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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

This course is a panel discussion of the state of the contact lens industry. Join us as our panel of clinical and industry experts weigh in on where contacts are in 2016, the challenges, and the future innovations in contact lenses.
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

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P105
Jun-22-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Contact Lenses for Those Over Forty
Sandra Fortenberry, OD
Contact Lenses for Those Over Forty

This course is intended for paraoptometric attendees to gain an overview of contact lens options for the emerging presbyopic patient. Knowledge of available options will help introduce the concept of presbyopia and help guide the patient to appropriate selection of contact lenses.
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?
Terrace 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 Zhikuan Yang Peiyin Xie Liang Hu Helen Daun, OD 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

This course will be conducted in a workshop format spending approximately 40 minutes of group lecture and then 60 minutes of workshop style for attendees to gain experience in performing procedures.
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

Discussion of latest contact lens materials, solutions, trends, research, industry, controversies and practice topics.
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

Recent reports of corneal complications have arisen associated with certain contact lens and multipurpose solutions. The causes for these complications is controversial and many of these cases are misdiagnosed. This course will present the current research involving this subject. Recent cases will be presented along with various treatment options. Audience participation and discussion is encouraged. At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to properly diagnose, treat, and manage these cases and learn how to prevent reoccurrences.
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.
1135
Jun-22-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Chinese and United States Myopia Control Symposium Q&A Panel
Moderator Andrew Morgenstern Chinese Speakers Zhikuan Yang Peiyin Xie Liang Hu Helen Daun, OD 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

This course will provide you details on how to manage eye pain in a typical optometric primary care practice. Practical applications of common medications used to control pain with emphasis on oral medications,