John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dr. Gelles is the director of the specialty contact lens division at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute-Hersh Vision Group and the CLEI Center for Keratoconus in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Dr. Gelles’ clinical work is dedicated exclusively to specialty contact lenses and surgical co-management with focus on corneal disease (emphasis in keratoconus), ocular surface disease, and post surgical corneal conditions. Dr. Gelles is also the Chief Emerging Technology Officer at CoolDoctors, where his work involves identifying and developing technologies which could be incorporated into the companies eyecare specific telemedicine platform, EyeCareLive, which is purpose built by eyecare professionals for eyecare professionals to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, enhance the range and quality of care eyecare professionals provide, and improve clinical outcomes.

He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is an adjunct clinical instructor for State University of New York College of Optometry and New England College of Optometry. Additionally, he is an optometric consultant, active in clinical research, and is involved in multiple academies, societies, and associations.


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