Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO

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Director, Contact Lens Service
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Office
11196O PFP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-8118

Fax
11190H PFP
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-353-7699

Education

BS, Biology (major) / Chemistry (minor), University of New York at Geneseo
OD, Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Resident, Optometry, Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Colorado Optometry License
BE Retainer Orthokeratology Program
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting
Paragon CRT for Corneal Refractive Therapy
Optometry License, Florida
Optometry License, Iowa

Publications

Chahal, H., Estrada, M., Sindt, C., Boehme, J., Greiner, M., Nerad, J., Carter, K., Allen, R. & Shriver, E. (2018). Scleral Contact Lenses in An Academic oculoplastics Clinic: Epidemiology and Emerging Considerations. (Vols. 34). (3), pp. 231-236. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. PMID: 28538612.

Sindt, C. W. (2015). An Evaluation of the Lid Margin Should Be Part of Every Exam. Review of Optometry.

Bragg, T. L., Sindt, C. (2015). Correction of binocular diplopia with novel contact lens technology. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 19(4), e38. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.07.113.

Sindt, C. W. (2015). Here Comes the Sun. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2015). Wash Away Your Old Hygiene Strategy. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2015). The Great Silicone Cover Up. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

(2015). Don't Overlook The Eyelids: What A Thorough Exam Can Reveal. Review of Optometry, 152(3), 44-50.

Sindt, C. W. (2015). A Sticky Situation. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2015). The Compromised Eye: Presentations and Pathology. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Unilateral Aphakia in Infants. Contact Lens Spectrum, 29, 50.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). What’s ‘Bugging’ Us About Contact Lens Solutions. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). A Fresh Look at Lens Cleaning. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Want to Grow Your Teen Patient Population? Throw a Party. Contact Lens Spectrum, 29, 48.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Out With the Old. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). A Crack in the Surface. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). How to Calm an Upset, Frightened Child. Contact Lens Spectrum, 29, 53.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Managing the Curve. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Through Thick and Thin. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). 10 Ways to Avoid Contact Lens Complications: Clinical tips to keep contact lens wearers complication-free. Review of Ophthalmology/RCCL.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Are Solutions Actually the Problem? Contact lens solutions have the potential to cause a wide range of complications. Review of Ophthalmology/RCCL.

Sindt, C. W. (2014). Scleral Lens Application video. Bausch and Lomb.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Makeup and Teens. Contact Lens Spectrum, 28, 48.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). The Cost of Compliance : The cost of non-compliance can be much higher than we think. Review of Ophthalmology/RCCL.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Contact Lens Solutions 101: Take a step back and revisit the basics of contact lens solutions. Review of Ophthalmology/RCCL.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Mini-Scleral Lenses Are an Excellent Choice for Young Kids. Contact Lens Spectrum, 28, 50.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Are We Condoning Non-compliance?: Promote healthy daily disposable contact lens use. Review of Ophthalmology/RCCL.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Determining Power When You Have No Refractive Information. Contact Lens Spectrum, 28, 46.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Being Stern is not Mean…. Contact Lens Spectrum, 28, 46.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Does Lubricity = Biocompatibility?. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Why Daily Disposable Lenses Make Sense for Children. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Addicted to Oxy? This patient developed medicamentosa from chronic, long-term oxymetazoline use. How should he be managed?. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). Scleral Contact Lenses in Pediatric Patients. Contact Lens Spectrum, 46.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). SiHy Challenges FDA Solution Testing:A new subdivision separating silicone hydrogels into their own lens category is the first step in addressing the need to test solutions with lenses. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). A New and Improved FDA Regulation:Contact lens solutions will now be subjected to more comprehensive “real world” testing. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). What Does my Baby See?. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W., Foulks, G. N. (2013). Efficacy of an artificial tear emulson in patients with dry eye associated with meibomian gland dysfunction. Clinical Ophthalmology, 7, 1713-1722. PMID: 24039391.

Sindt, C. W., Lay, B., Bouchard, H. & Kern, J. R. (2013). Rapid image evaluation system for corneal in vivo confocal microscopy. Cornea, 32(4), 460-465. PMID: 23146928.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). The PATH to Discovery: A new understanding of preservatives in solutions can help practitioners better differentiate the presentation of corneal staining. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2013). The Science of Peroxide for Contact Lens Disinfection. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Maltry, A., Kitzmann, A. & Sindt, C. (2013). “To toric or not to toric? A cautionary tale”. EyeRounds.org.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Options for Pediatric Patients. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). The Life and Times of Hydrogen PeroxideFrom disinfection to wound healing and anti-aging, hydrogen peroxide is a multifaceted and vitally important substance. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Out of the Mouths of Parents About Their Babes in Lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Discovering a Link? With the introduction of new lens materials, researchers are investigating a possible link between MPS and disinfection capability. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). High Myopia in Childhood. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Multifocals in Practice, Practitioners with a success rate of 85% offer their pearls for getting started and getting the right fit. (Panel Discussion). Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Get Charged Up: A New Lubricating Drop. Retaine MGD is the first cationic emulsion technology on the market today. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Twelve Tips to Improve Your Pediatric Contact Lens Fitting. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Contact Lens Compliance Mistakes We Make in Our Own Practices. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W., Critser, D. B., Grout, T. K., Kern, J. R. & Meadows, D. L. (2012). Dendritic Immune Cell Densities in the Central Cornea Associated with Soft Contact Lens Types and Lens Care Solution Types: a pilot study. Clinical Ophthalmology, 2012(6), 511-519.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Just in Case, Proper and effective lens case management is vital to your patient’s eye health. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Finding the Right Balance. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Marfan’s Syndrome and the Pediatric patient. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). The Modern Age of Surface Wettability A better understanding of surface wettability, wetting agents, biocides and lens materials can help practitioners prescribe the right solution. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Albinism and Children. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W., Critser, D. B., Grout, T. K. & Kern, J. R. (2012). Effects of Fluorescein Staining on Laser In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Images of the Corne. Journal of Ophthalmology, 4. PMID: 22363837.

Sindt, C. W., Critser, D. B., Grout, T. K. & Kern, J. R. (2012). Effects of Fluorescein Staining on Laser In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Images of the Cornea. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2012, 541974. PMID: 22363837.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). Fitting Infants in Contact Lenses. Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI.info).

Sindt, C. W. (2012). GP lens diameter affects contact lens care?. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2012). You Can See Clearly Now And if you can't, new higher-tech glasses, contacts, or easy surgery will bring even the numbers on your cell phone into focus. Good Housekeeping.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Removing Biofilm. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Getting Started with GP Fitting. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Pediatric and Teen CL Care Getting Started with GP Fitting. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Greiner, K., Sindt, C. W. (2011). Are Kids Safe from Dry Eye?. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Pediatric and Teen CL Care: Tips for Pediatric Dispensing. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Pediatric and Teen CL Care Rosacea: Not Just for Adults. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W., Grout, T. K. & Kojima, R. (2011). Evaluating Virtual Fitting for KeratoconusThis study set out to determine how accurately a topographer's software could predict fluorescein patterns when fitting contact lenses for keratoconus. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Let me Count the Ways. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Pediatric and Teen CL Care Getting Reimbursed. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Where we Stand with Contact Lens Related Infections. Refractive Eyecare, 15(5), 7-8.

Sindt, C. W., Mataya-Petig, A. (2011). Move Over Monovision. Review of Optometry, 51-54.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Fighting Cataracts Worldwide. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Going Off Label. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W., Bowling, E., Shovlin, J. P. & Russell, G. (2011). 2011 Corneal Atlas. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Keratoconus 4 Part Fitting Modules. Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI.info).

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Men's Health.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Positive Opinions About Kids in Contacts. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W., Riley, C. M. (2011). Practitioner Attitudes on Children and Contact Lenses. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, 82(1), 44-45. PMID: 21157992.

Sindt, C. W. (2011). Too Much of a Good Thing. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). Pediatric Prescribing Habits. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). The Contact Lens Wearers Cheat Sheet. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). The Truth About Lysozymes. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). The Well-Dressed Anterior Segment Practice. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). The Circle Lens craze. Contact Lens Spectrum.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). A Closer Look at Children’s Blink Rate and Tear Film. Contact Lens Spectrum, 25(7), 53.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). The Dollars and “Sense” of a Contact Lens Practice. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). What’s in your Blister Pack?. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). Dispensing Contact Lenses to Very Young Children. Contact Lens Spectrum, 25(5), 46.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). Nip it in the Bud. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 13.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). To Numb or Not to Numb: That is the Question. Contact Lens Spectrum, 25(3), 51.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). A Lifetime of Contact Lens Wear. Contact Lens Spectrum, 25(4B), 40-1.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). Spit in Your Eye. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 14.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). Beat the Bug. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2010). Fitting Infants and Young Children with GP Lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum, 25(1), 48.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). Artificial Tears and Sight: Does Dry Eye Impact Visual Function?. Ophthalmic Management, 44(10), 28-30.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). More Than Meets the Naked Eye. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). What’s in a Name. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 13.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). Lens Care Update: The Traveling Patient. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). Lens Care Update: Without Batting an Eyelash. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 14.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). Lens Care Update: The Next Step in Disinfection. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). Lens Care Update: Workshop on Acanthamoeba Testing. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2009). Closing Statement of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. In FDA Workshop on Microbiological Testing of Contact Lens Care Products. pp. 13. American Academy of Optometry Newsletter.

Sindt, C. (2009). Contact lens fitting after penetrating keratoplasty (Instructional fitting video on CD-ROM). In F. S. Brightbill (Eds.) Corneal Surgery, Theory, and Technique and Tissue. (4), pp. 495-506. St Louis: Mosby/Elsevier.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). Refractive Eyecare. Scleral Lenses Are Gaining in Popularity – With Good Reason. Refractive Eyecare, 1.

DePaolis, M., Shovlin, J., DeKinder, J. & Sindt, C. W. (2008). Postsurgical contact lens fitting. In E. S. Bennett , V. A. Henry (Eds.) Clinical Manual of Contact Lenses (3rd ed.). pp. 508-541. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). The Disappearing Act. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 13.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). Basic Scleral Lens Fitting and Design. Contact Lens Spectrum, 32.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). Point and Click. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 26.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). The What, Where, When and How of Adverse Event Reporting. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 29.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). How to Make Your Practice Ageless. Contact Lens Spectrum,(Supplement), 6.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). Do the Two-Step. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 6.

Sindt, C. W., Ghormley, N. R., Townsend, W. D. & Ward, M. A. (2008). Multipurpose Disinfection Solutions vs. Hydrogen Peroxide Systems. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 26.

Sindt, C. W., Klein, P., Eiden, B., Zigler, L. G., Sclafani, L. A., Fuerst, R. F. & Secor, G. B. (2008). Online Contact Lens Dispensing for Optometric Practices. Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.), 79, 737-745. PMID: 19069296.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). Periocular Dermatitis, The causative antigens and the treatment considerations of the itch that rashes. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 13.

Sindt, C. W. (2008). Rub vs No Rub: Which Should We Recommend?. Refractive Eye Care, 15.

Sindt, C. W., Bowling, E., Russell, G. E. & Shovlin, J. P. (2008). The Corneal Atlas. Review of Optometry.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). Rub vs No Rub: Why the Debate?. Review of Cornea & Contact Lens, 10.

Sindt, C. W., Sclafani, L. (2007). Disinfection that Sizzles, Consider the use of microwaves with caution for lens case care. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens, 12.

Sindt, C. W., Ventocilla, M. A. (2007). Coding Irregular Cornea Contact Lens Fits: Learn tips for obtaining proper reimbursement for difficult contact lens cases. Contact Lens Spectrum, 24.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). See the Benefits of Custom-Made Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses. Review of Optometry, 26.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). What Are the Odds?. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses,(Supplement), 12.

Sindt, C. W., Mataya, M. (2007). Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 24.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). Lens Care Update. Autologous Serum. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). Lens Care Update. The Sweet and the Slippery. Review of Cornea & Cataract Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). Taking the High Road, Insight on Voluntary Product Recall. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens, 12.

Sindt, C. W., Longmuir, R. A. (2007). Contact Lens Strategies for the Patient with Dry Eye. The Ocular Surface, 5(4), 40-53.

Sindt, C. W. (2007). Don’t Rub me the Wrong Way. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Is it Safe to go Back into the Water?. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Lens Case Contamination. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Caring for Silicone Hydrogel Lenses. Optometric Management.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Dry Eye, Treatment and Gels. Roundtable Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). What Makes a Gel a Gel?. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Homeopathic Eye Drops. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Case Studies for Silicone Hydrogel Lenses. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 21-23.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Could We Spread the Flu?. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Pediatric Contact Lens Chapter.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Pediatric Contact Lens Chapter, Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting with CD-ROM Edition III.

Sindt, C. W. (2006). Replenish Your Contact Lenses. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 11.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). The Case Against Poor Storage. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Pediatric Contact Lens Fitting. Review of Optometry, 22-25.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Nutrition in the Solution. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Artificial tear Lubricity and the Lid Wiper. Review of Optometry.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). What Every Optometrist Should Known about Sunscreen. Review of Contact Lens and Cornea, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Corneal Oxygen Deficiency. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Silicone Hydrogel Case Studies. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens, 26-28.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). When Opposites Attract; Emulsions. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Great Gellable Guar. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Pre-condition, Pre-lubricate, Pre-wet preempt Dry Eye with a Regime Your Patients May Pre-fer. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2005). Quick Fixes, Good News for Patients, It’s OK to Rub. Review of Contact Lens and Cornea, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). “Loc-In” Sustained Comfort. Review of Contact Lens, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). Aquify MPS, I’m Going to Wash That Dry Right Out of My Eye. Review of Contact Lens, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). What is Biguanide?. pp. 12. Review of Contact Lens.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). How do you Judge Contact Lens Cleanliness?. Review of Contact Lens, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). A Fungus Among Us. Review of Contact Lens, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). Surface Wettability. Review of Contact Lens, 11.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). Silicone Hydrogels vs Solutions; The New Age of Advanced Lens Materials and Solution Interactions. Review of Contact Lens, 11.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). Use of Scleral Lenses in Keratoconus. National Keratoconus Foundation.

Sindt, C. W. (2004). Sodium Hyaluronate Lubricants: A Better Mouse Trap?. Review of Contact Lens, 11.

Sindt, C. W. (2003). MPS: Multi-purpose Saliva. Review of Contact Lens, 8.

Sindt, C. W. (2003). Does Lens Design Affect Your Choice of Contact Lens Solution?. Review of Contact Lenses, 12.

Sindt, C. W. (2003). Crisp Potential with Daily Disposable Toric Lenses. Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmologists. Contact Lens Bottom Line.

Sindt, C. W. (2003). Does Lens Design Affect Your Choice of Contact Lens Solution?. Review of Contact Lenses, 10.

Sindt, C. W. (2003). Blink, Don’t Rub. Review of Contact Lenses, 9.

Sindt, C. W., Fuerst, R. & Chaglasian, E. (2003). My Most Challenging Toric Lens Case. Review of Contact Lenses, 24-27.

Sindt, C. W. (2002). Seeing the future of contacts through amethyst eyes. Insight: Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, 27(2), 40-41.

Sindt, C. W. (2002). The better to see you by. Well , Good (Eds.) (1) Well & Good: A University of Iowa Publication.

Sindt, C. W. (2000). Daily Disposable Versus Two-Week Disposable Lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum, 33-38.

Sindt, C. W. (2000). Anterior Segment Photography contest Honorable mention. American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section. In AOA Contact Lens Section Photography Contest Winners. (Vols. 71). (4), pp. 221-223. Optometry.

Polk, T. D., Park, D. W., Sindt, C. W. & Heffron, E. T. (1997). Congenital retinal macrovessel. Arch Ophthalmol, 115(2), 290-291.