At least 50 contact lens educators and practitioners will gather on August 8-9, 2014 at the ALCON Laboratories Philippines Audio Visual Room , Rockwell Center, Pasig City.
The two day COMPREHENSIVE HANDS ON WORKSHOP will focus on:
- Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
- Dry Eye
- Keratoconus Lens Fitting
- Corneal Topography
Two other prominent speakers and considered expert in Contact Lens practice are Dr. Jeanette Romuladez-Oo and Dr. Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso, both Fellows of IACLE and the American Academy of Optometry.
The Speakers / Lecturers
Dr. Luigina Sorbara FAAO, Diplomate Cornea and Contact Lens Section
Luigina Sorbara completed her M.Sc. degree in Physiological Optics in 1993 at the University of Waterloo. Since 1984, She has been the head of the Contact Lens Clinic and is now an Associate Professor. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association. She has a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses.
Gina lectures in Advanced Contact Lens Fitting and is involved in research at the Centre for Contact Lens Research. Her current research interests are in speciality lens designs for keratoconus, corneal topography, orthokeratology, fluorophotometry, clinical trials involving new lenses, designs and care systems.
Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso, OD, MAT, FPCO, FIACLE, FAAO
Dr. Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso is a Fellow of the Philippine College of Optometrists (PCO), fellow of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
She is actively practicing Orthokeratologist and keratoconus contact lens fitting using Scleral Lenses.
She also served as a Volunteer Optometrist at the UP-PGH Department of Ophthalmology (now the Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal) Contact Lens Clinic from 1991-2006. Her interests include Dry Eye Diagnosis and Management and Learning Related Visual Problems.
She is a Regional Clinical Advisor of the Asia Pacific Region of the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes. She was recently elected Member of the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry.
Jeanette Romualdez-Oo, OD, FPCO, FIACLE, FAAO
Treasurer and Chief Finance Officer
Dr. Jeanette Romualdez-Oo, a Magna cum Laude from Centro Escolar University, garnered third place in the Optometry Licensure Examination in 1998.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a fellow of the Philippine College of Optometrists and a Fellow of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE). She also passed the Special Ocular Pharmacology Course Licensure Examination in 2005. She has been very active in the profession by being a resource lecturer in local and international conferences especially in Asia Pacific. She also has her private practice.
Dr. Oo is currently the professional services consultant of Alcon Philippines.