Dr. DeKinder is an associate clinical professor at University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. She is director of academic programs and director of residencies, and chief of contact lens services. She is a fellow of The Scleral Lens Education S
Becoming an experienced multifocal contact lens fitter allows ODs to address visual needs for two patient populations: presbyopes (and emerging presbyopes) and myopic children. Knowing when to choose a soft multifocal vs. a gas permeable or specialty design will increase fitting success for the OD as well as patient satisfaction.