OD Breakfast Symposium - #207
3/1/2023 | 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Comanagement: Then and Now - #101
3/1/2023 | 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Paul C. Ajamian, OD; Jim Thimons, OD
Two comanagement pioneers will take a look back and look ahead at the progress the two professions have made working together, with lessons learned on how to best refer, manage, and retain our valued medical eye patients.
OD Lunch Symposium - #200
3/1/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
The SECO Contact Lens Summit: PART I - We've Come a Long Way Baby! - #500
3/1/2023 | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM Milton Hom, OD; Melissa Barnett, OD; Jason Jedlicka, OD; Lyndon Jones, OD; Shalu Pal, OD; Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD
The long-awaited SECO CL Summit will prepare you for the future by understanding the present. Our panel will discuss the current and future trends to treat contact lens dryness by changing replacement frequency, materials, retweeters, care systems, and medications.
Need vs. Want: OD's and Staff Share Unique, Sometimes Conflicting Perspectives - #400
3/1/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Lynn Lawrence, MS, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC; Tami Franklin, CPOT, ABOC; Ted McElroy, OD
This course is designed to foster dialog between the panel and audience on the topic of “Office Needs vs Office Wants”. Topics include workplace expectations and the impact of changes within our society on the ophthalmic industry.
A Historical View of Frames and Lenses - #700
3/1/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Jackie O'Keefe, ABOC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.This course takes a close look at the technical advancements in frames and lenses that have developed over the past 45 years. Improvements in materials and technological designs have evolved based on triumphs, failures, consumer influence, and ECP persuasiveness. Come and join us as we travel back in time and revisit where we have been and where we are today.
Measuring & Fitting Ophthalmic Lenses Today - #701
3/1/2023 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Jackie O'Keefe, ABOC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Back in the day, measurements were recorded as on center for single-vision lenses and 3 mm below center for flat-top bifocals. As ophthalmic lens technologies and designs have evolved over the years, the need and methodology for ECPs to measure have evolved too. From measuring by hand to utilizing digital systems, you will leave this course with a greater understanding of measuring techniques used today.
Team Ideas for a Great Workplace - #401
3/1/2023 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Tami Franklin, CPOT, ABOC
This course will give attendees an understanding of the importance of having a great team culture. We will discuss easy-to-implement ideas to begin to change the culture of a practice, which benefits the practice, employees, doctors, and patients. Join us for a fun conversation to either improve your team culture or gain new ideas.
The SECO Contact Lens Summit: PART II - Business of CL: What is The Value of a CL Patient? - #501
3/1/2023 | 3:30 PM-5:30 PM Will Smith, OD; Melissa Barnett, OD; Jason Jedlicka, OD; Shalu Pal, OD; Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD
The long awaited SECO CL Summit (Part II) will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions related to the business aspects of contact lenses. You’ll gain valuable insights to better meet the new and unique needs of the contact lens patient as well as how to monetize this aspect of your patient care.
Positively Polarized For Me & My Patients - #702
3/1/2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Jackie O'Keefe, ABOC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.The U.S. ophthalmic market is witnessing an increase in the sales of polarized lenses…especially in Rx sun and sportswear. This course looks at the history of how polarized filters are manufactured, how variable tinted polarization works, and strategies to sell them.
Cost vs. Value: Why People Buy - #402
3/1/2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Tami Franklin, CPOT, ABOC
Consumers make decisions based on the perceived value of the product or service being offered. This course provides practical examples of how an optometric practice can deliver on quality, service, level of need, and convenience, which enables you to justify the price. Enhancing perceived value also fosters higher patient compliance and adherence to treatment plans.
Glaucoma: What Would You Do? - #502
3/1/2023 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Chris Borgman, OD
Glaucoma can be straightforward in some cases and much more challenging in others. This course is designed to present challenging and unique glaucoma scenarios with multiple treatment options in which attendees use audience polling for immediate feedback on what treatment options are best for the cases provided.
New Age Answers to OSD - #503
3/2/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Chris Wolfe, OD
An update of current literature on new and emerging treatments for ocular surface disease allows for a practical understanding of management approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on the content of evidence-based ocular care.
Georgia Opticianry Laws & Rules - #703
3/2/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Diane Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.This course will present the laws and rules for opticians in Georgia. Discussion will include history, scope of practice, violations and penalties, licensing process, and continuing education.
Strategies for Better Diagnosing Glaucoma - #102
3/2/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Danica Marrelli, OD
This course will review all aspects of the diagnosis of glaucoma, from pertinent history to clinical exam and ancillary testing. The newest OCT and visual field technology will be discussed, as well as a strategy for classifying patients as suspects or true glaucoma.
Facilitated Learning Lab - Onboarding New Hires: Staff Training - #403
3/2/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Lynn Lawrence, MS, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC; Tami Franklin, CPOT, ABOC
Onboarding new staff is critical to building a successful team. This course will discuss training, staff certification, and continuing education to train new employees.
Hot Topic Breakfast: Presbyopia Management Panel Discussion - #60
3/2/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:30 AM Chris Wroten, OD; Paul C. Ajamian, OD; Milton Hom, OD; April Jasper, OD; Chris Wolfe, OD
From cutting-edge developments with spectacles and contact lenses to advancing surgical interventions, and from novel pharmacologic treatments to new multifocal intraocular lens designs, our options for treating and managing presbyopia continue to progress and expand. Join a panel of experts to explore the science behind each option, along with real-world clinical pearls to make each successful in your practice.
Lenses as Prisms: Understanding How Lenses Work - #704
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Diane Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Are lenses prisms? This course will explain prism and the effect of prism both wanted and unwanted. The information included will be how lenses work and why prism occurs. Discussion will include some specialty uses of prism.
Introductory Low Vision: Zoom and Enhance - #105
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Terri Call, OD
This class is designed to give a brief review of basic low-vision devices which can be easily incorporated into your day-to-day practice. Attendees will learn how to train patients to use these devices and will discover some new and exciting technological developments that can be used in basic low-vision care.
TBD - #103
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Made Easy - #504
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Daniel Press, OD, FCOVD
Pediatric and binocular vision care may seem challenging, but it doesn't have to be. This course will help you be more confident in working with children from infancy to adolescence while adding a service that is a true practice builder.
Lessons in Leadership - #404
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Jim Schneider; Amy Schneider
Lessons in Leadership will provide attendees with a peek behind the curtain at what a leadership and development program look like. This highly valuable, executive-level training will look at what works and what doesn't. "Work-life balance will also be discussed.
New Drugs in Glaucoma - #106
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Jim Thimons, OD
This course will review the latest developments in topical, sustained release, laser, and intracameral drug therapy for glaucoma. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of these therapeutic systems into primary care practice including patient selection, indications, and contraindications.
Amniotic Membranes - #104
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD
This course is designed to introduce amniotic membranes as a treatment option for a variety of anterior segment conditions and diseases. We will explore the history of amniotic membrane use and then delve into their current applications of them in everyday optometric practice. The attendee will learn about the details of processing and procurement, mechanisms of action and different types of amniotic membranes, and how to bill and code to obtain appropriate reimbursement.
Laser Workshop - #600
3/2/2023 | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Chris Wroten, OD; Nate Lighthizer, OD
This workshop will include a brief review of YAG capsulotomy, YAG peripheral iridotomy, and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), including clinical indications for surgery. Various instrument settings, surgical protocols and techniques, clinical pearls, and expected outcomes will be reviewed, followed by hands-on experience of performing laser surgeries on model eyes.
Systemic Prescribing for the Primary Care Optometrist - #108
3/2/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Danica Marrelli, OD
This course will cover basic concepts of oral prescribing, such as pregnancy/lactation categories and prescribing for children. Commonly used oral antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, glaucoma, and pain management medications will be discussed.
Building Patient Loyalty Through Emergency Care - #405
3/2/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Patrick Vollmer, OD
Offering emergency eye care is critical to a successful practice. This lecture will review the best ways to garner medical referrals and take care of your emergency patients.
Dry Eye Protocol - #111
3/2/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Chris Wolfe, OD
An update of current literature on clinical and financial aspects of ocular surface disease allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.
Double Trouble - #109
3/2/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Heidi Johnson, OD, FCOVD
This course will review double vision including how to diagnose, evaluate and treat the medically/neurologically cleared diplopic patient with lenses, prisms, filters, and vision therapy activities. We will review which additional sensorimotor tests need to be performed and how to bill for them.
Plaquenil Toxicity Update - #110
3/2/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Chris Borgman, OD
Optometrists often co-manage patients that have systemic conditions being treated with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). This lecture is designed to review old concepts, new guidelines, and novel approaches in the management of these patients with the goal of preventing toxicity and devastating vision loss.
OD Lunch Symposium - #203
3/2/2023 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
No Wonder You Don’t See Well: How Eye Disease Affects Vision - #505
3/2/2023 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Lynn Lawrence, MS, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC
This lecture will focus on 20 common eye diseases and their impact on vision. It will identify the disease, its characteristics, and the effects of the disease on a patient’s vision. The course will also discuss clinical presentations and testing associated with the disease.
The Chronicles of Digital Devices and Their Relationship to CVS & DES - #705
3/2/2023 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Jackie O'Keefe, ABOC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Once known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), Digital Eye Strain (DES) is an important issue in today's world. DES is a result of overusing computers, laptops, tablets, and other digital devices. Overuse can cause eye strain, headaches, and neck discomfort to name a few. This course looks at lens options, ergonomic recommendations, and useful tips we can share with our patients/customers.
Hands-On Workshop - Scleral Lens - #601
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Melissa Barnett, OD; Shalu Pal, OD
This interactive workshop begins with a didactic discussion of the basic principles of scleral lenses, followed by hands-on practice with the application, removal, and fitting of scleral lenses. Instructors will provide guidance and hands-on fitting experience using scleral lenses from several different lens companies.
Glaucoma Then and Now - #113
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Danica Marrelli, OD
This course will look back at what we knew about glaucoma "then" - how we made the diagnosis, and how we treated it - and will look at how far we've come since those early days of optometric involvement in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. The course will present the latest diagnostic tools and treatment options - medications, laser, and surgical advances that have changed the way we manage glaucoma now.
Building Confidence When Dealing with Kids AND Their Parents! - #506
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Glen Steele, OD, FCOVD
Working with children is often perceived as difficult. However, children are usually much easier to deal with than their parents due to a limited understanding of how the processes of vision work and that these abilities develop throughout life. This course will help build your confidence and understanding to place yourself in a better position to explain this to parents. Additional testing protocols and management guidelines will be included during the course.
Influencers of Eyecare: Tips to Self-Promotion and Growing Practice Visibility - #406
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Ted McElroy, OD; Arian Fartash, OD; Alan Glazier, OD; Darryl Glover, OD; Jennifer Lyerly, OD; Carrie A. Wilson, MBA, MA, ABOM, NCLE-AC
Many practitioners think it is difficult to promote their business and themselves. This session will give you the reasons for becoming an influencer, and the steps you need to take to become one.
Principles of Visual Assessment for Opticians and Technicians - #706
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Diane Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.This course will introduce the participant to the principles of a visual assessment including refraction, describing information gathered/history taking, and the workflow process. Topics covered will include definitions, A&P, refractive errors, instrumentation, visual acuity, objective and subjective findings, and binocular balancing.
Retina Brainteasers - #115
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Chris Borgman, OD
This course will review the pathology behind some retinal cases that are not commonly seen. New and old thinking in the management of these retinal conditions will be covered, along with pitfalls in the diagnosis of these conditions.
An Optometric Approach to TBI - #112
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Heidi Johnson, OD, FCOVD
Concussion and TBI patients suffer from a variety of visual symptoms with limited relief from traditional optometric approaches. This course will teach the optometric physician to evaluate and treat the TBI patient with lenses, prisms, filters, and vision therapy activities. Resources and techniques to support and recover neurologic health through improved sleep, nutrition, breathing and meditation will be discussed.
Facilitated Learning Lab - Retirement Refraction: How to Determine Your “Exit Rx” from Optometry - #407
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Adam Cmejla, CFP
Retiring FROM optometry TO the next chapter of your life comes with many intimidating and consequential decisions: one seemingly simple decision can have both short- and long-term implications on your retirement. In this Learning Lab, we will walk through financial and purpose-driven exercises to help enlighten and educate you on the timelines and decisions you will face as a selling owner, empowering you with confidence up to and through your practice transition and retirement.
Dry Eye and Contact Lenses: COVID Did Not Help! - #114
3/2/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Lyndon Jones, OD
This presentation will review the best evidence-based approaches to manage a number of pandemic-associated ocular complications and provide insights into long-term improved patient care and value-driven optometry practices. Studies that have revealed new opportunities for innovation in the areas of dry eye, contact lenses, and ocular health will be discussed.
Oral Pharmaceuticals for ODs - #119
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Patrick Vollmer, OD
This course will cover the most commonly used oral pharmaceuticals prescribed by doctors of optometry, as well as various other drugs prescribed by medical professionals that can impact ocular health. There will be several grand rounds cases highlighting the topics discussed.
Purposeful Planning: Building a Practice That Financially Serves YOU! - #408
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Adam Cmejla, CFP
Learn how to proactively manage your cash flow, reduce your tax liability, and invest prudently to build wealth, ultimately making work optional.
Advanced Low Vision: Into the Bionic Age - #118
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Terri Call, OD
This class will provide an update on advanced low-vision devices such as VR headsets, bone conduction glasses attachments, retinal implants, and more. Attendees will learn about the current path and projected trajectory of advanced low-vision care.
Drugs of the Future - #507
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Milton Hom, OD
Is Optometry entering into the golden age of new therapeutics? Not just new drugs, but new drug classes for those frustrating chronic conditions. Two of these new classes are refractive: presbyopia and myopia. Although the classes are new, the drugs are old but not yet worn out. Ocular surface medications for chronic conditions are the next two classes: Demodex blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Help is on the way for increasing myopia, Demodex infestation, MGD, and presbyopia.
Improving Management of MGD-Associated Dry Eye Disease: A Look to the Future of Treatment - #116
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Walt Whitley, OD
Get Fired Up! Lasers for Glaucoma - #117
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Chris Wroten, OD
Learn an evidence-based approach to how selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) can benefit patients with open-angle glaucoma. We will discuss which patients are the best candidates for success, general laser settings, and clinical protocols, along with surgical pearls from a colleague skilled in performing SLT. YAG peripheral laser iridotomy for narrow-angle glaucoma will also be discussed.
The Path of Selective Absorption Lenses - #707
3/2/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Jackie O'Keefe, ABOC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.This course will help increase your understanding of how ophthalmic lenses control the amount of light transmitted. Tinted lenses allow specific light rays to pass through the lens and other light rays to be absorbed. Ophthalmic lens treatments like antireflective coatings and photochromics also selectively absorb light rays. Understanding light absorption is key to recommending lens tints and treatments to your patient/customer.
Keynote Session - Remote Eyecare: Virtual Reality or Virtual Certainty? - #61
3/2/2023 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Carl Spear, OD; Howard Fried, OD; Katie Gilbert Spear, OD, JD, MPH; Trennda Rittenbach, OD
Telemedicine has become an integral part of the day-to-day global patient healthcare system. Is Teleoptometry next? Can quality eye care really be delivered remotely? This interactive special session will involve a panel of experts who will highlight overall trends in eye care that are driving a rapidly evolving adoption of remote access exams. Panelists will share insights on current and future technologies along with how, when, and where remote care is currently being used and the implications for our profession.
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3/2/2023 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
3.5 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Keep Burnout Away from Your Life (Off-Site CE Edutainment) - #902
3/2/2023 | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Ted McElroy, OD
(Off-Site Edutainment with 1 hour of CE) Let's face it, we have all been through a lot of changes in the last few years. But this is nothing new. However, it has led to many of us feeling like we are burned out and cannot take it anymore. This session will give you proven strategies on how to recognize and deal with the stresses that lead to burnout while playing some cornhole with great colleagues who are all in the same boat!
Two Eyes and One Brain: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - #708
3/3/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Paige Shoven
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.For the eyes and the brain to work together seamlessly, both the accommodation and the vergence system must be synchronized. When there is a breakdown in one or both systems, outside assistance is needed. In this course, we will discuss the differences between the two systems, how to diagnose and classify which system is causing symptoms for the patient and discover treatment plans for both.
I'm So Dizzy - #122
3/3/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Heidi Johnson, OD, FCOVD
Dizziness is a common medical complaint that necessitates a detailed history and visual evaluation to determine the extent to which the visual system is a contributing factor. This course will teach you to perform a medical visual exam for dizziness as well as treatment techniques utilizing lenses, prisms, filters, and vision therapy activities to help the dizzy patient.
Steering Clear of Malpractice - #121
3/3/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Paul C. Ajamian, OD
During this course, tips on avoiding malpractice will be given using real cases seen in a co-management center. We will review actual lawsuits, how they played out, and what could have been done to avoid them.
Optic Nerve Anomalies - #120
3/3/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Chris Borgman, OD
Optometrists encounter many different presentations of optic nerve head anomalies, and we are called upon to determine true pathologic versus physiologic conditions. This course will highlight key clinical findings of 5 different optic nerve disorders you may encounter.
"Drop" that Presbyopia! - #508
3/3/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Chris Wolfe, OD
An update of current literature on the medical management of presbyopia allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on the content of evidence-based presbyopia treatments.
Laser Workshop - #603
3/3/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Chris Wroten, OD; Nate Lighthizer, OD
This workshop will include a brief review of YAG capsulotomy, YAG peripheral iridotomy, and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), including clinical indications for surgery. Various instrument settings, surgical protocols and techniques, clinical pearls, and expected outcomes will be reviewed, followed by hands-on experience of performing laser surgeries on model eyes.
Facilitated Learning Lab - Scribe Boot Camp - #410
3/3/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Lynn Lawrence, MS, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC; Sharon Carter
This course is designed to outline the basic requirements for ophthalmic scribe training. The course will cover the relationship between the provider and the scribe, the anatomy and physiology of the eye, a review of human anatomical systems, elements of a comprehensive eye exam, ocular diseases, and billing and coding.
Hot Topic Breakfast: Myopia Management Panel Discussion - #62
3/3/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:30 AM April Jasper, OD; Melissa Barnett, OD; Jason Jedlicka, OD; Jennifer Lyerly, OD; Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD
From cutting-edge developments with spectacles and contact lenses to advanced surgical procedures; from novel pharmacologic treatments to early anti-myopia intervention, our options for managing myopia throughout a patient’s life cycle continue to progress and expand. Join a panel of experts to explore the science behind each option, along with real-world clinical pearls to make each modality work for your practice.
The Effect of Small Prism on Visual Comfort - #709
3/3/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Paige Shoven
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Eye misalignments are one of the common causes of Digital Vision Syndrome-related symptomatology. The misconception is that only patients with large phorias suffer from visual discomfort. However, patients who receive small amounts of prism correction report significant improvements in their DVS symptoms. This course will help us define and understand prism, and offer solutions to treat DVS, so we can provide the best visual outcomes for our patients.
OCTs: Not Just For Doctors - #509
3/3/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Robert Reed, OD
One of the optometry’s most powerful tools is Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). It has arguably become the standard of care in evaluating ocular health. Although paraoptometrics perform the test, how much do you know about what the results show? OCT results of 10 major ocular problems will be presented to bring you “up to speed” in aiding your doctor in testing and interpretation.
How to Get 1000 Five-Star Reviews - #411
3/3/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Bobby Saenz, OD
This course will discuss online reviews for practices, a key marketing strategy. We will review systems and methods that can aid in gaining more reviews, along with the types of reviews we should be aiming for. Examples of reviews both good and bad will be presented.
Restoring the Surface in Dry Eye Disease – Impact of Preservatives and Novel Formulations in First Line Treatments - #149PT
3/3/2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Selina McGee, OD
Lumps, Bumps, and Lid Procedures - #125
3/3/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Chris Wroten, OD
Commonly encountered lid pathologies are reviewed, including characteristics, differential diagnoses, and options and techniques for treatment. Home- and office-based therapies, pharmaceutical interventions, and surgical options will be discussed, including injections, excision, incision, ablation, and curettage lid procedures.
Lessons Learned From Things Done Well and Things Done Poorly in Dry Eye - #124
3/3/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Milton Hom, OD
Is dry eye an autoimmune inflammatory surface disease, or an obstructive meibomian gland disorder? Depending on your point of view, the treatment pathways and outcomes can be very different. Based on our past successes and mistakes, we present how and when to use anti-inflammatories, mechanical therapies, and biologics in the treatment of dry eye.
Uveitis 2023 - #127
3/3/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Rixon, OD
Uveitis is a common condition seen in daily optometric practice. This course will review foundational uveitis concepts, and traditional therapies, as well as update the attendees on emerging and future therapies that will enhance their ability to care for patients.
Diseases of the Vitreomacular Interface - #123
3/3/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Julie Rodman, OD, MSc
This course will address anomalies of the vitreoretinal interface including normal posterior vitreous detachment, vitreomacular traction, and macular hole. The use of Optical Coherence Tomography in the evaluation of these entities will be discussed.
OCT Grand Rounds - #126
3/3/2023 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Chris Borgman, OD
This course will review several unique cases where optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used as the main diagnostic technology to make the appropriate diagnosis. The purpose of this course is to highlight the use of OCT in relatively new and/or unique ways in hopes of broadening the attendees’ comfort level with using OCT outside typical glaucoma and maculopathy situations.
Facilitated Learning Lab - Adding VT and Myopia Management to Your Practice - #412
3/3/2023 | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Daniel Press, OD, FCOVD
Vision therapy and myopia management have been the catalyst for significant practice growth over the past decade. Implementing the services can be challenging, so this course will cover practical steps to incorporate or grow these areas in your practice.
Optical Merchandising Secrets from the Masters - #724EH
3/3/2023 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Bill Gerber
Why do some practices thrive while others languish? Mastery is the key! Learn in this high-energy course what the masters do and how to implement a proven system that will make the buying experience fun, rewarding, and dynamic for both the patient and the professional. This course will help optical retailers create an environment that will lead to patients happily buying a wide variety of visual solutions and accessories.
OD Lunch Symposium - #205
3/3/2023 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Coding and Billing 2023 - #413
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Sharon Carter
Insurance is a major source of a practice’s income. Each CPT code requires certain components to be included in the exam to be able to code and bill for the services provided. You will learn in this course the detailed criteria for choosing the proper code and how to build the proper code so that you can receive the payment to which you are entitled while ensuring compliance and remaining audit-proof.
Facilitated Learning Lab - How to Incorporate Aesthetics into Your Practice - #414
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Chris Wroten, OD; Selina McGee, OD
So much vies for patients’ attention and discretionary spending that differentiating your practice, while exceeding patient expectations, is more important than ever to ensure success. This hands-on learning lab offers a unique opportunity to review, ask questions about, and experience, various aesthetic products and procedures that can be incorporated into optometric practice today. Intense pulsed light (IPL), Botox, radiofrequency technology, and other therapies will be discussed, as well as practice management considerations and reimbursement models.
Therapeutic Innovations: The Game Changers - #510
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Jessica Steen, OD
This course will discuss the most recent therapeutic advancements in the management of anterior and posterior segment disease with an emphasis on novel drug delivery systems and first-in-class medications. Drug candidates currently under investigation will also be discussed. Clinical applications will be highlighted using case examples.
Scleral Lens Fitting from Start to Finish - #518
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Jason Jedlicka, OD
This course will cover the indications for scleral lenses and the basics of scleral lens fitting. Also discussed will be initial lens selection with or without technology, application and removal, lens assessment and parameter modification, and some of the controversies that exist in the scleral lens field among fitters.
Path "ology" to Payments - #131
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Scott Moscow, OD
Code with confidence! Learn my systematic technique to select the appropriate exam code and learn what diagnostic tests/procedures are appropriate for each diagnosis. We will also discuss which diagnostic tests can be billed together at a particular visit and when it is appropriate to use a modifier to get paid for both an examination as well as a procedure. Interactive polling will engage the audience and allow you to be better "coders"!
IOP Management: The Age of Outflow - #128
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Walt Whitley, OD
This course will review innovations in technologies, medications, and philosophies utilized in the treatment and management of glaucoma. Using case examples, attendees will discuss issues/considerations to determine when to treat, when to use medication vs. surgery, and how to improve patient compliance.
Hands-On Workshop - Cow Eye Dissection - #605
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Janet Alspaugh
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Have you ever wondered what the eye looks like from the inside? Now is your chance to experience firsthand how the cornea, crystalline lens, and all other structures work together to bring light signals to your brain. The workshop will review the structures of the eye and allow students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of sight. As a bonus, you will discover why animal eyes glow at night!
Lasers in Optometry: The Next Frontier - #129
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Nate Lighthizer, OD
Lasers can be used by optometrists in 10 states to treat various anterior segment conditions, including posterior capsular opacification (PCO), angle closure glaucoma, and open-angle glaucoma. This interactive presentation will review when and how to perform common ophthalmic laser procedures.
Mastering Optics Formulae - #710
3/3/2023 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Join Phernell Walker, Master Optician as he shares his Pure Optics method to advanced optical formulae. This course explores formulas used to solve dioptric power of thick lenses, polar and rectangular prism, prism compensated lenses, compensated power for simultaneous vertical and horizontal power, spectacle magnification, and cross-cylinders.
The 3 P's of Frame Buying: People-Product-Profits - #725EH
3/3/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM
Inventory is the most valuable investment in an optometric practice. What is your strategy for purchasing, balancing, and maintaining that inventory? Learn to master the 3 Ps of inventory, People, Products, and Profits. This course will cover how to purchase for your target practice demographic, understand category management, differentiate frame products, and much more. This is a must-course for practice owners, managers, buyers, and opticians.
TBD - #150PT
3/3/2023 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Facilitated Learning Lab - Staffing: Stop the Revolving Door! - #415
3/3/2023 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Sharon Carter
Too much time, money, and effort are wasted replacing and retraining replacement staff. Set yourself up to win. Learn how to recruit the right candidates, interview them, select the right one to hire, and train them while building their self-confidence. The goal is to keep them. No more revolving door!
Building Common Ground One Interaction at a Time - #711
3/3/2023 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Ryan Parker, OD; Brook Carrasco, ABOC, NCLEC; Pete Hanlin, LDO, ABOM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.This class will dive into the details of the popular DISC behavioral assessment tool. Each of us is a blend of all four DISC styles. Understanding the subtle nuances of your DISC profile will show you how to communicate with others and how you prefer to be communicated with. Understanding your primary behavior traits will help you know which situations you thrive in and which ones may push you out of your comfort zone.
Special Session - Neuro Nuggets! - #63
3/3/2023 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Andrew Lee, MD
Back by popular demand, one of SECO's favorite speakers, Neurologist Andrew Lee will focus this special session on the pupil. Topics will range from anatomy and physiology to the pathogenesis of pupil anomalies, including relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD), light near dissociation, and anisocoria in the light (parasympathetic lesions) and the dark (sympathetic Horner syndrome).
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3/3/2023 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
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3/3/2023 | 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Clinical Lessons I Live By - #511
3/4/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Jill Autry, OD, RPh
It takes years of clinical experience to learn the correct questions to ask, the signs to look for, and the tests to order in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular pathology. In this lecture, a referral center optometrist reveals lessons she has learned to live by in the world of secondary and tertiary ophthalmological care.
The Glaucoma Compass - #134
3/4/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Nate Lighthizer, OD
This interactive glaucoma lecture will review all the current diagnostic tests needed to diagnose glaucoma and will also cover the latest treatment options for this "sneak thief of sight".
Optics of Wrap Lenses - #712
3/4/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Trendy eyewear with an excessive wrap will mechanically change the prescription and induce unwanted prism. It is essential for opticians and optometrists to understand and compensate for these adverse changes. This course will cover how to calculate prism, and the effective power sphere, cylinder, axis of wrap lenses, and explore real-world solutions to this common problem.
Rapid Fire Cornea - #133
3/4/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Walt Whitley, OD
This rapid-fire course will present both common and not-so-common cases that are referred to as corneal practice. Clinical pearls will be discussed for each case presentation as well as the importance of communication among co-managing providers.
Lasik and PRK Post-Op Pitfalls - #132
3/4/2023 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM Emily Love, OD
This course will focus on pitfalls that could permanently affect a patient’s vision, experience, and happiness after LASIK and PRK surgery. Doctors should anticipate potential dangers and predictable complications that can arise during all phases of refractive surgery.
Hands-On Workshop - Practical Concussions - #606
3/4/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Robert Reed, OD
Concussion is a “new” area that optometry is ideally suited and trained for. In fact, optometrists could be considered THE authority for evaluation and management. This course will cover the pre-concussion evaluation, grading of concussions, and methods of dealing with post-concussion patients. Previous head trauma is not required (nor administered), but if you have had a concussion, you are especially welcome.
Special Session - Retina Revealed! - #64
3/4/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Jayanth Sridhar, MD; Ajay Kuriyan, MD
This special session is led by two of the biggest young stars in Retina from Bascom Palmer and Wills Eye Hospital. They will show us the biggest breakthroughs in retinal surgery over the past five years and will describe current and future potential therapeutic options in the gene therapy space. Surgical approaches to severe ocular trauma will also be discussed.
Facilitated Learning Lab - Change Everything: The Speed of Trust - #416
3/4/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM April Jasper, OD
We will learn how to create the practice you never thought possible by understanding the one thing that changes everything, the "Speed of Trust”. In this course, we will learn how trust affects the trajectory of our practice and our life.
Eyewear Fitting Tips and Pop Up Fashion Show - #713
3/4/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Joy Gibb, ABOC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Come learn the techniques that will allow you to be an amazing frame stylist and give your customers the best personal experience possible. Current and upcoming trends will be presented to help dispensers be on point with their inventory and learn to show frames based on lifestyle.
Slam Dunk Business Pearls Competition - #417
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Will Smith, OD; Sharon Carter; Adam Cmejla, CFP; April Jasper, OD; Selina McGee, OD; Robert Reed, OD; Bobby Saenz, OD; Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM; Chris Wolfe, OD
Join us for this fast-paced session dedicated to practice management tips and ideas you can implement immediately. Delivered in a unique lightning-round elimination format, 8 experts will square off against each other to deliver their all-time best business strategies. Audience polling will allow attendees to determine the “winner.” You will leave this session with a road map for how to apply concepts that will keep your practice viable and relevant!
Pregnancy and the Eye: What to Expect - #136
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Jessica Steen, OD
This course discusses the necessary considerations for optometrists while managing patients who may be pregnant or breastfeeding. The treatment of acute and chronic ocular conditions using oral and topical medications will be highlighted, with a focus on risk-benefit evaluation. The role of the FDA in evaluating the safety and efficacy of medications in pregnant and nursing individuals will be evaluated.
TBD - #138
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Retinal Vascular Occlusive Disease - #137
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Julie Rodman, OD, MSc
This course will provide a general review of retinal vascular occlusive disease, including the clinical manifestations and who is at risk. The lecture highlights the proper diagnosis, management, and follow-up schedule of retinal vein and artery occlusions. Appropriate treatment and preferred practice guidelines will be presented.
Optometric Surgical Procedures for Every Optometrist - #135
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Nate Lighthizer, OD
This course will introduce the doctor of optometry to advanced, in-office surgical procedures, including lump and bump removal, chalazion treatment, punctal occlusion, suture correction for entropion, and various anterior segment lasers. Indications, contraindications, risks, complications, treatment protocols, and pre- and post-op management are covered.
Visual Fields: A Virtual Reality - #512
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Walt Whitley, OD
This course will provide updates to interpreting visual fields for glaucoma and various other ocular conditions. Through case studies, presenters will review various visual field tests, reliability indices, and options to improve diagnostic accuracy and management.
Effective Power and Magnification - #714
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Carrie A. Wilson, MBA, MA, ABOM, NCLE-AC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International. Understanding effective power and magnification can be extremely beneficial in understanding how individuals see through the lens in the real-world environment. This effective power and magnification course will give you the tools to recognize how changes in lens parameters will impact vision and how you can minimize lens adaptation periods.
Facilitated Learning Lab - Level Up Your Eyecare Brand - #418
3/4/2023 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Darryl Glover, OD; Jennifer Lyerly, OD
During this facilitated learning lab, eyecare professionals will work in small groups to innovate and craft effective brand identities and strategies for growing their practice and/or professional network.
Frame Vendor Selection and Evaluation - #726EH
3/4/2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Sharon Carter
This course will help you understand how many frames you need based on your practice demographics. You will learn how to select the companies you need to work with, and a plan to work with your frame reps to create an effective team.
Learning About the Lid: Optimizing Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Demodex Blepharitis & Blepharoptosis - #151PT
3/4/2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Mile Brujic, OD
Ocular Anatomy for Technicians and Opticians - #513
3/4/2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Caroline Pate, OD
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.
OD Lunch Symposium - #206
3/4/2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
If You Want to Move Forward, It's Time to Retreat! - #419
3/4/2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Robert Reed, OD
How do we get everybody in the office to be on the same page? By holding an office retreat where the entire staff can get educated and motivated to head in new directions and adopt new procedures and learn new equipment. A working checklist will be the take home to new profitable possibilities.
The Art and Science of Ophthalmic Lenses - #715
3/4/2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.This course explores lens design from Single Vision, Near Variable Focus Lenses, Lined Multi-focal, Progressive Lens designs, implications of refractive index, lens thinness, and secrets to designing the most optically precise work of art for your eyes. Designing the most optically precise and cosmetically appealing lens shouldn’t be left to common myths and optical roulette.
Hands-On Workshop - Frame Adjustment - #607
3/4/2023 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM Janet Alspaugh
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Frame adjustments can make or break a patient's confidence in their optician's abilities. In this workshop, you can refresh your knowledge on standard alignment, the Fitting Triangle, the order of adjustments, basic and advanced adjustments, and troubleshooting patient complaints.
Twenty-Five Things They Didn't Teach You in Optometry School - #420
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Neil Draisin, OD
The instructor has been working with externs from various schools and colleges of optometry for over 35 years. This course distills the top 25 questions posted by externs, and the answers provided to them that they rate as being the most beneficial. It will be of significant value to students, preceptors, externs, residents, and anyone seeking to improve practice satisfaction.
Journey Through Darkness: Tips to Enhance Partial Vision - #514
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Robert Reed, OD
This course will explore magnification and the technology to enhance partial vision. What resources & support organizations are there? How do family, friends, and faith help a blind patient deal with vision restrictions?
How to Customize, Create, and Fit Bespoke Eyewear - #716
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Barry Santini
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.With thousands of frame styles and brands, choosing a frame often appears to amount to trial and error or patient/family preference. Rather than taking a back seat, opticians should move forward and master how to fit, create and customize a bespoke frame for a wearer’s needs. No longer a descriptor to be looked down upon, becoming a skilled and trusted frame “stylist” should now become THE essential soft skill of every optician.
Posterior Segment Rounds: From Landmarks to The Latest - #141
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Andrew Rixon, OD
This course will discuss a wide variety of posterior segment conditions, specifically reinforcing the latest diagnostic and management principles necessary for success in optometric practice. A variety of cases will be discussed to highlight how these principles benefit the practitioner in streamlining diagnosis.
CSI Anterior Segment Case Files - #140
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Walt Whitley, OD
Using case examples, we will present common and not-so-common anterior segment disease states seen in clinical practice and ways we can improve our clinical skills from the case history to examination to medical decision making.
Diabetes: Then and Now - #139
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Paul Chous, OD
This course will provide a broad overview of systemic and ocular diabetes management from the perspective of an optometrist with a practice specializing in diabetes care who has also lived with diabetes for more than 50 years. Emphasis will be placed on major advances in all aspects of diabetes care over the last several decades, as well as multiple fallacious "diabetes truisms" held by patients and doctors alike.
Pain Management in the Era of Opioid Abuse - #143
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Jill Autry, OD, RPh
Opioids are powerful and effective drugs that control pain. In this lecture, an optometrist, who is also a pharmacist, will review the history of opioids and their use and abuse, highlighting alternative options and presenting case studies involving the diagnosis and treatment of ocular pain.
Problem Solving in Glaucoma Management - #142
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Jessica Steen, OD
This course will provide an evidence-based approach to managing individuals with challenging cases of glaucoma. Current and emerging technologies and pharmaceutical agents as related to glaucoma will be discussed.
Facilitated Learning Lab - How to Build a Dry Eye Center of Excellence - #421
3/4/2023 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Selina McGee, OD; Chris Wolfe, OD
With dry eye among the most common ocular diagnoses, it is imperative that every eye care professional incorporates this specialty into their practice. But how do you successfully add dry eye care to the services you offer your patients while taking advantage of the financial benefits that will result? How do you implement new protocols with your team and your patients? This course will provide you with a roadmap to success!
Exit Strategies for Slow Selling Frame Inventory - #727EH
3/4/2023 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Carrie A. Wilson, MBA, MA, ABOM, NCLE-AC
Are you feeling stuck with inventory that doesn't seem to be moving? There is hope! While the go-to may be to exchange the product with your frame rep, this may be costing you more money in the long run. This course helps you think of innovative ways to move slow-selling frames while maximizing profit.
Binocular Vision Dysfunction: Vision Therapy and Ophthalmic Lenses - #717
3/4/2023 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Binocular Vision Dysfunction or BVD disrupts daily activities from reading, driving, and learning and can even be debilitating. Treatment using relieving prisms is commonly used to for esophoria, vertical heterophoria, and divergence insufficiency. However, exophoria, convergence excess, convergence insufficiency, and divergence excess are best treated using a combination of ophthalmic lenses and vision therapy. This course explores binocular vision and treatment options including ophthalmic lenses with prism and vision therapy.
Patient History and Triage Techniques - #515
3/4/2023 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Caroline Pate, OD
As in any medical examination, the examination of a patient with an eye problem should begin with a careful interview pertinent to the reason for the patient’s visit. The patient interview, or history, is often the most important part of the exam and is the start of the clinical thinking and decision-making process. This course will cover the different components of patient history, and tips for patient communication and triaging common ocular emergencies.
TBD - #152PT
3/4/2023 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hands-On Workshop - Lensometry & Prism - #608
3/4/2023 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Janet Alspaugh
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.Prism can be intimidating when it shows up in the lensometer. Sign up for this hands-on workshop to simplify the reading of prism in spectacles. Topics covered include single vision, multifocal, horizontal, and vertical prism, yoked prism, and compounding prescribed prism.
OPCP Testing - #610
3/4/2023 | 3:30 PM-6:00 PM Lynn Lawrence
The focus of this course is to identify pre-screening techniques performed in a routine examination. A discussion will take place on the purpose behind each test and how to perform them. There will be a demonstration and practical evaluation for attendees. Each attendee will perform and those demonstrating at least 10 within the standard will receive a certificate of completion.
Cool Corneal Dystrophies (Off-Site Edutainment) - #901
3/4/2023 | 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD
(Off-Site Edutainment with 1 hour of CE) This special SECO edutainment program at the historic MLK Center is designed to provide the attendee with a thorough review of the pathophysiology of the most common corneal dystrophies. We will discuss the signs and symptoms along with the expected prognosis and visual outcome for each condition. Current treatment options including pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, and surgeries will be presented.
The Power and the Politics of the PD - #718
3/4/2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Barry Santini
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.With consumers increasingly asking for their PD and prescription, eye care professionals are facing a challenge to their bottom line. Refusing to give out a patient's PD has always been inconsistent with both the spirit and intent of Eyeglasses I. But beyond the regulatory politics, ECPs should fully understand the main measuring modalities for determining a PDs, and why an accurate binocular PD may just be more important than a monocular PD.
Sleep Disorders; What Eyecare Professionals Need to Know - #516
3/4/2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Paul Chous, OD
This course considers the impact of common sleep disorders on both ocular and systemic diseases. Strategies for diagnosis and treatment will be presented that can immediately be implemented in eye care practices.
Prevention of Medical Errors Within Eye Care - #517
3/4/2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM April Jasper, OD
The different types of medical errors are presented including root cause analysis, error reduction, and future prevention that may be useful within a primary optometric eye care setting. Also presented are situations where medical errors can sometimes lead to medical malpractice. This course meets the Florida Medical Errors requirement.
OCT Connect: Maximizing Your OCT - #144
3/4/2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Julie Rodman, OD, MSc
Optical Coherence Tomography is a non-invasive, high-resolution cross-sectional imaging modality that enhances the evaluation and management of retinal disease. This course will review interpretation and clinical application of OCT in the primary eye care setting.
Ophthalmic Drugs: Then and Now - #145
3/4/2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Jill Autry, OD, RPh
The use of pharmaceuticals can be challenging given new approvals, insurance concerns, and specific patient profiles. In this lecture, a pharmacist who is also an optometrist will review her personal, current protocols for the use of oral and topical medications in the treatment of common ocular conditions and will compare and contrast novel treatments with established older therapies.
Family Feud - Staffing Best Practices: Pearls from a Growing Practice - #422
3/4/2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Bobby Saenz, OD
This course will give doctors an insight into our journey from 17 to 100 employees, discussing the up and downs and emphasizing pearls to help other practices succeed. This course will focus on culture, core values, team accountability, and providing extraordinary customer service. In addition to all the biggest mistakes we have made, this course will discuss how personality testing can be used to find the best position for an employee.
SECO 100th Anniversary Saturday Night Party - #
3/4/2023 | 8:00 PM-11:55 PM
All About the Base Curve - #719
3/5/2023 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Barry Santini
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.The base curve is perhaps the most incompletely understood aspect of everyday ophthalmic optics. Learning to choose the proper base curve is one of the most common battles in the ongoing war between optics and cosmetics. Understanding exactly how, why, where, and when base curve choice will significantly impact the balance between cosmetics, perception and peripheral acuity is more than essential: it elevates designing a pair of glasses to an art form.
Hot News or Not News - #146
3/5/2023 | 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Chris Wroten, OD
Using a multimedia format, you the audience get to vote on whether new and emerging eye care innovations are really “Hot News” or “Not News”. This unique course presents developments with diagnostic equipment, new and pipeline pharmaceuticals, wearable technology, surgical advances, contact lenses and spectacles, gene and cell therapy, and more, all vying for your votes as noteworthy breakthroughs in eye care.
The Science Behind Color Enhancement - #720
3/5/2023 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Barry Santini
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.The importance of color and color vision in human history is very important. Addressing color vision deficiencies can be a life-changing event for many impaired individuals. Today, every eye care professional should become fully conversant with all the current color enhancement technologies, including those for the impaired and those for performance-specific activities.
High Powered Lens Designs and Frame Selection - #721
3/5/2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Carrie A. Wilson, MBA, MA, ABOM, NCLE-AC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International.You used a high-index lens, chose a digital design, and the lens is aspheric, but the end product is still not what you wanted. Why does this occur? This course will help you to understand how the frame fit can have a larger impact on the finished product than lens material and why certain lens designs work better for one prescription type than another.
Optometric Surgical Comanagement - #147
3/5/2023 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Bobby Saenz, OD
This course will discuss the latest information in surgical co-management. We will discuss how optometrists can become more involved in both the pre and postoperative care of their patients with regards to LASIK, SMILE, ICLs, and refractive cataract surgery. Interactive cases, through electronic audience polling, will provide instantaneous feedback to optometrists as they are involved in surgical planning.
What’s Behind the Blue? - #722
3/5/2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 AM Carrie A. Wilson, MBA, MA, ABOM, NCLE-AC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International. This class will take a critical, science-based view of what blue light is and how it benefits and hinders certain aspects of our lives. We will look at the different types of blue light and how the body reacts to the different bands.
Lens Form and Analysis - #723
3/5/2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Carrie A. Wilson, MBA, MA, ABOM, NCLE-AC
Brought to you by the National Academy of Opticianry and SECO International. Sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, base curve: we know the terms but what do they mean? In this course, we will dissect the lens and explain the components so that the fundamentals of lens design are better understood.
Anterior Segment OCT: The Final Frontier - #148
3/5/2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Bobby Saenz, OD
Come learn through clinical cases how to use anterior segment OCT for our keratoconus, refractive surgery, and angle closure patients!