Education Grids

Course
Time
Session
Approval #
Handout
Track
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1050

Jun-24-2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
The Agony of Laxity
AS - Anterior Segment
Jessilin Quint, OD, MBA, MS, FAAO
The Agony of Laxity

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome is an under-diagnosed eye condition with significant ocular and systemic implications. This course will walk an eye care professional through the process of properly diagnosing and managing Floppy Eyelid Syndrome.
67244-AS
OD Education
1

P205

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
The Rise and Fall of Dry Eye Disease
AS - Anterior Segment
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
The Rise and Fall of Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eye Disease affects close to 40% of the population and is growing exponentially each day making it the public health challenge of the 21st Century. This course describes the symptoms, identifies the multifactorial causes, illustrates the diagnostic tests used in eye care and presents the treatment options in Dry Eye Disease.
Para
1

P215

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Tropia or Phoria? Cover Testing Learning Lab
AS - Anterior Segment
Michael Coleman, BSOE
Tropia or Phoria? Cover Testing Learning Lab

This two-hour learning lab will combine lecture with hands-on performance on the Cover Test. The Cover Test is the primary way a paraoptometric professional will determine if a patient is orthophoric, heterophoric, or heterotropic. A patient's visual alignment status (for example, ESOPHORIA vs. ESOTROPIA) plays a big roll in determining which diagnostic and clinical testing path a doctor will take during their examination. This learning lab will explain the different ocular alignment issues and how to test for them. If you've ever wondered how to accurately determine if a patient has a PHORIA or a TROPIA, and which kind (ESO, EXO, HYPER, HYPO), this learning lab is for you!
Para
2

2040

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Red Eyes: It's Just Conjunctivitis…Or Is It?
AS - Anterior Segment
Josh K Johnston, OD, FAAO
Red Eyes: It's Just Conjunctivitis…Or Is It?

The course is designed to provide the attendee with the information needed to properly diagnose and treat the numerous causes of inflammatory eye conditions seen in practice. Practitioners will be instructed on the differentials to consider when evaluating patients with red eyes. The various treatment options for each differential diagnosis will be reviewed along with a discussion on clinical protocols, analysis of traditional and advanced diagnostic technologies and the most innovative treatments and procedures available.
OD Education
1

2070

Jun-25-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advances in Medical & Surgical Eye Care
AS - Anterior Segment
James Thimons, OD
Advances in Medical & Surgical Eye Care

This course is designed to give the primary care clinician a detailed review of the latest in medical & primary care surgical therapy for the advanced practitioner
OD Education
2

2100

Jun-25-2020
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Brace for Impact…Managing Ocular and Orbital Trauma
AS - Anterior Segment
Andrew Morgenstern, OD; James Karesh, OD
Brace for Impact…Managing Ocular and Orbital Trauma

Welcome to a CRASH course on evaluating ocular and orbital injuries and how to properly manage them.
67331-AS
OD Education
1

2115

Jun-25-2020
1:30PM - 2:30PM
The Keratoconus Update
AS - Anterior Segment
Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
The Keratoconus Update

Keratoconus is a bilateral progressive disease that impacts a significant portion of our patients. With the advancement in todays lens and surgical technology, we have many options to manage our patients with cornea ectasias and help provide them with the best possible vision. The management strategies have changed over the years. The most current research, treatment protocols and surgical options will be discussed. Contact lens options including gas permeable lenses, hybrids, scleral lenses and prosthetics will be discussed.
OD Education
1

2150

Jun-25-2020
3:45PM - 4:45PM
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for the Intense Practitioner
AS - Anterior Segment
Selina Riann McGee, OD
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for the Intense Practitioner

Intense Pulsed Light or (IPL) is technology that has been utilized for years in the dermatological space. The role IPL plays in eyecare opens a whole new realm of possibilities in how to treat patients that suffer with MGD, dry eye disease and opens new doors to treat and achieve aesthetic results.
67431-AS
OD Education
1

3125

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Recalcitrants RCEs - Surgical Options
AS - Anterior Segment
Bobby Saenz, OD, MS; Mitch Ibach, OD
Recalcitrants RCEs - Surgical Options

This course will provide an interactive review of recurrent corneal erosions. This course will discuss new updates on the treatment and management of these conditions. The course will include electronic polling to provide instantaneous feedback.
67394-AS
OD Education
1

P300

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Red Eye Emergencies: What do YOU See?
AS - Anterior Segment
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
Red Eye Emergencies: What do YOU See?

You will gain an understanding of the imperative role of the front office staff and optometric technician in managing Red Eye "Emergencies", as well as the most common presenting signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options in an Optometric practice.
Para
1

3050

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Oculoplastic Optometric Physician
AS - Anterior Segment
Selina McGee, OD
The Oculoplastic Optometric Physician

Aesthetics is a billion dollar industry. Optometrists know the anatomy and physiology as well as or better than most practitioners delivering neurotoxins and dermal fillers today. OD's are already well versed in referring patients for oculoplastic surgery; this course will serve to make OD's aware of what's available in the marketplace today, how to incorporate aesthetics into their own practice, no matter what their scope is as well as giving doctors resources to talk to their patients confidently about cosmetic and surgical oculoplastic procedures.
OD Education
2

3110

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Update on Anterior Segment Transplantation
AS - Anterior Segment
Alison Bozung, OD
Update on Anterior Segment Transplantation

This course provides up-to-date information regarding anterior segment transplantation. It covers indications for and management of full and partial-thickness corneal transplants. It will also discuss limbal stem cell replacement and recent advances in corneal neurotization to re-innervate the neurotrophic cornea.
65277-AS
OD Education
1

3105

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Corneal Crosslinking in 2020
AS - Anterior Segment
Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc; Mitch Ibach, OD
Corneal Crosslinking in 2020

Significant impairments can result if keratoconus is left untreated. To prevent unnecessary visual losses in our patients, it's imperative for optometrists to know the most current treatment recommendations and developing treatment methods. This course will answer commonly asked CXL questions and new research findings.
67392-AS
OD Education
1

3120

Jun-26-2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Life Beyond CX Modern Cornucopia of Keratoconus Surgeries
AS - Anterior Segment
Clark Chang, OD
Life Beyond CX Modern Cornucopia of Keratoconus Surgeries

Keratoconus (KCN) carries devastating consequences. Pending disease severity and timing of corneal crosslinking (CXL), KCN patients will still need guidance from optometrists to navigate a new treatment menu in order to maximize visual functions. Speaker will discuss new KCN management paradigm, including disease stabilization and other adjunctive surgeries.
67393-AS
OD Education
1

4005

Jun-27-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Advances in the Management of Neurotrophic Keratitis
AS - Anterior Segment
Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Dipl, AAO, ABO; Jeffrey Varanelli, OD, FAAO
Advances in the Management of Neurotrophic Keratitis

This one-hour course will review the risk factors and pathophysiology of neurotrophic keratitis. The presenters will review diagnostic techniques, as well as discuss the available treatment options, including autologous serum, amniotic membranes, and the newest and only FDA approved topical biologic, cenegermin-bkbj (Oxervate). Future treatments will also be discussed, which include MMP deactivating contact lenses, and corneal neurotization. Case presentations and live polling will be used to enhance the learning and discussion.
OD Education
1

4100

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Roadmap for Conquering Corneal Ulcers
AS - Anterior Segment
Justin Schweitzer, OD; Alison Bozung, OD
The Roadmap for Conquering Corneal Ulcers

This lecture will cover diagnosis and management of infectious keratitis, including bacterial, fungal, and acanthamoeba etiologies. All aspects of infectious keratitis management will be discussed, including risk factors, pertinent examination findings, culturing, and treatment. Clinical cases will provide tangible examples.
OD Education
2

4105

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Reviving the Limbus: Importance of Stem Cell Niche and Techniques to Rehabilitate the Ocular Surface
AS - Anterior Segment
Mitch Ibach, OD; Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc
Reviving the Limbus: Importance of Stem Cell Niche and Techniques to Rehabilitate the Ocular Surface

To review the role and importance of the limbal stem cell niche in a healthy ocular surface system, the impact of disease, and methods to improve the health of the limbus including non-surgical pharmacologic and surgical approaches.
67427-AS
OD Education
1

P430

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Topography for Paraoptometric Staff
AS - Anterior Segment
Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS
Topography for Paraoptometric Staff

Corneal topography is a clinical assement tool used for dry eye, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and corneal health. Testing methods include placido disc, Scheimpflug imaging, slit scanning, and ultrasound. Combination systems incorporating aberrometry and refraction will be included in case discussions. Pattern recognition for common corneal pathologies will be discussed relative to system indices. Testing pearls will be shared to improve testing results.
Para
1

4120

Jun-27-2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
A Glimpse into the Future: What's on the Horizon in Ophthalmic Surgery
AS - Anterior Segment
Mitch Ibach, OD; Michael Greenwood, MD
A Glimpse into the Future: What's on the Horizon in Ophthalmic Surgery

Evolution in the ophthalmic space is rapidly changing in both diagnosis and treatment of common eye conditions. Clinical trials serve as a frame for physicians to learn about and practice evidence-based medicine. Specifically, in regard to anterior segment surgical care the innovation is blazing. The purpose of this lecture is to highlight the future of ophthalmic surgery and review a few of the technologies or treatments that are on the horizon by leveraging the speakers' experiences in clinical trials. The speakers will discuss some recently approved technologies as well as some that are in the final stages of clinical trials. Exciting technology discussions will revolve around intraocular lenses (IOLs), corneal surgeries, glaucoma drug delivery, and many more. The aim of the course will be to give a glimpse into the future for eyecare and what it means for our future.
67413-AS
OD Education
1

P440

Jun-27-2020
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Optometric Surgical Procedures: Instruments, Aseptic Technique, and Wound Care
AS - Anterior Segment
Michelle Welch, OD
Optometric Surgical Procedures: Instruments, Aseptic Technique, and Wound Care

This two hour course will assist the paraoptometric professional in preparation for surgical procedures performed in the optometric office setting. Instruments, basic aseptic technique and wound care principles will be covered. Videos of aseptic technique for setting up the procedure tray will be used to help the understanding of the attendee. Videos of the procedures discussed will also be used to highlight the importance of the paraoptometric assistance during the procedure. Procedures will include, eyelid lesion excision, chalazion management, entropion repair by suture, and Yag capsulotomy.
Para
2

5005

Jun-28-2020
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques
AS - Anterior Segment
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques

Optometrists have been able to remove benign eyelid lesions in various states for many years now. When cutting into the eyelid to remove a benign lesion, it is imperative that one understands the eyelid anatomy. This interactive presentation will review the anatomy of the eyelids in relation to ophthalmic eyelid surgery. It will also review, update, and instruct the audience on the how's and why's of performing radiofrequency surgery in the optometric practice.
OD Education
2
Course
Time
Session
Approval #
Handout
Track
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1010

Jun-24-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Scleral Lenses: An Oasis for Dry Eye
CL - Contact Lenses
Melissa Barnett, OD
Scleral Lenses: An Oasis for Dry Eye

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a highly prevalent and chronic condition with a multitude of ocular and systemic causative factors. This course will review basic scleral fitting techniques and problem solving techniques for successful therapeutic scleral lens wear in the ocular surface disease population. Additionally, case examples will be reviewed.
67279-CL
OD Education
2

1025

Jun-24-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Anterior Segment Clinical Controversies: Where Do We Stand in 2020?
CL - Contact Lenses
Pamela Lowe, OD; Melissa Barnett, OD; Jason Compton, OD; Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Anterior Segment Clinical Controversies: Where Do We Stand in 2020?

This course will have the Contact Lens Cornea Section Council members outline current controversies associated with anterior segment conditions allowing the audience to actively participate by weighing in through live polling. The course is designed in a point/counterpoint style allowing presenters to take a position on each side of a controversy and deliberate their stance using evidence based science to support their view. This thought provoking course allows participants to judge clinical scenarios routinely seen in clinical practices and look at management alternatives in a fresh and pertinent way. The course will emphasize management of the anterior segment to improve contact lens fitting success.
OD Education
2

1055

Jun-24-2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
My Child is Not Old Enough for Contact Lenses: Guess Again!
CL - Contact Lenses
Vittorio Mena, OD, MS
My Child is Not Old Enough for Contact Lenses: Guess Again!

Many times parents or patients think their child may not be old enough for contact lenses but that is truly not the case. This course emphasizes the fact that no child is too young and how to educate parents and children on what to expect and proper techniques/tips of insertion and removal as well as good hygiene.
OD/Para Education
1

1075

Jun-24-2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
KORB Award Lecture
CL - Contact Lenses
Mark Willcox, BSc (hons), PhD, FBCLA, FAAO, FASM, FARVO, DSc
KORB Award Lecture

OD Education
1

2025

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Winning with Mulitfocal Contact Lenses!
CL - Contact Lenses
Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA; Melissa Barnett, OD
Winning with Mulitfocal Contact Lenses!

Multifocal designs are improving but the fitting can still be a challenge. The fitting process will be simplified as we review the available designs. The essential tips and tricks needed to fit our patients successfully will be shared. Communication is the key to building trust with our patients. We will explore the importance of word choice, detailed explanations and demonstrate how effective communication can improve your fitting success, show the value of our fitting fees and time and reduce the frustration amongst our patients. Several cases will be used to explain these fitting and communication tools.
67277-CL
OD Education
1

2060

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Introduction to Scleral Contact Lens Fitting and Practice
CL - Contact Lenses
Susan Gromacki, OD, MS
Introduction to Scleral Contact Lens Fitting and Practice

Scleral lenses are the fastest growing segment of the gas permeable (GP) contact lens industry, and for good reason. From keratoconus to trauma to healthy eyes, sclerals are making a profound impact on our patients' quality of life. This course is for optometrists, optometry students, and paraoptometrics who are new to fitting scleral contact lenses. We will also discuss how to grow their scleral lens practice. We will present information on patient recruitment, optimal patient flow, use of technology, optimal scleral lens fitting procedures, and how to troubleshoot the most common complications. We will discuss the latest scleral lens research and utilize patient cases to enhance clinical understanding.
67282-CL
OD Education
1

2075

Jun-25-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
10 Years of Experience with Scleral Lenses: What Did We Learn?
CL - Contact Lenses
Langis Michaud, OD MSc
10 Years of Experience with Scleral Lenses: What Did We Learn?

This lecture will summarize what was learned from the past 10 years of experience with scleral lenses, from a clinical point of view but also referencing to the literature increasingly published since then. From applications to treat eye disease, to restore vision and ocular surface to the more modern usage compensating for higher refractive errors, sclerals are now widely prescribed. This comes with limitations: accumulation of debris in the reservoir, issues with surface wettability, lens decentration, presence of residual high-order aberrations, hypoxic stress, impact on IOP and handling. All of these aspects are covered and troubleshooting elements are provided. At the end, participants will be able to understand how to optimize scleral lens fit, to use them on normal and irregular corneas, and to troubleshoot the most frequent issues related to their fitting and wear.
OD Education
2

P220

Jun-25-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Scleral Primer for the Paraoptometric
CL - Contact Lenses
Steven Sorkin, OD
Scleral Primer for the Paraoptometric

Scleral contact lenses have become a very impprtant part of a specialty contact lens practice. A discussion of scleral lens indications and uses along with proper lens care and troubleshooting complications will be demonstrated.
Para
1

2125

Jun-25-2020
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Advances in Contact Lens Care for the New Contact Lens Technologies
CL - Contact Lenses
Susan Gromacki, OD, MS
Advances in Contact Lens Care for the New Contact Lens Technologies

New advances in scleral lenses and specialty lens designs have necessitated new paradigms for cleaning these contact lenses. Improper handling and care can impede success with these high-tech lenses. With another solution recall last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has once again taken the initiative to ascertain the safety of contact lens care products. This lecturer will present you the highlights from her invited presentation to the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel; FDA's recommendations; latest care products for your newest contact lens materials and designs; optimum methods of specialty contact lens care; biofilms; compliance; research; and what is planned for the future.
OD Education
1

P225

Jun-25-2020
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Emerging Contact Lens Technologies
CL - Contact Lenses
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
Emerging Contact Lens Technologies

This course will explore the latest in Smart contact lenses and other high-tech contact lenses that could change the world. You will learn about Glucose monitoring contacts, Augmented reality contacts, 3-D Printed contacts, Telescopic contacts and Dissolvable Nanowafer contact lenses. You will also identify the latest technology in contact lenses to correct refractive error including Light-adaptive lenses to be released in June 2019, daily disposable materials, lenses to minimize digital eyestrain and lenses used to control Myopia and Presbyopia.
Para
1

3015

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Simplifying Scleral Lens Care and Handling
CL - Contact Lenses
Steven Sorkin, OD
Simplifying Scleral Lens Care and Handling

Scleral lens application and removal is one of the most common causes of scleral lens dropout. Patience, persistence and proper education is key to mastering this skill. Equally important to the long term success of your patient is proper lens care and solution use. This one hour course will showcase various equipment and real life tips and tricks that can help your patients who struggle with scleral lens application and removal. Lastly, this course will conclude with a review of scleral lens friendly solutions.
67552-CL
OD Education
1

W300

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Scleral Lens Workshop
CL - Contact Lenses
Mile Brujic, OD; Andrew Pucker, OD, PhD
Scleral Lens Workshop

This two hour presentation is an interactive, workshop format where basic principles of large diameter, rigid, scleral lenses are discussed. A didactic portion is followed by hands-on practice with insertion, removal, and fitting of scleral lenses. Instructors who are members of the Scleral Lens Education Society will provide hands on fitting experience using scleral lenses from several different lens companies.
OD Education
2

PW30

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Specialty Contact Lens Workshop
CL - Contact Lenses
Steven Sorkin, OD; Vittorio Mena, OD, MS
Specialty Contact Lens Workshop

Specialty Contact Lenses have become a vital part of many optometric practices. Lens designs such as corneal GPs, hybrids and scleral lenses require specialized care and application and removal instructions. This hands on workshop will allow the attendees the opportunity to handle and apply and remove actual contact lenses on other participants.
Para Workshop
2

3045

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
When Scleral Lenses are Not an Option, What Can You Do?
CL - Contact Lenses
Langis Michaud, OD, MSc; Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc
When Scleral Lenses are Not an Option, What Can You Do?

Scleral lenses are becoming the first option for irregular corneas. However, other lens options exist that may manage patients more effectively when properly utilized. This lecture will highlight fitting principles and clinical cases where soft custom lenses, hybrids or even the good old corneal GPs were found a better option than sclerals. Instead of seeing specialty lenses as competing designs, participants will be invited to consider them as key cards in their winning hands.
67442-CL
OD Education
1

3130

Jun-26-2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Implementing Myopia Control with Standard and Specialty Lenses
CL - Contact Lenses
Andrew Pucker, OD, PhD; Katherine Bickle, OD, MS
Implementing Myopia Control with Standard and Specialty Lenses

This course will describe the need for myopia control, currently available myopia control options with a focus on alternative specialty lens options, their effectiveness, their safety, and why (decrease dependence on vision correction, decrease odds of developing a secondary ocular disease, and increase practice revenue) practitioners should offer myopia control to their patients. This lecture will then describe the experiences of developing both university-based and private practice-based myopia control specialties clinics along with tips for successfully growing these practices.
OD Education
1

3150

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
From the Lab to the Exam Chair: What Clinical Research Tells Us About Myopia Management
CL - Contact Lenses
Langis Michaud, OD MSc
From the Lab to the Exam Chair: What Clinical Research Tells Us About Myopia Management

This lecture will summarize the most recent research results published in peer-reviewed journal and major meetings about myopia management. It will also bring unpublished (yet) data about clinical research made at Université de Montreal, on a cohort of near 500 myopic children, about efficacy of several myopia management strategies. IT will explain choroidal response to various optical stimulus and the confirmation of a dose-response phenomenon in humans. At the end, it will translate, into clinical reality, how clinicians should adapt their myopia management strategies to these new realities.
OD Education
2

4015

Jun-27-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Top 20 Scleral Lens Complications - Rapid Fire!
CL - Contact Lenses
Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Top 20 Scleral Lens Complications - Rapid Fire!

As we all continue to learn how to fit scleral lenses, we are bound to run into more and more complications. How to manage these complications is the key. This course will review the top 20 most common and more advanced complications that arise with fitting contact lenses from patient discomfort, fitting issues, corneal complications and compliance.
67372-CL
OD Education
1

W405

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Amniotic Workshop
CL - Contact Lenses
Nicholas Colatrella, OD, FAAO, Dipl, AAO, ABO; Jeffrey Varanelli, OD, FAAO
Amniotic Workshop

The amniotic membrane is the innermost of the three layers that form the fetal membrane. It is a biologic tissue with antiangiogenic, antiscarring, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties that promotes healing of the ocular surface. When applied to the cornea it helps facilitate epithelial healing and encourages re-epithelialization. This two-hour workshop will discuss the current sutureless amniotic membranes that are available for optometric use, and discuss their current indications (including dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions and neurotrophic keratitis), while specifically showing how to properly insert and remove the tissue.
OD Education
2
Course
Time
Session
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Handout
Track
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

3160

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Prevention of Medical Errors
EJ - Ethics/Jurisprudence
Richard Soden, OD
Prevention of Medical Errors

The number of people who are injured or die from medical errors continues to increase annually. This course will review the common causes of medical errors in health care offices with an emphasis and prevention. This course will focus on how optometrists can minimize and prevent medical errors in their practices. This course will fulfill the Florida requirement for licensure in this area. Case examples of how to prevent medical errors will be offered. Audience participation will be encouraged.
67366-EJ
OD Education
2

4110

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Ethics & Professionalism in the Modern Ophthalmic Office
EJ - Ethics/Jurisprudence
Monica Barton, COO/CPT, BS
Ethics & Professionalism in the Modern Ophthalmic Office

Clarification on the ethical requirements for working in the modern ophthalmic office and the legal ramifications for noncompliance will be presented in this lecture. How to provide ethical patient care in the modern ophthalmic office, will be discussed.
67428-EJ
OD/Para Education
2
Course
Time
Session
Approval #
Handout
Track
Credit Hours
Course   Time   /   Session   

1030

Jun-24-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Intro to Sports Vision: Children Who Play Sports Need Safety & Eye Protection
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Vittorio Mena, OD, MS
Intro to Sports Vision: Children Who Play Sports Need Safety & Eye Protection

Sports are apart of our everyday lives whether we play them, watch them or bet on them! How do we not only protect our eyes from injury and the environment, but also how do we enhance our vision to become a better athlete! This lecture will bring you some of those insights.
67232-FV
OD Education
1

2065

Jun-25-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Integrating Sports Vision into your Comprehensive Eye Exams: Engage and Attract More Patients
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Amanda Nanasy, OD; Fraser Horn, OD
Integrating Sports Vision into your Comprehensive Eye Exams: Engage and Attract More Patients

This course will serve as an entry level introduction of how to add elements of sports and performance vision into a comprehensive eye exam. Elements will include new testing methods and ways to enhance existing testing methods to cater to an athlete or weekend warrior. We will also be breaking down some of the most common sports and how vision can be enhanced without training or special testing equipment. Learn the language the athletes will respond to and turn your everyday athletes into some of your best referral sources!
67348-FV
OD Education
2

2135

Jun-25-2020
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Optometric Evaluation of the Autistic Patient
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Optometric Evaluation of the Autistic Patient

This course will review the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and perform an overview of testing procedures for examining pediatric patients with Autism.
OD/Para Education
1

3055

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Traumatic Brain Injury in a Primary Care Setting: Clinical Pearls
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Ruth Shoge, OD
Traumatic Brain Injury in a Primary Care Setting: Clinical Pearls

This course will review how to examine a patient who presents with visual symptoms secondary to a traumatic brain injury or concussion in a primary care setting. The audience will learn the relevance of optometry in managing patients with TBI, and will learn basic elements they can add to their exam to accurately diagnose their patients. Finally, the audience will learn treatment strategies that they can pursue in their office, and learn when to refer their patient if the patient's needs exceed their scope of practice.
67293-FV
OD Education
1

3075

Jun-26-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Neuroplasticity: It is Never Too Late For The Brain to Change
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Joshua Watt, OD, FCOVD
Neuroplasticity: It is Never Too Late For The Brain to Change

Treatment of Amblyopia and Strabismus has often been restricted to children under a certain age because of closed developmental stages. Neuroplasticity has opened up options for adult treatment post stroke, concussions, strabismus, and amblyopia. Understanding how neuroplasticity allows for adults to gain control over their visual system and possibly experience depth perception for the first time in their life.
OD Education
1

P340

Jun-26-2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Troubleshooting Dispensing to Seniors
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Diane Drake, LDO
Troubleshooting Dispensing to Seniors

This course will present information regarding the unique dispensing skills needed to dispense eyewear to the aging population. Sometimes considered a challenge, this course will discuss the "Senior" opportunity. As "Generation X" enters their presbyopic years, ways of dispensing have changed dramatically regarding options and information given to patients. Information on the personality traits of the different generations of the older population will be included. Identifying specific needs in fit, fashion and function for older patients will be presented, including proper measurements and anatomical considerations. This course will also present the importance of communicating. Information on ocular changes as patients age will also be included.
Para
1

4020

Jun-27-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Current Research in Sports Vision
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Aaron Salzano, OD
Current Research in Sports Vision

This lecture provides an overview of current research regarding the visual capabilities and training of athletes. Binocular vision, visual motor abilities, and complex visual processes will be explored, with special emphasis on elite athletes and post concussion findings. The course is aimed to provide clinically applicable research for optometrists to utilize in order to improve the health and visual efficiency for athletes of all levels.
67373-FV
OD Education
1

W400

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
In-Office Vision Therapy for Binocular Vision Disorders, Accomodation, and Oculomotor Dysfunction Workshop
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Surbhi Bansal, OD; Sarah El-Khazendar, OD; Jennifer Fisher, OD
In-Office Vision Therapy for Binocular Vision Disorders, Accomodation, and Oculomotor Dysfunction Workshop

This workshop will present the most common deficits in visual skills, particularly binocular vision disorders, accommodation, and oculomotor dysfunction. We will briefly review clinical findings followed by a hands-on portion of commonly prescribed vision therapy activities. Participants will engage in vergence, accommodation, and ocular motor based activities. We will review how to perform each activity, clinician/therapist script, patient feedback, and techniques to simplify or load each activity.
OD/Para Education
2

4065

Jun-27-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Digital Devices Use in Children
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Glen Steele, OD
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Digital Devices Use in Children

This course will address all issues of device use and present guidelines for helping parents manage children's device use. Digital device use is exploding through the world. As adults, we use our phone and the internet for many everyday activities that most recently required a phone call and physically talking with a person. We view podcasts as preparation for or participation in a "meeting." Information is available immediately available through search engines. Maps and directions are rarely in print, communications through email with attachments that can be immediately revised are readily available. Products and services can be ordered and delivered in record speed. Even food can be ordered online and delivered through a phone app. The issue is prolonged use of such devices for gaming and social media.
67397-FV
OD Education
2

P425

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Control Your Kids: I Meant Their Myopia
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Steven Sorkin, OD; Vittorio Mena, OD, MS
Control Your Kids: I Meant Their Myopia

Myopia has become an important health problem. Myopia management is now an important part of many optometric practices. A discussion of the "myopic crisis" and ways to slow or stop this progression will be demonstrated including pharmaceutical, optical, soft and GP lenses.
67414-FV
OD/Para Education
2

4140

Jun-27-2020
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Vision Issues and the Autism Spectrum
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Glen Steele, OD
Vision Issues and the Autism Spectrum

This course addresses the growing awareness that vision and observation of vision characteristics can aid in early identification of children on the autism spectrum. Research studies are increasingly showing this and raises the need for earlier identification and intervention which is a service that optometrists can provide. It emphasizes the assessment and diagnosis of eye and vision conditions most likely encountered in the examination of this population. Differential diagnosis will be used to guide the optometrist into the appropriate treatment plan and potential referral sources.
OD Education
2

P445

Jun-27-2020
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Depth Perception
FV - Functional Vision/Pediatrics
Michael Coleman, BSOE
Depth Perception

This one-hour course will cover depth perception and what that term is actually referring to in regards to a patient's visual status. We will discuss the difference between binocular depth perception (e.g., stereopsis) and monocular depth perception. Additionally, we will look at the visual cues the brain uses to judge depth as well as how to properly use the Randot (or Titmus) Stereo Fly test to measure a patient's fusion and depth perception status.
Para
1
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1000

Jun-24-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Secondary Glaucomas: From the OD and MD Perspective
GL - Glaucoma
Blair Lonsberry, OD; Michael Greenwood, MD
The Secondary Glaucomas: From the OD and MD Perspective

The secondary glaucomas are a varied group of conditions that are often asymptomatic and challenging to diagnose, manage and treat. The following interactive presentation will explore the development of glaucoma with a secondary cause and the latest treatment/management options emphasizing the surgical options that are often required in these patients.
67228-GL
OD Education
2

1020

Jun-24-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Mistakes to Avoid in Glaucoma Management
GL - Glaucoma
Joseph Sowka, OD
Mistakes to Avoid in Glaucoma Management

This course will examine common errors that are made in glaucoma diagnosis and management. Common errors discussed will include not recognizing a neurological visual field in a glaucoma patient or suspect, not recognizing when the OCT is wrong, treating red disease and not treating real disease, changing therapy based upon one bad IOP or field, not getting enough pre-treatment and post-treatment IOPs, not recognizing patients who will likely do well and not identifying patients who likely will not do well.
67230-GL
OD Education
1

2010

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Co-Management of Glaucoma Update 2020
GL - Glaucoma
Robert S Stutman, OD, MBA, FAAO
Co-Management of Glaucoma Update 2020

This course will explore the evolving treatment algorithm for the management of the glaucoma patient. Discussion will include the shifting paradigm of a more traditional, pharmaceutical-based treatment approach toward the use of laser and surgical options as a primary and secondary line of therapy. The presentation will include discussion on all glaucoma lasers, traditional filtering surgeries and latest technology in angle surgeries. The course will also explore the role of the optometrist in modern-day glaucoma surgery and educate the optometrist on comanagement of new surgical glaucoma treatments. An emphasis will be placed on comanagement of cataract surgery combined with MIGS procedures.
OD Education
1

2090

Jun-25-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Advances in Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management
GL - Glaucoma
Sowmya Srinivas, OD, MS, FAAO, ABO
Advances in Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management

The course will begin with an overview of primary open angle glaucoma and current therapeutics. There will be a review of clinical trials. New medical and surgical therapeutics will be discussed in detail. There will be several cases with interactive discussions.
OD Education
1

2110

Jun-25-2020
1:30PM - 3:30PM
The Normal Tension Glaucoma Conundrum
GL - Glaucoma
Richard Mangan, OD, FAAO
The Normal Tension Glaucoma Conundrum

Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is an optic neuropathy of unknown etiology characterized by cupping of the disc, typical visual field loss, and normal IOP. The diagnosis of NTG is made by exclusion, and an extensive differential must be considered in evaluating patients with suspected NTG. This course will review the vascular pathophysiology and discuss the differences of NTG from POAG and non-glaucomatous ON cupping. Management pearls will also be provided.
OD Education
2

3010

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Glaucoma Masqeraders
GL - Glaucoma
Daniel Epshtein, OD; Anupam Laul, OD
Glaucoma Masqeraders

Without a gold standard biomarker in glaucoma diagnosis, it is often difficult to distinguish glaucoma patients from glaucoma suspects. This clinical question is made even more difficult when patients present with other ocular conditions that may mimic glaucoma. This course will use a case based approach to help attendees learn to distinguish glaucoma patients from glaucoma masqueraders. The course will focus on the use of diagnostic auxiliary tests such as macular OCT scans, optic nerve OCT scans, visual fields, and pupillary testing to distinguish glaucoma masqueraders from glaucoma.
OD Education
1

P325

Jun-26-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Visual Fields
GL - Glaucoma
Michael Coleman, BSOE
Visual Fields

This one-hour course will assist ophthalmic personnel in understanding how the Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA) is used in the ophthalmic environment. Terminology will be discussed to help make visual field testing more understandable. The types of testing most commonly conducted will be discussed along with some of the 'specialty' tests that may be requested from time to time. The changeable parameters for testing will be looked at in case a doctor asks for something specific or unusual. Then the actual conducting of a test will be covered to include explaining the test, proper positioning of the patient, and what things the tester should be watching for and doing during the test. Finally, we will discuss saving and printing out the test results.
Para
1

3180

Jun-26-2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Glaucoma Drug Delivery: What the Future Holds
GL - Glaucoma
Justin Schweitzer, OD
Glaucoma Drug Delivery: What the Future Holds

Non-adherence with glaucoma medications is no surprise to eye care physicians that manage glaucoma. This course will review all of the innovative glaucoma drug delivery devices that are currently being studied. Drug delivery could be the future of glaucoma treatment and taking the bottle out of the patient's hand is crucial.
67368-GL
OD Education
1

3200

Jun-26-2020
8:00PM - 9:00PM
The Blueprint for Managing MIGS: Cases and Considerations
GL - Glaucoma
Justin Schweitzer, OD
The Blueprint for Managing MIGS: Cases and Considerations

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery has become a powerful tool in the surgical glaucoma world. Optometrists encounter patients that have undergone MIGS procedures on a daily basis and that number will only increase. It is imperative that we understand the devices and how to manage patient postoperatively. This course will cover a few of my favorite MIGS case examples and discuss postoperative considerations so the optometrist is ready to handle any MIGS surprise.
OD Education
1

4045

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Genomics and Glaucoma
GL - Glaucoma
Anupam Laul, OD; Matthew Bovenzi, OD
Genomics and Glaucoma

February 15th, 2001 will be remembered as a pivotal day in medical history as The Human Genome Project (HGP) consortium published its results of 90% of the three billion base pairs of the human genome in the journal Nature. Since then there has been great excitement in targeted therapies of illness. Although the true genetic nature of glaucoma has been somewhat elusive, there have been strides in certain genetic makers for specific types of glaucoma. This lecture is divided into 3 sections: the first reviews the basics of genetics and the current discoveries in genetic loci of glaucoma. The second will focus on using genetic data to customize our medical management of the disease. The last will explore the genetic factors that may determine success of surgical management and finally, a brief discussion on future of glaucoma management including neuro-protection and ganglion cell regeneration. With in-office and home-based genetic testing kits becoming increasingly common,
67377-GL
OD Education
1
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1015

Jun-24-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Myopia Management in Private Practice
GO-General Optometry
Pamela Lowe, OD
Myopia Management in Private Practice

This course will update the practitioner on the increasing impact myopia plays on long term ocular health and the primary care doctors role in educating parents and managing this condition efficiently. Case presentations will highlight effective treatments that can be employed in the primary care setting.
66770-GO
OD Education
1

P100

Jun-24-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Basic Dispensing for the Paraoptometric Assistant
GO-General Optometry
Alex Yoho, ABOM
Basic Dispensing for the Paraoptometric Assistant

This course is designed to get the optometric assistant up and running quickly so you can begin to bring value to the office within days. We will learn about measuring for PD, frames, and multifocal heights. Each participant will have a frame that is misaligned, and the tools needed to straighten it. During the realignment we will discuss and experience the science of fitting frames for the ultimate comfort of the patient.
Para
2

1045

Jun-24-2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Makeup and the Eye: How Your Beauty Could Be Harming Your Eyes
GO-General Optometry
Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Makeup and the Eye: How Your Beauty Could Be Harming Your Eyes

This course will evaluate how different eye makeup practices may be harmful to patient's eyes. It will review the anatomy and physiology of the eyelid and adnexa, discuss how makeup, including permanent eye makeup, can affect ocular health, as well as different tips we can provide to patients to help avoid them.
OD/Para Education
1

W200

Jun-25-2020
8:30AM - 12:00PM
Health Care Provider CPR
GO-General Optometry
Brett VanZant
Health Care Provider CPR

Based on the 2017 International Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) this course is designed to certify health care providers. This course covers the 2017 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to preform CPR and use an AED during an emergency. It also contains current information on injuries and illnesses, providing core information for health care providers presented in a clear and straightforward format. Hands on skills drills are conducted after the audio visual portion of the class to offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills.
OD Education
3

P210

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Advanced Dispensing for Paraoptometric Assistants
GO-General Optometry
Alex Yoho, ABOM
Advanced Dispensing for Paraoptometric Assistants

This course is designed to address several diverse practical situations the more advanced dispenser could encounter. We will learn about the lab-level work involved with various designs of rimless eyewear to help the more advanced dispenser deliver better service in the office rather than deferring to the laboratory. Next we will discuss extraordinary methods used to customize eyewear for patients with special needs that present us with unusual challenges such as facial prosthetics, Ptosis, dry eye, etc. (NOTE: some images contain very graphic surgical photos). In closing we will discuss the reasons and techniques for measuring parameters of free form lenses that are often left to the more experienced dispenser.
Para
2

2175

Jun-25-2020
2:30PM - 3:30PM
The Influence of Hormones on Ocular Surface Disease
GO-General Optometry
Melissa Barnett, OD
The Influence of Hormones on Ocular Surface Disease

Many individuals are at an increased risk for vision-threatening ocular disease. With age and hormonal changes, female patients are at greater risk for ocular surface disease. This course will review hormonal influence on ocular surface disease. Current ocular and systemic testing and treatments will be reviewed.
OD Education
1

3040

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
GO-General Optometry
Roya Attar, OD, MBA; Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

In the ever-changing dynamic world of healthcare, impact from the exponential growth of artificial intelligence (AI) over the past decade is slated to make it an immediate and long-term opportunity and challenge in eye care. This presentation will provide a historical overview of the origins of AI, how it works, and how it is projected to change the way eye care is provided. In addition, several studies highlighting the efficacy and shortcomings of AI will be discussed as well as the possible effects of AI on reimbursement. The goal of this course is for the practitioner to understand current and emerging technologies in eye care that will impact the delivery of patient care.
OD/Para Education
1

3060

Jun-26-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Talking Telemedicine in Eyecare: How Telemedicine Can Improve Patient Care
GO-General Optometry
Moshe Mendelson, OD
Talking Telemedicine in Eyecare: How Telemedicine Can Improve Patient Care

Many services that an Optometrist provides qualify for telemedicine delivery. Consumer demand for telemedicine services is expected to grow over the next 5-10 years. Learn how to effectively incorporate telemedicine services into your practice.
OD Education
1

3070

Jun-26-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overview and Appreciation of the Historical and Related Research Resources of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
GO-General Optometry
Jeffrey Reznick, PhD
Overview and Appreciation of the Historical and Related Research Resources of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

This course will provide its audience with an overview and appreciation of key collections and resources of the National Library of Medicine--the world's largest biomedical library located on the Bethesda, Maryland-campus of the National Institutes of Health--as they relate specifically to the history of optometry and generally to the history of medicine and public health.
OD Education
1

P320

Jun-26-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Is it Just Me, Or Is Everybody Getting Old?
GO-General Optometry
Robert Reed, OD
Is it Just Me, Or Is Everybody Getting Old?

We live in a country where for the first time there are 6 living generations. Nearly 1 of 3 people who will come into the office are over the age of 50. One half of all baby boomers are over 60 now and are likely to survive beyond 100. Generational dissension is growing. This workshop offers a chance to step into another persons life to better understand and hopefully enhance the care we can give patients.
Para
1

P330

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Introduction to Refraction Learning Lab
GO-General Optometry
Roya Attar, OD, MBA
Introduction to Refraction Learning Lab

In this lab, participants will partner up and perform a step-by-step refraction, applying what they learned from the Introduction of Refraction lecture. The lab will begin with a review of the basic parts of the phoropter, and how to properly set it up. A brief review and guide to performing a refraction will also be presented and demonstrated. The attendees will perform first best sphere JCC, second best sphere, and add power if indicated using autorefraction readings as a starting point.
Para
2

3095

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Science Fiction or Reality: A Futuristic Therapeutic Delivery and Disease Revolution
GO-General Optometry
Michael Cooper, OD; Leslie O'Dell, OD; Mark Schaeffer, OD; Justin Schweitzer, OD
Science Fiction or Reality: A Futuristic Therapeutic Delivery and Disease Revolution

Technology is rapidly changing how we practice. As the primary gatekeepers for vision care, we need to keep up-to-date with current methods, be prepared to accept next generation developments, and be open to the possibilities of futuristic advances. In this rapid-fire moderated presentation, attendees will learn the latest updates on current standards for glaucoma, myopia control, macular degeneration, cataract, and ocular surface disease. Furthermore, attendees will discover the next frontier of revolutionary innovations in vision care.
OD Education
1

P350

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Slit Lamp Virtual Workshop
GO-General Optometry
Mile Brujic, OD
Slit Lamp Virtual Workshop

The ocular health is assessed in detail with the slit lamp. This course will be an interactive course that will allow the optician to see what really happens through a "virtual presentation" of the slit lamp exam and how it pertains to examining the ocular structures.
Para
2

P345

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Prentice's Rule and Finding the Power of a Lens in Any Meridian
GO-General Optometry
Diane Drake, LDO
Prentice's Rule and Finding the Power of a Lens in Any Meridian

This course will include unwanted prism, prism by decentration, Prentice's Rule, prism imbalance and finding the power of a lens in any meridian.
Para
1

3140

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Ocular Jeopardy
GO-General Optometry
Marc Bloomenstein, OD; Steven Ferrucci, OD
Ocular Jeopardy

"This is Jeopardy!" a course that will use the famous game show template to create a fun and interactive way of learning. The answers will be based on new technology, clinical pearls and mind stumping cases. This course will question your knowledge but also give you more in return.
OD Education
2

3185

Jun-26-2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Driving and Vision: Assessment, Education and Action in the Exam Room
GO-General Optometry
Sarah Hinkley, OD
Driving and Vision: Assessment, Education and Action in the Exam Room

This one-hour course will explore visual and non-visual factors that influence driving performance, including current research on vision and driving. Visual factors that impact driving will be discussed in-depth, including practical suggestions for evaluating these skills in the exam room. Suggestions will be offered on evaluating a patient's driving safety from a vision perspective and discussing driving cessation with patients and families.
67369-GO
OD Education
1

P400

Jun-27-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Reefer Madness: Cannabis & CBD Oil, Facts and Misconceptions
GO-General Optometry
Robert Reed, OD
Reefer Madness: Cannabis & CBD Oil, Facts and Misconceptions

Cannabis and CBD oil are upon us. Sort thru the facts vs misunderstanding of this coming tidal wave. How is vision involved? What else do we know about a multitude of health conditions and how these new(old) supplements may affect our profession and our own lives.
Para
1

P420

Jun-27-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
OCTs: Not Just For Doctors
GO-General Optometry
Robert Reed, OD
OCTs: Not Just For Doctors

One of Optometry's most powerful tools is Ocular Coherent Tomography (OCT). It has arguably become the standard of care in evaluating patient's ocular health. Although paraoptometrics usually perform the test, how much do you actually know about what the results show? OCT results of 10 common ocular problems will be presented to bring you "up to speed" in aiding your doctor. Your new skills will be reinforced with real patient case images to diagnose.
Para
1

P415

Jun-27-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Guide to Taking Effective Patient History
GO-General Optometry
Roya Attar, OD, MBA
Guide to Taking Effective Patient History

The lecture covers the essentials of history taking both for a comprehensive and a problem-focused exam. Each component of the patient case history is covered including demographic data, chief complaint, history presenting illness, ocular history, review of systems, and family and social history. The importance of documentation for medico-legal aspects will be discussed as well as the difference between paper and electronic documentation. Case examples and practice pearls will also be presented.
Para
1

4135

Jun-27-2020
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
GO-General Optometry
Marc David Myers, OD; Andrew S Gurwood, OD
Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

Cases of current methods of treating ocular emergencies and urgencies. Includes the ocular adnexa and lacrimal system, mechanical and infectious involvement of the anterior segment, urgent glaucomas, and posterior segment disease.
67521-GO
OD Education
2

PW40

Jun-27-2020
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Basic Lensometry Workshop
GO-General Optometry
Catherine Firman; Grace Martin
Basic Lensometry Workshop

This course is an overview of the parts of a lensometer and the process of neutralizing various lens modalities such as single vision, bifocal and progressive lenses. The attendees will learn how to use a manual lensometer to give them the knowledge of obtaining the glasses prescription when presented with a pair of glasses in an optometric practice.
Para Workshop
2

5020

Jun-28-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Innovations for the Optometric Practice
GO-General Optometry
Justin Schweitzer, OD; Walt Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Innovations for the Optometric Practice

Technology is changing the way optometrists provide optimal care for our patients. Just in the past two years, there are been numerous FDA approvals from pharmaceutical agents to diagnostics to surgical procedures available for the anterior and posterior segment. This course will provide an introduction/discussion on technologies that recently became available or in the potential future.
OD Education
2

5015

Jun-28-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Myopia Control in the Pediatric Population
GO-General Optometry
Marilyn Vricella, OD
Myopia Control in the Pediatric Population

This lecture discusses the recent theories on myopia progression and how various treatment options that aim at slowing down myopia progression are thought to intervene. Treatment options in children, the studies that support these options, and how they can be implemented in patient care will be discussed. Each treatment option’s indications, advantages, and potential complications will be reviewed. Future therapeutic modalities that are on the horizon will also be discussed.
67410-GO
OD Education
2
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W410

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Injections Workshop
IS - Injection Skills
Aaron McNulty, OD
Injections Workshop

A hands-on learning lab covering principles and techniques of periocular injections for the optometrist.
67398-IS
OD Education
2
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4150

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Shooting Pearls: SLT, LPI, and YAG Capsulotomy
LP - Laser Procedures
Spencer Johnson, OD
Shooting Pearls: SLT, LPI, and YAG Capsulotomy

A growing number of optometrist are now able to perform laser procedures for their patients. This course discusses who is a good candidate for each procedure, reviews pre- and post- operative management, and shares pearls in performing the procedures to minimize complications and maximize outcomes for patients.
67399-LP
OD Education
1

4095

Jun-27-2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Laser Procedures for the Management of Glaucoma and More
LP - Laser Procedures
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Laser Procedures for the Management of Glaucoma and More

The use of laser energy to treat various anterior segment conditions, including posterior capsular opacification (PCO), angle closure glaucoma, and open angle glaucoma, has been used by optometric physicians in certain states for over a decade now. This interactive presentation will review and update these ophthalmic laser procedures.
67409-LP
OD Education
2

4125

Jun-27-2020
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI): What's the Controversy
LP - Laser Procedures
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI): What's the Controversy

The use of laser energy, specifically laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI), has been the standard of care for pupillary block narrow angles for many decades. It is an accepted and relatively safe procedure performed by ophthalmologists nationwide, and optometrists in the states that allow OD's to perform anterior segment laser procedures. Recently, evidence and arguments have emerged regarding LPI treatments possibly being overutilized. This interactive 1 hour lecture will review and update clinical evidence and literature regarding laser peripheral iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma.
67519-LP
OD Education
1
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P105

Jun-24-2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Journey Through Darkness: Exploring Magnification and Technology to Enhance the Patient with Partial Vision
LV - Low Vision
Robert Reed, OD
Journey Through Darkness: Exploring Magnification and Technology to Enhance the Patient with Partial Vision

Sure, vision is important. It's our job! With 80% of a person's sensory input connecting us to the world what do we do when vision isn't correctable to 20/40? 20/70? 20/200? Going blind isn't a life sentence or the end. There's A LOT we can do. Let's explore magnification and technology to enhance partial vision. What resources and support organizations are there? How do family, friends, and faith help someone deal with vision restrictions?
Para
1

2020

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Evaluation and Management of the Visually Impaired Child
LV - Low Vision
Maria S Richman, OD
Evaluation and Management of the Visually Impaired Child

This course will walk the primary care optometrist through evaluating and managing pediatric low vision patients.
OD Education
1

4050

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Bringing Low Vision to Your Practice
LV - Low Vision
Maria S Richman, OD
Bringing Low Vision to Your Practice

This course will address classifications of visual acuity/visual field loss and the common conditions causing low vision. The attention will be on the testing done during a low vision exam and magnification, lighting, glare control, electronic systems and non-optical choices that are available to assist the visually impaired patients in their activities of daily living.
OD/Para Education
1

4075

Jun-27-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Vision Rehabilition of Patients with Stroke/TBI
LV - Low Vision
James Hill, OD
Vision Rehabilition of Patients with Stroke/TBI

Stroke and traumatic brain injury are very common in at risk and the aging population. This course will review the pathophysiology and epidemiology of stroke. Optometry is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat vision impairment due to acquired brain injury and this course will review treatment strategies that all optometrists can apply to their clinical practice. Case reports will also be included in this presentation.
OD Education
1
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1035

Jun-24-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Neuro-Optometric Grand Rounds
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Neuro-Optometric Grand Rounds

This course reviews the optometric presentation of neurological conditions including myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinsons disease using a grand rounds case presentation format. The variability in case presentations will elaborate on the vast clinical presentations each condition has, and what role the optometrist plays in co-managing these diseases.
OD Education
2

2055

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Pediatric Headache: Is it their eyes?
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS
Pediatric Headache: Is it their eyes?

When a child complains of headaches, one of the first referrals made is often for an eye exam. The types of pediatric headache, common causes - both visual and not - and important rule-outs will be explored. Additionally, what should be included in a visual and ocular evaluation of pediatric headache will be discussed.
67278-NO
OD Education
1

2080

Jun-25-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Optic Neuritis to MS
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Bobby Saenz, OD, MS
Optic Neuritis to MS

Optometrists can play a vital role in the diagnosis and management of optic neuritis, but some confusion exists in how to make the diagnosis with neuro-imaging and how to make the appropriate referral. This course will review practical concepts related to the workup, treatment, and management of demyelinating optic neuritis and atypical optic neuritis. The course will also discuss how the diagnosis of MS is made and the role of the optometrist in the long term care of an optic neuritis and MS patient.
67286-NO
OD Education
1

2105

Jun-25-2020
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Adult Diplopia Grand Rounds
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Adult Diplopia Grand Rounds

Adult diplopia is an inevitable patient complaint in every optometric office. This course aims to provide the primary care optometrist with a vast presentation of different types of adult diplopia that may present to their office and clinical approaches to best manage each case in a grand rounds presentation format. Emphasis will be placed on being able to differentiate what is developmental vs. pathological and what warrants further systemic and neurological workup beyond prismatic correction.
67350-NO
OD Education
2

3020

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Top 5 Neuro Diagnosis Not to Miss
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Cecelia Koetting, OD
Top 5 Neuro Diagnosis Not to Miss

In this lecture we will discuss the most common and concerning neurological issues that present in our offices. Timely diagnosis in these patients is important and understanding what testing should be ordered and when treatment is indicated will be reviewed.
67298-NO
OD Education
1

3100

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
School of Hard Knocks: TBI and the NFL Concussion Crisis
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
School of Hard Knocks: TBI and the NFL Concussion Crisis

Contact sports and Traumatic Brain Injury TBI is at epidemic levels. Optometrists and Comprehensive Eye Exams are a Primary entry point into the TBI Interprofessional Care System. The bumps, jolts or blows to the head is the primary cause of the potentially fatal disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE. As a result, The National Football League NFL has implemented an NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committees Concussion Diagnosis and Management protocol. Optometrists need to be aware of this not only for professional athlete TBI assessment, but also to be able to properly assess, manage, advise and refer their patients for best care practices. This course will discuss TBICTE and the NFL concussion protocol and how to implement recommendations into Primary Comprehensive Optometric Care.
OD Education
2

3115

Jun-26-2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Neuroimaging Simplified for the OD
NO - Neuro-Optometry
James Hill, OD
Neuroimaging Simplified for the OD

Neurology is part of the visual system, and optometrists must know how to order and obtain imaging to diagnose pathology. MRI consists of sagittal, coronal, and axial image scans. Also it is important to understand the Xray, CT, PET, MEG, MRA, and DSA imaging technologies. Finally, understand how to write the order and work with the radiologist to review results. ODs ordering imaging are responsible for what it reveals.
OD Education
1

3145

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 6:00PM
An OD's Guide to Optic Nerve Swelling
NO - Neuro-Optometry
James Hill, OD
An OD's Guide to Optic Nerve Swelling

There is not much more intimidating for an optometrist during a normal clinic day than for a patient to come in complaining of vision loss and the dilated fundus exams reveals a swollen optic nerve(s). This course hopes to serve as a clinical guide to systematically take a step by step method to point you to the probable diagnosis and ultimate treatment options.
OD Education
1

4060

Jun-27-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Disky Divas
NO - Neuro-Optometry
Bobby Saenz, OD, MS
The Disky Divas

Optometrists play a vital role in the diagnosis and management of optic disc edemas. This course will simplify the common causes of optic disc edema and review practical concepts related to the workup, treatment, and management of optic disc edema.
67425-NO
OD Education
2
Course
Time
Session
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2005

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
The WEIGHT is Over: New Guidelines Help Optometrists Modify Plaquenil Risk
PB - Public Health
Anthony DeWilde, OD
The WEIGHT is Over: New Guidelines Help Optometrists Modify Plaquenil Risk

Plaquenil maculopathy is a rare, but visually debilitating complication of using hydroxychloroquine medication. This course details utilizing special testing including Visual Fields and OCT for diagnosis. The 2011 and 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology management recommendations including treatment and follow-up will be discussed, including what height, weight, and dosage constitutes high risk. New information about risk modification will help the optometrist manage patients on Plaquenil.
67285-PB
OD Education
1

3005

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Judicious Prescribing of Dangerous and Controlled Substances
PB - Public Health
Spencer Johnson, OD
Judicious Prescribing of Dangerous and Controlled Substances

This course gives providers an overview of narcotic pain killers used in optometric practice, examines indication and contraindication for their use, and discusses federal and state laws regulating the prescription of dangerous and controlled substances.
67347-PB
OD Education
1

P310

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Blue Light Digital Eye Strain
PB - Public Health
Tami Hagemeyer, ABOC
Blue Light Digital Eye Strain

NEEDED
Para
1

3190

Jun-26-2020
7:00PM - 9:00PM
We the People: Optometry's Expanding Role in Population Health
PB - Public Health
Justin Manning, OD, MPH, FAAO
We the People: Optometry's Expanding Role in Population Health

Population health and the Triple Aim are vital components in improving an ineffective and broken healthcare system. This course gives a broad overview of population health management and its role in expanding optometry's position in the healthcare system.
67439-PB
OD Education
2
Course
Time
Session
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Handout
Track
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2095

Jun-25-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Ordering Laboratory Tests for Retinal Disease
PD - Principles of Diagnosis
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Ordering Laboratory Tests for Retinal Disease

A wide spectrum of posterior segment diseases are associated with systemic conditions. These range from disorders of the blood, metabolic and cardiovascular in nature to infectious, inflammatory and auto-immune syndromes. This lecture demonstrates a number of posterior segment diseases and their indicated laboratory tests for confirmation of the diagnosis and aid in proper management of the patient.
67330-PD
OD/Para Education
1

3035

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
OCT-A(nd) You
PD - Principles of Diagnosis
Leo Semes, OD
OCT-A(nd) You

The evolution in imaging from OCT through OCT-A has offered a new dimension in retinal imaging and has expanded our understanding of disease processes. This course will explore that spectrum through a series of case examples.
67297-PD
OD Education
2

3080

Jun-26-2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
In-Office Electrodiagnostics for the Non-Glaucoma Patient: DM, DR, AMD
PD - Principles of Diagnosis
Nate Lighthizer, OD
In-Office Electrodiagnostics for the Non-Glaucoma Patient: DM, DR, AMD

Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests (VEP, ERG, mfERG, EOG) are often the key to diagnosis and prognosis of a number of inherited and acquired conditions. Although in the past most optometrists didn't perform these tests on a regular basis, that is now changing with evolving technology, and this testing is now being incorporated into private practice optometry. Knowing when to refer, and most importantly, which test to refer for can be critical for a patient's diagnosis and management. This interactive one hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.
OD Education
1

W305

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
OCT for Retina Workshop: How to Scan How to Interpret
PD - Principles of Diagnosis
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD; Jessica Haynes
OCT for Retina Workshop: How to Scan How to Interpret

Although over the past decade Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has become a workhorse in ocular disease detection and management, there are still deficiencies in understanding the maximum potential of this powerful diagnostic tool. This workshop will demonstrate the utilization of OCT for posterior segment disease and its application beyond just the macula and optic nerve assessment. Variety of scanning strategies will be used to demonstrate normal findings as oppose to morphologic and physiologic effect of various pathologic conditions. Interpretation of the resulted images is a critical part of this workshop.
OD Education
2

3135

Jun-26-2020
4:00PM - 5:00PM
The Sequential Work Up of AMD Using OCT
PD - Principles of Diagnosis
Julie Rodman, OD
The Sequential Work Up of AMD Using OCT

This course will provide a general overview of AMD and its variants including pathophysiology, risk factors and management. A discussion of AMD disease classification integrating the use of OCT will be emphasized. Clinical examples supporting the use of OCT into the diagnosis and management of AMD will be presented.
67505-PD
OD Education
1

3165

Jun-26-2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Working in the Lab: Deciphering How to Order and Interpret Results
PD - Principles of Diagnosis
Michael Cooper, OD
Working in the Lab: Deciphering How to Order and Interpret Results

Optometry has increasingly taken on a larger role in managing emergent and medical conditions for our patients. Laboratory testing can be crucial to effectively diagnosis and management, whether it be in office and/or by referral. Indications and interpretation of pertinent lab tests will be covered through a series of case reports (Thyroid, Lyme Disease, Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Orbital Trauma, and many more).
67395-PD
OD Education
2
Course
Time
Session
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1005

Jun-24-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Marijuana, Cannabis, Cannabinoids Glaucoma & IOP
PH - Pharmacology
Denise Valenti, OD
Marijuana, Cannabis, Cannabinoids Glaucoma & IOP

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have legal medicinal use of marijuana and among these the majority allow for the treatment of glaucoma with medicinal marijuana. However, there is no indication that any state is requiring monitoring of these patients using the accepted standards of medical management; with appropriate diagnosis and follow up, to accompany the treatment of glaucoma with medical marijuana. Further there is an increasing body of research that the cannabinoid, Cannabidiol-CBD causes spiking of the eye's pressure. This lecture will review the research related to cannabinoids and marijuana and their use in the treatment of glaucoma. Further the lecture will review how CBD is being used in FDA approved products as well as widely distributed "OTC" products and the potential for vision harm. The impact of legal recreational and medical marijuana on patient's perception of efficacy to treat glaucoma will be discussed.
67338-PH
OD Education
1

2085

Jun-25-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Ocular and Visual Effects of Psychiatric Drug Therapies in Children
PH - Pharmacology
Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Ocular and Visual Effects of Psychiatric Drug Therapies in Children

The use of psychiatric medications in children has substantially increased in the last few decades. As primary eye care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the pharmacology as well as the potential visual and ocular adverse reactions of these medications which can range from minimal to sight threatening.
OD Education
1

2165

Jun-25-2020
7:00PM - 9:00PM
New Ophthalmic Drugs In the Pipeline and On The Shelves
PH - Pharmacology
Alan Kabat, OD
New Ophthalmic Drugs In the Pipeline and On The Shelves

Ophthalmic medications allow us to treat and manage a variety of ocular disorders. New drug development affords us additional options for better, safer and/or more convenient therapy. This lecture provides information about some of the newest medications for the treatment of dry eye disease, ocular allergy, infection, inflammation, glaucoma and retinal disease.
67358-PH
OD Education
2

3025

Jun-26-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Dry Eye Disease
PH - Pharmacology
Alan Kabat, OD, FAAO
Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye is a multifactorial disorder, and so there are many potential therapeutic avenues for its management. This lecture presents an overview of some of the newest and most unique pharmaceutical agents in development for the treatment of dry eye and ocular surface disease.
67323-PH
OD Education
1

4130

Jun-27-2020
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Principles of Ocular Pain Control - Common Causes of Ocular Pain and Management in the Optometric Practice
PH - Pharmacology
Julie Tyler, OD
Principles of Ocular Pain Control - Common Causes of Ocular Pain and Management in the Optometric Practice

This course will include a case-based approach to presenting ocular pain conditions with a focus on non-traumatic, non-infectious etiologies. Included will be a discussion of some of the latest recommendations for oral and topical pain management. Additionally, the course reviews the use of several specific pain medications, their indications, and associated risks.
67520-PH
OD Education
2

5000

Jun-28-2020
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Eye Care Update - Part 1
PH - Pharmacology
Ron Melton, OD; Randall Thomas, OD
Eye Care Update - Part 1

This team-taught course is designed to update the clinician in the latest advances in the medical management of eye diseases. The discussion will center around current and evolving trends in the eye care world. Emphasis will be given to sharpening the clinician's skills in diagnosing and medically managing a variety of ocular disease entities. The lecture team will share helpful clinical pearls that they have accumulated from over 70+ years of clinical practice while remaining immersed in the latest medical research and literature.
65911-PH
OD Education
2

5010

Jun-28-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Eye Care Update - Part 2
PH - Pharmacology
Ron Melton, OD; Randall Thomas, OD
Eye Care Update - Part 2

This discussion will provide the clinician in the latest advances in the medical management of eye diseases. Emphasis will be given to sharpening the clinician's skills in diagnosing and medically managing a variety of ocular disease entities. The lecture team will share helpful clinical pearls that they have accumulated from over 70+ years of clinical practice while remaining immersed in the latest medical research and literature. This course reaches the cutting edge of contemporary eye care.
65912-PH
OD Education
2
Course
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Session
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1065

Jun-24-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Customer Service Connections - Your Critical Competitive Advantage
PM - Practice Management
Selina Riann McGee, OD
Customer Service Connections - Your Critical Competitive Advantage

The rules today for customer service have changed. The options available to our patients/clients today can be found almost anywhere. What sets businesses apart is the experience. Cultivating the patient experience from beginning to end is paramount to compete and win in today's marketplace. We will discuss how to create emotional connections to achieve loyal relationships that turn your patients/clients into brand ambassadors.
OD/Para Education
1

1070

Jun-24-2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Common Eye Diseases, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Proper Coding
PM - Practice Management
Rebecca Wartman, OD; Harvey Richman, OD
Common Eye Diseases, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Proper Coding

This course will review take and in depth dive into the common ocular pathologies and briefly review the clinical care guidelines for each. There will be discussion of special testing, how to pace, how to code, and what the insurance rules are for each condition.
OD/Para Education
2

2145

Jun-25-2020
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Coding for Contact Lens Practitioners
PM - Practice Management
Harvey Richman, OD; Rebecca Wartman, OD
Coding for Contact Lens Practitioners

This course will provide doctors who are new to practice and are currently pursuing expanding their contact lens program the information they need regarding the value of appropriate medical record documentation, an overview of the various code systems that doctors of optometry employ, and practical information on how to code for the services most frequently provided by doctors of optometry who evaluate and fit patients for contact lenses.
67441-PM
OD Education
1

P305

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Stress and Relaxation in the Work Place
PM - Practice Management
Beverly Roberts, CPOT, ABOC
Stress and Relaxation in the Work Place

Stress in the work place is not always within our control. This class will demonstrate exercises that a staff member can do to reduce the affects of stress and keep their production up. We often hear the words "Burn Out" with this workshop you will be able to recognize the onset of burn-out and use the exercises to avoid the fatal affects. It is a fun class that will get you out of your seat with many take homes to use in your personal life as well as the work place!!
Para
1

P315

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Keep Patients in the Express Lane
PM - Practice Management
Beverly Roberts, CPOT, ABOC
Keep Patients in the Express Lane

This course teaches a unique 3 step thinking process. This process will show a systematic way of being organized and keeping things on task even in the business of the day. The best part is, if applied properly you will be able to keep yourself organized in all areas of your life. The overall outcome of good organization is a less stressful and a more productive environment.
Para
1

P335

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Hiring Power - Building a Dynamic Team
PM - Practice Management
Beverly Roberts, CPOT, ABOC
Hiring Power - Building a Dynamic Team

Description- this course is design to teach skills on how to find the employee best suited for your practice. It will include a 4 step interview process to evaluate the candidates and there potential. You will be able to know if they can perform the job duties you are hiring for before you hire them. It will include input from your current staff. This will create ownership of success for all staff involved in the process
Para
1

3175

Jun-26-2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Understanding ICD-10 Coding and New E&M Documentation Changes
PM - Practice Management
Thomas Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC
Understanding ICD-10 Coding and New E&M Documentation Changes

The importance of using ICD-10 codes to the highest degree of specificity for correct billing and how to accomplish this through the proper use of the ICD-10 code book will be discussed. Coding for eye related diagnoses will be emphasized. The new CMS proposed changes to the E&M codes for both documentation and reimbursement will also be discussed.
OD/Para Education
2

4010

Jun-27-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Healthcare: What's Happening and How Will it Affect My Practice?
PM - Practice Management
Spencer Johnson, OD
Healthcare: What's Happening and How Will it Affect My Practice?

This course examines the current state of the U.S. healthcare system and how it arrived at this point, discusses the effects of recent legislation and other forces on the direction of the system, and emphasizes the potential influence these changes will have on optometric practice.
67371-PM
OD Education
1

4160

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Coding Boot Camp: A Tactical Approach to Surviving an Audit
PM - Practice Management
Richard Soden, OD
Coding Boot Camp: A Tactical Approach to Surviving an Audit

Significant amounts of money are being recouped from healthcare providers by governmental and private healthcare insurers as a result of increased audits of medical records. This course will provide a review of the necessary knowledge base needed for coding and billing of Optometric claims, as well as the proper documentation required to support these claims. Material will be presented by subjecting the documentation of actual cases to the audit process. Emphasis will be placed on the elements that auditors focus on, as well as those identified in OIG (Office of the Inspector General) reports.
OD/Para Education
2

4085

Jun-27-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Cataract Reimbursement Doest Have to Be Tough
PM - Practice Management
Harvey Richman, OD; Rebecca Wartman, OD
Cataract Reimbursement Doest Have to Be Tough

One of the biggest problems for optometrist dealing with cataract postoperative care is getting paid. This course will provide the tools to bill for the services and materials required.
67402-PM
OD Education
1
Course
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P200

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Ocular Prosthetics: A Primer for the Paraoptometric
PO - Peri-Operative Management
Michelle Welch, OD
Ocular Prosthetics: A Primer for the Paraoptometric

This one hour course will discuss various aspects associated with the care of patients who have undergone enucleation, evisceration, or exenteration. A brief history of ocular prosthetics and an overview of the process to make a prosthesis will be included. Discussion will also include long term care recommendations for the ocular prosthetic and how the paraoptometric can be involved to ensure optimal patient health.
Para
1

3155

Jun-26-2020
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Oculoplastics and Optometric Coordination of Care
PO - Peri-Operative Management
Alan Kabat, OD, FAAO
Oculoplastics and Optometric Coordination of Care

This course underscores the importance of medical oculoplastics and the substantial role that optometry plays in recognition, referral and comanagement. Case examples highlight the discussion of oculoplastic surgical management.
67365-PO
OD Education
1

4040

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Pearls for Success - Co-Management of Cataract Patients and How to Manage Every Post-Op Complication Possible
PO - Peri-Operative Management
Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO
Pearls for Success - Co-Management of Cataract Patients and How to Manage Every Post-Op Complication Possible

Optometry's role in the co-management of cataract patients continues to increase as optometrists have become the leading eye care providers and it's important for optometrists to be proficient and understand how to handle post op complications. This course will also educate optometrists on how to successfully participate in collaborative care for cataract patients.
67376-PO
OD Education
1

4055

Jun-27-2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Co-Managing Complex Cornea
PO - Peri-Operative Management
Cecelia Koetting, OD
Co-Managing Complex Cornea

Many of our patients have had or may need complex corneal surgeries. In this course we will discuss some of these corneal surgeries and how to manage the patients after surgery.
67390-PO
OD Education
1
Course
Time
Session
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Handout
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Credit Hours
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1060

Jun-24-2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Macular Degeneration: Not All Age Related
PS - Posterior Segment
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Macular Degeneration: Not All Age Related

Optometrists encounter a number of patients with a variety of degenerative and non-degenerative macular conditions. There are a number of risk factors associated with these diseases including patient's demography, genetics and life-style choices. Many of these patients suffer specifically from "age related macular degeneration" (AMD) while others mimic AMD. From standpoint of clinical course and proper management of patients suffering with these conditions, differential diagnosis is very important. This lecture demonstrates the clinical and diagnostic findings associated AMD as compared to other mimicking clinical entities.
67274-PS
OD Education
1

2015

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
AMD 101
PS - Posterior Segment
Leo Semes, OD
AMD 101

Over the past 15 years, tremendous advances have been made in the detection and treatment of age-related macular degeneration AMD. Numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers are published every month, covering a broad range of topics ranging from epidemiology to treatment. Although the expanded knowledge is welcome news, the information overload has made it difficult for clinicians to keep up with the science, much less understand the implications for patient care. This program will address this need by outlining practical, evidence-based strategies that can be implemented in a medically-oriented practice.
67272-PS
OD Education
1

2035

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease
PS - Posterior Segment
Joseph Sowka, OD
Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease

In a case-based grand rounds format, this course will examine the gamut of optic neuropathies. Included in the discussion will be papilledema, pseudotumor cerebri, ischemic neuropathy, infiltrative neuropathy, compressive neuropathy, and infectious neuropathy. Differential diagnoses, clinical findings, and management algorithms are emphasized. Numerous odes are presented to assist the audience in remembering key concepts. In a case-based format, common retinal vascular conditions will be addressed with emphasis on new management protocols. Specifically, there will be discussions on the relationship between acute retinal ischemia and stroke risk. Further, the relationship between vein occlusions and abnormal autoimmunity are discussed. Current management of TIA and retinal emboli are presented.
OD Education
2

2050

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
A New Look at AMD
PS - Posterior Segment
Leo Semes, OD
A New Look at AMD

The burden of macular degeneration is as multi-faceted as its risk factors. This course will explore the risk factors, burden of treatment for the neovascular form as well as the staging clinical manifestations of AMD. In addition, it will propose the gold standard biomarker for pre-clinical AMD. In addition, intervention opportunities for patients diagnosed with early AMD will be offered.
67443-PS
OD Education
2

2120

Jun-25-2020
1:30PM - 2:30PM
The Inside Scoop on Retinal Breaks: Clinical Courses, Treatment, and Outcomes
PS - Posterior Segment
Jessica Steen, OD
The Inside Scoop on Retinal Breaks: Clinical Courses, Treatment, and Outcomes

This course will discuss retinal breaks, with an emphasis on treatment and practical outcomes in a case-based format from a unique first person perspective. While there is a high single procedure success rate of the treatment of retinal breaks, this course will highlight the clinical course of retinal breaks and detachments which require multiple procedure repair and long-term management to maximize patient outcomes.
OD Education
1

2170

Jun-25-2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
What We Don't See Matters-What's This Macular Pigment All About?
PS - Posterior Segment
Pamela Lowe, OD
What We Don't See Matters-What's This Macular Pigment All About?

As primary eye care professionals we are on the front line of protecting vision for our patient's lifetime. This course explains the importance of macular pigment optical density (MPOD), the invisible carotenoids protecting central vision. Participants will learn what healthy MPOD levels are and the best way patients can protect their central vision through proper spectacle lens filters, nutrition, exercise and/or supplements. A firm grasp of the prevalence and risk factors of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss for those 50 and older, will be gained and participants will learn efficient ways to identify patients at risk and educate them on prevention.
66771-PS
OD Education
1

3170

Jun-26-2020
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: Current Update on Diagnosis and Management
PS - Posterior Segment
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD; Roya Attar, OD, MBA
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: Current Update on Diagnosis and Management

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) of or chorioretinopathy is a common disease of the posterior segment can result in significant functional vision loss. Although in most cases this may present as a single episode with spontaneous resolution with satisfactory visual recovery, chronic and recurrent cases are challenging from the management stand point. This lecture reviews the clinical course and indicated management of this condition.
OD Education
1

4080

Jun-27-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Disorders of the Vitreomacular Interface
PS - Posterior Segment
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Disorders of the Vitreomacular Interface

Vitreomacular interface disorders such as vitreomacular- adhesion (VMA) and traction (VMT), epiretinal membranes and macular holes are commonly encountered conditions in optometric practice. These conditions can be detected in symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients therefore often result in management dilemmas for the practitioners. This course will review diagnostic tools and criterion as well and indications for medical and or surgical interventions as well as risks benefits of treatment vs clinical monitoring these patients.
67426-PS
OD Education
1
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2000

Jun-25-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
The ABC's of the FAZ
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
James Deom, OD
The ABC's of the FAZ

The purpose of this course is to take a detailed historical approach to the newest diagnostic metric in eyecare--The Foveal Avascular Zone and make it applicable to everyday practice with the latest in eyecare technology. A evidenced based approach detailing the research and data to date on the FAZ with be first reviewed parallel to an introduction on optical coherence tomography angiography. Once a firm understanding on the importance of the FAZ is gained a new approach to the identification and management of diabetic patients will be proposed with supporting evidence.
OD Education
1

2030

Jun-25-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Life Threatening Eye Signs & Symptoms that Can't Be Missed!
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Joseph Shovlin, OD
Life Threatening Eye Signs & Symptoms that Can't Be Missed!

There are several key signs and symptoms that signal potentially life threatening disease. It's crucial that every clinician be aware of these important signals. A full range of signs and symptoms must be evaluated for risk of morbidity. Several case examples including neurologic and vascular etiologies such as flashing lights signaling an aneurysm, TIAs associated with septal wall defects, corneal verticillate in lysosomal storage diseases, recurrent shingles due to reduced cell mediated immunity (thymoma) and other fascinating cases will be highlighted.
OD Education
2

P230

Jun-25-2020
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Diabetes and the Eye
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Michelle Welch, OD
Diabetes and the Eye

This one hour course will familiarize the paraoptometric with the importance of eye care to the patient with diabetes. Epidemiology of diabetes will be discussed. Ocular complications of diabetes will be covered and the important questions to ask the patient with diabetes during case history will be explained.
Para
1

2130

Jun-25-2020
2:30PM - 3:30PM
A Tailored Approach to Uveitis and Systemic Disease
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Anthony DeWilde, OD
A Tailored Approach to Uveitis and Systemic Disease

Uveitis has several potential systemic associations. This course is designed to help the optometrist use a tailored approach to diagnosing uveitis and looking for associated conditions. The course highlights when to order specialized testing by integrating the patient's history, ocular examination, characteristics of uveitis, and symptoms
OD Education
1

2155

Jun-25-2020
5:30PM - 6:30PM
When a Slit Lamp Exam Can Save a Life: The Essential Role of Optometrists
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Langis Michaud, OD MSc
When a Slit Lamp Exam Can Save a Life: The Essential Role of Optometrists

This lecture explores the ocular manifestations related to lysosomal storage disorders, with emphasis in mucopolysaccharidoses and Fabry's disease, both considered life-threatening if not diagnosed in a timely manner. Among all other clinical signs, ocular manifestation occurs very early in life and are easily detectable through a regular slit lamp examination. This may make a difference in the management of the patient and his quality of life. Author will illustrate each clinical signs and their evolution over time. Lab testing to confirm the diagnosis is explained and optometrical management of these cases is covered. At the end, participants will be able to identify early signs that may prompt to a diagnosis of metabolic disorders and contribute to save lives of affected individuals.
67356-SD
OD Education
1

2160

Jun-25-2020
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Diabetes Treatment and Management
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Steven Ferrucci, OD
Diabetes Treatment and Management

This course provides an introduction to diabetes, with an emphasis on Type 2. The systemic aspects of diabetes are reviewed, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options. The second part of the lecture is a review of the newest diabetic retinopathy classification and management recommendations.
OD Education
2

3000

Jun-26-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Sleep Apnea & The Eye
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Richard B Mangan, OD, FAAO
Sleep Apnea & The Eye

Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a disease characterized by recurrent complete or partial upper airway obstructions during sleep. The majority of patients with SAS demonstrate this obstruction either at the nasopharynx or the oropharynx. Risk factors for SAS include obesity, male gender, upper airway abnormalities, alcohol use, snoring, and wide neck girth. Reported ophthalmic findings in patients with SAS include floppy eyelid syndrome (FES), glaucoma, keratoconus, and non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). This course provides clinically relevant information on sleep apnea syndrome and it ophthalmic implications.
67354-SD
OD Education
1

3030

Jun-26-2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
An Autoimmune Disease Update: What You Need to Know About Myasthenia Gravis
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Susan D'Emic, OD
An Autoimmune Disease Update: What You Need to Know About Myasthenia Gravis

This course described the disease Myasthenia Gravis, it's causes, signs, symptoms and prevalence among the population. Both systemic and ocular manifestations are discussed. Diagnosis and treament of this rare autoimmune disease effect approximately 2 in 20,000 people is reviewed. New therapies are research which are underway to find potential cures and treatments for this potentially debilitating disease are discussed.
67522-SD
OD Education
2

3085

Jun-26-2020
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Exploring the Autoimmune Diseases: A Systemic Approach
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Exploring the Autoimmune Diseases: A Systemic Approach

Patient's present with an array of systemic disorders. The autoimmune disorders are a varied group of conditions that provide a difficult challenge for both patient and clinician. This interactive presentation will focus on the ocular complications associated with autoimmune disorders, including diagnosis, management and treatment.
OD Education
2

3195

Jun-26-2020
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Thyroid
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
James Deom, OD
Thyroid

NEEDED
OD Education
1

3205

Jun-26-2020
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Hypertension
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
James Deom, OD
Hypertension

NEEDED
OD Education
1

4000

Jun-27-2020
7:00AM - 8:00AM
STDs: A Pertinent Clinical Review for Eye-Care Providers
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Roya Attar, OD, MBA; Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
STDs: A Pertinent Clinical Review for Eye-Care Providers

The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise, with many having detrimental effects on the human visual system. These conditions include but not limited to; gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis, viral infections such as HIV and herpes. Infected patients often present with a variety of anterior and posterior ocular manifestations as well as a possible concurrent opportunistic infections in some conditions. This lecture will provide an overview of clinical signs and symptoms, both ocular and systemic, of these conditions relevant to eye-care. Discussion will include appropriate management including referral of patients suspected of these conditions and precautions that should be taken.
OD/Para Education
1

P405

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
How Systemic Conditions Can Affect the Eye
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Mile Brujic, OD
How Systemic Conditions Can Affect the Eye

As our patients age, so does the number of patients with chronic disease. It is becoming increasingly important for the eye care practitioner to understand the link between systemic disease and the eye. This course will be a detailed overview of those systemic conditions and how they can affect the eyes.
Para
2

4030

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Periocular Malignancies
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Marc Myers, OD; Andrew S Gurwood, OD
Periocular Malignancies

This presentation explores the diagnosis, management and prevention of skin cancer. The importance of gross observation and slit lamp biomicroscopy of the adnexa cannot be undervalued as a means of detecting, diagnosing and managing malignancies. Treatment modalities including surgical and non-surgical options are discussed.
OD Education
2

4025

Jun-27-2020
9:00AM - 11:00AM
A Rote Approach to Diabetic Photo Reading
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Jacqueline Theis, OD
A Rote Approach to Diabetic Photo Reading

Interactive presentation of clinical diabetic photos/OCTs to aid the practitioner in managing diabetic retinopathy by understanding the pathophysiology of the disease using clinically relevant examples. The course describes how the advent of OCT and anti-VEGF treatment options has changed how we stage diabetic retinopathy and how it has changed our referral/treatment guidelines.
OD Education
2

4070

Jun-27-2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Vascular Neuro-Optometry Retinal Artery/Vein Occulsions, Stroke & More
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Aly Wasik, OD
Vascular Neuro-Optometry Retinal Artery/Vein Occulsions, Stroke & More

NEEDED
67516-SD
OD Education
1

4090

Jun-27-2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and the OD
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Susan Kovacich, OD
Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and the OD

Tourette Syndrome (TS), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are systemic diseases which can exist in isolation or be comorbid. These conditions and their effects on the eye are presented in this one-hour course.
67407-SD
OD Education
1

4115

Jun-27-2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Anticoagulation and the Eye
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Aly Wasik, OD
Anticoagulation and the Eye

NEEDED
67517-SD
OD Education
2

4145

Jun-27-2020
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Solving the Scleritis Dilemma: Laboratory Testing and Management of Anterior Scleritis
SD - Systemic/Ocular Disease
Erich Hinel, OD, MS
Solving the Scleritis Dilemma: Laboratory Testing and Management of Anterior Scleritis

This course will highlight the clinical approach for the proper diagnosis and management of anterior scleritis. Particular emphasis will be placed on the laboratory testing needed to identify commonly associated systemic inflammatory conditions. Interesting and challenging patient cases will be highlighted throughout the course that will illustrate key concepts and advanced management strategies.
67403-SD
OD Education
1