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B201
Jun-23-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Top Ten Diagnoses You Should Never Miss
Andrew Morgenstern, OD
Top Ten 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

Evidence based analysis of the current intraocular lens options for presbyopia treatment.
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

This brief course aims to highlight contact lens discomfort issues and practitioner steps that are often utilized to choose alternate lenses or modes of care for patients. What are the methods that doctors look at
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

Optometrys role in the medical treatment of eye care problems will continue to increase as health care evolves. It is critical for optometrists to be proficient in managing ocular surface diseases as optometrists are the primary eye care providers today. The course will outline the steps necessary to properly diagnose and treat common conditions that cause ocular surface diseases.
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

This course presents a case of rapidly decreasing visual acuity following trauma. The presentation outlines evidenced-based considerations in evaluation, treatment and follow-up. Participants gain knowledge and confidence in managing emergent retinal trauma.
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?

This course will review a variety of agents used to treat everything from anterior segment disease to uveitis. Special focus will be paid to the indications, contraindications and complications related to use.
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.
2130
Jun-23-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Stroke
Kelly Malloy, OD
Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Stroke

Case-based focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke.
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 Low Vision Management of Cone-Rod Dystrophy
Nicole Patterson, OD
Evidence-Based Case Studies Low Vision Management of Cone-Rod Dystrophy

Cone-Rod dystrophies are a group of inherited eye disorders where cones are more severely impacted that rod cells. Loss of central vision, color perception and photophobia are followed by night blindness and peripheral field loss. This course will discuss current management, treatment of symptoms, providing assistance with activities of daily living and psychological impact of vision loss.
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: Utilizing One Day Lenses for Patient and Practice Success
Dave Kading, OD
Education in the Round: Utilizing One Day Lenses for Patient and Practice Success

This course reviews the common single use lenses used as well as the modalities that they treat. It will look at the ways that one day lenses are used to treat allergy, dry eye and other common conditions. The course will highlight recent advancements and ways to grow the practice by utilizing the modality.
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.