2019 Global Specialty Lens Symposium

Call for Papers & Posters

The Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) Education Planning Committee invites the submission of abstracts for the presentation of Free Papers and Posters at this the GSLS, which will take place in Las Vegas from January 24 - 27, 2019.

Submission topics should focus on:
  • Specialty Contact Lens topics
  • Scleral Lenses, Custom SCL, GP and Hybrid designs
  • Presbyopia
  • Instrumentation for measuring the ocular surface
  • Lens materials
  • Lens care solutions
  • Practice Management
  • Disease Conditions correctable with contact lenses

From all accepted scientific posters, the GSLS committee will pick three winners from each category who will be announced and notified on-site. Click here to read full rules and guidelines for submissions.

The submissions portal is now closed to the public following the deadline of Friday, August 31, 2018, at 5:00 pm EST. Submissions from a non-student or non-resident of posters only may be accepted and presented, but will not be judged in the aforementioned contest. (Student/Resident submissions will still be accepted through October 15, 2018 and included in judging.)

Due to elevated interest, the Student and Resident deadline has been extended to 12:00 am ET (midnight) on October 18th; submissions will still be accepted from this group through Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please email Kimberly Bydlon to access the submissions portal after August 31st.

A successful abstract should follow the scientific principles and clearly describe the scientific approach and results. It is important to note that variability of quality abstract content exists depending on the type of scientific study (i.e. research or clinical), the scientific section and the goal of the science.

The following topics should all be included in your abstract, and all but the title and author names and their affiliations will be limited to 2,500 characters in total. Click on each section to expand its general guidelines, intended to aid authors in developing their abstract content.








*Not included in the 2,500 total character count.