GP Lens Institute

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The educational resource for specialty contact lenses.

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The GPLI Eye Care Professional Membership gives you access to premier resources to help you advance your specialty contact lens practice. Your membership also supports the ongoing efforts of the GP Lens Institute. Membership renews on a calendar year basis. This can also make a wonderful gift!

List Your Practice on Our Locator

We maintain a database of U.S. eye care professionals who prescribe and fit specialty contact lenses. This list is used daily by consumers visiting our patient education website. Need to refer a patient? Or check to see if you are listed?  Click here to use the locator. Apply below to be added to our database.

Popular Resources

Order Printed Materials

Order literature for practitioners and staff as well as patients and consumers, such as brochures, reading cards, and guides.

Click 'n' Fit

Practice GP lens fitting and improve your skill at evaluating fluorescein patterns, all from the comfort of your computer.

Conversion Charts

Convert vertex and diopters to base curve radius with a quick look at these charts.

Coding and Billing Resources

Get valuable information from coding and billing expert Dr. Clarke Newman, including presentations, sample letters of medical necessity, and FAQ.

Contact Lens Clinical Pocket Guide

Concise clinical pearls pertaining to spherical GP, soft toric, GP back surface and bitoric, soft and GP multifocal, orthokeratology, keratoconus, and scleral lens designs.

Who We Serve

Students & Residents

We hold quarterly webinars that cater to students as well as provide resources such as lecture series, webinar archives, and informational literature.


We hold monthly webinars and quarterly COPE approved webinars that cater to eye care professionals and provide resources such as training materials and education on all types of specialty contact lenses.

Eye Care Professional Staff

We provide staff training materials, informational literature, laboratory resources, material lists, helpful links, and printed materials to elevate your contact lens practice.


We provide helpful resources an online curriculum for contact lens educators as well as quarterly webinars to share with your students. Educators get free GPLI ECP Membership.

Our Mission

The Gas Permeable (GP) Lens Institute is dedicated to providing the eye care community with unbiased education and practice-building resources to realize the full benefits and advantages of GP and custom soft contact lenses.


GPLI ECP Membership Now Available!

GPLI ECP Membership Now Available!

The GPLI Eye Care Professional Membership gives you access to premier resources to help you advance your specialty contact lens practice. Your membership also supports the ongoing efforts of the GP Lens Institute.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 20 – ECP Webinar

Corneal Cross-Linking and Contact Lenses: The Decision-Making Process
8:00 pm Central

presented by John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Jan 17 – ECP Webinar

Specialty Contact Lens Fitting in Pediatrics
8:00 pm Central

presented by Jennifer Fogt, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Jan 18-21 - GSLS Exhibit Hall

Visit us at Booth #215!
Horseshoe, Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s)

Jan 21 - Educator Luncheon

Open to all optometry educators
Noon – 1:15 pm
Horseshoe, Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s)

Jan 21 - Rising Stars Reception

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Horseshoe, Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s)

2023 Webinars

Our 2023 webinar schedule is available!

Education By Lens Type

Bitoric / High Astigmatism

Includes lens calculators, the Mandell-Moore and Newman guides, FAQs on when and how to fits torics, and more.

Corneal Reshaping

A wealth of webinars on overnight ortho-k and myopia control!

Keratoconus / Post Surgical

Post-surgical FAQs and nine webinars dealing with irregular cornea.

Presbyopia / Multifocals

Includes the “Building Your Practice with GP Multifocals” guide, FAQ, grand rounds and 10+ archived webinars.

Scleral Lenses

20+ webinars, troubleshooting FAQ, help with insurance claims and sample patient education.

Soft Specialty Lenses

10 webinars on soft and hybrid specialty lenses.

Spherical GP Lenses

Includes the popular Click ‘n’ Fit interactive educational module, webinars, FAQ, troubleshooting, and more.

Rising Stars


Congratulations 2022 award winners!

Awards were presented January 22, 2022 at the Rising Stars reception during the Global Specialty Lens Symposium at Bally’s Las Vegas. Click on each winner for more info about them, the award, and a video of the presentation.


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