Our Members

John D. Gelles, OD

Dr. Gelles is the director of the specialty contact lens division of the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute-Hersh Vision Group and the CLEI Center for Keratoconus in Teaneck, NJ. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is an adjunct clinical professor for State University of New York College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry and teaches residents of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He is a fellow of the Contact Lens Society of America, the Scleral Lens Society, and the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. He is a board member of the Contact Lens Society of America, an executive board member of the International Keratoconus Academy and an advisory board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute. His clinical work is dedicated exclusively to specialty contact lenses and surgical co-management for keratoconus and other corneal disease, ocular surface disease, and post-surgical corneal conditions. He is a clinical investigator for various keratoconus and specialty contact lens related clinical trials at CLEI and is a consultant for multiple technology and ophthalmic companies related to corneal disease, ocular surface disease and specialty contact lenses.