Renaissance of the Scleral Lens

We have a special episode this week as Valley Contax’s operations director Rob Ahern provides an inside look at the manufacturing process. Understand what it takes to manufacture a scleral lens and how the product and process have changed over the years. Discover what new technology is coming and how Valley Contax constantly improves its processes to ensure they deliver the highest quality contact lens.  


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Gaudi Lens
OVITZ xwave

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We’ll Get Through This

Learn about the recent FDA approval of Lyuzeh, the first and only clinically proven formulation of latanoprost in the US that is preservative-free, according to Théa Pharmaceuticals. Meet Tessa, Valley Contax’s professional services manager, and hear what brought her to Oregon, why she joined the team, and what sets Valley apart. 




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Valley Contax Vision Project

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Tea Party

Join Jimmy and Roya’s team party as they discuss the challenges of being a private practice owner’s and the issues they face in the United States vs. Costa Rica. They introduce a new innovative product by TearRestore, the NeutraWipe, with a special introductory offer for TN2B listeners. They wrap up the episode with one final question: to do or not to do Lasik surgery? 


Ojos Del Mar

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AOA’s President

NBEO Price Hike

LASIK To Do or Not To Do

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Fenestration is the new “BLACK”

Jimmy and Roya talk with the super talented Dr. Sheila Morrison about her career, her experience with fenestrated scleral lenses, their benefits, fitting techniques and more…


Washington State COVID Vaccine Requirements


Lumenis IPL vs OptiLight

Dr Sheila Morrison: Mission Eye Care

Scleral Lens Education Society

Don Ezekial Fenestration

A Hole New Way to Design Lenses


Back to the Origins



Based on another recommendation from the awesome CharliRae at Valley Contax, Jimmy and Roya talk with Andrew S. Bruce, LDO, ABOM, NCLE-AC, FNAO about his career path, what it takes to become a Licensed Master Optician, his love for Rosie his pet pig and more…


Lum ithera

Eye Injuries in Sports

Andrew Bruce Linkedin

ASB Opticianry Education Services

Opticians Association of America


ABO Certification

NCLE CTL Examination

Try to Connect

Jimmy and Roya speak with Dr. Courtney Melchione this week on Try Not 2 Blink. Dr. Melchione is the amazing Optometrist that patient Marko Coady spoke of during the last episode of 2022. We had to go full circle to speak with the Doctor about how she makes such a difference in her patients’ lives. Listen to her journey through optometry school, two years in Guatemala at a non-profit clinic, to residency, and now in private practice.  


Specialty Eye Care

Dr Courtney Melchione

VA Scope Expansion



Justin Kwan OD

Valley Contax Vision Project

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Eye Invent

This week on Try Not 2 Blink, Jimmy and Roya have fellow podcaster, speaker, and founder of Augmented Vision Labs, Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub. Listen as he shares his journey to America and his passion for optometry as he shares how he gives back during his career and what inspired him to invent the S5 inserter and the S5 mini.


Dr Fayiz Mahgoub LinkedIn

Augmented Vision Labs

Dr Fayiz Mahgoub Instagram

Modern OD Article April 2021


S5 Mini on Amazon

Dr. Mahgoub’s Email

TSA PreCheck


Facebook: Fayiz Mahgoub

The NFL Dropout

It’s a New Year! Tune in as Jimmy and Roya reminisce about their 2022 resolutions and hear their goals for 2023. They continue the episode with private practice owner, engaging speaker, and glaucoma specialist Dr. Michael Cymbor. Listen as he shares his knowledge and tidbits on nerve fiber defects (NFL).


Dr Mike Cymbor: LinkedIn

Nittany Eye Associates

Dr Mike Cymbor

Dr Cymbor’s Upcoming Events

Progressing Glaucoma

OMD resident vs. OMD vs. GLC specialist

OHTS Study

Optomap California

Haag Streit Octopus



Eagle Pharmacy

Step Through Door To Another Universe

We have a very special episode today as we continue our series on being grateful for scleral lenses this month. Jimmy and Roya speak with patient Marko Coady on his inspiring scleral lens journey on how scleral lenses have impacted his life.


Marko Coady: LinkedIn

Specialty Eye Care

Dr Courtney Melchione

Valley Contax Vision Project

Manipulate a Piece of Plastic

Join Jimmy and Roya as they speak with guest Dr. Amanda Dieu, Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine at Casey Eye Institute. Listen as she shares why she chose to attend Optometry School, why she applied for the fellowship at Casey Eye Institute, and what made her fall in love with Oregon. Hear what advice she has for current students and about her dog following on Instagram.


Dr Amanda Dieu OSHU

Dr Amanda Dieu LinkedIn

Medical Contact Lens Fellowship