Daddi Fadel Dip Optom, FSLS, is a lens designer and specialist in contact lenses for irregular cornea, scleral lenses 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 with honors. She started to lecture and publish in her first year of Optometry school. She has 20 years’ experience in optometry and specialty contact lenses. She runs an optometric practice specializing in contact lenses in Italy where she designs and fits special customized contact lenses. She lectures and publishes nationally and internationally, especially on contact lenses in irregular cornea, scleral lenses, and ortho-k. She is the Founder and President of Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali (AILeS), a board member of Accademia Italiana Lenti a Contatto (AILAC), and a Fellow of Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS).