with the use of scleral lenses as well as other specialty lens modalities.
 
 
 
 
 
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US Great Lakes Education Consultant
 
 
Josh T. Lotoczky, OD, FAAO
Professor | Chief of Cornea and Contact Lens Services Ferris State Univ. | Michigan Coll. of Optometry
231-580-9726 mobile
JoshLotoczky@ferris.edu
 
Dr. Lotoczky is a Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO). He earned his B.S. from Central Michigan University in 1998 and his doctorate in Optometry from MCO in 2004. The following year he completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at MCO. Dr. Lotoczky serves as the Chief of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service at the University Eye Center and teaches in the Contact lens I and II courses at MCO. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and has lectured multiple times at the AAO and the GSLS meetings.
 
 
 
 
 
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Canadian Northeastern Education Consultant
 
 
Debby Yeung, OD
Clinical Supervisor | University of Waterloo
School of Optometry and Vision Science
416-624-7167 mobile
debby.h.yeung@gmail.com
 
Dr. Debby Yeung received her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry, where she graduated cum laude and as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa National Optometric Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. Yeung completed a residency position in Cornea and Contact Lens at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, where she continues to supervise and teach in the Contact Lens Clinic. She guest-lectures in the third year Contact Lens Course, and is an instructor for the course’s laboratory component. Dr. Yeung is currently pursuing her Master in Vision Science. Her research interests include specialty contact lenses and its interaction with the ocular surface.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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US Northeast Education Consultant
 
 
James Deom, OD, MPH
Hazleton Eye Specialists
570-453-2020 office
570-436-1930 mobile
dr.deom@gmail.com
 
Dr. Deom was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He resides there today with his wonderful wife, 14 chickens, and approximately 30,000 honey bees.

Dr. Deom was summa cum laude at Wilkes University where he graduated with a BS in Biology. He then went on to Salus University where he was the first combined OD/MPH student in Salus’ 100+ year history. Dr. Deom was heavily involved in organized optometry as a student where he was an AOSA trustee and eventually the National AOSA President.

Dr. Deom practices as the Medical Director of the Scleral Lens Institute of Pennsylvania- a subclinic of Hazleton and Stroudsburg Eye Specialists. Dr. Deom specializes in Anterior Segment disease especially Ocular Surface Disease. He also lectures nationally and internationally on scleral contact lenses, dry eye, and practice management.

When Dr. Deom is not changing lives one eye at a time you can probably find him swimming biking or running. Dr. Deom has competed in dozens of triathlons including 3 full Ironman races.

Dr. Deom is always happy to field any questions about practice management especially as it pertains to scleral lenses and dry eye. Friend him on facebook and message him or shoot him an email whenever!
 
 
 
 
 
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US Southeast Education Consultant
 
 
Cory Collier, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
239-659-3937 office
941-238-7997 mobile
drcmcollier@gmail.com
 
Dr. Collier received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida. During his time at NSU, Dr. Collier received multiple distinctions including Valedictorian of his class. Dr. Collier remained at NSU as a Resident in Primary Care with Emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Collier joined Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples Florida where he was tasked with creating a contact lens clinic to serve the complex visual and health needs of this diverse medical practice. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society. Dr. Collier lives in Naples, Florida with his wife Kara and their two greyhounds. Outside of the office Dr. Collier is an avid college football fan and enjoys golfing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AMIGOS EYE CARE
 
We are proud to promote Amigos Eyecare, a student led organization at Pacific University College of Optometry which provides medical eyecare to underprivileged areas around the world. Averaging seven trips worldwide per year, one of the slated trips will be to Tanzania, east-Africa in December 2016.

With the assistance of the The Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation (a project of the Lions Club) and many other groups which help to collect 'old glasses', students and doctors are able to examine & dispense glasses to those who would otherwise not have access to medical eye care and vision services.
 
This is an area of the world with great need, many of the nomadic people (the Maasai) have never seen a doctor of any sort in their lives. The amount of pathology & blindness in Tanzania is staggering. Ultraviolet light exposure is the leading cause of cataract formation, it can also contribute to macular degeneration and pterygium formation. These three causes of blindness could be reduced significantly by wearing non-prescription sunglasses.
 
amigos@pacificu.edu  |  amigoseyecare.org
 
 
 
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  Want to learn to fit the Custom Stable lens? It's easy, just visit our website and take the Custom Stable Training Course. It's free, just watch the 17 minute video and complete the quiz. You'll receive a certificate of completion and a coupon once you've passed.  
 
 
 
About Valley Contax
 
Valley Contax is the world's leading independent custom contact lens manufacturer. Since 1981 we've built a reputation and following for exceptional products and customer service. From our state-of-the-art facilities in Springfield, Oregon we staff the industry's most talented lab technicians, customer care representatives and consultants. Contact us today, we'd love to get to know you.
 
 
 
 
Custom Stable Fridays: Hands-on Education
 
Want to hit the fast track to learning how to fit the Custom Stable™? Join us for one of our Custom Stable Friday sessions. This is a hands-on approach to learning everything you need to know about fitting, application and removal at our state of the art facilities in Springfield, Oregon. Check our website or contact us for available dates and more info.
 
 
 
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