TEI’s New Chief of Cornea and Contact Lens Services

Gidosh.jpgThe Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Nicholas Gidosh as the new chief of Cornea and Contact Lens Service (CCLS). In his new role, Dr. Gidosh will manage all patient care services within CCLS.

Dr. Melissa Trego, dean of the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) said, “We look forward to seeing the contributions he will make to contact lens services.”

Dr. Gidosh is excited to have the opportunity to serve patients with specialty contact lens care. “This area is my greatest professional passion as I have found it to be life changing for some people and has had a tremendous impact on improving quality of life for others,” he said. “It has been so rewarding to have patients and parents tell me how these contact lenses have had such a positive impact on their lives."  

Dr. Gidosh earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Muhlenberg College. He then received his Doctor of Optometry degree from PCO where he pursued the advanced studies curriculum in specialty contact lens fitting.  Dr. Gidosh then went on to complete a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State and returned to TEI as a clinical instructor the following year.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has served as a clinical investigator for studies involving hybrid, scleral, multifocal, and orthokeratology lenses – presenting lectures and posters at national and international conferences on these topics.

Dr. Gidosh’s current areas of research are in optimizing scleral lens optical and fitting designs for patients with irregular corneas like keratoconus and those with multifocal needs.  He also researches and lectures on myopia (nearsightedness) control strategies particularly orthokeratology as it pertains to patients with astigmatism.  He has managed and lectured to hundreds of children in orthokeratology clinics across China in an effort to combat the growing global myopia epidemic.