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Session
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105

Jun-20-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Stroke Optometric Rehab
Brenda H. Montecalvo, OD
Stroke Optometric Rehab

Optometric vision therapy is a powerful tool used to help stroke patients regain lost skills. Learn how to design and implement an effective program to provide high yield outcomes. An exciting presentation, designed for the therapist/doctor to gain confidence when working with stroke patients. Discover how to help change more lives in the therapy room so you can make a difference and reduce the struggle and frustration faced by stoke victims.

110

Jun-20-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Myopia Control Update for the Primary Care OD
Christopher Wolfe, OD
Myopia Control Update for the Primary Care OD

An update of current literature on myopia control allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence-based ocular care.

100

Jun-20-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Red Eyes: It's just conjunctivitis...Or Is It?
Josh K. Johnston, OD
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 red eyes 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.

C000

Jun-20-2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
CPR Course / Red Cross
Red Cross
CPR Course / Red Cross

CPR Adult/Pediatric/AED Advance Registration & Fee Required

125

Jun-20-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Vision Rehab Panel
Carl Garbus, OD Bhavani Iyer, OD Jason Clopton, OD John Rundquist, OD
Vision Rehab Panel

120

Jun-20-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
An Optometrists Guide to Corneal Crosslinking
Clark Chang, OD
An Optometrists Guide to Corneal Crosslinking

Significant impairments can result if cornea ectatic diseases, such as keratoconus, are left untreated. Thus, It is imperative for optometrist to know the most current treatment recommendations. Disease stabilization with corneal crosslinking is a new emerging key concept in this new era of keratoconus management. This course will discuss crosslinking treatment techniques, patient selections, expected outcomes and ongoing clinical investigations.

115

Jun-20-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Scleral Lens Grand Rounds: Advanced Tips for Practitioners
Andrew Morgenstern, OD; Langis Michaud, OD
Scleral Lens Grand Rounds: Advanced Tips for Practitioners

This lecture aims to target practitioners with some experience in scleral lens fitting. It addresses the most common troubleshooting issues a practitioner may encounter and provides several strategies to fix the problems. This is a grand round of clinical specialty cases with the goal to enhance the capability of troubleshooting scleral lens issues and to optimize the fitting.

P005

Jun-20-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Delegation - How to Work SMARTER
Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
Delegation - How to Work SMARTER

Your greatest asset is your team. Your biggest headaches can be caused by…your team. How can you inspire, set realistic goals, and understand how to create and keep a positive workplace? This course will help you to understand how to share the duties and responsibilities with your team. You will walk through methods to establish goals and objectives, set performance standards, develop job descriptions and performance appraisals. You will learn which tasks to never delegate and, ultimately how this all impacts the practice economics.

130

Jun-20-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Contact Lens Fitting After Corneal Cross-Linking and Intacs
Clark Chang, OD
Contact Lens Fitting After Corneal Cross-Linking and Intacs

Given the new management focus on keratoconus stabilization while reducing irregular corneal optics, more patient encounters after corneal cross-linking and Intacs will be seen in optometric practices. This course explains the basic contact lens fitting principles in these patients.

140

Jun-20-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Refractive Surgery Update
Josh K. Johnston, OD Clark Chang, OD Sondra Black, OD
Refractive Surgery Update

New updates in refrative surgery

145

Jun-20-2018
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Diabetometry and Diabetometrists: Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension and Lipid Levels American Optometric Association (AOA) Diabetes Guideline EBO Committee Course
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
Diabetometry and Diabetometrists: Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension and Lipid Levels American Optometric Association (AOA) Diabetes Guideline EBO Committee Course

Will be discussing the Evidence Based Guideline procedure and steps

P010

Jun-20-2018
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Customer Service - Absolute DON'Ts
Mary Schmidt, ABO, CPO
Customer Service - Absolute DON'Ts

This course is designed to help staff understand how to prevent problem situations. It will create an awareness of where they the problem begins and new and different techniques for prevention. Each attendee will learn how to evaluated themselves and communicate more effectively with patients. The goal of this workshop is to improve patient relations and increase professionalism and pride in staff members.

150

Jun-20-2018
3:00PM - 4:00PM
KORB Award Lecture
KORB Award Lecture

TBD

P015

Jun-20-2018
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Building A Strong Team
Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
Building A Strong Team

What is Team Building? It means different things to different people. Sometimes it’s difficult to define. This program will give you a definition and the skills to create your own. In the competitive market today, your team is critical to your success. Having the team work together, support each other and provide a quality experience for your patient will make the difference between success and mediocrity.

155

Jun-20-2018
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Nutritional Supplementation for Ocular Conditions
Elizabeth Steele, OD
Nutritional Supplementation for Ocular Conditions

Multivitamins are the most commonly used dietary supplements, accounting for almost 6 billion in annuals sales in 2015 according to the NIH. This lecture will review the ocular conditions for which nutritional supplementation has been suggested, and will discuss safety as well as efficacy for each
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1000

Jun-21-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Concussion - An Evidence Based Approach to Optometric Management
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Concussion - An Evidence Based Approach to Optometric Management

This course describes evidence-based optometric co-management of concussion.

1010

Jun-21-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Grand Rounds
Paul M. Karpecki, O.D., FAAO;
Grand Rounds

This lecture allows the participant an understanding of the etiology, key diagnostic factors and treatment options in iritis management. A series of seven “rules” of effective anterior uveitis management will be discussed to help clinicians effectively manage this inflammatory condition and avoid potential complications. The presentation will be conducted in a participation-based, grand rounds format to better assist in understanding iritis management. Systemic conditions, new therapeutics and how to most effectively treat iritis will be emphasized.

P100

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Aged To Perfection
Tami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC
Aged To Perfection

Mature, advanced, experienced, vintage, seasoned, there are numerous synonyms for individuals that are 65 years and older, just don’t call them old! When vintage patients are seen for their annual eye examination, and in good physical condition it is appropriate to continue routine eye care, and additional diagnostic tests are often not needed. But frequently our geriatric patient’s comprehensive eye examination become a doorway to other physical conditions unknown or undiagnosed; and may require additional analytical testing. Discussing some modifications made when a geriatric person is seen for a comprehensive eye examination. Additionally, we focus on the importance, and consider subtle clues given by our patient’s appearance.

P105

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
Diane F. Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM;
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

This course will list and identify the structures of the eye, explaining the visual functions. It will also discuss the refractive status and process of the eye, identifying various conditions of the eye and possible corrections. Included will be muscles of the eye and how they work, and how to identify and manage unequal refractive errors and complications of the eye.

1040

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Education in the Round: Presbyopic Options in Refractive Surgery
Sondra Black, OD
Education in the Round: Presbyopic Options in Refractive Surgery

The baby boomers are aging and this generation of presbyopes is looking for an answer to eliminate the need for their reading glasses. This course is designed to educate the practitioner on the available options on the market today as well as what is on the horizon

1015

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Vision Therapy Services in a Primary Care Practice
Graham Erickson, OD
Vision Therapy Services in a Primary Care Practice

A model for implementing home-based vision therapy services into a general optometric practice is presented. Recent NEI-funded studies have validated the efficacy of vision therapy as a primary treatment for convergence insufficiency and amblyopia. An overview of differential diagnosis leads into practical strategies for effective management with hierarchical treatment protocols, including efficient approaches to scheduling.

1025

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Myopia Control is Not as Easy as You Think! Everything You Need To Know to Do it Right!
Andrew Morgenstern, OD Langis Michaud, OD
Myopia Control is Not as Easy as You Think! Everything You Need To Know to Do it Right!

This lecture aims to identify all the elements practitioner should consider before initiating a myopia control strategy. It enhances the importance of customizing the clinical approach based on patient's characteristics. Finally it establishes a clear clinical algorithm to assess and monitor myopia control over time.

1035

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Ocular Nutrition Controversies
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Ocular Nutrition Controversies

Nutrition plays an important role in ocular health. This course will use patient cases to demonstrate how nutrition can potentially be of great benefit to patients. Both foods and supplements will be discussed to make implementation easy for the attendee.

W105

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Making Examination for the Infant and Young Child Easy Workshop
Ida Chung, OD Glen Steele, OD
Making Examination for the Infant and Young Child Easy Workshop

There is an increasing awareness of the need for earlier identification and intervention for infants and young children through a comprehensive eye examination. This hands-on course is designed to refresh the attendee with protocols for examination and management of the infant and young child. This first part of the workshop will cover a quick and easy review of protocols for such examinations including demonstration of examination techniques. In the second part of the workshop, the attendees will take part in hands-on practice of the procedures in the protocol. Advanced Registration & Fee Required

1140

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Lifestyle Nutrition Considerations in Glaucoma Management
Robert E. Prouty, O.D.;
Lifestyle Nutrition Considerations in Glaucoma Management

One of the most commonly asked questions by patients to their primary care OD is 'Are there any vitamins or nutritional things I can do for my glaucoma?'. This course will cover personal lifestyle and nutritional considerations that may impact the management of glaucoma.

1030

Jun-21-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Dry Eye Disease: It's Not What You Think
Whitney Hauser, OD
Dry Eye Disease: It's Not What You Think

All burning, irritated eyes aren’t “dry eye.” This course will present several anterior segment cases that were initially misdiagnosed as Dry Eye Disease. Attendees will be offered case history, exam data and diagnostics testing results to interactively arrive at the proper conclusion. The course takes a deep dive into potential differential diagnoses that mimic Dry Eye Disease. Each case reviewed are conditions commonly seen in optometric practice and offer clinical application.

1065

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
VEP & ERG: Electrodiagnostics in Clinical Practice: Patient Wins, Practice Wins
Nate Lighthizer, OD
VEP & ERG: Electrodiagnostics in Clinical Practice: Patient Wins, Practice Wins

Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests (VEP and ERG) 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 two hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.

1050

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tales from the Trenches: Cataract Pre-Op and Post-Op
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Tales from the Trenches: Cataract Pre-Op and Post-Op

Provide the practitioner with tools to help educate the patient on cataracts, cataract surgery and it's possible complications using case-based experience

1055

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Modern Management of Ocular Occlusive Disease
Andrew Gurwood, OD
The Modern Management of Ocular Occlusive Disease

Anatomy, pathophysiology, signs & symptoms of ocular occlusive events are discussed.

1070

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Scleral Lens Application Fitting & Problem Solving
Mile Brujic, O.D.; David Kading, O.D.;
Scleral Lens Application Fitting & Problem Solving

This course will introduce the attendee to scleral lenses, its uses, and the fitting strategies proven to optimize success. A specific focus will be on optimizing the fit of the lenses when appropriate candidates are selected. This course reviews how to get started fitting scleral lenses and covers some of the more advanced troubleshooting techniques.

1080

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Top Ten Ethical Issues in Optometry & Primary Eye Care
Thomas A. Wong, OD
The Top Ten Ethical Issues in Optometry & Primary Eye Care

Although optometry has an important ethical history, optometry and ophthalmology is indeed virgin territory for modern bioethics. Now that the Optometric Oath has been revised at Optometry's Meeting in Washington, D.C. 2017 it is important that the profession take ethics seriously as a true discipline. The AOA Ethics forum discusses real world clinical optometric cases giving the optometrist important direction. This course will take a serious ethical look at the 10 major ethical issues facing Optometry.

1100

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Education in the Round: OSD: Managing the Numbers
Paul M. Karpecki, OD
Education in the Round: OSD: Managing the Numbers

1120

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Visual Fields :A Road Map to Management
Elizabeth Steele, OD
Visual Fields :A Road Map to Management

With a place along the visual pathway corresponding to every degree of a visual field, the results of visual field can be very revealing. Through a series of neurologic case reports, this lecture will demonstrate how diagnosis and management can be impacted by running a visual field. Interpretation pearls, anatomical considerations, and other specialty testing with be discussed.

P110

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
CPOA A/T Review
Patrick Coleman;
CPOA A/T Review

W110

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
OSD Workshop
Walt Whitley, OD Michael Cooper, OD Whitney Hauser, OD
OSD Workshop

As our understanding of the ocular surface spectrum has evolved, so have the diagnostic tools to manage and treat these varying disease states. This workshop will present attendees with the unique ability to receive a hands-on opportunity alongside experienced doctors. There will be a detailed and informative introduction where the different testing modalities will be explained and how to implement them in clinical practice.

PW15

Jun-21-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Lensometry Workshop
Sandra Fortenberry, OD Tami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC
Lensometry Workshop

Advance Registration Required

1060

Jun-21-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Anterior Uveitis Management
Paul M. Karpecki, OD
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Anterior Uveitis Management

This lecture allows the participant an understanding of the etiology, key diagnostic factors and treatment options in iritis management. A series of seven rules of effective anterior uveitis management will be discussed to help clinicians effectively manage this inflammatory condition and avoid potential complications. The presentation will be conducted in a participation-based, grand rounds format to better assist in understanding iritis management. Systemic conditions, new therapeutics and how to most effectively treat iritis will be emphasized

1075

Jun-21-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: 60 Minute Glaucoma Update
Eric Schmidt, OD
Education in the Round: 60 Minute Glaucoma Update

This course will present the latest in glaucoma research, diagnosis and treatment advances. Recently published and unpublished data will be presented and special attention will be paid to the clinical implications of this data.

P135

Jun-21-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Troubleshooting Pediatric Dispensing
Diane F. Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM
Troubleshooting Pediatric Dispensing

This course will present information regarding the unique skills needed to dispense eyewear to children. The course will focus on toddlers and children as well as tweens and teens. Identifying specific needs in fit, fashion and function for eyewear on children will be presented, including proper measurements, and anatomical considerations. This session will also present the importance of communicating with children and their parents, and dispensing eyewear. Statistics will be presented on children’s visual needs. It will begin with an ocular embryology and vision disorders of children.

1090

Jun-21-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Incorporating OCT-A Into Patient Care
Elizabeth Steele, OD
Incorporating OCT-A Into Patient Care

OCT-Angiography provides a series of images which allow the practitioner to examine the microvascular circulation of separate layers of the posterior segment of the eye. While IVFA remains the gold standard in many cases, OCT-A often contributes to the clinical picture enough to prevent the need for invasive testing, and unnecessary referrals. This course reviews clinical scenarios in which OCT-A was useful in diagnosis and management.

1125

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Beat the Blues Inside and Out
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Beat the Blues Inside and Out

As we are all exposed to more harmful short-wavelength blue light, we are just beginning to learn about some of the negative affects it may cause. This course will discuss common sources of blue wavelength light, how and why it may be harmful, how blue light in part may be beneficial and what we should do for our patients.

W100

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Scleral Lens Fitting Workshop - It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Melissa Barnett, OD Jeffrey Sonsino, OD Stephanie Woo, OD
Scleral Lens Fitting Workshop - It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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. Advanced Registration & Fee Required

1105

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Evidence-Based Refractive Prescribing for Pediatric Patients
Graham Erickson, OD
Evidence-Based Refractive Prescribing for Pediatric Patients

An overview of emmetropization research establishes effective management guidelines. Ametropia compensation for children under age 6 years is highlighted with consideration of refractive error magnitude, age, developmental milestones, binocular vision status, and research-based evidence. Clinical decisions concerning wear time and correction mode are discussed.

1115

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Starting a Dry Eye Clinic should not make you Tear
Douglas Devries, OD Peter J. Cass, OD
Starting a Dry Eye Clinic should not make you Tear

1160

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Room with a View…Medical Management of Glaucoma
Justin Schweitzer, OD
Room with a View…Medical Management of Glaucoma

This course will take a panoramic view of the management of glaucoma. A discussion and review of visual field testing, optical coherence tomography, and other diagnostic techniques that aid in diagnosing glaucoma will be covered. Treatment of glaucoma from topical glaucoma medications, to minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, to filtration surgeries, to the future of treatment with drug delivery will be discussed.

LA00

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 9:00PM
Advanced Surgical Procedures Lecture
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Advanced Surgical Procedures Lecture

2 Day Course 8 Hours Lecture 8 Hours Labs Advance Registration & Fee Required

1170

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Education in the Round: Nutrition and the Retina
Steven Ferrucci, OD;
Education in the Round: Nutrition and the Retina

This course will enhance the practitioners knowledge concerning nutritional management of age-related macular degeneration, as well as insight into which nutritional supplement is best for their patients. Also research regarding nutrition and diabetes, as well as other retinal diseases, will be discussed.

1110

Jun-21-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Bridging the Generational Gap: Older and Newer Treatments
Kirk L. Smick, O.D.; Murray Fingeret, OD Ben Gaddie, OD Christopher Wolfe, OD Mark Schaeffer, OD James Deom, OD
Bridging the Generational Gap: Older and Newer Treatments

1150

Jun-21-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Education in the Round: Diabetes in Your Practice: What You Find May Surprise You
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Education in the Round: Diabetes in Your Practice: What You Find May Surprise You

Approximately 13 of people with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. This makes retinal examination, and specifically peripheral retinal examination, of paramount importance. Once we help patients to know they have diabetes, we can help them to manage it. ODs play an integral role in helping patients with diabetes, and this course will explore ways that can help, both from a systemic and ocular perspective.

P120

Jun-21-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Trust And The Coordination Of Care
Tami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC
Trust And The Coordination Of Care

Efficiency in eye care means a number of professionals cohesively working together. When we work together we recognize every individual's role is critically important. Presenting a unique perspective to optimizing patient outcomes through a coordinated effort.

1020

Jun-21-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Technology in the 21st Century: Not Your Grandpa's Low Vision
Stephanie Schmiedecke-Barbieri, OD
Technology in the 21st Century: Not Your Grandpa's Low Vision

See how better connected, informed, and mobile technology has made the low vision world.

1095

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Coordinating Benefits with Health Plans
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Coordinating Benefits with Health Plans

This course explores the value of and process to coordinate routine and medical vision benefits with coverage offered by Medicare andor health plans. We also discuss how to avoid common errors when coordinating benefits.

1130

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Education in the Round: The Herpes Family
Joseph Shovlin, O.D., FAAO;
Education in the Round: The Herpes Family

The herpes family can present in assorted ways. It's important for clinicians to make a timely diagnosis and treat appropriately. The course will focus primarily on herpes simplex and zoster management. Unusual clinical presentations will be highlighted including the dendritiform differentials. Preventive measures including vaccination will be shared.

1005

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
In the Scleral Lens World, It Seems That Smaller is Better
Langis Michaud, OD
In the Scleral Lens World, It Seems That Smaller is Better

Mini and large sclerals are more and more prescribed. Both are sharing the same fitting philosophy and are offering the same benefits. However, sclerals of smaller diameter are associated with less complications and troubleshooting. They are easier to handle and are associated with reduced chair time. This lecture will demonstrate that when comes the time to fit normal cornea patients, or when looking at low to moderate ectasia, smaller sclerals constitute a better alternative.

P130

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Eyecare Jeopardy: A through Z
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
Eyecare Jeopardy: A through Z

You will gain an understanding of and identify a variety of ocular conditions from A-Z. You will learn about both common and rare clinical ocular conditions, their signs and symptoms, and treatment options. You will have the opportunity to participate in a live game of Eye Care Jeopardy to test your knowledge by answering the infamous Jeopardy question…What Is?

1165

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cranial Nerve Palsy Update for the Primary Care OD
Christopher Wolfe, OD
Cranial Nerve Palsy Update for the Primary Care OD

An update of current literature on cranial nerve palsies allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence-based ocular care.

W115

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Navigating the Angle: Gonioscopy
Justin Schweitzer, OD George Veliky, OD
Navigating the Angle: Gonioscopy

This two-hour workshop includes one hour of lecture covering the various gonioscopy lenses, anatomy of the angle, and the reasons gonioscopy is essential in clinical practice. The second hour includes hands on use of gonioscopy lenses to visualize the angle. An understanding of the anatomy of the angle will occur at the completion of the workshop. Advance Registration & Fee Required

1045

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
HIPAA is Not Optional, it's Required
Stevin Minie, OD Marc Haskelson, MBA
HIPAA is Not Optional, it's Required

Have you ever felt confused by HIPAA's complex regulations Even if you are well- versed in the laws, there are still many headache-inducing intricacies. In this webinar, an experienced HIPAA auditor will highlight the basics of HIPAA, its regulations, what you need to know about it, and how it may affect you, especially with a new wave of HHS audits looming. The webinar is designed for HIPAA novices and experts alike, and all questions are encouraged in this interactive session.

1155

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Dermatology 101: Lessons for Eye Care Practitioners
Alan G. Kabat, OD
Dermatology 101: Lessons for Eye Care Practitioners

Lumps and bumps of the periocular skin can be both confusing and alarming to the optometric clinician. This course reviews some of the more common and important dermatologic conditions encountered in clinical practice, including cutaneous malignancies.

PW25

Jun-21-2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Frame Adjustment Workshop
Grace Martin, CPOT Catherine Firman, CPOT
Frame Adjustment Workshop

Frame Adjustment Workshop for Paraoptometrics Advance Registration Required

1135

Jun-21-2018
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mind Games: The Psychology of Dry Eye Disease
Whitney Hauser, O.D.;
Mind Games: The Psychology of Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease (DED) can be an emotional roller coaster for some patients. While many have minor complaints, some patients flounder hopelessly in misery. Often, their symptoms far exceed their signs, raising a “chicken or egg” type of question: Is it the dry eye devastating their lives or are changes in their lives driving the dry eye symptomatology? This course explores the role of pain perception, mental health and stress triggers affect the dry eye disease patient.

1180

Jun-21-2018
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Education in the Round: Swollen Optic Nerve Now What
Nate Lighthizer, O.D.;
Education in the Round: Swollen Optic Nerve Now What

Optic nerve head pathology including swelling can range from very benign that only requires monitoring all the way to a life threatening emergency. This interactive 1-hour lecture in a grand rounds format will review and update the most common causes of ONH swelling, pseudo-swelling and papilledema.

1175

Jun-21-2018
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sports Vision Training: Current Digital Options
Graham Erickson, OD
Sports Vision Training: Current Digital Options

Sports Vision Training has advanced greatly in the past few years by the introduction of new digital technology that can be used during natural training activities, by perceptual-learning training programs, and by virtual reality simulations that can re-create and augment sporting contexts to promote certain sports-specific visual-cognitive abilities. An overview of the instruments and programs is supported by a summary of research supporting efficacy.
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2005

Jun-22-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Contact Lens Fitting After a Corneal Graft (1h00)
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
Contact Lens Fitting After a Corneal Graft (1h00)

Post-graft patients represents one of the most challenging condition for contact lens practitioners. First of all, the shape of the cornea is often highly irregular and most of the time oblate. The presence of sutures can be problematic. The rapid loss of endothelial cells, after the graft, drives the need of fitting contact lenses with a high level of oxygen delivery. Moreover, grafted cornea are subject to rejection, chronic inflammation, and vascularization. Topical medications is often used and contact lenses wear should be made compatible.

2000

Jun-22-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination
Michael J. Earley, OD
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination

Present the AOA Clinical Based Guidelines for Pediatric eye and visual examination as developed by the AOA Evidence-Based Optometry Guideline Development Group

2010

Jun-22-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Refractive Changes
Mark Schaeffer, OD
Refractive Changes

With todays new technologies, the refraction process has become more advanced. Find out which system works well with your practice and how to upgrade the patient experience at the same time.

P200

Jun-22-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
My Eyes Are Red...Can't Be My Contact Lenses!
Tami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC
My Eyes Are Red...Can't Be My Contact Lenses!

Millions of individuals wear contact lenses every day. Most of them will wear contact lenses without ever experiencing any discomfort. Approximately 6% will experience some irritation, which may or may not be directly related to contact lenses. We will discuss some of the initial physical signs of contact lens wear complications, and recognize additional predisposing conditions that may affect contact lens comfort.

W200

Jun-22-2018
8:00AM - 10:00AM
G.P. MULTIFOCAL LENSES: A FITTING WORKSHOP
Susan Gromacki, OD
G.P. MULTIFOCAL LENSES: A FITTING WORKSHOP

GP multifocal contact lenses provide our presbyopic patients with excellent vision. However, the learning curve can be steep for both practitioner and patient. This workshop will provide fitting pearls from experienced practitioners and allow the participant to obtain hands-on experience in fitting these specialty contact lenses. Advance Registration & Fee Required

LA00

Jun-22-2018
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Advanced Surgical Procedures Lecture Continued
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Advanced Surgical Procedures Lecture Continued

2015

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Advances in Ocular Delivery
Walt Whitley, OD
Advances in Ocular Delivery

This lecture discusses several unique strategies to address ocular surface disease, including common and atypical forms of blepharitis, keratitis and dry eye. Included are discussions of microblepharoexfoliation, miticidal agents for Demodex, autologous serum eyedrops, N-acetylcysteine and preserved human amniotic membranes for a variety of ocular surface disorders.

2050

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Advanced Management of Ocular Surface Disease
Alan G. Kabat, OD
Advanced Management of Ocular Surface Disease

This lecture discusses several new and unique strategies to address ocular surface disease, including common and atypical forms of blepharitis, keratitis and dry eye. Included are discussions of microblepharoexfoliation, miticidal agents for Demodex, autologous serum eyedrops, N-acetylcysteine and preserved human amniotic membranes for a variety of ocular surface disorders.

2035

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Keratoconus Continuum of Care
Louise Sclafani, OD Clark Chang, OD S. Barry ar. Eiden, OD
Keratoconus Continuum of Care

The diagnosis of keratoconus can be life altering. This course will discuss the latest in diagnosis and treatment options to provide the continuum of care for our patients, so that they can live to their fullest potential and enjoy comfortable vision throughout their years.

2030

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Super Mystery Series: The Clue of the Swollen Optic Nerve
Cecelia Koetting, OD
Super Mystery Series: The Clue of the Swollen Optic Nerve

When faced with swollen nerves, don't fret. Put on that sleuths hat and start investigating the cause. There can be many causes of the swollen optic nerve and ordering correct testing, along with detailed history of the patient can help narrow down the cause. The lecture will go over major causes, what testing is warranted, and MRI/MRV ordering and review.

2025

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Stuck in a Rut: Corneal Ulcers
Justin Schweitzer, OD
Stuck in a Rut: Corneal Ulcers

This course will provide the attendee with the latest research relates to corneal ulcers. Various presentations, differential diagnoses and treatment options for corneal ulcers will be discussed. A review discussing the most effective medications to treat corneal ulcers will be presented.

2020

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
ERGVEP in the Trenches
James Deom, OD
ERGVEP in the Trenches

The primary care optometrist will be introduced to the science of electrodiagnostic testing. The relevant conditions will be reviewed and the standard of care in each condition will be discussed in conjunction with electrodiagnostic testing.

P205

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Do We Stand A Chance Against Online Opticals?
Tami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC
Do We Stand A Chance Against Online Opticals?

Eyewear purchasing has changed drastically in the past decade. This course is presented through unique perspective of challenges and opportunities many face daily from the online optical. It will re-focus the perception patient's have toward the reliability of eyewear purchases made online. We will discuss our ability to retain current patients while we continue to attract new patients in a hyper-competitive environment.

2040

Jun-22-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
CSI: Uveitis Using Laboratory Testing for Systemic Associations
Mark Schaeffer, OD
CSI: Uveitis Using Laboratory Testing for Systemic Associations

This course will provide the OD with knowledge on which commonly ordered laboratory work can help find systemic associations with uveitis. Using cases and pictures, learn some clinical pearls about systemic inflammatory conditions to help diagnose these patients from your chair.

P210

Jun-22-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Can My Medications Cause Vision Problems?
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
Can My Medications Cause Vision Problems?

Explore the 10 most common systemic meds that can cause vision problems, what specific visual side effects these meds have and how to minimize visual loss while taking these meds.

2115

Jun-22-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Cortical Processing Associated with Literacy Acquisition and Reading
Michael J. Earley, OD
Cortical Processing Associated with Literacy Acquisition and Reading

This lecture will cover current research on the development of literacy centers in cortex and the negative impact that uncorrected hyperopia can potentially have in this cortical reorganization.

2055

Jun-22-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Don't Lose Your Early Disease Patients! A Touch of Low Vision For the Primary Care Practitioner
Stephanie Schmiedecke-Barbieri, OD
Don't Lose Your Early Disease Patients! A Touch of Low Vision For the Primary Care Practitioner

Keep your patients with simple prescription adjustments that don’t require equations.

2060

Jun-22-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Scleral Lens Applications for the Normal Eye
Christine Sindt, OD
Scleral Lens Applications for the Normal Eye

This course will review the benefits of scleral lenses for normal eyes. Types of lenses and fitting techniques will be discussed

2070

Jun-22-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: The Good, The Bad, The Orals
Walt Whitley, OD
Education in the Round: The Good, The Bad, The Orals

Using case examples, this course will review commonly prescribed oral medications used for various ocular infections, inflammatory conditions and pain. Common side effects of oral medications will be discussed.

2100

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
My vision is not as good as it shoule be: Refractive Options in 2017
Sondra Black, OD S. Barry ar. Eiden, OD
My vision is not as good as it shoule be: Refractive Options in 2017

2080

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury Panel
Brenda H. Montecalvo, OD Jennifer Simonson, OD Jacqueline Theis, OD Michael J. Earley, OD
Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury Panel

2085

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Glaucoma
Murray Fingeret, OD Richard J. Madonna, OD Ben Gaddie, OD Paul C. Ajamian, OD
Pardon the Objection: Glaucoma

2090

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Contact Lens Clinical Controversies
Edward (Ed) Bennett, OD Jeffrey Sonsino, OD Shalu Pal, OD Melissa Barnett, OD
Contact Lens Clinical Controversies

This course allows the opportunity for audience participation as it pertains to a discussion of very important clinical controversies in contact lenses. In 2018 this will pertain to contact lenses for myopia control, contact lenses as a medical device, and patient compliance. Multiple presentations per topic will be provided by panel members followed by questions to the audience and answers via an audience response system.

2095

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Angiography With and Without the Dye
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Angiography With and Without the Dye

Comparison and differences of traditional retinal angiography to OCT-Angiography

2110

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
I Got a Case of What? Sexually Transmitted Diseases with Ocular Manifestations
Julie Tyler, OD
I Got a Case of What? Sexually Transmitted Diseases with Ocular Manifestations

Sexually transmitted disease infections can be devastating to the human visual system, resulting in anterior and posterior segment manifestations as well as the proliferation of opportunistic infections in some conditions. Proper early identification of these diseases dramatically increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome. A brief review of the clinical characteristics, both ocular and systemic, of multiple STDs will be presented. Additionally, newer literature findings associated with treatment options may shed new light on diagnosis and management issues, and key studies will be reviewed in this presentation.

W205

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Amniotic Membranes in the Optometric Practice Workshop
Douglas Devries, OD Walt Whitley, OD Peter J. Cass, OD
Amniotic Membranes in the Optometric Practice Workshop

This two hour lecture/wetlab is designed to give the clinician hands-on experience and confidence to utilize amniotic membranes in their clinics. The various types of membranes available will be reviewed along with the indications for utilization and follow-up. Proper coding and billing will also be discussed. Advance Registration & Fee Required

P215

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Kids and Contact Lenses: How Old Is Too Young?
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
Kids and Contact Lenses: How Old Is Too Young?

At what age should we fit Kids in Contact Lenses? Let’s explore the recent clinical research to help identify how and why Kids are being fit at earlier ages, as well as identify several medical reasons to fit Kids in Contact Lenses including Myopia Control, Amblyopia and Aphakia.

2105

Jun-22-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Education in the Round: The Pain and Drama…of Trauma
Jill Autry, OD
Education in the Round: The Pain and Drama…of Trauma

From corneal abrasions to orbital fractures, eye care practitioners must be prepared to triage andor treat a wide range of ocular traumatic presentations. In this lecture, a referral center pharmacistoptometrist will review appropriate examination techniques, protocols for treatment and imaging, as well as urgency for referral. In addition, a special emphasis will be placed on topical and oral pharmacological pain therapies.

2065

Jun-22-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
What to Expect When Your Patients Expecting
Cecelia Koetting, OD
What to Expect When Your Patients Expecting

With the recent changes in drug safety classification regarding pregnancy and the ever increasing list of medications ocular and systemic, its important to re-introduce these topics. Along with considerations of prescribing glasses and dilating while patients are pregnant or breast feeding we also need to mindful of all other treatments that might affect both mother and child.

P220

Jun-22-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Breakthrough Technologies on the Horizon
Kris Kerestan Garbig, OD
Breakthrough Technologies on the Horizon

Come ready to be amazed by technologies emerging in the Vision and Health Care Industry. From Smart Contact Lenses to new surgical procedures to a simple blood test to detect cancer, the potential to completely transform medicine certainly exists. How many of these technologies become mainstream no one knows, however they are laying the foundation for continued medical advances for years to come.

2120

Jun-22-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Education in the Round: Integrating Technology
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Education in the Round: Integrating Technology

W210

Jun-22-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Scleral Workshop
David Kading, OD Mile Brujic, OD Melissa Barnett, OD
Scleral 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. Advance Registration & Fee Required

C200

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 8:30PM
CPR Course / Red Cross
Red Cross
CPR Course / Red Cross

CPR Adult/Pediatric/AED Advance Registration & Fee Required

P225

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Unequal Refractive Errors and the Effects on Vision
Diane F. Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM;
Unequal Refractive Errors and the Effects on Vision

Patients want to know what their glasses will look like and we spend time discussing that with them. But…how will they see with their glasses? That’s an even more important question. Unequal refractive errors not only have an effect on how glasses will look, but how a person sees or even “IF” they see WELL. This course will present answers to these questions presenting both spectacle and contact lens options in the discussion.

2160

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Biggest Drains on an Optometry Practice
Scot S. Morris, OD
Biggest Drains on an Optometry Practice

Owning and running an Optometry practice has it benefits and challenges. This interactive workshop will uncover what are some of the biggest drains on an Optometry practice and how to overcome them. We will share best practices from the group as well as proven solutions on how to run a profitable and efficient practice

2155

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Education in the Round: My Favorite Cases
Paul C. Ajamian, OD
Education in the Round: My Favorite Cases

Cases seen at the nation's first co-management center will be discussed.

2145

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies Diagnosis & Treatment
Andrew Gurwood, OD
Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies Diagnosis & Treatment

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.

2135

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
No So Fast Some Cases May Fool You
Eric Schmidt, OD
No So Fast Some Cases May Fool You

This course will feature case presentations with seemingly innocuous presentations that turn out to be complicated entities. Detailed differential diagnosis schemes will be presented for each case and potential therapy paradigms will be outlined. Each case will be followed to its end so that the attendee will be able to completely work through the presentation from its start to completion. Potential pitfalls of improper diagnosis and therapy will be discussed. Discussions of proper treatment options and proper ancillary testing procedures will occur

2130

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM
School of Hard Knocks: The Most Up to Date Info on TBI, CTE and the NFL Concussion Crisis
Andrew Morgenstern, OD Amanda Nanasy, OD
School of Hard Knocks: The Most Up to Date Info on TBI, CTE and the NFL Concussion Crisis

2125

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pot Glaucoma Updates What We All Should Know
Robert E. Prouty, OD
Pot Glaucoma Updates What We All Should Know

There is a change in how Marijuana is being perceived in the USA today. This presentation will discuss how marijuana affects IOP, societal trends in marijuana use and a discussion of health concerns associated with the drug.

2150

Jun-22-2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Anterior Segment
Marc Bloomenstein, OD Josh K. Johnston, OD Alan G. Kabat, OD Joseph Shovlin, OD Jill Autry, OD
Pardon the Objection: Anterior Segment

The Pardon the Objection PTO course series is a rapid-fire format, comprised of fast-paced discussion and lively debate by a panel of respected experts. Tired of long lectures Then this unique and innovative presentation style is for you. Sub-topics of the course will be limited to ten minutes. At the end of ten minutes, the discussion will move on to the next topic. This course will feature a wide-range of content covering the most recent updates in anterior segment disease.

2165

Jun-22-2018
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Education in the Round: Ocular Health and Wine
Paul M. Karpecki, OD
Education in the Round: Ocular Health and Wine

This course is an interesting look into the therapeutic benefits of wine, or more specifically nutritional components found in wine and grapes, related to ocular health. It involves a review of the literature and understanding nutrition and how it affects the tear film, cornea, lens and retina/macula. It is also balanced by understanding the risks of excessive alcohol consumption on the eye and overall health.

2175

Jun-22-2018
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Education in the Round: AMD Update
Mark T. Dunbar, OD
Education in the Round: AMD Update

AMD remains one of the most common causes of vision loss in the geriatric population. There have been some exciting new discoveries in AMD including advances in genetics, as well as understanding other mediators for the development of AMD. This course will discuss the latest updates in the diagnosis and management of both wet and dry AMD as well as what new in the pipeline for AMD.

2180

Jun-22-2018
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Navigating Visual Care of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Angela C. Howell, OD
Navigating Visual Care of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Navigating Visual Care of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

2170

Jun-22-2018
6:00PM - 8:00PM
OCT GRAND ROUNDS
Steven Ferrucci, OD
OCT GRAND ROUNDS

This course reviews some of the basic principles of retinal OCT's as well as uses examples to help illustrate OCT findings associated with certain clinical entities. Clinical pearls for the various diseases are stressed, as well as new treatment options and recommended management.

2185

Jun-22-2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Pharmacology of Allergies
Eric Schmidt, OD
The Pharmacology of Allergies

Allergies affect almost half of all Americans and 80 of those have ocular involvement. This course will discuss the basis of immunity and the immune cascade. It will detail the ocular involvement in allergies and include diagnostic and treatment protocol. Clinical clues will be delivered. Systemic therapy will also be discussed.

2200

Jun-22-2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Sports Vision: Grand Rounds
Keith Smithson, OD
Sports Vision: Grand Rounds

2205

Jun-22-2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
The New Paradigm - 'COMPUTERIZED' Color Vision Testing
Kyle Dohm, OD Terrace L. Waggoner, OD
The New Paradigm - 'COMPUTERIZED' Color Vision Testing

The course will discuss recently developed 'computerized' color vision tests that are commercially available; which tests have been validated by academic institutes; how they were designed; and what their capabilities are. Cases of acquired color vision deficiencies associated with ocular diseases will be presented. How to get reimbursement for color vision testing and what CPT code to use. The course will include current and future research studies related to “computerized” color vision testing.

2190

Jun-22-2018
8:00PM - 10:00PM
GL Cases
Mark T. Dunbar, OD
GL Cases

Clinical Decisions in Glaucoma:This course will provide an insight on common questions that clinicians face in the management of glaucoma. Using cases, the focus will be on understanding and interpreting visual fields, evaluation of optic nerve, the role of imaging, determining progression, and when to add or change medications.

2195

Jun-22-2018
10:00PM - 12:00AM
The Optometrist Guide to Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
The Optometrist Guide to Cataract and Refractive Surgery

The year of the lens has been extended to the decade of the lenses Arguably, LASIK is the gold standard of refractive surgery and yet not all patients are candidates. New technology has risen to more refractive opportunities for both ODs and the patient. The ability to safely and accurately place an IOL in the eye has opened up the opportunity for even more refractive successes. This course will open your eyes to those advances in both cataract and refractive surgery.
Course
Time
Session
Handout
Venue
Course   Time   /   Session   

3015

Jun-23-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
“Melanoma vs Nevus Practical Approach in Assessing and Managing”
Diana Shechtman, OD
“Melanoma vs Nevus Practical Approach in Assessing and Managing”

The proper diagnosis of a choroidal melanoma may be challenging. The course will highlight the associated multi-modal modalities used in the assessment of a small choroidal melanoma and nevus, as well as a brief discussion with regards to today's management.

3020

Jun-23-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Rapid Fire Update
Harvey Richman, OD Rebecca H. Wartman, OD
Rapid Fire Update

This course will quickly cover most of the coding updates for 2018, staffing guidance for the millennials, MACRA updates, EMR integration and surgical options.

3000

Jun-23-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Pain, Photophobia, and Ocular Pathology What you should know to help your patients
Scott Hauswirth, OD
Pain, Photophobia, and Ocular Pathology What you should know to help your patients

This course reviews the connections between ocular surface disease and symptomatology of neuropathic pain, including pathophysiology and treatments for patients.

3005

Jun-23-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
whatdoIdodoc Cases from the Phone
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
whatdoIdodoc Cases from the Phone

Using case examples, this course will review commonly prescribed oral medications used for various ocular infections, inflammatory conditions and pain. Common side effects of oral medications will be discussed.

3010

Jun-23-2018
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Glaucoma Grand Rounds: What Was Done Wrong
Robert E. Prouty, OD
Glaucoma Grand Rounds: What Was Done Wrong

This presentation is a grand rounds of various interesting glaucoma cases encountered in optometric primary care. All cases will be presented with management dilemmas and controversies in an interactive method with the audience.

LL00

Jun-23-2018
8:00AM - 8:00PM
Laser Procedures Lecture
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Laser Procedures Lecture

2 Day Course 8 Hours Lecture 8 Hours Labs Advance Registration & Fee Required

3045

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 11:00AM
The Latest in Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations: An OD and MD Perspective
Blair Lonsberry, OD Michael Greenwood, MD
The Latest in Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations: An OD and MD Perspective

As the scope of therapeutic privileges for optometrists continues to expand, the working relationship between optometry and ophthalmology becomes even more important. The diagnosis and treatment of corneal dystrophies and degenerations is a crucial aspect of clinical practice as the clinician needs to know when the patient requires a referral for advanced treatment and what is currently/soon to be available. This interactive course will examine the various forms of corneal dystrophies and degenerations focusing on patient symptoms, diagnostic criteria, impact on vision, and the current surgical management and treatment options with an emphasis on co-managing surgical patients.

3025

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Vision Therapy Activities for Preschoolers
Jennifer Simonson, OD
Vision Therapy Activities for Preschoolers

This course will cover how to assess the visual function of preschool patients. We will become familiar with age-appropriate testing including the Wachs Analysis of Cognitive Structures test to evaluate vision perception and eye-body coordination. We will learn about age-appropriate vision therapy procedures for preschool-aged patients (3-6 years old).

3050

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Writing Oral Prescriptions
Jill Autry, OD
Writing Oral Prescriptions

Increasingly, optometrists are using oral medications to treat ocular conditions. To correctly prescribe these pharmaceutical agents, it is important we understand the proper usage, dosages, and contraindications. In this lecture, a pharmacistoptometrist will detail how to properly use and write prescriptions for oral medications.

3040

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Advancements in GP Materials and Coatings
Jeffrey Sonsino, OD
Advancements in GP Materials and Coatings

Successful management of the patient with irregular corneas with contact lenses can sometimes be a frustrating process for both the patient and the practitioner. In most cases, advanced contact lenses are not curing the underlying condition for why they are being used. For example, in ocular graft-versus-host disease, we use scleral lenses to protect the ocular surface. But, we are not changing the functioning of the injured Meibomian glands. So, we are just exchanging the surface where there are problems, from the cornea, to the front surface of the lens. So, we are reliant on industry to provide us with constant research and development into better materials and coatings. This lecture covers many of the exciting advancements in materials.

3035

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Beauty School Dropout
Stephanie Schmiedecke-Barbieri, OD
Beauty School Dropout

Learn the pros and cons for cosmeceuticals as a practice builder and their ocular risks

3030

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pardon the Objection: Posterior Segment
Michael Cooper, OD Mohammad Rafieetary, OD Mark T. Dunbar, OD Steven Ferrucci, OD Diana Shechtman, OD
Pardon the Objection: Posterior Segment

The Pardon the Objection PTO course series is a rapid-fire format, comprised of fast-paced discussion and lively debate by a panel of respected experts. Tired of long lectures Then this unique and innovative presentation style is for you. Sub-topics of the course will be limited to ten minutes. At the end of ten minutes, the discussion will move on to the next topic. This course will feature a wide-range of content covering the most recent updates related to the retina.

3055

Jun-23-2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Claims Processing: How to Avoid the Denials
Harvey Richman, OD Rebecca H. Wartman, OD
Claims Processing: How to Avoid the Denials

A minute of prevention will save an hour of time when dealing with claim processing. This course will offer office practices to prevent denials and then how to deal with them if sneak through.

3060

Jun-23-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Effective Use of Imaging in Glaucoma
Richard J. Madonna, OD
The Effective Use of Imaging in Glaucoma

This course presents strategies for the most effective use of structural imaging in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Numerous case presentations are used to illustrate how imaging technologies optimize glaucoma care. Differentiation of the patient with glaucoma from the suspect and glaucoma progression are covered. Emphasis is also placed on integration of imaging with other modalities such as visual fields.

3065

Jun-23-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Fitting Keratoconus and Other Complicated Corneas
Christine Sindt, OD
Fitting Keratoconus and Other Complicated Corneas

This course will cover strategies for fitting keratoconus and other irregular eyes. From topographical subtleties, disease states, oxygen requirements, to lens design, this course will give the most up-to-date information to benefit you patients.

P300

Jun-23-2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Urgency vs Emergency: Front Desk Triage
Cecelia Koetting, OD
Urgency vs Emergency: Front Desk Triage

During this lecture we will discuss how best to triage your patients over the phone and at the front desk. Its important to be able to identify when the patient needs to be seen immediately versus when they can be seen in a day or two. We will go over how to handle a variety of situations and give a better overall understanding of what in fact an ocular emergency.

3070

Jun-23-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Systemic Reactions and Allergic Responses
Jill Autry, OD
Systemic Reactions and Allergic Responses

Medications are paramount in the treatment of ocular and systemic disease however, all medications come with a side effect profile and can cause allergic reactions ranging from mildly irritating to potentially fatal. In this lecture, a pharmacistoptometrist will detail the most devastating ocular side effects from systemic medications, common ocular side effects from topical medications, and options for alternative therapies when confronted with a patient allergic to your customary drug of choice.

P305

Jun-23-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
I've Got What in My Eye?!:Ocular Manifestation of Common Systemic Diseases
Cecelia Koetting, OD
I've Got What in My Eye?!:Ocular Manifestation of Common Systemic Diseases

During this lecture we will go over common systemic diseases that our patients present with and their possible ocular manifestations. Gain a greater depth of knowledge for how diseases going on in our bodies actually effects our eyes, while learning more about the disease processes themselves.

3075

Jun-23-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
What a Pain
Paul C. Ajamian, OD
What a Pain

This course will discuss pain management of common eye conditions, with emphasis on topical and oral medications.

3080

Jun-23-2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
The Tech, Tips and Tools You Need to be Efficient and Effective
Scot S. Morris, OD
The Tech, Tips and Tools You Need to be Efficient and Effective

Tremendous advances in technology can help you improve the efficiency of your practice. Don't miss this course as we talk about how you can incorporate some of these technologies in to your business and allow you to work more efficiently and how that transfers to your bottom line.

3110

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Straight Outta South Florida: Interesting Cases from the Sunny South
Julie Tyler, OD
Straight Outta South Florida: Interesting Cases from the Sunny South

This course will include a rapid-fire, case-based approach to present various clinical conditions with a focus on less common, ocular conditions with visual risks in various patient populations with a focus on patients more commonly seen in urban and suburban clinics in South Florida. Included will be a discussion of some of the latest recommendations for systemic work-ups when indicated and management of the ocular conditions discussed.

3115

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Contact Lenses
Christine Sindt, OD Mile Brujic, OD David Kading, OD Susan Gromacki, OD
Pardon the Objection: Contact Lenses

3120

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Corneal Infection from A to Z (Acanthamoeba to Zoster)
Joseph Shovlin, OD
Corneal Infection from A to Z (Acanthamoeba to Zoster)

This presentation begins with a review of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of ulcerative keratitis due to many causes. Several recent landmark studies will be analyzed in order to cite the risk factors associated with the increased incidence of corneal infection. Preventive measures in minimizing these occurrences will be stressed. The organisms most likely to be encountered will be reviewed along with the key measures used to make the important differential diagnosis between a sterile versus an infectious keratitis.

3125

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Treatment Algorithm for Open-Angle Glaucoma
Richard J. Madonna, OD
The Treatment Algorithm for Open-Angle Glaucoma

This course provides a treatment algorithm for open-angle glaucoma that is structured but also individualized for each patient. Efficacy, cost, convenience adverse reactions and contraindications are discussed for each treatment step. Appropriate use of SLT and MIGS procedures are discussed as well. Utility of potential therapies is also considered.

P310

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Making the Most out of Patient History
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Making the Most out of Patient History

An accurate and complete case history is a crucial aspect in the care of your patient. The case history tells you why the patient is there, directs the course of the exam and many times gives the doctor the key to the puzzle in diagnosing and management. The optometric assistant plays a crucial roll in being able to obtain a detailed case history without slowing down patient flow. This interactive presentation will review the key components of a complete case history and some “tricks of the trade” on how to make it efficient and comprehensive

3100

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations
Jennifer Simonson, OD
Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations

Dr. Simonson will share Clinical Pearls in treating vertical diplopia. This course will discuss eye alignment testing, prism prescribing and recommended vision therapy techniques to decrease symptoms and improve fusion skills for patients with vertical strabismus.

3105

Jun-23-2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Beyond Retinopathy: Destructive Effects of Diabetes Mellitus
David Masihdas, OD
Beyond Retinopathy: Destructive Effects of Diabetes Mellitus

Be familiar with the current demographic on Diabetes Mellitus (DM). A brief update of what is all involved when providing eyecare for a patient with diabetes. This course will explore the other ocular side effects of diabetes other than Diabetic Retinopathy. What to look for, how to treat it or when to refer. Be better equipped to help your patients.

3130

Jun-23-2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Atypical Pain Mgmt
George Veliky, OD
Atypical Pain Mgmt

Those in attendance will learn about pain management techniques touching briefly on opioid narcotics; more information will be shared regarding alternate use of oral medications or clinical procedures that can also lessen the pain patients are experiencing in the acute setting;

P315

Jun-23-2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Triaging Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Triaging Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

A crucial aspect of an optometric practice is triaging and managing patients who present with ocular urgencies/emergencies either on the phone or in person. This course will utilize the latest in interactive technology focusing on appropriate triaging of these patients, with a review of the conditions that would constitute a true ocular emergency.

3155

Jun-23-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Optometry's Role in Sports, From Youth to Professional Sports
Keith Smithson, OD
Optometry's Role in Sports, From Youth to Professional Sports

This course will discuss relevant topics related to the multiple roles that an optometrist can play when dealing with athlete's of all ages. Various evaluation, treatment and therapeutic measures appropriate for varying levels of sport will be discussed, from those looking to succeed in youth sport to those playing at the highest levels in the world. Course will be taught by OD's working day to day with professional teams and those passionate about youth sports

3160

Jun-23-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Thyroid Diseases, and Eyes Side Effects
David Masihdas, OD
Thyroid Diseases, and Eyes Side Effects

This course will outline a general over view of the thyroid and its function. We will discuss the different Thyroid diseases , treatment options, systemic effects and ocular side effects. Insurance billing will be outlined.

3150

Jun-23-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Getting Paid for Technology
Harvey Richman, OD Rebecca H. Wartman, OD
Getting Paid for Technology

Technology has been opening opportunities for diagnosis earlier and more definitively. This course will cover the current and emerging technologies as they relate to CMS and CPT reimbursement policies.

3145

Jun-23-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Women of Vision
Diana Shechtman, OD Louise Sclafani, OD Sondra Black, OD
Women of Vision

3140

Jun-23-2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Retinal Grand Round: When to Manage, Who to Refer, How to Co-Manage
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Retinal Grand Round: When to Manage, Who to Refer, How to Co-Manage

This lecture highlights diagnosis, management of common posterior segment disease.

3135

Jun-23-2018
3:00PM - 4:00PM
MIGs at 3 9 O'Clock Update on Surgical Glaucoma Interventions
George Veliky, OD
MIGs at 3 9 O'Clock Update on Surgical Glaucoma Interventions

Review the role of the OD in counseling patients about their surgical options pertaining to cataract surgery, including the recent use of the MIGS devices to treat pre-existing glaucoma; review the production of and outflow pathways of aqueous humor in the creation of IOP; review basic medication classes and where they work; learn about the past, current & future direction of MIGS devices in conjunction with cataract surgery or as a stand alone option; finish with a review of trabeculaectomy, including recent surgical technique advances.

P320

Jun-23-2018
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Visual Acuity and Pupil Testing
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Visual Acuity and Pupil Testing

A fundamental aspect of any eye exam is accurately measuring and recording a patient’s visual acuity and the reactivity of their pupils. A patient’s visual acuity is often the starting point for the exam and can determine if the patient requires a change in their prescription or might be an indication of ocular pathology. Pupil testing can provide valuable information on the patient’s neurological system. This interactive presentation will explore the importance, proper technique and recording of visual acuity and pupil testing

W315

Jun-23-2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Injection and Suture Workshop
Nate Lighthizer, OD Aaron McNulty, OD
Injection and Suture Workshop

Injections for the treatment and management of ocular abnormalities are becoming a more common part of the optometric practice. This interactive lecture/workshop will review the most common injections optometrists providing including intradermal/subcutaneous, intramuscular, sub-conjunctival, and intravenous. It will also review suture techniques through actual practice of suturing on models. Advance Registration & Fee Required
Course
Time
Session
Handout
Venue
Course   Time   /   Session   

LL00

Jun-24-2018
7:00AM - 2:00PM
Laser Procedures Lecture Continued
Nate Lighthizer, OD
Laser Procedures Lecture Continued

4000

Jun-24-2018
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Anterior Segment Dilemmas
Scott Hauswirth, O.D.;
Anterior Segment Dilemmas

This course examines several anterior segment cases which present diagnostic or management challenges for the clinician.

4005

Jun-24-2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Alternative Treatment Options to Common Ocular Disease What Works and What Doesn't
Scot S. Morris, OD
Alternative Treatment Options to Common Ocular Disease What Works and What Doesn't

This course will explore alternative treatments to many of the common ocular diseases including environmental changes, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical alternatives as well as surgical and other non-conventional approaches to disease management.