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B&L and Dr. Maria Walker present

Specialty Lens Fitting Course

Join Dr. Maria Walker, as she dives into Zenlens Specialty Contact Lens fittings.  The course will provide an up-to-date overview of specialty and custom contact lenses available for patients with irregular corneas and discussing industry trends toward new technologies and fitting modalities.  Space limited. Register for course today!

Bausch and Lomb logo Dr. Maria Walker Register for course here!

Maria K Walker, OD, PhD is a clinician scientist who specializes in anterior segment inflammatory diseases and specialty contact lenses. She graduated from The New England College of Optometry in 2013 and completed a Cornea & Contact Lens Residency at Pacific University in Portland, OR.

In 2021, Dr. Walker completed her PhD with a dissertation entitled: “The Impact of a Scleral Lens on the Eye” at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Throughout her education and early career, Maria has won several awards including the Sheldon Wechsler contact lens residency award, the Founders’ Grant from the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists, and she is a two-time recipient of the Ezell Fellowship offered through the American Optometric Foundation. In September 2021, Dr. Walker began a position as a tenure-tracked assistant professor at UHCO, where her lab focuses on research of the ocular surface and tear film.

Professional organizations:

  • Assistant Professor at University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Board member of Scleral Lens Education Society
  • Advisory board of Gas Permeable Lens Institute
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry




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