Five-year clinical evidence for the NaturalVue extended depth of focus (EDOF) multifocal in myopia management will be presented at a free webinar for optometrists and optical dispensers on Wednesday 28 October at 7pm (AEDT).
Dr Sally Dillehay OD, Clinical Researcher, President and CMO of ClinTrialSolutions, and Dr Doug Benoit OD, Executive Director of Professional Services for VTI, will discuss the unique EDOF design of the NaturalVue Multifocal and it’s application in myopia management.
Additionally, they will present new real world clinical evidence extending over five years, and a comparison of the NaturalVue lens performance against other myopia management options, as published in the BLINK study and MiSight clinical data.
The NaturalVue EDOF design
The NaturalVue EDOF lens was designed by the founder of VTI, Dr Richard Griffin, an optometrist, optical engineer and aerospace engineer, to address challenges he had experienced with the soft multifocal contact lenses available at that time.
Dr Dillehay reviewed the power curve profile and realised the design eliminated peripheral hyperopia and could potentially play a role in myopia management. This serendipitous event started VTI’s research into myopia control.
Earn Up to 3M CPD Points in Australia
The Webinar, titled NaturalVue Multifocal in Myopia Management – Five Year Clinical Data will take place on Wednesday 28 October at 7pm (AEDT) with Dr Sally Dillehay joining live from the US. The webinar will run for 90 minutes including a Q&A session. In Australia, the course has been accredited for 2M CPD points with an additional 1M CPD point available on completion of the accompanying CPD assessment.
Registration prior to this event is essential to ensure you receive access. Register here
The webinar is hosted by Visioneering Technologies Inc.
About the Presenters
Dr Sally Dillehay
Dr Sally Dillehay OD EdD received her Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science degrees from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and served on the faculty as Chief of Ophthalmic Prescription Services and Assistant Chief of Optometric Services. She received her Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
For over 15 years, Dr Dillehay held a variety of positions at CIBA Vision involved with clinical research, biomedical communications, and medical marketing. She then joined the executive management of Visioneering Technologies, Inc., as its Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of regulatory, quality, clinical, medical and professional services, where she spearheaded the company’s efforts to receive the CE Mark for a contact lens design with a specific indication for myopia progression control. Most recently, she founded and is CEO of ClinTrialSolutions, LLC, a medical research organisation assisting companies with medical device research and regulatory submissions. She serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children, and as an expert content contributor for The Brien Holden Vision Institute – Global Myopia Centre. She sees patients at Eye 1st Vision Centre in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Dr Dillehay is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in its Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section (CCLRT) section. She received the Eminent Service Award from the American Academy of Optometry and separately from the CCLRT Section.
Dr Douglas P. Benoit
Dr Douglas P. Benoit is Executive Director, Professional Services for Visioneering Technologies, Inc.
Prior to this position, Dr Benoit was senior optometrist with Concord Eye Centre, a multi-sub-specialty ophthalmology group located in Concord, NH. His practice included general optometry with an emphasis on contact lenses, contact lens care and the treatment of external disease.
Dr Benoit received his doctor of optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. In his final year of training, he received the Frederick Farnum Alumni Association Award for his excellence in the contact lens field. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the Section on cornea, contact lenses, and refractive technologies. Dr Benoit is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice-Optometry section, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute.
Dr Benoit has been a consultant to, and clinical investigator for, various contact lens and pharmaceutical laboratories. He has published numerous articles and he frequently lectures on contact lenses and external disease.