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Options in Dry Eye Management and Contact Lens Related Dry Eye (VCPD 6&7)

2M CPD in Australia | TBA in New Zealand | 24 September 2018


By Mark Koszek and Jason Holland

In this Video CPD, Mark Koszek presents a part 1 video workshop that discusses the presentation of contact lens related dry eye in practice and considerations for the contact lens practitioner. Modern contact lens materials as well as phospholipids will be discussed and its role in tear film stabilisation to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.

Jason Holland in part 2 video discusses the different types of dry eye disease and management options within the scope of optometry. He discusses the differences in tear film supplements on the market and how this affects the prescribing regimen for differing types of dry eye.


1. Be able to identify the effect contact lenses have upon tear film stability.
2. Be able to identify the role water gradient technology plays in improving dynamic tear film properties such as tear film break up time.
3. Be able to correlate improved wettability with enhanced lens comfort.
4. Be able to correlate improved wettability with more consistent vision
5. Understand the chemistry behind aqueous supplements and their role in DED
6. Understand the chemistry behind lipid layer supplements and their role in DED
7. Become familiar with different drop protocols to manage the varying severity of DED
8. Understand clinical outcome of Systane Complete in dry eye management and be able to apply its clinical use in practice


PART 1 - Contact lens related dry eye by Mark Koszek (33 minutes)


PART 2 - Options in Dry Eye Management by Jason Holland (43 minutes)



Mark Koszek graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1996, completed his Master of Optometry in 2002 and his Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics in 2012.

Mark is a founding partner and the Professional Education Officer of EyeQ Optometrists who have 25 practices Australia wide. Mark is a former councillor for the Optometry Association of Australia (NSW division) and is on the board of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New South Wales.

Mark was a fourth year clinic supervisor between 2002 and 2015. Mark has lectured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia on contact lenses, dry eye and ocular diseases. Mark has a special interest in contact lenses, orthokeratology, dry eye, ocular diseases and behavioural optometry.



Jason graduated from QUT in 1994 with a Bach. Applied Science (Optometry) with Honors. He commenced work as a locum Optometrist in 1995 and spent time consulting in all corners of Australia. In 2001, he commenced work with Ophthalmologist and Anterior Eye Specialist, Dr Andrew Apel, and has been providing pre and post-operative assistance at his Brisbane rooms to this day.

In 2002, he came the National Director of Optometry for the Optical Superstore Group which engages 90 Optometrists at 65 locations across Australia.

In 2012, he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics and became a Credentialed Optometrist with CASA, the Aviation Authority in Australia.

He now runs a busy Glaucoma and advanced Dry Eye Clinic. Jason also served as the Director and Treasurer for Optometry Australia, QLD & NT for 9 years until 2017. He also served on the Optometry Australia National Board for three years and currently sits on the Deakin Optometry Advisory Board.