Dr. Joserine Samson, OD, is both a Specialty Contact Lens Practitioner and an Orthokeratologist for Gulf Eye Center. She has been practicing her field for more than 20 years now, fitting and designing Specialty Contact Lenses such as corneal, hybrid and scleral RGP lenses for irregular corneas and high refractive errors, prosthetic contact lenses, and fits contact lenses for pediatric patients including those who had undergone cataract surgery without intraocular lens placement.
She also designs and fits Orthokeratology lenses, being one of the passionate practitioners across the globe who tries to create awareness, control and manage progression of Myopia in children. She is a proud member of American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, British Contact Lens Association and Scleral Lens Education Society.
Her election in 2017 as a FELLOW of the British Contact Lens Association – FBCLA – made her the first Optometrist in the Middle East, as well as in the Philippines, to achieve this distinction.
Another honour came in this June 2019 – to be invited to join (by Invitation Only) the Prestigious ISCLS – International Society of Contact lens Specialists – who share knowledge about New Contact Lens Developments and Directions.
Dr. Samson graduated in the prestigious Centro Escolar University year 1996 and passed her licensure examination as Doctor of Optometry on that same year. She is also took up Bachelor of Science in Nursing where she also passed her licensure examination in the said field, making her both an OD and an RN. She was part of the academe as a Clinic Supervisor and Instructor in the College of Optometry, University of Baguio. She also worked as a Manager for Vision Express, UAE and was a Professional Affairs and Clinical Support to UK’s No7 Contact Lenses’ partner in the Middle East, Beyond Optics. Part of her commitment in her field is giving lectures and trainings to fellow Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.
She has given lectures both in SouthEast Asia and here in the Middle East, including Emirates Society of Ophthalmology 2015, Vision X, IBN Sina Conference, Magrabi International Congress,and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Lectures and Specialty Contact Lens Workshop training & coaching in the U.K., were added in the last two years.