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0100
Jun-21-2017
10:30AM - 11:30AM
In the Pipeline: Thinking Outside the Box- What's New in Optometry Part 1
Paul Karpecki, OD
In the Pipeline: Thinking Outside the Box- What's New in Optometry Part 1

This course is a fast-paced peek into the future of eye care from stem cell technologies to wearable devices, from topical medications for presbyopia to robotics and telemedicine. It will help position you and your practice for the future of eye care
0105
Jun-21-2017
12:30PM - 1:30PM
In the Pipeline: Thinking Outside the Box- What's New in Optometry Part 2
Paul Karpecki, OD
In the Pipeline: Thinking Outside the Box- What's New in Optometry Part 2

This course is a fast-paced peek into the therapeutic pipeline. Drugs ranging from new glaucoma medications, to dry eye, uveitis, retinal disease in phase II or III trials will be discussed. New infectious agents and even treatments for Ischemic Optic neuropathy and rare diseases will be covered.
0110
Jun-21-2017
1:30PM - 3:00PM
In the Pipeline: Disruptive Technology
Deanna Alexander, OD David Cockrell, OD Steve Loomis, OD
In the Pipeline: Disruptive Technology

Does increased access to care provided through non-OD or remote access points demonstrate improved health outcomes?
0115
Jun-21-2017
3:00PM - 5:00PM
OD Talks: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Moderator: Tara DeRose Speakers: James Blaha
OD Talks: Virtual and Augmented Reality

We are entering a future in which we navigate the digital world primarily through sight, the same way we do the natural world. Speakers from YouTube and Vivid Vision will help us understand how new, non-optometric technologies will affect the optometric world and our patients.
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Session
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Course   Time   /   Session   Venue
B101
Jun-22-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
COFFEE TALK: Retinal Café
Marc Bloomenstein, OD Diana Shechtman, OD
COFFEE TALK: Retinal Café

This course will discuss cases on an array of distinct retinal diseases during an informal and engaging atmosphere. The OD is encourage to submit their own cases prior to the course or bring cases to the presentation in order to discuss diagnosis, current management and the use of diagnostic modalities within the realm of retinal disease.
B102
Jun-22-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Red Eye Mania! When Tobradex Didn't Cut It
Bill Marcolini, OD
Red Eye Mania! When Tobradex Didn't Cut It

Learn what to do when the old standby doesnt cut it This course will cover unique causes of red eye that neither presented or was managed in the conventional manner. High yield pearls and differentials will included in this entertaining course.
B103
Jun-22-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Scaling Down Your Practice to Build a Better Practice
Scot Morris, OD
Scaling Down Your Practice to Build a Better Practice

Bigger is NOT always better. This course teaches how to streamline operations to provide a more efficient, more effective, healthcare consumer experience while at the same time decreasing expenses and headaches that the ECP has in running their business. If you want to work smarter and not harder this is MUST attend course.
1000
Jun-22-2017
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Optometry's Match Game
Host: Marc Bloomenstein Panel of Experts: Mile Brujic, OD Ben Gaddie, OD Dave Kading, OD Paul Karpecki, OD Jack Schaeffer, OD Louise Sclafani, OD Diane Shechtman, OD
Optometry's Match Game

Taken from the popular American game show, this course will feature contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in the-blank questions, with the object being to match the answers giving by expert panelists. Can you match the answers of expert panelists? Attend this course to find out!
1005
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Ocular Blood Flow in Glaucoma
Robert Wooldridge, OD
Ocular Blood Flow in Glaucoma

Is intraocular pressure the only causative factor in glaucoma or does blood flow to the eye play an important role? This course reviews the evidence for and against ocular perfusion as an issue in the etiology of glaucoma. Results of clinical studies and major consensus statements will be presented to support the conclusions put forth in this discussion.
1010
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
2017 - The State of the Contact Lens Industry
Scot Morris, OD
2017 - The State of the Contact Lens Industry

1015
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
AMD Contemporary Thinking in Diagnostics and Management
Jeffry Gerson, OD
AMD Contemporary Thinking in Diagnostics and Management

As AMD becomes a bigger problem in the general patient population, it becomes more important to detect it earlier and treat it appropriately. This course will discuss what ODs can do to help with risk education, prevention, early detection and treatment.
1020
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: Ocular Health and Wine
Paul Karpecki, OD
Education in the Round: Ocular Health and Wine

This course is an interesting look into the therapeutic benefits of wine, or more specifical-ly 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, cor-nea, lens and retinamacula. It is also balanced by understanding the risks of excessive alcohol consumption on the eye and overall health.
1025
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Changes in Retinal Anatomy Over the Course of Alzheimer's Disease
Peter Snyder, Ph.D.
Changes in Retinal Anatomy Over the Course of Alzheimer's Disease

To explore the diagnosis and natural course of Alzheimer's disease, and to understand the changes in retinal neuronal cell layers that occur as disease and cognitive symptom severity increases.
1030
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
A Closer Look: Welcome to the World of Scleral Lenses
Mile Brujic, OD Dave Kading, OD
A Closer Look: Welcome to the World of Scleral Lenses

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 and establishing the foundation for fitting scleral lenses.
P100
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Top 10 Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Top 10 Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects

This course will review the most commonly used mecications in clinical practice with special emphasis on indications, contraindications and dosing.
P105
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Contact Lenses for Those Over Forty
Sandra Fortenberry, OD
Contact Lenses for Those Over Forty

W101
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Injections Workshop for the Primary Care Optometrist
Nathan Lighthizer, OD Aaron McNulty, OD
Injections Workshop for the Primary Care Optometrist

A hands-on workshop focused on techniques of periocular injections.
W104
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Differentiating and Treating Dry Eye Workshop
Katherine Mastrota, OD Leslie O'Dell, OD
Differentiating and Treating Dry Eye Workshop

In the last decade, we have seen a tremendous amount of new technology dedicated to the diagnosis of dry eye. However, it is hard to know what device is best for your practice. This workshop will give attendees a hands-on opportunity to work with new diagnostic technology for dry eye along side experienced doctors. This workshop is limited to 30 participants so register early There is a $100 fee for this workshop.
1035
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Innovations in MGD: Raising the Standard of Care
Doug Devries, OD Josh Johnston, OD Tom Kislan, OD Walt Whitley, OD
Innovations in MGD: Raising the Standard of Care

This course reviews updated information related to MGD and its effect on patients dry eye symptoms and performance. Updated research has given us new and insightful knowledge about this disease state as well as innovative treatment options to address this often overlooked condition.
1040
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Continuum of Care in Keratoconus: From Spectacles to Contact Lenses to Surgery
Ed Bennett, OD Barry Eiden, OD Jeff Sonsino, OD
The Continuum of Care in Keratoconus: From Spectacles to Contact Lenses to Surgery

Care for the keratoconic patient has evolved incredibly rapidly over the past 10 years. With vastly more options for spectacles, contact lenses, and surgery, many practitioners are finding themselves puzzled over which strategies to employ at which stage of disease. The authors first present a literature-supported and clinically-based staging classification. Then, spectacle, contact lens, and surgical considerations for each stage are discussed with case-based examples. Following this discussion, attendees should understand a clear model for providing state of the art care to their keratoconic patients.
1045
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in Posterior Segment
Moderator: Steve Ferrucci, OD Panelists: Mark Dunbar, OD Mohammad Rafieetary, OD Kirk Smick, OD
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in 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 and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. 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 practical applications in posterior segment.
1050
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Education in the Round: Oral Meds for the Rest of Us!
Bill Marcolini, OD
Education in the Round: Oral Meds for the Rest of Us!

This course picks up where others leave off, learn about current and proper use of oral medications in the treatment of common and not so common ocular diseases. Learn what to do if your patient has an allergy, kidney disease or pregnant? Always have a plan B!
1055
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Acquired or Congenital Color Vision Defect?
Terrance Waggoner, OD
Acquired or Congenital Color Vision Defect?

Congenital or Acquired Color Vision Defect - If Acquired, What Caused it?
1060
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Neurological and Systemic Disease Presenting in Primary Care Optometry
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Neurological and Systemic Disease Presenting in Primary Care Optometry

Describe how to perform a neuro-optometric examination in detail with case examples.
1130
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Chinese and United States Myopia Control Symposium
Moderator Andrew Morgenstern Chinese Speakers Jia Qu Peiyin Xie Hao Chen Liang Hu United States Speakers: Jeffrey Cooper, OD Thomas Aller, OD Barry Eiden, OD
Chinese and United States Myopia Control Symposium

This workshop will demonstrate myopia management methods utilizing contact lenses presenting live patients/cases. Experience with various contact lens methods of myopia management, patient selection, topographical assessment, instrumentation and identifying potential problems are key elements to this workshop, and will allow participants greater comfort taking these concepts back to their own clinics.
P110
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Clinical Procedures Workshop
Sandra Fortenberry, OD Matt Valdes, OD
Clinical Procedures Workshop

P115
Jun-22-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Efficiency - How to See 50 Patients Per Day?
Peter Cass, OD
Efficiency - How to See 50 Patients Per Day?

This course will discuss methods to improve office efficiency, including: scheduling, delegation, technology, office flow, and use of software.
P120
Jun-22-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Differentiating Specialty Contacts
Louise Sclafani, OD
Differentiating Specialty Contacts

W102
Jun-22-2017
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Laser Learning Lecture and Lab: YAG Caps, LPI, and SLT
Nathan Lighthizer, OD Aaron McNulty, OD
Laser Learning Lecture and Lab: YAG Caps, LPI, and SLT

The use of laser energy to treat various anterior segment conditions, including posterior capsular opacification (PCO), angle closure glaucoma, and open angle glaucoma, is now able to be performed by optometrists in multiple states. As more and more states seek legislative approval, optometrists will need to become even more familiar with anterior segment laser procedures. This interactive lecture and workshop will review and update these ophthalmic laser procedures and give attendees the opportunity to get hands on with the lasers .
1065
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Landmark Studies from NEI
Mark Dunbar, OD
Landmark Studies from NEI

Landmark clinical studies from the National Eye Institute often help dictate the standard-of-care for the management of many of the common ocular disease conditions that are seen in ophthalmic practices. Topics discussed include the latest updates on the management and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration and pediatric eye disease among others.
1070
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Current Controversies in Contact Compatibility
Tom Kislan
Current Controversies in Contact Compatibility

1075
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Women in Optometry: When Treatment and Disease Come Full Circle
Katherine Mastrota, OD Leslie O'Dell, OD Louise Sclafani, OD
Women in Optometry: When Treatment and Disease Come Full Circle

When Treatment and Disease Come Full Circle
1080
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Education in the Round: Not So Fast"¦Some Cases Fool You
Eric Schmidt, OD
Education in the Round: Not So Fast"¦Some Cases Fool You

In our day-to -day encounters optometrists see many patients that have what appears to be routine ocular disease cases. However, upon further examination, the case reveals something much less benign and significantly more serious. This course will highlight such cases and discuss how to identify, diagnose and treat such cases. Essentials of differential diagnosis and treatment paradigms will be presented.
1085
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Mind Games: The Psychology of Dry Eye Disease
Whitney Hauser, OD
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.
1090
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
New Directions in Glaucoma Diagnostics and Treatment
Ben Gaddie, OD
New Directions in Glaucoma Diagnostics and Treatment

This course will review recent advancements in glaucoma diagnostic instrumentation and treatment options. The main focus will be on OCT, new IOP measurement devices, as well as new pharmaceuticals and surgical advancements.
1131
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Chinese and United States Myopia Control Symposium Q&A Panel
Moderator Andrew Morgenstern Chinese Speakers Jia Qu Peiyin Xie Hao Chen Liang Hu United States Speakers: Jeffrey Cooper, OD Thomas Aller, OD Barry Eiden, OD
Chinese and United States Myopia Control Symposium Q&A Panel

P125
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Generic vs. Branded When is it Alright to Permit Substitution
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Generic vs. Branded When is it Alright to Permit Substitution

After seven years a medication that was exclusive can see a generic version come to the market. However, not all generic medications have the same effectiveness and the costs of generics are on the rise. This course will review the differences, effectiveness, and subtle differences between generic and branded medications for ophthalmic use.
P130
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Frame Inventory - Managing the Profit Center to Stay Competitive
Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
Frame Inventory - Managing the Profit Center to Stay Competitive

Is there the possibility of “too much of a good thing” in terms of frame inventory? How do you create the right mix of styles, prices and numbers of frames in your office? This course will help you learn how much inventory to stock, how to develop the most effective mixture of products and create a plan for inventory management.
1095
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Clinical Conundrums in Glaucoma
Joe Sowka, OD
Clinical Conundrums in Glaucoma

This lecture will examine several clinical conundrums such as to what to do when a patient develops a disc hemorrhage, when is surgery wrong for a patient, what to do when imaging technology disagrees with other clinical findings, and whether or not the patient has glaucoma or some other disease. This course will discuss these and other clinical conundrums and, combined with evidence based medicine, suggest options and approaches for each situation.
1100
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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.
1105
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Grand Rounds: A String of Anterior Segment Pearls
Nathan Lighthizer, OD Blair Lonsberry, OD
Grand Rounds: A String of Anterior Segment Pearls

Recognizing and treating ocular disease cases can be one of the most rewarding aspects of our profession. This interactive grand rounds course will focus on reviewing and updating key features and treatment options in prominent anterior segment disease conditions.
1110
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Education in the Round: Geographic Atrophy and Dry AMD
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Education in the Round: Geographic Atrophy and Dry AMD

Management of patients with macular degeneration is becoming an ever increasing part of practicing optometry. Although there is general awareness of treatments for wet AMD, there are also advances in treatment of dry AMD and geographic. Current science and potential future treatments will be discussed.
1115
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Should my patient be driving? Addressing the elephant in the room.
Bhavani Iyer, OD
Should my patient be driving? Addressing the elephant in the room.

To educate Primary care optometrists, Geriatric Optometrists and low vision specialists about the multiple factors involved in deciding if a patient should continue driving. Driving is a complex function involving more than just vision and as Optometrists, we often face the need to advice patients regarding driving. Diagnoses causing issues with driving, size and location of scotomas, age, driving laws, bioptic driving, counseling on driving cessation, ethical issues and alternatives to driving will be explored.
1120
Jun-22-2017
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Oral Pain Management
Bill Tullo, OD
Oral Pain Management

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Course   Time   /   Session   Venue
B201
Jun-23-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Top 10 Diagnoses You Should Never Miss
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
Top 10 Diagnoses You Should Never Miss

These are the Top Ten diagnosis that you DO NOT want to miss. Failure to do so could be catastrophic for the patient. Unfortunately, they may walk into your office disguised as something else or staring at you right in your face. Can you identify the Top Ten?
B202
Jun-23-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
How Low Can We Go? Peri-Operative Management of Cataracts and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Justin Schweizer, OD
How Low Can We Go? Peri-Operative Management of Cataracts and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

With many Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) procedures FDA approved or very close to FDA approval, optometrists will be on the front lines of co-managing these patients. This course will cover MIGS procedures FDA approved and in the pipeline. New data regarding the use of MIGS will be discussed and introduced to the participants. The course will provide the participant with a guide for managing postoperative complications related to MIGS procedures and also the type of patients that are ideal candidates for MIGS procedures.
B203
Jun-23-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
The Dark Side of Blue Light & Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Bryan Rogoff, OD, MBA
The Dark Side of Blue Light & Age-Related Macular Degeneration

There is a lot controversy and discussions regarding the hazards of high energy blue light: what exactly is it, what it affects in the eye and in health, how it affects the eye and the body, are the studies done, are there enough studies done, etc. And why is this such a hot topic?
2000
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Advances in Treatment of Meibomian Gland Disease
Peter Cass, OD
Advances in Treatment of Meibomian Gland Disease

The course will discuss new techniques for treating MGD.
2005
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Ocular Manifestations in AutoImmune Disease
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Ocular Manifestations in AutoImmune Disease

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.
2010
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Pardon the Objection - Making Contacts Special
Moderator: Mile Brujic, OD Panelists: Barry Eiden, OD Dave Kading, OD Shalu Pal, OD
Pardon the Objection - Making Contacts Special

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 and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. 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 specialty contact lenses.
2015
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Education in the Round: Oral Therapy Update
Jim Thimons, OD
Education in the Round: Oral Therapy Update

Don't miss this unique course format Instead of a traditional course set-up, the audience will be aligned in a circle with the X00001 presenting in the center. This course provides an overview of oral medications used in ophthalmic practice, such as anti-virals, steroids, NSAIDS, cyclines, antihistamines and beta blockers. For each, the clinical applications and side effects will be discussed. Attendees should bring a mobile device to the course.
2020
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Understanding the Role of Inflammation
Scott Hauswirth, OD Leslie O'Dell, OD
Understanding the Role of Inflammation

This course serves as a review of the key components of the inflammatory cascade as it pertains to ocular surface disease.
2025
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Latest in Refractive Surgical Correction
Jim Owen, OD, MBA Bill Tullo, OD
The Latest in Refractive Surgical Correction

This course will provide you with information regarding new refractive technologies. You will learn how these technologies work, how they could potentially benefit your patients and your role in implementing them in your practice.
2030
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Presbyopic Lens Options
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Presbyopic Lens Options

P200
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Ocular 911
Christopher Kuc, OD
Ocular 911

Various ocular injuries, patient symptoms, and/or exam findings require immediate attention. This lecture reviews the paraoptometric's role in ocular emergencies.
P205
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Front Office Success and Scheduling Strategies
Joy Gibb, ABOC
Front Office Success and Scheduling Strategies

The front office of your practice typically makes the first impression on your patients. It can be a place of great chaos at times or you can make it a place that functions efficiently and calmly. This course will explore ideas to help keep your front office functioning at a top performance level and providing a favorable impression for your patients.
W201
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Navigating the Angle - Workshop
Justin Schweizer, OD
Navigating the Angle - Workshop

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.
W203
Jun-23-2017
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Scleral Lens Workshop
Jeffrey Sonsino, OD Steven Sorkin, OD
Scleral Lens Workshop

This workshop 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. Hands on experience with a variety of lenses will provide the attendee a high level of confidence fitting these lenses.
2035
Jun-23-2017
9:30AM - 10:00AM
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Contact Lens Discomfort and Methods of Choosing Alternate Lenses
Sandra Fortenberry, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Contact Lens Discomfort and Methods of Choosing Alternate Lenses

2040
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Practical Application of Visual Evoked Potential VEP and Electroretinography ERG
Peter Cass, OD
Practical Application of Visual Evoked Potential VEP and Electroretinography ERG

This course introduces providers to clinical electrophysiology.
2045
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
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.
2050
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Friday at 4:59pm: Ocular Emergencies
Christopher Kuc, OD
Friday at 4:59pm: Ocular Emergencies

This course will focus on ten emergency cases commonly encountered in optometric practice and how to make sound clinical diagnosis, treatment, and referral decisions for each.
2055
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Present and Emerging Ocular Pathogens: What You Need to Know
Michael Cooper, OD
Present and Emerging Ocular Pathogens: What You Need to Know

Infectious keratitis is illustrating a threatening trend of increased virulence.
2060
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Evidence-Based Case Studies - Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Walt Whitley, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies - Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

This course will provide attendees updates on minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and their role with or without cataract surgery. There have been numerous advances in ophthalmic surgery from laser cataract surgery, expanded presbyopic IOLs, advanced monofocal options and minimally invasive glaucoma procedures to provide our patients improved quality of vision and quality of life.
P210
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Innovations in Dry Eye Treatments
Josh Johnston, OD
Innovations in Dry Eye Treatments

P215
Jun-23-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
How to Deliver Efficient and Effective Patient Experiences
Joy Gibb, ABOC
How to Deliver Efficient and Effective Patient Experiences

There are times when we feel pressured to keep up with patient flow and make sure the patients are seen in a timely manner. While it’s important to make sure the patients have a timely experience in your office, it’s also important that they still have a personal experience in your office. This course will explore techniques to make sure every patient in your office has an experience that helps you connect to them on a personal level while meeting all their needs.
2065
Jun-23-2017
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Evidence-Based Case Studies Roughing the Retina: Commotio Retinae
Derek Hamilton, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies Roughing the Retina: Commotio Retinae

S300
Jun-23-2017
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Becoming a Competitive Applicant: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best First Impression!
Jesslin Quint, OD
Becoming a Competitive Applicant: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best First Impression!

2070
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Specialty Lenses for Specialty Cases
Jeffrey Sonsino, OD
Specialty Lenses for Specialty Cases

2075
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
The Disease of Myopia and How to Stop It
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
The Disease of Myopia and How to Stop It

For the last 700+ years we have used the same technology to prescribe for myopic patients. We know that rates of myopia are epidemic and those patients will have increased risk of ocular pathology. We also know that myopia control is a safe effective and proved method of halting or slowing down the progression of the disease of myopia. Why don't more Optometrists offer it?
2080
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Red Eyes: It's Just Conjunctivitis...Or Is It?
Josh 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.
2085
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: My Favorite Meds
Walt Whitley, OD
Education in the Round: My Favorite Meds

This course will review commonly prescribed topical and oral medications in eye care. Through case examples, attendees will discuss both on-label and off-label pharmaceutical treatment options.
2090
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Current Trends in Imaging: Applications for Medicine & Primary Eye Care
Thomas Wong, OD
Current Trends in Imaging: Applications for Medicine & Primary Eye Care

It has been said that medicine begins where the technology ends. Imaging and new technologies have revolutionized the management of eye disease in the primary care practice. Wave-front optimized refraction analyzers represent new frontiers in digital refractions. The same is true of the use of new technologies in medical practice. This course provides an overview of current future uses of imaging in radiology, oncology, and internal medicine. Additionally, the course examines how future trends in medical technology will enhance inter-professional teams of optometrists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers.
2095
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Ocular Nutrition Controversies
Jeffry Gerson, OD Diana Shechtman, OD
Ocular Nutrition Controversies

Nutrition plays an important role in ocular health, but not everyone agrees on what's best. In this course, we will strive to bring clarity to hotly debated topics related to vision supplements. We will weigh the evidence versus the claims offering both practical tips and expert opinions, while empowering attendees to make rational choices on their own.
2100
Jun-23-2017
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Anterior Segment Disease and the Systemic Disease Link
Mile Brujic, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Anterior Segment Disease and the Systemic Disease Link

As optometry’s role in health care increases, so does our responsibility to appropriately counsel those individuals with anterior segment findings that are linked with systemic conditions. This course will address three critical anterior segment findings along with their association with systemic conditions and appropriate action plans for the progressive optometrist.
2105
Jun-23-2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Macular Degeneration Update
Bill Marcolini, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies: Macular Degeneration Update

Learn the latest and clinically relevant information regarding macular degeneration. Evidence based information will be presented regarding the classification of AMD, the latest diagnostic technologies and the appropriate therapeutic and nutritional interventions.
2110
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Top 10 New Drugs: What's In Your Cabinet?
Jim Thimons, OD
Top 10 New Drugs: What's In Your Cabinet?

2115
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Forensic OCT Examination
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Forensic OCT Examination

This lecture delves in using OCT cross sectional and thickness map analysis as investigational tools in evaluating a variety of vitreo retinal diseases. Morphologic changes in vitreous and retina and choroidal tissue is examined in different phases of many conditions including but not limited to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal artery and vein occlusion, peripheral retina and optic nerve diseases
2120
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in Anterior Segment
Moderator: Marc Bloomenstein, OD Panelists: Mark Dunbar, OD Whitney Hauser, OD Scott Hauswirth, OD
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in 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 and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. 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 practical applications in anterior segment.
2125
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
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 retina 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 happen, both from a systemic and ocular perspective.
2135
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Advances in Multifocal Contact Lenses
Moderator: Jeffrey Sonsino, OD Ed Bennett, OD Melissa Barnett Erckson, OD Jason Compton, OD Pamela Lowe, OD Shalu Pal, OD
Advances in Multifocal Contact Lenses

2140
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Evidence-Based Case Studies
Nicole Patterson, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies

P220
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Important Things to Understand About OCT
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Important Things to Understand About OCT

OCT technology has revolutionized the way eye care providers diagnose and treat both retinal and ONH conditions. This interactive 1-hour lecture for paraoptometrics will introduce them to OCT technology and provide an understanding on when and how to utilize the technology and how to interpret basic scans.
P225
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
What's In My Eye? Common Diseases and Disorders
Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
What's In My Eye? Common Diseases and Disorders

Perhaps there is nothing more amazing than the structure and complexities of the human eye. Your staff will gain a greater appreciation and understanding with this course. In turn, they will be able to explain its function to patients in easy-to-understand language. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate the disorders, conditions and diseases of the eye and work with patients on options for treatment.
W202
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Amniotic Membranes in the Optometric Practice - Workshop
Peter Cass, OD Doug Devries, 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.
W204
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
OCT and Fundus Photography Workshop
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OCT and Fundus Photography Workshop

This workshop will provide a step-by-step approach for OCT imaging systems that are currently available. Emphasis will be placed on proper selection and correct interpretation of the various scan patterns for glaucoma and retinal disease. Numerous case examples will be included. This workshop is limited to 30 participants so register early.
2150
Jun-23-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Education in the Round: Daily Disposable Updates: What's New?
Dave Kading, OD
Education in the Round: Daily Disposable Updates: What's New?

2155
Jun-23-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Optometry's Role in Professional Sports
Keith Smithson, OD
Optometry's Role in Professional Sports

A multidisciplinary panel discussion delineating optometry's role in a sports medicine team. Panel to include orthopedic surgeon, athletic trainer and ophthalmologist, in addition to the team optometrist of several professional sports teams. We will discuss how a multidisciplinary medical team utilizes the talents of the above specialists to provide comprehensive medical care for today's teams and athletes. After describing our roles and communication within a team structure we will use a case study of concussion management to specifically describe how we all work together from the point of injury, through diagnosis, treatment and ultimately recovery of an athlete using our multidisciplinary medical team.
P230
Jun-23-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Cracking The Code - A Practical Approach To Managing & Preventing Carrier Audits
John Rumpakis, OD, MBA
Cracking The Code - A Practical Approach To Managing & Preventing Carrier Audits

In today’s world of third party relationships between payer and provider, audits of all types are becoming increasingly more frequent and more economically impactful. Practitioners need to know how to identify the specific type of audit, and how to properly (legally) respond to protect themselves and their practices.
P235
Jun-23-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
What You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery
Michael Cooper, OD
What You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

This course will give you the fundamental knowledge needed to learn how to assist the Optometrist in priming a patient for their cataract surgery experience.
S242
Jun-23-2017
3:30PM - 5:00PM
90 Minutes to Open 100 Minds
Jason Singh, OD
90 Minutes to Open 100 Minds

2165
Jun-23-2017
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Walk Softly And Carry A Big Stick- New Therapeutics For Clinical Practice
Eric Schmidt, OD
Walk Softly And Carry A Big Stick- New Therapeutics For Clinical Practice

This course will present newly approved therapeutics in eye care. Lengthy discussions on the pharmacology of the drugs will be undertaken as well as clinical indications for the drugs. Clinical experiences with the certain drugs will ensue
2170
Jun-23-2017
8:00PM - 9:00PM
More Than Meets the TB-EYE
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
More Than Meets the TB-EYE

Traumatic injury to the brain can result in a variety of visual problems. There are many other systems that need to be considered when evaluating the TBI patient. Learn about diffuse axonal injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and endocrinological disease as a result of TBI. Dr. Morgenstern, from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, will discuss the signature injury from the War on Terror and one of the most common causes of pediatric emergency hospital visits.
2175
Jun-23-2017
9:00PM - 10:00PM
Nutrition and the Retina
Steven Ferrucci, OD
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.
2180
Jun-23-2017
10:00PM - 12:00AM
Corneal Dystophies and Degenerations
Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Corneal Dystophies and Degenerations

The cornea is an amazing complex tissue that can manifest itself in many different ways. This course will review the degeneration and dystrophies that need our attention.
Course
Time
Session
Venue
Course   Time   /   Session   Venue
3000
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Retina and OCT Grand Rounds
Steven Ferrucci, OD
Retina and OCT Grand Rounds

This course reviews some of the basic principles of retinal OCTs 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.
3005
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding Part I
Thomas Cheezum, OD
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding Part I

Correct record keeping procedures for history, exam and medical decision making to select the proper CPT code are discussed in detail. Avoiding record audit problems will also be discussed.
3010
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Pardon the Objection: New Technology- Lasers, Lenses, Surgery
Moderator: Walt Whitley, OD Panelists: Sondra Black, OD Michael Cooper, OD Bill Tullo, OD
Pardon the Objection: New Technology- Lasers, Lenses, Surgery

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 and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. 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 new technology, lasers, lenses and surgery.
3015
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Education in the Round: Systemic Medications and the Effects on Vision
Mark Dunbar, OD
Education in the Round: Systemic Medications and the Effects on Vision

An overview of how common systemic medications can effect the visual system.
3020
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Changes in Healthcare - Challenges and Opportunities for Optometry
Bryan Rogoff, OD, MBA
Changes in Healthcare - Challenges and Opportunities for Optometry

Healthcare reform has been extremely dynamic in recent years and still remains to be one of the most confusing topics how to transform practices to be completely compliant. This has also created a lot of stress on practices’ operations, revenue growth, marketing, patient retention, etc. This course will cover these topics.
3025
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Current Topics in Glaucoma
Joe Sowka, OD
Current Topics in Glaucoma

This course will examine current topics in glaucoma such as medications currently under development, sustained delivery devices and their implications in glaucoma management, and issues in imaging with OCT technology. Additionally, there will be discussions on challenges in glaucoma medical adherence.
P300
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Anatomy and Dissection Workshop
Derek Hamilton, OD Nicole Patterson, OD
Anatomy and Dissection Workshop

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology with Dissection
P305
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
SmartPhone Diagnosis
Cecelia Koetting, OD
SmartPhone Diagnosis

This course will use photographic examples, from real patient cell phones, to exemplify the unusual cases that may present to a practice. The audience will be encouraged to interact.
W301
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Myopia Management Methods for the Clinician (Workshop)
Peg Achenbach, OD Barry Eiden, OD
Myopia Management Methods for the Clinician (Workshop)

This workshop will demonstrate myopia management methods utilizing contact lenses presenting live patients/cases. Experience with various contact lens methods of myopia management, patient selection, topographical assessment, instrumentation and identifying potential problems are key elements to this workshop, and will allow participants greater comfort taking these concepts back to their own clinics.
3030
Jun-24-2017
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Education in the Round: Low Vision in the Digital Age
Matt Valdes, OD
Education in the Round: Low Vision in the Digital Age

Technology moves fast. Become familiar with the ever changing assistive technology landscape designed to increase independence and transform the lives of your low vision patients.
P310
Jun-24-2017
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Scleral Lens Primer for the Paraoptometric
Steven Sorkin, OD
Scleral Lens Primer for the Paraoptometric

Scleral lenses have become an indispensable device in specialty contact lens practice. These game changers have been steadily overtaking other forms of treatment for irregular, diseased and post surgical corneas. This lecture will discuss and demonstrate the uses of scleral lenses in clinical practice.
3040
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Optometry's Match Game - Part II
Moderator: Marc Bloomenstein, OD Panelists: Mark Dunbar, OD Steven Ferrucci, OD Bill Marcolini, OD Andrew Morgenstern, OD Whitney Hauser, OD
Optometry's Match Game - Part II

Taken from the popular American game show, this course will feature contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in the-blank questions, with the object being to match the answers giving by expert 100022s. Can you match the answers of expert 100022s? Attend this course to find out!
3045
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding (And More) - Part II
Thomas Cheezum, OD
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding (And More) - Part II

Proper record keeping and coding for ancillary testing is discussed. The ICD-10 coding format with case examples is reviewed and new Federal programs affecting optometric participation in medical care are reviewed.
3050
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in Glaucoma
Moderator: Ben Gaddie Panelists: Eric Schmidt, OD Murray Fingeret, OD Robert Wooldridge, OD
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in Glaucoma

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 and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. 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 practical applications in glaucoma.
3055
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: The Necessity of the Neuro Retinal Rim
Kelly Malloy, OD
Education in the Round: The Necessity of the Neuro Retinal Rim

Analyze the neuro retinal rim for such abnormalities as rim loss, pallor, and edema.
3060
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
A Sprint or a Marathon: Establishing a Sports Vision Practice
Fred Edmunds, OD Amanda Nanasy, OD
A Sprint or a Marathon: Establishing a Sports Vision Practice

An optometrist with significant interest in sports & performance vision has the opportunity to expand the scope of their offering to athletes and teams. In addition to refractive care, services could include visual performance evaluation (VPE) and performance vision training (PVT). They can also make recommendations regarding ocular protection as appropriate. Finally, they can be proactive in educating the public to create awareness of the importance of vision to sport and what can be done to maximize visual performance.
3065
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Therapeutic Applications of Contact Lenses for the Compromised Cornea
Steven Sorkin, OD
Therapeutic Applications of Contact Lenses for the Compromised Cornea

Contact Lenses have additional functions other than their primary use in vision correction. This course will discuss the uses of soft, hybrid, gas permeable and scleral contact lenses in the treatment and management of various corneal conditions and post surgical cases.
P315
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Mark Schaeffer, OD
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

P320
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten Oh My! Dietary Changes and Your Eye
Cecelia Koetting, OD
Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten Oh My! Dietary Changes and Your Eye

With the ever changing dietary crazes and concerns, one should wonder how does this affect the eye? This course will explore the ocular effects and considerations in regards to these changes including Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, Non-GMO, Organic, and dietary supplements.
W302
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Making the Examination of the Infant and Young Child Easy
Glen Steele, OD Ida Chung, OD
Making the Examination of the Infant and Young Child Easy

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.
3070
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
OMG - How Can a Primary Care OD Help to Manage Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome?
Richard Baird, OD Keith Smithson, OD
OMG - How Can a Primary Care OD Help to Manage Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome?

This lecture will specifically target primary care OD's looking to gain and understanding of basic interventions available to all of us to manage post-concussion vision syndrome referrals that are actively being sought of Optometry by outside medical professionals.
P330
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
What Pupils Tell Us About the Eye
Cecelia Koetting, OD
What Pupils Tell Us About the Eye

Who knew one little black hole could be so important and give so much information? Often the patient’s are dilated before they are seen by the doctor, so it is important to make sure all possible information about the patient is gathered prior to this. From the reactions of the pupils we can gather information about the patients current neurological, pharmacological, and physical state.
P355
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
I Object - Overcoming Patient Objections
Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
I Object - Overcoming Patient Objections

It’s hard to argue with frugality. However, quality should win out over price. Proper eye care should fall in the “quality” category. This course will prepare you teach patients to make educated decisions based on a greater understanding of what they are getting for what they are paying. Learn to respond effectively when a patient objects about the price of products or services. Learn these skills, educate your patient, and grow the business.
3075
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Pediatric Syndromes Primer
Amanda Nicklas, OD Kara Tison, OD
The Pediatric Syndromes Primer

This course will focus on the signs and symptoms, as well as the ocular presentation. This course will allow primary care optometrists to feel comfortable diagnosing and managing these syndromes, as well as making recommendations to enhance the patients visual function and successful interaction with their environment.
3080
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Value of Visual Fields
Kelly Malloy, OD
The Value of Visual Fields

Glaucomatous vs. non-glaucomatous fields and localization of neurologic vision loss.
3085
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Cosmetometry: Integrating Aesthetics into Optometric Practice
Leslie O'Dell, OD Walt Whitley, OD
Cosmetometry: Integrating Aesthetics into Optometric Practice

A review of facial anatomy, testing protocols, available treatments and techniques, and future developments will be covered. Implementation strategies will be discussed from both an a private practice and referral center perspective.
3090
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Education in the Round: Neuro-Ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Primary Care Optometry
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Education in the Round: Neuro-Ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Primary Care Optometry

Describes the symptoms, signs, and management of neuro-ophthalmological emergencies.
3095
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
HIPAA: Fact or Fiction
Scot Morris, OD
HIPAA: Fact or Fiction

Learn how to protect yourself from data breaches and fines with the essentials of an effective compliance plan.
3100
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Proceed with Caution: Legal, Ethical and Visual Considerations When Evaluating Low Vision Patients and Driving
Matt Valdes, OD
Proceed with Caution: Legal, Ethical and Visual Considerations When Evaluating Low Vision Patients and Driving

This course is designed to assist private practitioners when evaluating low vision patients looking to obtain or sustain their driver's license. We will highlight various aspects to consider including: statutory regulations, ethical considerations, visual metrics, special testing and additional resources to help guide the conversation and assist your patients in the decision making process.
P335
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
He Said, She Said: Ocular Surface Disease
Whitney Hauser, OD John Rumpakis, OD, MBA
He Said, She Said: Ocular Surface Disease

This course covers four clinically-relevant ocular surface disease cases from beginning to end. Practitioners will learn how to properly evaluate diseases states through examination, order and perform relevant clinical tests, properly document the clinical record and describe their encounter in compliance with CPT and ICD rules.
P340
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Top 15 Oral Drugs
Jim Thimons, OD
Top 15 Oral Drugs

This course provides an overview of oral medications used in ophthalmic practice, such as anti-virals, steroids, NSAIDS, cyclines, antihistamines, and beta blockers. For each, the clinical applications and side effects will be discussed.
W303
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Getting Started in Sports Vision "“ Hands-On Workshop
Richard Baird, OD Fred Edmunds, OD Rajender Macha, OD Amanda Nanasy, OD Keith Smithson, OD
Getting Started in Sports Vision "“ Hands-On Workshop

This hands-on lab session will allow doctors an opportunity to perform as well as administer several vision training techniques and experience equipment under the guidance of experienced colleagues. Doctors will be able to speak to an experienced certified athletic trainer on doctor trainer communication and training dynamics.
3105
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Current Research You Should Incorporate into Your Mode of Practice Now Featuring AOA's Best of 2017 Poster Authors
Moderator: Dominick Maino, OD
Current Research You Should Incorporate into Your Mode of Practice Now Featuring AOA's Best of 2017 Poster Authors

This is a fast paced, dynamic interactive course that features the latest research as presented in the AOAs 2017 Poster Session in a more customary format. The most timely, clinically relevant researchers chosen as AOAs Best of 2017 by the poster committee members, will review and discuss the latest in contact lenses, primary care, ocular disease, pediatrics, binocular vision and more. This course provides you the evidence based clinical practice research that supports your high quality mode of practice.
3110
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
New Horizons in Presbyopia
Sondra Black, OD Marc Bloomenstein, OD Jim Owen, OD
New Horizons in Presbyopia

The presbyopic population is growing more rapidly than any other segment of the population. Patients are now asking for a solution. For a patient with a clear lens, the best option out there is a corneal inlay. There are 2 currently approved inlays and a third on the horizon. This course will educate the optometrist on the various inlays, method of action, patient selection and postoperative management.
3115
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Surgical Glaucoma Treatments
Moderator: Murry Fingeret, OD Panelists: Ben Gaddie Justin Schweitzer, OD Joe Sowka, OD
Surgical Glaucoma Treatments

3120
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Education in the Round: Anterior Segment Eye Disease A Comprehensive Approach to Infection and Inflammation
Jack Schaeffer, OD Mark Schaeffer, OD
Education in the Round: Anterior Segment Eye Disease A Comprehensive Approach to Infection and Inflammation

A unique program to enhance your clinical diagnostic and treatment abilities. I will present the medical management strategies for the complications so the eye care practitioner wil feel comfortable when they present in your office. We will cover all aspects of the medical eye care practice and treatment of todays new anterior segment challenges. The series of presentations will allow you to expand the treatment options to normalize your patient's visual status and manage the medical complications.
3125
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Amblyopia
Kara Tison, OD
Amblyopia

The goal of this course is to make the primary care optometrist comfortable with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of amblyopia. This course will review the different types of amblyopia and the diagnostic criteria. Case reports on the different types will also be presented.
3130
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Diabetes Center of Excellence: How Can I Join in?
Jeffry Gerson, OD Leo Semes, OD Diana Shechtman, OD
Diabetes Center of Excellence: How Can I Join in?

This course will be a panel and discuss the different aspects of how to set your practice apart from others in providing care to patients with diabetes. Topics beyond traditional eyecare will be discussed. Take away messages will help to elevate the level of care provided to patients and get a practice on its way to being a center of excellence in caring for patients with diabetes.
3140
Jun-24-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Leukocoria: Don"™t Panic (too much)
Amanda Nicklas, OD Kara Tison, OD
Leukocoria: Don"™t Panic (too much)

The goal of this course is to re-familiarize optometrists with the causes of leukocoria, a white appearing pupil. This course will focus on appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans for pediatric patients that present with leukocoria. Topics to be covered include retinoblastoma, Coats disease, congenital cataracts, coloboma and Morning Glory syndrome, as well as other causes of a white appearing pupil.
P325
Jun-24-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Beauty and the Beast: Integrating Aesthetics into the Optometric Practice
Whitney Hauser, OD Leslie O'Dell, OD
Beauty and the Beast: Integrating Aesthetics into the Optometric Practice

This course will educate paraoptometrics about the potential ocular surface irritants found in everyday cosmetics. Educated doctors to the current FDA regulations on cosmetics and their ingredients as well as provide guidelines for patient on how to use cosmetics safely without exacerbating underling Ocular Surface Disease. The course will also educate the audience about rosacea, epidemiology, causes, symptoms, clinical findings and current treatments.
P360
Jun-24-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
What's the Solution to Your Patient's Contact Lens Hygiene?
Steven Sorkin, OD
What's the Solution to Your Patient's Contact Lens Hygiene?

Care of contact lenses plays a vital role in the successful wear of contact lenses. This course will review and discuss the proper care of contact lenses and lens care solutions.
Course
Time
Session
Venue
Course   Time   /   Session   Venue
4000
Jun-25-2017
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Key Issues in Ocular Disease Management
Ron Melton, OD Randall Thomas, OD
Key Issues in Ocular Disease Management

This special team-taught course will address a selection of key issues facing the clinician treating ocular diseases. The challenges of a broad spectrum of conditions and disease processes will be discussed along with the latest diagnostic/treatment options. Emphasis is given to sharpening one’s skills in the diagnosis and medical management of a variety of disease entities.
4010
Jun-25-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Melton-Thomas Clinical Grand Rounds
Ron Melton, OD Randall Thomas, OD
Melton-Thomas Clinical Grand Rounds

Challenges in treating a wide variety of anterior and posterior segment diseases are shared in a clinical rounds format. This course covers both common and not so common ocular disorders encountered in over 70 years of combined clinical practice. An interactive approach is used to discuss diagnosis and management strategies involved with each case presentation. Clinical pearls will be shared to enhance patient care with our colleagues.