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Jun-19-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Ocular Urgencies & Emergencies: Are You Prepared?
Richard Mangan, OD Scott Hauswirth, OD
Ocular Urgencies & Emergencies: Are You Prepared?

This course will review 10 of the most concerning ocular urgencies optometrists are likely to encounter at some point in their careers. This course will stress the importance of properly equipping the office to properly handle urgent ocular situations, in

Jun-19-2019
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Going Viral: HZO, HSW, EKC
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Going Viral: HZO, HSW, EKC

Viruses are some of the most common microorganisms that affect both the body and the eyes. This interactive presentation will review the etiologies, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and proper treatment for the ocular and systemic aspects of herp

Jun-19-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Most Commonly Prescribed Classes of Medication and Their Ocular Side Effects: Beyond Steroids, Topiramate and Hydroxychloroquine
Rebecca Wartman, OD Harvey Richman, OD
The Most Commonly Prescribed Classes of Medication and Their Ocular Side Effects: Beyond Steroids, Topiramate and Hydroxychloroquine

Currently, 55% of Americans are taking prescription medications, including the patients optometrists see every day. The majority of these medications have some ocular side effects that can impact our patients. This course will review the ocular side effec

Jun-19-2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Maximize Your Profitablility Through Commercial Real Estate
Colin Carr
Maximize Your Profitablility Through Commercial Real Estate

Real estate is one of the highest expenses for optometrists, but also the most negotiable. The difference between a properly or poorly negotiated transaction can benefit or cost you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. With this much at stake, approa

Jun-19-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Clinical Conundrums in Glaucoma
Joseph 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 p
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Jun-19-2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Recurrent Corneal Erosions
Steven Sorkin, OD
Recurrent Corneal Erosions

Recurrent Corneal Erosion is one of the most common clinical entities optometrists will encounter in practice. This course will discuss the etiology of this condition. Medical and surgical approaches to treatment as well as newer therapeutic options such

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Optical Crosses…I Don't Get it!
Mary Schmidt, CPOA
Optical Crosses…I Don't Get it!

How can you tell if your patient’s lenses will work in their frame? Do you guess? Have you ever guessed wrong and had awful results? Take the time to learn the basic math steps and avoid any problems in the future. How can you be confident if you don’t un

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Roy G.BIV- Color Vision Explored
Michael Coleman
Roy G.BIV- Color Vision Explored

This course will explore the human physiology of color vision and the tests used to check color vision. We will examine the difference between color vision defects versus true color ‘blindness.' We will explore why some color vision problems are congenita

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques Workshop
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Removal Techniques Workshop

The proper recognition, evaluation, and management of ocular lumps and bumps can be potentially vision- and life-saving for a patient. This interactive two-hour lecture will spend the first hour reviewing eyelid surgical anatomy to go along with a thoroug
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Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Opioid Epidemic…Do Not be a Contributor! Optometry's Responsibilty
Rebecca Wartman, OD
Opioid Epidemic…Do Not be a Contributor! Optometry's Responsibilty

Most of us have been impacted in some way by the opioid crisis. We will discus the background information which has led to the opioid epidemic. We will discuss how to spot a possible opioid-seeking patient (and other drug seeking issues that may impact

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Retina Grand Rounds: Both Sides of the Story
Jeffry Gerson, OD
Retina Grand Rounds: Both Sides of the Story

Optometrists are seeing more and more retinal pathology in clinical practice. As important as making the correct diagnosis is knowing when and how to treat these patients. Appropriate referrals to retinal specialists are so important and these dynamics

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Inflamma-story: The Role Inflammation Plays in Dry Eye Disease
Whitney Hauser, OD
Inflamma-story: The Role Inflammation Plays in Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is a chronic and, possibly, progressive inflammatory condition. With millions of symptomatic patients, proper diagnosis and management of inflammation is integral in treatment. This course will discuss the innovative diagnostic tools and t

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Headache Conundrum: A Panel of Pearls for Providers
Richard Mangan, OD James Fanelli, OD Leonid Skorin, DO
The Headache Conundrum: A Panel of Pearls for Providers

This panel of experts will discuss trends in diagnosis and management of primary headache syndromes (i.e. Migraine, Tension Type) as well as those of a more sinister nature (i.e. Giant Cell Arteritis, Horner's Syndrome). The course will include pearls in

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Expanding Optometric Scope: Injection Basics
Jason Duncan, OD
The Expanding Optometric Scope: Injection Basics

The use of injectable medications and dyes will play a significant role as the optometric scope of practice continues to expand. This course will review the basics of injections to include reviews of state law, OSHA, safety and emergency measures, needle
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Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
ORTHO-K: Myopia Control is Not Myopia Correction
Langis Michaud, OD
ORTHO-K: Myopia Control is Not Myopia Correction

Among various myopia control strategies (MCS), ortho-keratology (OK) remains one of the gold standards. However, in some cases, OK is not efficient or leads to myopia progression. This lecture aims to explore the differences between lens commercial design

Jun-19-2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Pharmacology
Harvey Richman, OD
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Pharmacology

This course will give the history, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of cannabis and how Optometrist should be aware of its interactions with visual function.

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Do You See What I See?
Robert Reed, OD
Do You See What I See?

Be prepared for a journey to another world. This class will introduce attendees to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal hemorrhage, corneal scarring, floaters, and PVD, and more. We’ll discuss their causes and treatments.

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Top 10 Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects
Blair Lonsberry, OD
Top 10 Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects

Patients’ present taking a variety of medications both topical and systemic. This interactive presentation will review the Top 10 medications patients take and review the ocular side effects that they may present with.

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
OCT Evaluation of the Retina and Optic Nerve
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OCT Evaluation of the Retina and Optic Nerve

Are you having trouble interpreting your OCT findings in retinal disease and glaucoma This lecture will start with basic understanding of OCT imaging, then dig deeper to illuminate common interpretation errors and reveal clinical pearls in diagnostics of

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Specialty Contact Lenses in Corneal Disease
Steven Sorkin, OD
Specialty Contact Lenses in Corneal Disease

Contact lenses have additional uses in addition to their primary use in vision correction. This course will discuss the various specialty contact lenses including specialty soft contact lenses, corneal GP lenses, hybrid and scleral GP lenses in the treatm
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Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Purchasing vs. Leasing Your Office Space - Making the Best Decision for Your Practice
Colin Carr
Purchasing vs. Leasing Your Office Space - Making the Best Decision for Your Practice

When looking at maximizing profitability through real estate, one of the first questions asked is: “should I purchase or lease my office space?” It’s important to understand how making the right decision affects your current and future cashflow, taxes, an

Jun-19-2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Korb Award

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Transposition & Conversions
Michael Coleman
Transposition & Conversions

This one hour course will teach ophthalmic assistants, technicians, and opticians how to correctly transpose an Rx from one cylinder form to another (e.g., plus to minus or vice-versa). You will also learn how to convert a spherocylindrical prescription (

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Clinical Applications of Biologics in Eye Care
Walt Whitley, OD
Clinical Applications of Biologics in Eye Care

Biologic therapies are on the rise in terms of drug development and clinical use in eye care. This lecture reviews common and future biologics seen in ophthalmic disease treatment and how they may be applied.

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Oral Credit & Uses in Eyecare/Systemic Impact
Harvey Richman, OD
Not Just a Weed--Medical Marijuana for Optometrists Oral Credit & Uses in Eyecare/Systemic Impact

This course will give the history, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of cannabis and how optometrists should be aware of its interactions with visual function.

Jun-19-2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM
"Doctor, I See Double": Simplifying Diplopia
Joseph Sowka, OD
"Doctor, I See Double": Simplifying Diplopia

There have been many recent advances in the area of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. This course examines a primary approach to diagnosing neurogenic double vision with an emphasis on optometric management of these patients.