Dr. Daddi Fadel


Dr. Daddi Fadel

Daddi Fadel DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA, FAAO, is a contact lens designer, a Pioneer of modern lens designs, and a specialist in contact lenses for irregular cornea, scleral lenses, myopia control, and orthokeratology. She speaks five languages; Arabic, French, English, Italian, and Greek. She studied optometry at Istituto Superiore di Scienze Optometriche (ISSO) in Rome (1998-2001), a four-year course achieved in three years with honors.

She started to lecture and publish from her first year of Optometry school. She has 20 years of experience in optometry and specialty contact lenses. She runs an optometric practice specializing in contact lenses in Italy where she personally designs and fits special customized contact lenses.

She is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader, who has several peer-reviewed publications in the area of specialty contact lenses and is a speaker in national and international symposia.

Daddi Fadel and Dr. Melissa Barnett are authors of the “Clinical Guide for Scleral Lens Success”. Daddi Fadel is the author of the book “Scleral Lens Complications: Their Recognition, Etiology, and Management”.

She is a certified and approved advanced speaker to conduct NCLE approved courses. She is the first Certified Eye Print Practitioner outside the USA and Canada. Fadel is Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS), British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), and American Academy of Optometry (AAO). She is the Founder and Immediate Past President of Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali (AILeS), Co-founder and President of Euro Austral-Asia Scleral Lens Academy (EASLA), Council of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists (ISCLS), Global Ambassador of the BCLA, member of the GPLI Advisory Board, member of the medical advisory board of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Program Education Chair of The Summit of Specialty Contacts (SSC) and of the Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW), Board Member of the International Forum for Scleral Lens Research (IFSLR) and of the International Congress of Scleral Contact (ICSC), Clinical Advisor of Myopia Care, International Relations Chair of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS), and Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educator (IACLE).