The Bennett Method

We are pleased to announce the launch of a three-part series on corneal GP lenses, beginning this week on “Try Not to Blink.” Our first episode welcomes back the “GP Lens King” and esteemed guest Dr. Edward Bennett.

In this episode, Dr. Bennett shares his knowledge on fitting GP lenses, including his top tips and best practices. Roya and Sheila will review his tips on troubleshooting issues with multifocal GP lenses, providing valuable insight for listeners. Additionally, Dr. Bennett will share his favorite tricks for working with patients who wear GP lenses.

Don’t miss this informative episode as Roya and Sheila battle to get all their questions answered by one of the most renowned experts in the field.

Join us next week for the second episode in our GP Lens series, when Roya and Sheila welcome Rob Ahern from Valley Contax to discuss the ins and outs of manufacturing GP lenses.

We invite you to share your ideas and suggestions for future episodes by emailing us at [email protected] or by clicking here to submit your topic suggestions and guest ideas.


GP Materials

Dr. Bennett LinkedIn


2023 GP and Custom Soft Report



FLOM Leadership Academy

Diplomate of Academy

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Overfilled With Lens Knowledge

Join Roya and Sheila on the latest episode of Try Not To Blink as they welcome a special guest, Dr. Jason Jedlicka, a renowned expert in scleral lenses. Before introducing Dr. Jedlicka, Sheila shares her thoughts on her latest spectacle lens brand experience, providing an honest review for listeners.

In this engaging episode, Dr. Jedlicka shares his expertise on scleral lenses, discussing the importance of attending industry events like the International Congress of Scleral Lenses (ICSC), and provides his insights on the latest solutions for filling and cleaning lenses. He also shares his clinical pearls on conditioning scleral lenses, providing valuable tips for listeners.

Sheila and Dr. Jedlicka also explore the importance of understanding solution changes in patient lens care and how to identify signs of solution problems. Additionally, they discuss the pros and cons of GP lenses, and Dr. Jedlicka shares his thoughts on how he would want to be treated if he had keratoconus.

The episode concludes with a friendly debate on the future of myopia management, offering listeners a unique perspective on the latest trends and developments in the field.

Be sure to join us next week for the exciting return of the GP Lens King, Dr. Edward Bennett. Dr. Bennett will share his extensive knowledge and expertise, providing valuable insights and practical advice.

Do you have a burning topic you’d love us to dive into? Is there an expert or a personality you admire and would like to see featured on TN2B? Now is your chance to make a difference! Please send us your suggestions at [email protected] or by clicking here.



OTE Alcohol Cleaner

Dr. Jason Jedlicka: LinkedIn

Dr. Jason Jedlicka: Indiana University

Overfilled Podcast

May Eye Interrupt

CLEK Study



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Historic & Modern Inspo to Scleral Lenses

Welcome to the Try Not 2 Blink Podcast, where Roya and Sheila explore the latest developments and expert insights in contact lenses. In this episode, they dive into the world of bandage contact lenses, discussing their uses, FDA-approved options, and pearls for successful use. They also examine the latest technology in this area and address potential risks.

Next, they introduce their guest, Dr. Kishan Patel, a rising star in contact lenses and resident at a prestigious institution. Dr. Patel shares his favorite episode from the TN2B archives, “Don’t Go The Extra Step,” with Dr. Stephanie Schumacher, and explains why he believes it’s essential listening for anyone in the field.

The conversation then turns to Dr. Patel’s expertise in fitting scleral lenses in Texas, his thoughts on whether a contact lens residency is worth pursuing, and tips for new residents. He also offers valuable tips for thriving in the industry and living well with the demands of this profession.

Join us next week for another engaging Try Not 2 Blink Podcast episode. Roya and Sheila speak with special guest Dr Jason Jedlicka. 

We value your input and want to hear from you! Please reach out via email at [email protected] or by clicking here to share your topic suggestions and guest ideas for upcoming episodes. Your thoughts could shape the future of our show and provide valuable insights to our audience. 



New BCL Research

Bandage Contact Lenses 

BCL Textbook.

Power of BCL

Risks with BCL

Filamentary Keratitis


New and Improved BCL

Episode 222: Don’t go the extra step

See Green

The Lens Base

Complications of scleral lenses

Manufacture Comparison TLDR Poster

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Debunking Eye Myths

Welcome to Try Not 2 Blink, this week’s show featuring Roya and Sheila. In this episode, they will discuss the neuro adaptation requirements for success with multifocal optics and why it is crucial to prepare patients for the process of their brain learning to adjust and utilize the new lenses.

Roya emphasizes the importance of not reacting strongly to patients’ feedback but instead building confidence in the patient to ensure a successful lens fit.

In addition, Sheila and Roya will debunk common eye care myths. Have you ever heard the myths that all babies are born with blue eyes or that sneezing with your eyes open can make them pop out? Join them as they discuss these myths and more.

Tune in next week for another engaging and lighthearted episode with Roya and Sheila on Try Not 2 Blink.

We welcome your feedback and guest nominations. Please send us your suggestions at [email protected] or by clicking here.

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A Man of Many Hats Plays This Versus That

On the latest episode of Try Not 2 Blink, hosts Roya and Sheila delve into the topic of artificial tears and their efficacy. They share their recommended drops and explain the reasoning behind their choices, as well as present a study that sheds light on the subject.

Later in the episode, Roya and Sheila have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. David Kading, a renowned figure in the field of optometry and a top 50 eye influencer of all time. Dr. Kading shares his career journey, highlighting key moments that have propelled him to success. Listeners can expect to gain insights from Dr. Kading’s experiences and words of wisdom as he discusses various aspects of optometry in a pro-con game with the hosts.

Stay tuned for next week’s episode, where Roya and Sheila will share their insights on neuro adaptation requirements and debunk common eye care myths.

To share your ideas or nominate a guest for the show, please reach out via email at [email protected] or by clicking here. Your feedback is important to us, and we eagerly anticipate hearing from you.


Glance by Eyes on Eyecare

Artificial Tears + Dry Eye Disease?

Dr. Dave Kading: LinkedIn

Dr. Dave Kading: Specialty Eye Institute

Dr. Dave Kading: Instagram

4 Hour Workweek

The Myopia Podcast

Optometric Insights Podcast

Start with Why

The Myopia Website

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The Secret To Myopia Control

On today’s episode of TN2B Roya and Sheila reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of the increasing use of punctal plugs. During the discussion, Sheila introduced a new tapered plug called the SOFT PLUG Extended Duration 180-T from OASIS, highlighting its options, benefits, and potential relief for patients.

In addition, the hosts welcomed Dr. Leah Johnson, a respected expert on myopia, as a returning guest on the show. Dr. Johnson discussed the changes in myopia since her last appearance, provided insights on communicating with parents about myopia, and shared her top three tips for fitting orthokeratology lenses. She also shared a touching story about a patient who inspired her to establish her own private practice.

On the next episode of TN2B, the hosts will feature Dr. David Kading, recognized as one of the top 50 eye influencers of all time. Listeners can look forward to hearing Dr. Kading’s words of wisdom and the experiences that have shaped his career.

To share your suggestions or nominate a guest for the show, please email [email protected] or click here. Your input is valuable, and Roya and Sheila are eager to hear from their audience.


Upper vs. Lower Puncta

New Punctal Plug

Dr. Leah Johnson: Innovative Eye

CooperVision Specialty Eye

The Myopia Collective

Myopia Collective Pledge

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Starting Is The Hardest Part

Join us today on Try Not 2 Blink as Roya and Sheila discuss effectively communicating with and de-escalating situations with angry patients. Roya shares her experience of trying to diffuse a situation with an upset patient in her office.

Do you encounter frustrated patients dealing with the effects of dilation? Learn about the new dilation reversal drop, RYZUMVI, which has a quick onset of action in just 30 minutes. Don’t miss the chance to discover more about this FDA-approved drop that can reverse dilation.

In addition, Dr. Ariel Cerenzie returns to the show to share insights on starting a concierge niche scleral lens practice. She provides valuable tips for future private practice owners, from utilizing virtual assistants to membership plans and collecting fees without taking insurance.

Tune in to Try Not 2 Blink for an engaging and informative discussion that will enlighten and inspire. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of optometry.

We value your input, so feel free to email us at [email protected] or nominate a guest for an upcoming episode.


Ryzumvi Launch via Glance


Dr. Ariel Cerenzie: Charlotte Contact Lens Institute

Dr. Ariel Cerenzie: LinkedIn

Pentacam AXL





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It’s Giving Undercover Teacher

Join hosts Roya and Sheila on this week’s episode of Try Not 2 Blink as they bring you the latest updates in the world of eyewear. You won’t want to miss out on these exciting advancements, from new technology hitting the market to innovative glasses frames incorporating hearing capabilities.

In addition to the eyewear update, the hosts will address the issue of gatekeeping the secrets of the workspace lens and offer valuable insights on lens removal techniques in Sheila’s SLPOD segment.

But that’s not all – this episode features a special guest, Dr. Vakishan Nadarajah, who was nominated during our casting call for guest recommendations. Dr. Nadarajah will share insights on life in academia, debate the necessity of a corneoscleral profiler in fitting scleral lenses, explore the potential impact of robots in our industry, and discuss effective communication strategies for reaching millennial and Gen Z audiences.

Join us for the next episode of Try Not 2 Blink, where we will discuss an innovative new eye drop that reverses the effects of dilation. In addition, we are excited to welcome back guest speaker Dr. Ariel Cerenzie, who will be sharing valuable insights on starting a private contact lens practice. Don’t miss out on this informative and engaging episode – tune in next week!

To share your ideas or nominate a guest, email us at [email protected] or by clicking here. Your voice matters, and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say.


Eyewear + Hearing-wear?

Untapped Potential of Occupational Lenses

Effects on income of providing near vision correction to workers

Dr. Nadarajah: Midwestern University

Dr. Nadarajah: LinkedIn

From Student to Professor



GPLI Webinar: DED from A to Z

Case Report: Modified PIggyback System to Treat Iridotomies and Myopia

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FAQ: How To Start a Dry Eye Center

We all know the 20/20/20 Rule but this week on Try Not 2 Blink Roya and Sheila share why they believe it may not be as beneficial as commonly thought. They discuss the unclear data surrounding the rule and provide insights into a different perspective on eye care.

In addition, tune in to learn about a revolutionary eye rinse called Rinsada, developed by a surgeon for optimal eye health. Discover the advantages of using Rinsada and why it has gained popularity in the market.

For those looking to establish a Dry Eye Clinic in their practice, Roya and Sheila provide valuable information on the FAQs and necessary equipment needed to start a successful clinic. Don’t miss out on this informative episode of Try Not 2 Blink.

Do you have a burning topic you’d love to hear us discuss or a guest you’d like to see on the show? We want to hear your ideas and suggestions! Your input could shape the direction of our upcoming episodes and help us create content that resonates with our audience. Send in your topics and guest suggestions today – we can’t wait to hear from you.


20/20/20 Debunk




Dry Eye Diagnostic System


Vital Tears

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A Major Retina Download

Join us for an exciting new episode on Try Not 2 Blink, where Roya and Sheila share about the world of research and innovation in eye transplantation. Thanks to a generous million-dollar donation to Bascon Palmer, The Moon Shot project has launched the Whole Eye Transplant Research Initiative, aiming to successfully transplant the eye – one of only four organs yet to be transplanted. Can you guess what the other three organs are? Tune in to find out and learn more about bionic eyes.

In this episode, our hosts sit down with esteemed guest Dr. Carolyn Major to discuss retina and OCT. Dr. Major discusses whether you should do Optomap vs dilation in your comprehensive exam, how to prepare for the next acute angle closure patient that walks into your exam room, and Pro tips for converting a Glaucoma suspect to the diagnosis of Glaucoma.

Be sure to join Roya and Sheila next week as they tackle Frequently Asked Questions regarding starting a dry eye center. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date in optometry.

To submit your ideas or nominate a guest, please contact us via email at [email protected] or by clicking here. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we look forward to hearing from you.


Whole Eye Transplant

Dr. Carolyn Majcher: LinkedIn

Dr. Carolyn Majcher: NSUOK

Dr. Carolyn Majcher: Email

Zeiss OCT Training Videos

SLT vs Drops for First Line Treatment 

Notal Foresee Device

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