Agenda

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Laser Procedures in Optometric Practice

Speaker: Dr. Blair Lonsberry

COPE ID: 86432-LP

The ever-expanding scope of practice for optometrists is seeing the use of lasers in optometric practice becoming more commonplace. The following interactive course will explore the various use of lasers in optometric practice including YAG capsulotomies, ALT/SLT, laser peripheral iridotomy and the newest laser procedure vitreous floater vitreolysis.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Concussion and Return to Play

Speaker: Dr. Geoff Heddle

COPE ID: COPE Pending

The goal of this lecture is to help the Optometrist feel more confident in identifying and managing their patients that have suffered a concussion. Attendees will gain an understanding of the different types of concussions, the visual connections and testing to identify.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Important Lab Testing in Optometry

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Pate

COPE ID: 86616-GO

Laboratory testing can be crucial to effective diagnosis and management of ocular disease. Indications and interpretation of pertinent lab tests will be covered in a case-based format.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Understanding the Importance of Light Sensitivity and Migraine in Eyecare

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This course will discuss light sensitivity and its connection to migraines, and treatment options.

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Intermittent Fasting Demystified

Speaker: Dr. Jason Fung

COPE ID: Non-COPE

Intermittent fasting, the voluntary abstinence from eating, provides a powerful method of improving health for a variety of reasons. We discuss the physiology behind fasting and address common misperceptions. For weight loss, fasting provides important benefits beyond calorie restriction by correcting the hormonal imbalance behind it.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch buffet

12:30 - 5:00 PM

InfoMart trade show

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Building a Winning Culture: Beyond Paychecks and Perks

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian

COPE ID: 85554-PM

Attracting and retaining high quality employees is one of the biggest challenges faced by businesses across all industries. Taking personal lessons learned from his own practices and insights gleaned from multiple other successful business owners, Dr. Harbir Sian shares 10 big ideas on how you can build a winning culture that transcends wages and perks.

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Optimizing the Topical Management of Glaucoma

Speaker: Dr. Pinakin Davey

COPE ID: 85229-GL

Numerous medications are available for glaucoma, physicians need to evaluate and weigh the benefits efficacy, side effects, and other considerations when prescribing these stand-alone or combined. This lecture will cover the major classes of drugs and optimize the medications to achieve optimal intraocular pressure range to prevent progressive loss.

5:00 - 5:50 PM

Mastering Scleral, Corneal, and Myopia Management With Contact Lenses!

Speaker: Dr. Daddi Fadel

COPE ID: COPE Pending

In this course, we will assess the options in rigid lenses, covering both scleral and corneal lenses. We’ll outline the advantages and disadvantages of each, guiding on the situations where one lens may be preferred over the other. Furthermore, we’ll delve into contact lens usage for myopia management, offering efficient treatment insights.

5:00 - 5:50 PM

Vision & TBI: What the OD Needs to Know and Do in Primary Care

Speaker: Dr. Kristel Jefferies

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This lecture presents the primary care optometrist with the essentials of how to manage patients with traumatic brain injury in his practice. The optometrist will leave the lecture with key pieces of information as well as screening tools, referral guidelines and best practices in managing this unique patient population.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

OAO/UW reception

8:00 - Midnight

Networking and Dining Experience at The Museum (for OAO members only)

6:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Red Flag or Red Herring in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Lee

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This course will describe the relevant anatomy and pathology of specific optic nerve lesions using a didactic and interactive format with a neuro-ophthalmologist. Clinical examples and associated neuroimaging will be shown to demonstrate clinico-radiologic correlation. Optometrists should be able to use pattern recognition and illness scripts to recognize, triage, and refer potentially life or vision threatening causes of optic nerve lesions. Distinguishing the critical red flag from the distracting red herring is an important skill in optic nerve assessment by optometry.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Perilous Pupils

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Lee

COPE ID: COPE Pending

The pupil examination is a critical part of the neuro-ophthalmic exam and can be used to differentiate benign from potentially life threatening etiologies of afferent and efferent pupil damage.

11:30 - 1:00 PM

President's Lunch and OAO Awards

1:10 - 2:50 PM

Metabolic, Nutritional and Endocrine Aspect of Concussion Recovery - What an Optometrist Should Know

Speaker: Dr. Paul Hrkal

COPE ID: COPE Pending

Concussions are one of most common neurological injuries in the world and new research is being published monthly with a direct impact on optimal clinical management. In this lecture, Dr Hrkal will condense and summarize the latest literature on the pathophysiology of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) with a specific focus on the nutritional, inflammatory endocrine aspects. With a specific focus on the most common mTBI symptoms and presentations, Dr Hrkal will present his functional medicine approach on hormonal, nutritional and supplemental interventions and how they can improve clinical outcomes for optometrists.

1:10 - 2:00 PM

Surgical Procedures in Optometric Practice

Speaker: Dr. Blair Lonsberry

COPE ID: 86577-SP

The ever-expanding scope of practice for optometrists is seeing the need to perform small surgical procedures in optometric practice becoming more commonplace. The following interactive course will explore the common eyelid lesions that are typically removed by optometrists, the most common means of removal, and pre-post operative considerations.

2:10 - 3:00 PM

Have Glaucoma? Would you Like a Side of Dry Eye With That?

Speaker: Dr. Mahnia Madan

COPE ID: COPE Pending

The glaucoma-related ocular surface disease is a significant and often underdiagnosed ocular comorbidity that can affect a patient’s quality of life. This lecture will provide an in-depth review of the various treatment options for not only managing glaucoma but also preserving the ocular surface.

3:15 - 4:05 PM

YouTube for HealthCare Professionals: Grow Your Clinic, Credibility and Clinical Outcomes

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Allen

COPE ID: 85741-PM

This course will discuss the use of YouTube Videos as a marketing tool as well as patient and/or public education to improve outcomes. Additionally, the fundamental equipment needed to get started, including tips on scripting, shooting and uploading will be reviewed. Strategies to use video content as an evergreen marketing tool and income source are also reviewed.

3:15 - 4:05 PM

Generic versus Brand Name - When Does it Really Matter?

Speaker: Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This course will answer the age-old question, “Can I get a generic?” Not all drops are created the same and thus each needs to be considered. This course will help to create a decision tree for the clinician.

4:15 - 4:50 PM

Rapid Fire Dry Eye Technology: PRP, IPL, RF

Speaker: Dr. Mahnia Madan

COPE ID: 84348-TD

This presentation is a 1-hour lecture designed to educate optometrists about three new advanced therapies to treat dry eye syndrome. The discussion will focus on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Radio Frequency (RF), and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and the benefits of each for dry eye management. The use of these technologies in clinical practice will be highlighted in an interactive, case-based format.

4:15 - 5:05 PM

If Not Primary Then Secondary: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE ID: C84242-GL

The diagnosis and management of Primary Glaucoma is well documented and taught. However, the Secondary glaucomas carry as big a risk for patients. This course will focus on looking for Secondary Glaucoma, managing the disease and new treatment options.

8:00 - Midnight

Networking event at The Factory (for OAO members only)

6:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Periocular Malignancies

Speaker: Drs. Andrew Gurwood and Marc Myers

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This presentation explores the diagnosis, management and prevention of skin cancer. The importance of gross observation and slit lamp biomicroscopy of the adnexa cannot be undervalued as a means of detecting, diagnosing and managing malignancies. Treatment modalities including surgical and non-surgical options are discussed.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

OCT Pearls for Clinical Practice

Speaker: Dr. Tom Sheidow

COPE ID: COPE Pending

A series of cases will be presented to review basic principles and important clinical changes associated with a large variety of macular diseases and pathology.  Emphasis will be placed on referral pearls and concepts for monitoring retinal diseases.

10:10 - 10:45 AM

AGM check-in

10:45 - 12:30 PM

Annual General Meeting

12:30 - 1:10 PM

Lunch buffet

1:00 - 2:40 PM

Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Gurwood

COPE ID: COPE Pending

Cases of current methods of treating ocular emergencies and urgencies. Includes the ocular adnexa and lacrimal system, mechanical and infectious involvement of the anterior segment, urgent glaucomas, and posterior segment disease.

2:55 - 3:45 PM

Out with the Hackneyed and in with the Neveaueyed: Looking at New Eye Care Treatments and Diagnosis

Speaker: Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE ID: 84243-GO

This course will give an overview of some of the hottest treatment options for some of the oldest problems that plague our profession. This course will draw a contrast from some antiquated optometric therapies and diagnosis to that of the modern approach specifically looking at what the future holds.

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Ocular Anatomy

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Pate

This course will cover the basic anatomy of the eye, including the different structures of the bony orbit, extraocular muscles, adnexa, anterior segment, and posterior segment. Function, purpose, and relevant clinical findings related to the structures will also be discussed.

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Concussion Testing

Speaker: Dr. Geoff Heddle

Most symptoms of a concussion have a Visual connection. This lecture will help you understand the ways a concussion affects the brain and the visual system. This lecture will provide you with the opportunity to be more confidence when working with your concussed patients.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Nutritional Therapies: More than Meets the Eye

Speaker: Dr. Pinakin Davey

This lecture will focus on various ocular conditions: AMD, Diabetes, Digital eye strain, visual function, and night vision, and older adult vision that benefit from using nutritional supplements and measurements that will allow for the baseline measurements and tracking of changes as the various supplements are taken.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Scleral Lenses Know No Bounds

Speaker: Dr. Daddi Fadel

This course will explore the unique characteristics of scleral lenses that render them an ideal choice for diverse ocular conditions. Additionally, the course will provide insights into fitting solutions and customization for each individual patient of any age. Every parameter will be discussed, from the posterior surface for better lens fitting to the anterior surface to optimize the optics.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

It Starts with You: How to Translate Self Care into Patient Care

Speaker: Dr. Kristel Jefferies

Self-care is a hot topic but is poorly defined in the medical workspace. In this important lecture, participants will learn about why self-care is important in a medical profession, how this becomes an important part of a patient’s journey in their practice, as well as some practical ways to start implementing self-care at work and at home.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Eyes on Dry Eye: What’s Your Role?

Speaker: Dr. Mahnia Madan

Dry eye disease accounts for nearly 45% of eye doctor visits, making it a common reason for seeking eye care. Patients often endure symptoms for an average of 6.5 years before even seeking help. Research shows that dry eye disease can significantly impair a patient’s quality of life. Early detection and intervention can prevent long-term damage. Join us in this course to explore the identification of dry eye disease and discuss the latest treatment advancements. 

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Intermittent Fasting Demystified

Speaker: Dr. Jason Fung

Intermittent fasting, the voluntary abstinence from eating, provides a powerful method of improving health for a variety of reasons. We discuss the physiology behind fasting and address common misperceptions. For weight loss, fasting provides important benefits beyond calorie restriction by correcting the hormonal imbalance behind it.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch buffet

12:30 - 5:00 PM

InfoMart trade show

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Patient History and Triage Techniques

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Pate

This course will cover the components of patient history, and tips for patient communication and triaging common ocular emergencies. An overview of the most common urgent and emergent ocular conditions will be covered, along with pertinent history questions related to each scenario and scheduling recommendations.

5:00 - 5:50 PM

E-Commerce in Eyecare

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian

While e-commerce has been booming in almost every industry for many years now, COVID-19 has accelerated its acceptance into the mainstream population. Unfortunately, over the past decade, our industry has been notoriously slow to accept and adopt the changes that have come with the e-commerce wave. However, we now have many tools available to help us get back in the game. This lecture discusses how ECPs can use tools such as digital marketing, e-commerce, and virtual consults to thrive in the new economy.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

OAO/UW reception

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Laser Procedures in Optometric Practice

Speaker: Dr. Blair Lonsberry

COPE ID: 86432-LP

The ever-expanding scope of practice for optometrists is seeing the use of lasers in optometric practice becoming more commonplace. The following interactive course will explore the various use of lasers in optometric practice including YAG capsulotomies, ALT/SLT, laser peripheral iridotomy and the newest laser procedure vitreous floater vitreolysis.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Concussion and Return to Play

Speaker: Dr. Geoff Heddle

COPE ID: COPE Pending

The goal of this lecture is to help the Optometrist feel more confident in identifying and managing their patients that have suffered a concussion. Attendees will gain an understanding of the different types of concussions, the visual connections and testing to identify.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Important Lab Testing in Optometry

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Pate

COPE ID: 86616-GO

Laboratory testing can be crucial to effective diagnosis and management of ocular disease. Indications and interpretation of pertinent lab tests will be covered in a case-based format.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Understanding the Importance of Light Sensitivity and Migraine in Eyecare

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This course will discuss light sensitivity and its connection to migraines, and treatment options.

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Intermittent Fasting Demystified

Speaker: Dr. Jason Fung

COPE ID: Non-COPE

Intermittent fasting, the voluntary abstinence from eating, provides a powerful method of improving health for a variety of reasons. We discuss the physiology behind fasting and address common misperceptions. For weight loss, fasting provides important benefits beyond calorie restriction by correcting the hormonal imbalance behind it.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch buffet

12:30 - 5:00 PM

InfoMart trade show

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Building a Winning Culture: Beyond Paychecks and Perks

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian

COPE ID: 85554-PM

Attracting and retaining high quality employees is one of the biggest challenges faced by businesses across all industries. Taking personal lessons learned from his own practices and insights gleaned from multiple other successful business owners, Dr. Harbir Sian shares 10 big ideas on how you can build a winning culture that transcends wages and perks.

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Optimizing the Topical Management of Glaucoma

Speaker: Dr. Pinakin Davey

COPE ID: 85229-GL

Numerous medications are available for glaucoma, physicians need to evaluate and weigh the benefits efficacy, side effects, and other considerations when prescribing these stand-alone or combined. This lecture will cover the major classes of drugs and optimize the medications to achieve optimal intraocular pressure range to prevent progressive loss.

5:00 - 5:50 PM

Mastering Scleral, Corneal, and Myopia Management With Contact Lenses!

Speaker: Dr. Daddi Fadel

COPE ID: COPE Pending

In this course, we will assess the options in rigid lenses, covering both scleral and corneal lenses. We’ll outline the advantages and disadvantages of each, guiding on the situations where one lens may be preferred over the other. Furthermore, we’ll delve into contact lens usage for myopia management, offering efficient treatment insights.

5:00 - 5:50 PM

Vision & TBI: What the OD Needs to Know and Do in Primary Care

Speaker: Dr. Kristel Jefferies

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This lecture presents the primary care optometrist with the essentials of how to manage patients with traumatic brain injury in his practice. The optometrist will leave the lecture with key pieces of information as well as screening tools, referral guidelines and best practices in managing this unique patient population.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

OAO/UW reception

8:00 - Midnight

Networking and Dining Experience at The Museum (for OAO members only)

6:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Red Flag or Red Herring in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Lee

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This course will describe the relevant anatomy and pathology of specific optic nerve lesions using a didactic and interactive format with a neuro-ophthalmologist. Clinical examples and associated neuroimaging will be shown to demonstrate clinico-radiologic correlation. Optometrists should be able to use pattern recognition and illness scripts to recognize, triage, and refer potentially life or vision threatening causes of optic nerve lesions. Distinguishing the critical red flag from the distracting red herring is an important skill in optic nerve assessment by optometry.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Perilous Pupils

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Lee

COPE ID: COPE Pending

The pupil examination is a critical part of the neuro-ophthalmic exam and can be used to differentiate benign from potentially life threatening etiologies of afferent and efferent pupil damage.

11:30 - 1:00 PM

President's Lunch and OAO Awards

1:10 - 2:50 PM

Metabolic, Nutritional and Endocrine Aspect of Concussion Recovery - What an Optometrist Should Know

Speaker: Dr. Paul Hrkal

COPE ID: COPE Pending

Concussions are one of most common neurological injuries in the world and new research is being published monthly with a direct impact on optimal clinical management. In this lecture, Dr Hrkal will condense and summarize the latest literature on the pathophysiology of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) with a specific focus on the nutritional, inflammatory endocrine aspects. With a specific focus on the most common mTBI symptoms and presentations, Dr Hrkal will present his functional medicine approach on hormonal, nutritional and supplemental interventions and how they can improve clinical outcomes for optometrists.

1:10 - 2:00 PM

Surgical Procedures in Optometric Practice

Speaker: Dr. Blair Lonsberry

COPE ID: 86577-SP

The ever-expanding scope of practice for optometrists is seeing the need to perform small surgical procedures in optometric practice becoming more commonplace. The following interactive course will explore the common eyelid lesions that are typically removed by optometrists, the most common means of removal, and pre-post operative considerations.

2:10 - 3:00 PM

Have Glaucoma? Would you Like a Side of Dry Eye With That?

Speaker: Dr. Mahnia Madan

COPE ID: COPE Pending

The glaucoma-related ocular surface disease is a significant and often underdiagnosed ocular comorbidity that can affect a patient’s quality of life. This lecture will provide an in-depth review of the various treatment options for not only managing glaucoma but also preserving the ocular surface.

3:15 - 4:05 PM

YouTube for HealthCare Professionals: Grow Your Clinic, Credibility and Clinical Outcomes

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Allen

COPE ID: 85741-PM

This course will discuss the use of YouTube Videos as a marketing tool as well as patient and/or public education to improve outcomes. Additionally, the fundamental equipment needed to get started, including tips on scripting, shooting and uploading will be reviewed. Strategies to use video content as an evergreen marketing tool and income source are also reviewed.

3:15 - 4:05 PM

Generic versus Brand Name - When Does it Really Matter?

Speaker: Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This course will answer the age-old question, “Can I get a generic?” Not all drops are created the same and thus each needs to be considered. This course will help to create a decision tree for the clinician.

4:15 - 4:50 PM

Rapid Fire Dry Eye Technology: PRP, IPL, RF

Speaker: Dr. Mahnia Madan

COPE ID: 84348-TD

This presentation is a 1-hour lecture designed to educate optometrists about three new advanced therapies to treat dry eye syndrome. The discussion will focus on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Radio Frequency (RF), and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and the benefits of each for dry eye management. The use of these technologies in clinical practice will be highlighted in an interactive, case-based format.

4:15 - 5:05 PM

If Not Primary Then Secondary: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE ID: C84242-GL

The diagnosis and management of Primary Glaucoma is well documented and taught. However, the Secondary glaucomas carry as big a risk for patients. This course will focus on looking for Secondary Glaucoma, managing the disease and new treatment options.

8:00 - Midnight

Networking event at The Factory (for OAO members only)

6:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Sponsored Breakfast & Learn Lecture

Speaker: TBD

COPE ID: Non-COPE

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Periocular Malignancies

Speaker: Drs. Andrew Gurwood and Marc Myers

COPE ID: COPE Pending

This presentation explores the diagnosis, management and prevention of skin cancer. The importance of gross observation and slit lamp biomicroscopy of the adnexa cannot be undervalued as a means of detecting, diagnosing and managing malignancies. Treatment modalities including surgical and non-surgical options are discussed.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

OCT Pearls for Clinical Practice

Speaker: Dr. Tom Sheidow

COPE ID: COPE Pending

A series of cases will be presented to review basic principles and important clinical changes associated with a large variety of macular diseases and pathology.  Emphasis will be placed on referral pearls and concepts for monitoring retinal diseases.

10:10 - 10:45 AM

AGM check-in

10:45 - 12:30 PM

Annual General Meeting

12:30 - 1:10 PM

Lunch buffet

1:00 - 2:40 PM

Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Gurwood

COPE ID: COPE Pending

Cases of current methods of treating ocular emergencies and urgencies. Includes the ocular adnexa and lacrimal system, mechanical and infectious involvement of the anterior segment, urgent glaucomas, and posterior segment disease.

2:55 - 3:45 PM

Out with the Hackneyed and in with the Neveaueyed: Looking at New Eye Care Treatments and Diagnosis

Speaker: Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

COPE ID: 84243-GO

This course will give an overview of some of the hottest treatment options for some of the oldest problems that plague our profession. This course will draw a contrast from some antiquated optometric therapies and diagnosis to that of the modern approach specifically looking at what the future holds.

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Ocular Anatomy

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Pate

This course will cover the basic anatomy of the eye, including the different structures of the bony orbit, extraocular muscles, adnexa, anterior segment, and posterior segment. Function, purpose, and relevant clinical findings related to the structures will also be discussed.

7:30 - 8:20 AM

Concussion Testing

Speaker: Dr. Geoff Heddle

Most symptoms of a concussion have a Visual connection. This lecture will help you understand the ways a concussion affects the brain and the visual system. This lecture will provide you with the opportunity to be more confidence when working with your concussed patients.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Nutritional Therapies: More than Meets the Eye

Speaker: Dr. Pinakin Davey

This lecture will focus on various ocular conditions: AMD, Diabetes, Digital eye strain, visual function, and night vision, and older adult vision that benefit from using nutritional supplements and measurements that will allow for the baseline measurements and tracking of changes as the various supplements are taken.

8:30 - 10:10 AM

Scleral Lenses Know No Bounds

Speaker: Dr. Daddi Fadel

This course will explore the unique characteristics of scleral lenses that render them an ideal choice for diverse ocular conditions. Additionally, the course will provide insights into fitting solutions and customization for each individual patient of any age. Every parameter will be discussed, from the posterior surface for better lens fitting to the anterior surface to optimize the optics.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

It Starts with You: How to Translate Self Care into Patient Care

Speaker: Dr. Kristel Jefferies

Self-care is a hot topic but is poorly defined in the medical workspace. In this important lecture, participants will learn about why self-care is important in a medical profession, how this becomes an important part of a patient’s journey in their practice, as well as some practical ways to start implementing self-care at work and at home.

10:25 - 11:15 AM

Eyes on Dry Eye: What’s Your Role?

Speaker: Dr. Mahnia Madan

Dry eye disease accounts for nearly 45% of eye doctor visits, making it a common reason for seeking eye care. Patients often endure symptoms for an average of 6.5 years before even seeking help. Research shows that dry eye disease can significantly impair a patient’s quality of life. Early detection and intervention can prevent long-term damage. Join us in this course to explore the identification of dry eye disease and discuss the latest treatment advancements. 

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Intermittent Fasting Demystified

Speaker: Dr. Jason Fung

Intermittent fasting, the voluntary abstinence from eating, provides a powerful method of improving health for a variety of reasons. We discuss the physiology behind fasting and address common misperceptions. For weight loss, fasting provides important benefits beyond calorie restriction by correcting the hormonal imbalance behind it.

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch buffet

12:30 - 5:00 PM

InfoMart trade show

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Patient History and Triage Techniques

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Pate

This course will cover the components of patient history, and tips for patient communication and triaging common ocular emergencies. An overview of the most common urgent and emergent ocular conditions will be covered, along with pertinent history questions related to each scenario and scheduling recommendations.

5:00 - 5:50 PM

E-Commerce in Eyecare

Speaker: Dr. Harbir Sian

While e-commerce has been booming in almost every industry for many years now, COVID-19 has accelerated its acceptance into the mainstream population. Unfortunately, over the past decade, our industry has been notoriously slow to accept and adopt the changes that have come with the e-commerce wave. However, we now have many tools available to help us get back in the game. This lecture discusses how ECPs can use tools such as digital marketing, e-commerce, and virtual consults to thrive in the new economy.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

OAO/UW reception

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