John D. Gelles, OD, FIAOMC, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA is the director of the specialty contact lens division of the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute and the CLEI Center for Keratoconus in Teaneck, NJ. He is an assistant clinical professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and an adjunct clinical professor at State University of New York College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry and New England College of Optometry. He is a PROSE clinical fellow and a fellow of the Contact Lens Society of America, the Scleral Lens Society, the British Contact Lens Association, the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.

Dr Gelles is a board member of the Contact Lens Society of America, an executive board member of the International Keratoconus Academy, the education chair for the Intrepid Eye Society and an advisory board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute. His clinical work is dedicated exclusively to specialty contact lenses and management of keratoconus and other corneal disease, ocular surface disease, and post-surgical corneal conditions. Additionally, he is an investigator for multiple keratoconus and specialty contact lens related clinical trials at CLEI and a consultant for numerous related technology and ophthalmic companies.


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