Delegate Profile

Buddy Russell


Company NameThomas Eye Group


After a long and distinguished career at Emory University, Buddy left academia to accept a position at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta. He has been certified by J.C.A.H.P.O. since 1986 and is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist. Buddy is a Fellow member of the Scleral Lens Society and the Contact Lens Society of America. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings on contact lens related topics. Buddy has written articles for various publications, two chapters for CLSA's advanced training manual and is a peer reviewer for the Cornea and the Eye and Contact Lens journals and also serves on the editorial board for the Contact Lens Science and Research publication. Buddy is a member of the GPLI advisory board and on the board of directors for CLSA. He is also a contributing editor for CLSA's Eyewitness journal. Buddy served as the National Contact Lens coordinator for the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. His most recent accomplishments include being awarded with the Joseph Soper Award for excellence in education and co-authoring a chapter on managing refractive errors in children in Taylor and Hoyt's Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus textbook.

Education Sessions

  • Ten Clinical Pearls after the First 10,000

    September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    As scleral lens usage increases, eye care professionals should be educated as to the ocular surface anomalies seen in patients who potentially benefit from thes...

    • Language: English
  • The Lost Art: GP Corneal Lens Fitting

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will include discussion as to how to interpret fluorescein patterns to aid the fitter as to how to properly fit a rigid corneal contact lens. This a...

    • Language: English
  • Scleral Lens Fitting and Troubleshooting

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Although early generations of scleral contact lenses were totally replaced by soft and hard contact lenses, new designs and materials have recently allowed the ...

    • Language: English
  • Contact Lens Management of Infants and Children

    September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Many indications exist within the pediatric population that is best managed with contact lenses. This course will discuss those indications and some of the uniq...

    • Language: English