Executive Board

Dr. Matt Kauffman received his optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) and completed a cornea and contact lens residency at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. He is an assistant clinical professor and serves as the director of the Cornea and Contact Lens Clinic at UHCO. Dr. Kauffman is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS), an advisory board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and the current public education chair of the SLS. He has published and lectures nationally on the topics of scleral lenses and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Elise Kramer is a residency-trained optometrist in Miami FL who specializes in ocular surface disease and specialty contact lens design and fitting.

Her Doctorate degree was awarded in Optometry from the Université de Montréal in 2012. During her fourth year, she completed her internship in ocular disease at the Eye Centers of South Florida and went on to complete her residency at the Miami VA Medical Center. Her time there included training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top eye hospital. After her residency, Dr. Kramer became a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) and now serves as the vice president for the SLS. Dr. Kramer is also vice president of Women in Eyecare (WiE), a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and of the the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). She is also the Delegate of International Relations for the Italian Association of Scleral Lenses (AILeS).  Dr. Kramer has published several important articles and reviews and is participates in clinical research trials. She enjoys lecturing all around the world in several different languages about ocular surface disease and specialty lenses.

Hemmati, Roxana

Dr. Roxana Hemmati is a specialty contact lens fellowship-trained optometrist and founder of the Austin Contact Lens Institute (ACLI). After complete her training and practicing in some of the world’s top institutes, Dr. Hemmati established ACLI with the goal of creating a unique clinic focusing entirely on specialty contact lenses fitting and management.
By combining years of experience and training, state of the art technology, and compassionate concierge-style care we aim to determine the best contact lens options for our patients.

Vivien Tse, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Vivien Tse is a Research Optometrist and Project Manager at the Clinical Research Center at the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry (UCBSO) and is involved in several research studies on scleral lenses, dry eyes, soft contact lenses and lens care products. She received her optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry and completed a cornea and contact lens residency at UCBSO. Dr. Tse is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society. She has published and contributed to multiple publications on the topics of scleral lenses and the ocular surface.


Dr. Robert Ensley is an Optometrist at Gaddie Eye Centers in Louisville, Kentucky, where his primary specialty is scleral lenses.    Prior to joining Gaddie Eye Centers, Dr. Ensley completed a residency in Cornea & Contact Lenses at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Optometry, during which time he received the Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award. In addition to serving as the Treasurer of the Scleral Lens Education Society, Dr. Ensley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an advisory board member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute, and an active member of the American Optometric Association and Kentucky Optometric Association.  He previously co-authored the GP Lens Experts column in Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses and has published and lectured on the topic of scleral lenses.

Dr. Elaine Chen received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at Southern California College of Optometry with clinical, didactic, and laboratory teaching responsibilities in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service. Her clinical interests include keratoconus, scleral contact lens fitting, advanced contact lens fitting, and pediatric contact lens fittings. Her research interests include dry eye, contact lenses, and cornea.


Dr. Ashley Tucker graduated from UHCO where she also completed a Cornea
and Contact Lens Residency. During her residency, she received extensive
training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and anterior
segment diseases, in complex contact lens fits and myopia management. Dr.
Tucker spends the majority of her clinic time managing patients who are in
need of specialty contact lenses or myopia management.

Dr. Tucker is a partner at Bellaire Family Eye Care and The Contact Lens
Institute of Houston. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Houston
College of Optometry where she is the course master for the Ophthalmic
Optics Laboratory. Through her affiliation with the University of Houston, she
regularly provides continuing education on the topics of anterior segment
disease, specialty contact lenses, myopia management and ophthalmic
optics. Dr. Tucker is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for the Specialty
Division of Bausch Lomb, a speaker for the specialty division of CooperVision,
and a lecturer for the STAPLE (Soft Toric and Presbyopic Lens Experience)
program. She currently serves as the Public Education Chair for the Scleral
Lens Education Society, is on the advisory board for the Gas Permeable Lens
Institute (GPLI), is a council member for the Contact Lens and Cornea section
of the AOA, and is a regular columnist for Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometry
Times and Review of Myopia Management.


Dr. Steve Vincent is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Vincent is a prolific academic and has published over 80 scientific papers, several related to scleral lenses, and his research interests include the visual optics of contact lenses and refractive error development. He is an Editorial Board Member of Clinical and Experimental Optometry and Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. He also served as a board director of the state professional association (Optometry Queensland Northern Territory) for four years, including one term as President.  Dr. Vincent serves on Optometry Australia’s Position Statement Advisory Group and Independent CPD Assessment Panel and chairs the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Examination Eligibility Committee. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Optometry, the American Academy of Optometry, the British Contact Lens Association and the Higher Education Academy.

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Daddi Fadel DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA, is a contact lens designer, a Pioneer of modern lens designs, and a specialist in contact lenses.  She has 20 years’ experience in optometry and specialty contact lenses and runs an optometric practice specializing in contact lenses in Italy. Dr. Fadel is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader, who has several peer-reviewed publications in the area of specialty contact lenses and is a speaker in national and international symposia. Fadel is a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS), and of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). She is the Founder and Immediate Past President of Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali (AILeS), Co-founder and President of Euro & Austral-Asia Scleral Lens Academy (EASLA), Council of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists (ISCLS), member of the medical advisory board of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Program & Education Chair of The Summit of Specialty Contacts (SSC) and of the Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW), Board Member of the International Forum for Scleral Lens Research (IFSLR) and of the International Congress of Scleral Contact (ICSC), Clinical Advisor of Myopia Care, International Relations Chair of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS), and Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educator (IACLE). She speaks five languages; Arabic, French, English, Italian, and Greek.

International Relations Chair

Edgar Davila-Garcia


Davila Garcia, Edgar