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GPLI.info: Your Go-To Resource for GP and Scleral Multifocal Lens Fitting

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Photo courtesy John D. Gelles, OD, FAAO, FIAOMC, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA

July 20, 2023

Want to up your game when it comes to fitting corneal GP and scleral multifocal contact lenses? The GP Lens Institute (GPLI) stands ready to help.

The GP Lens Institute is the educational arm of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association. Its sole mission is to help practitioners succeed with fitting specialty contact lenses.

The institute’s website, GPLI.info, offers an impressive array of resources. The June 2023 issue of its online journal, The Advisor by GPLI, dedicated the entire issue to the topic of multifocal contact lens fitting and care. Concise, clinically oriented articles include tips on choosing the right multifocal design for the right patient as well as specific guidance in fitting corneal GP, scleral, and hybrid multifocals.

Prefer to get your information in a multimedia format? The GPLI hosts live monthly webinars that are also recorded and posted on the website. Currently, nearly half a dozen recorded webinars focus on the topic of multifocal contact lens fitting. I will personally have the opportunity to add to the library of webinars on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, by providing a live webinar, hosted by GPLI, discussing “Contact Lens Multifocal Applications, Fitting and Problem-Solving.” The webinar has been COPE approved, so log on to earn your CE credits.

Like to learn by reviewing cases? GPLI.info has you covered. “GP Lens Case Grand Rounds Troubleshooting Guide” offers a wide range of case reports, nearly a dozen providing tips specifically on fitting early, intermediate, and advanced presbyopes with multifocal contact lenses.

Want something you can put your hands on? The “Contact Lens Clinical Pocket Guide” is available and features a wonderfully clinical and concise section on GP multifocal fitting. GPLI.info also provides fitting cards featuring various multifocal fluorescein patterns as well as brochures designed to inform your patients about the many benefits of GP and scleral multifocal contact lenses.

Concerned more about the business side of providing presbyopic contact lens care? GPLI.info offers “Building Your Practice with GP Bifocals and Multifocals.” This series includes 17 in-depth resources for the ECP, staff member, and patient. It also includes a fee calculator.

Feel like a lot? It is! Become a member of the GP Lens Institute for the low annual fee of $89 ($75 if you are a fellow of an eye care organization) to gain access to this bountiful resource.  It’s a small investment toward your quest to provide exceptional service for your presbyopic patients.




  • Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO

    Dr. Quinn is associate director of the Gas Permeable (GP) Lens Institute, and he is a past recipient of the GPLI’s GP Lens Practitioner of the Year Award. He has served as chair of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section Council, is a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry, and is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Dr. Quinn is past chair of the EastWest Eye Conference and served on the Educational Advisory Board for Vision Expo. He was the 2019 recipient of the American Academy of Optometry’s Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award, and he was inducted into the academy’s Hall of Fame in 2022. He was the 2022 recipient of the Ohio State University College of Optometry’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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