Education Highlights

Clinical Highlights

These programs will feature a deep dive into comprehensive ocular disease diagnosis, treatment and management; as well as contact lenses, therapeutics and state-of-the-art imaging technology - all designed to bolster the quality and consistency of care in your practice.

Optometrist

NEW! Myopia Track

Myopia is one of the most common conditions that Optometrists in practice see, with one-third of the population affected. This track presents opportunities for clinicians to educate patients, integrate new prevention methods and strategies to manage and slow the progression of myopia.

NEW! Eye2Eye Series: The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

10:00am – 12:00pm
TLF1 - The Leadership Forum - The Psychology of Leadership and Success

1:00pm – 2:00pm
TLF2 - The Leadership Forum - Effective Communication

2:15pm – 3:15pm
TLF3 - The Leadership Forum - Action Planning and Execution Strategy

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

NEW! EyeInnovate Marketing Workshops

For marketing to be successful for your eye care business you need to put together a strategic plan of action.  This track of hands-on training will help  provide you with the tools and resources you need to understand the how, where and when to make marketing work effectively and profitably for your business. These workshops will focus on four fundamental channels including social media, digital marketing, video & blogging and merchandising. We’re not just teaching some new ideas; we’re showing you exactly what to do with those ideas including the planning, preparation, tools, checklists and onsite instruction on actual tasks to excel at the skills you will learn.

Hosted by:  Marketing4ecps

Wednesday, September 18

10B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Make Instagram Rock For Your Eye Care Business – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jill Nowak, Sara Nwaerondu

11B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Building An Online Presence Through Powerful Digital Marketing Strategy – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jason Wellman, Trudi Charest

12B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – The Power of Video Blogging & For Eye Care Businesses – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speaker: Wade Horb, Kevin Wilhelm

13B3 - EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop - The Biggest Marketing Opportunity Most ECPs Are Missing! Merchandising & Interior Messaging – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Bill Gerber, Azhar Zuberi

New! Free! Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry

In the spirit of high stakes competition, panelists will compete against each other by presenting interesting cases highlighting imaging technology. The audience decides who wins each match via attendee interactive polling technology. The competition is fierce and the stakes are high as the loser goes home and the winner advances until the final showdown. Come be a part of this unique program that captures the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as a champion gets crowned.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Heidelberg, Optos, Optovue, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Wednesday, September 18

10C1 – Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging, Round 1
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Moderator: Mark Dunbar, OD
Panelists: Steven Ferrucci, OD; Jay Haynie, OD; Jerome Sherman, OD; Danica Marrelli, OD; Arthur Epstein, OD; Diana Shechtman, OD; Mohammad Rafieetary, OD; Barry Eiden, OD

10C2 – Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging, Semifinals and Finals
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Moderator: Mark Dunbar, OD
Panelists: Steven Ferrucci, OD; Jay Haynie, OD; Jerome Sherman, OD; Danica Marrelli, OD; Arthur Epstein, OD; Diana Shechtman, OD; Mohammad Rafieetary, OD; Barry Eiden, OD

10C3 – Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging Workshop
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Speakers: Mark Dunbar, OD; Steven Ferrucci, OD; Jay Haynie, OD; Jerome Sherman, OD; Danica Marrelli, OD; Arthur Epstein, OD; Diana Shechtman, OD; Mohammad Rafieetary, OD; Barry Eiden, OD

FREE! Global Contact Lens Forum

This free, informative and highly attended ‘meeting within a meeting’ provides attendees with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes that will take your specialty contact lens practice to the next level. Don’t miss the panel of respected, highly successful specialty lens fitters who will provide keen insight on how to start, grow and thrive in specialty lens practice in the 21st Century. This will be followed by grand rounds case presentations highlighting how to integrate advance technology in specialty contact lens practice. Finally, take a logical and methodical deep dive into billing and coding in specialty contact lens practice.

The Global Contact Lens Forum is directed by Thomas Quinn, OD

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Wednesday, September 18

10L1 - The Business of Specialty Contact Lenses: How to Start, Grow and Thrive in the 21st Century
7:00am – 8:00am
Moderator: Thomas Quinn, OD
Panelists: Chris Smiley, OD; Brooke Marie Messer, OD; Pam Lowe, OD; Jason Miller, OD

PROMOTIONAL BREAKFAST SYMOPSIUM – NOT FOR CREDIT
8:00am – 9:00am

Presented by Coopervision: Do the Benefits of Myopia Management Outweigh the Risks of Putting Children into Contact Lenses?

Speaker: Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO

10L2 - Effective and Efficient Use of Technology in Practice: Grand Rounds
9:15am – 11:15am
Speakers: Thomas Quinn, OD; Brooke Marie Messer, OD; Jason Miller, OD; Chris Smiley, OD; Pam Lowe, OD

10L3 - Getting Paid: Billing and Coding in Specialty Contact Lens Practice
11:30am – 12:30pm
Speaker: Chris Smiley, OD

PROMOTIONAL LUNCH SYMPOSIUM – NOT FOR CREDIT
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Presented by Johnson & Johnson Vision - The Contact Lens That Knows Light™: ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™
Speaker: Carol Alexander, OD, FAAO

Presented by Bausch + Lomb - Embracing Innovation
Speaker:  Jill Saxon, OD, FAAO

FREE! Vision Series

This all-new-for-2019 format invites you to grab a bite to eat or drink and continue learning over breakfast or lunch. Take a break from the exhibit hall or formal classroom as industry leaders address the latest clinical innovations in a relaxed and collaborative learning environment. Then put theory into practice by heading back into the exhibit hall to connect and build on your classroom learning. Vision Series sessions open to Optometrists only and are limited to one session per day.
Plus, now you have the chance to win a $250 gift check. Two lucky attendees will be randomly selected at the end of each Vision Series presentation at Vision Expo West!

Supported by: Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Genentech, Regeneron, Shire, Topcon

Thursday, September 19

20C1 - Vision Series – Presented by Genentech - Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations for Diabetic Retinopathy
12:10pm – 1:10pm
Speakers: Jeffry Gerson, OD; Joseph Coney, MD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Genentech
20C2 – Vision Series – Presented by Bausch + Lomb - Innovation Case Studies: Have You Seen That?
1:15m – 2:15pm
Speakers: Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO; Art Epstein, OD, FAAO; Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb

20C4 – Vision Series – Presented by Topcon - Why Gamble with OCT Diagnostics?
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Speaker: Michael Chaglasian OD, Carolyn Majcher, OD and Milton Hom, OD.      
Not for Credit          
Presented by:
Topcon

Friday, September 20

30C0 – Vision Series – Presented by Allergan - Designed to Perform When the Pressure is On
7:15am – 8:15am
Speaker: Jim Thimons, OD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Allergan

30C1 – Vision Series - Presented by Carl Zeiss Meditec - Roll the Dice – Gamble on Routine to Extreme Cases
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Moderator: Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
Panelists: Aaron Lech, OD, FAAO; Danica Marrelli, OD FAAO; Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Carl Zeiss Meditec

30C2 – Vision Series – Presented by Novartis - CONNECTiiNG THE DOTS: Evidence Based Perspectives on Dry Eye Disease
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Speakers: Douglas Devries, OD; Jade Coats, OD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Novartis

 

30C3 – Vision Series – Presented by Regeneron - Retinal Diseases in Patients with Diabetes
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Speakers: Mitchell Goff, MD; Paul Chous, OD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Regeneron

FREE! Innovation Stage

Located in the Medical Pavilion, the all-new Innovation Stage features free exhibitor-sponsored content for all attendees. Learn about the latest products and services over complimentary snacks and beverages in a casual, soft-seating environment.

Supported by: Bausch & Lomb, Essilor, Alcon, Legally Mine and Optovue

IT21
Thursday, September 19
Making Sense of Ocular Nutrition
10:00am – 11:00pm
Speaker: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb

IT22
Thursday, September 19
Better Vision with Transitions Signature GEN 8
11:45am – 12:45pm
Speaker: Pete Hanlin, ABOM
Pending ABO CE Approval
Presented by:
Essilor-Brandblock


IT23

Thursday, September 19
Exceptional Patient Care and Profitability with OCT + new OCTA Wellness
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Moderator: Julie Rodman, OD
Panelists: Jerry Sherman, OD; Steven Ferrucci, OD; Greg Caldwell, OD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Optovue

IT24
Thursday, September 19
Asset Protection, License Protection, Lawsuit Prevention and Tax Reduction
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Art McOmber
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Legally Mine


IT31

Friday, September 20
LUMIFY® BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.025% REDNESS RELIEVER EYE DROPS
10:00am – 11:00pm
Speaker: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb
IT32
Friday, September 20
Choosing the Right AR: for customer-centric opticians and happy patients
11:45am – 12:45pm
Speaker: Jennifer Lenhart, ABOC
Pending ABO CE Approval
Presented by:
Essilor-Brandblock


IT33
Friday, September 20
The Next Big Thing For Your Contact Lens Patients
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Speaker: Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Alcon




OptiCon @ Vision Expo

OptiCon @ Vision Expo is designed to provide your staff with the highest quality and most affordable opportunity to learn, source and network with peers. Now bigger and better than ever, your staff will have access to a comprehensive package that includes quality education, tailored special events including a general session and welcome party, as well as access to discounted rates at a dedicated OptiCon hotel.

Learn More

Low Vision

According to the World Health Organization, 246 million people suffer with low vision which results from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the eye. The need for diagnosis, treatment options and patient and caregiver education is tremendous as well as rewarding. Join your peers as experts in this field share the latest on how technology and innovative products are positively impacting your ability to improve your patients’ quality of life. From devices to lens tech and artificial intelligence, low vision care can differentiate your practice and build loyalty and word of mouth referrals.

Scleral Lens Track

Scleral lens fitting is one of the fastest growing segments of specialty contact lens practice.  Their impact can be profound and life changing, both to the patient and the practice.  This tract will provide comprehensive and highly clinical information on how to select a scleral lens design for both basic and advance cases, how to assess the fit and how to solve problems that may develop.  Learn skills that will take your abilities and patient satisfaction to the next level.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Bausch & Lomb

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optometry, including strategies doctors need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

Optician

NEW! Eye2Eye Series: The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

10:00am – 12:00pm
TLF1 - The Leadership Forum - The Psychology of Leadership and Success

1:00pm – 2:00pm
TLF2 - The Leadership Forum - Effective Communication

2:15pm – 3:15pm
TLF3 - The Leadership Forum - Action Planning and Execution Strategy

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

 

NEW! EyeInnovate Marketing Workshops

For marketing to be successful for your eye care business you need to put together a strategic plan of action.  This track of hands-on training will help  provide you with the tools and resources you need to understand the how, where and when to make marketing work effectively and profitably for your business. These workshops will focus on four fundamental channels including social media, digital marketing, video & blogging and merchandising. We’re not just teaching some new ideas; we’re showing you exactly what to do with those ideas including the planning, preparation, tools, checklists and onsite instruction on actual tasks to excel at the skills you will learn.

Hosted by:  Marketing4ecps

Wednesday, September 18

10B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Make Instagram Rock For Your Eye Care Business – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jill Nowak, Sara Nwaerondu

11B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Building An Online Presence Through Powerful Digital Marketing Strategy – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jason Wellman, Trudi Charest

12B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – The Power of Video Blogging & For Eye Care Businesses – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speaker: Wade Horb, Kevin Wilhelm

13B3 - EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop - The Biggest Marketing Opportunity Most ECPs Are Missing! Merchandising & Interior Messaging – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Bill Gerber, Azhar Zuberi

OptiCon @ Vision Expo

The industry’s premier Optician, Contact Lens Technician and Opthalmic Allied Professional education program is now part of the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas. You’ll have access to the OptiCon programing that you have come to expect, along with expanded educational, sourcing and networking opportunities

Learn More

FREE! Global Contact Lens Forum

This free, informative and highly attended ‘meeting within a meeting’ provides attendees with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes that will take your specialty contact lens practice to the next level. Don’t miss the panel of respected, highly successful specialty lens fitters who will provide keen insight on how to start, grow and thrive in specialty lens practice in the 21st Century. This will be followed by grand rounds case presentations highlighting how to integrate advance technology in specialty contact lens practice. Finally, take a logical and methodical deep dive into billing and coding in specialty contact lens practice.

The Global Contact Lens Forum is directed by Thomas Quinn, OD

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Wednesday, September 18

10L1 - The Business of Specialty Contact Lenses: How to Start, Grow and Thrive in the 21st Century
7:00am – 8:00am
Moderator: Thomas Quinn, OD
Panelists: Chris Smiley, OD; Brooke Marie Messer, OD; Pam Lowe, OD; Jason Miller, OD

PROMOTIONAL BREAKFAST SYMOPSIUM – NOT FOR CREDIT
8:00am – 9:00am

Presented by Coopervision: Do the Benefits of Myopia Management Outweigh the Risks of Putting Children into Contact Lenses?

Speaker: Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO

10L2 - Effective and Efficient Use of Technology in Practice: Grand Rounds
9:15am – 11:15am
Speakers: Thomas Quinn, OD; Brooke Marie Messer, OD; Jason Miller, OD; Chris Smiley, OD; Pam Lowe, OD

10L3 - Getting Paid: Billing and Coding in Specialty Contact Lens Practice
11:30am – 12:30pm
Speaker: Chris Smiley, OD

PROMOTIONAL LUNCH SYMPOSIUM – NOT FOR CREDIT
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Presented by Johnson & Johnson Vision - The Contact Lens That Knows Light™: ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™
Speaker: Carol Alexander, OD, FAAO

Presented by Bausch + Lomb - Embracing Innovation
Speaker:  Jill Saxon, OD, FAAO

FREE! Innovation Stage

Located in the Medical Pavilion, the all-new Innovation Stage features free exhibitor-sponsored content for all attendees. Learn about the latest products and services over complimentary snacks and beverages in a casual, soft-seating environment.

Supported by: Bausch & Lomb, Essilor, Alcon, Legally Mine and Optovue

IT21
Thursday, September 19
Making Sense of Ocular Nutrition
10:00am – 11:00pm
Speaker: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb

IT22
Thursday, September 19
Better Vision with Transitions Signature GEN 8
11:45am – 12:45pm
Speaker: Pete Hanlin, ABOM
Pending ABO CE Approval
Presented by:
Essilor-Brandblock

IT23
Thursday, September 19
Exceptional Patient Care and Profitability with OCT + new OCTA Wellness
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Moderator: Julie Rodman, OD
Panelists: Jerry Sherman, OD; Steven Ferrucci, OD; Greg Caldwell, OD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Optovue

IT31
Friday, September 20
LUMIFY® BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.025% REDNESS RELIEVER EYE DROPS
10:00am – 11:00pm
Speaker: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb

IT32
Friday, September 20
Choosing the Right AR: for customer-centric opticians and happy patients
Speaker: Jennifer Lenhart, ABOC
11:45am – 12:45pm
Pending ABO CE Approval
Presented by:
Essilor-Brandblock

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optical, including strategies you need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

Hands on Classes

These courses are designed to explore techniques that will expand your skill set and make you the most valuable member of the team. Explore new practice procedures that you may never have considered to enhance your patients’ needs.

Business and Practice Expertise

What business issues keep you up at night? The Business and Practice Expertise track is designed to help you rest easy with more than 31 hours of education related to five key areas: Leadership; Customer Experience; Human Resources; Data; and Profitability and Growth. Immerse yourself in this actionable, business-focused content, and return home with solutions you can implement immediately.

Contact Lens Track

Technology and innovation is changing faster and faster. Lens designs and fitting techniques are essential to maintaining your expertise as an Optician, Contact Lens Practitioner and Ophthalmic Allied Professional. This series of classes will help you flourish and excel in your practice while benefitting your patients as well.  You will discover information to propel you to the next level!

Clinical Concepts for Opticians, Contact Lens Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals

Designed for Opticians, Ophthalmic Assistants, Contact Lens Practitioners, and Allied Ophthalmic Health Professionals, this education series will address key areas of interest, including eye strain, pharmacology, history taking, and refraction. These sessions will not only expand your knowledge, but will increase the value you bring to your patients and practice

Office/Practice Manager

NEW! Eye2Eye Series: The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

10:00am – 12:00pm
TLF1 - The Leadership Forum - The Psychology of Leadership and Success

1:00pm – 2:00pm
TLF2 - The Leadership Forum - Effective Communication

2:15pm – 3:15pm
TLF3 - The Leadership Forum - Action Planning and Execution Strategy

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

NEW! EyeInnovate Marketing Workshops

For marketing to be successful for your eye care business you need to put together a strategic plan of action.  This track of hands-on training will help  provide you with the tools and resources you need to understand the how, where and when to make marketing work effectively and profitably for your business. These workshops will focus on four fundamental channels including social media, digital marketing, video & blogging and merchandising. We’re not just teaching some new ideas; we’re showing you exactly what to do with those ideas including the planning, preparation, tools, checklists and onsite instruction on actual tasks to excel at the skills you will learn.

Hosted by:  Marketing4ecps

Wednesday, September 18

10B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Make Instagram Rock For Your Eye Care Business – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jill Nowak, Sara Nwaerondu

11B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Building An Online Presence Through Powerful Digital Marketing Strategy – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jason Wellman, Trudi Charest

12B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – The Power of Video Blogging & For Eye Care Businesses – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speaker: Wade Horb, Kevin Wilhelm

13B3 - EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop - The Biggest Marketing Opportunity Most ECPs Are Missing! Merchandising & Interior Messaging – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Bill Gerber, Azhar Zuberi

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optical, including strategies you need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

FREE! Innovation Stage

Located in the Medical Pavilion, the all-new Innovation Stage features free exhibitor-sponsored content for all attendees. Learn about the latest products and services over complimentary snacks and beverages in a casual, soft-seating environment.

Supported by: Bausch & Lomb, Essilor, Alcon, Legally Mine and Optovue

IT21
Thursday, September 19
Making Sense of Ocular Nutrition
10:00am – 11:00pm
Speaker: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb

IT22
Thursday, September 19
Better Vision with Transitions Signature GEN 8
11:45am – 12:45pm
Speaker: Pete Hanlin, ABOM
Pending ABO CE Approval
Presented by:
Essilor-Brandblock

IT23
Thursday, September 19
Exceptional Patient Care and Profitability with OCT + new OCTA Wellness
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Moderator: Julie Rodman, OD
Panelists: Jerry Sherman, OD; Steven Ferrucci, OD; Greg Caldwell, OD
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Optovue

IT31
Friday, September 20
LUMIFY® BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.025% REDNESS RELIEVER EYE DROPS
10:00am – 11:00pm
Speaker: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Not for Credit
Presented by:
Bausch-Lomb

IT32
Friday, September 20
Choosing the Right AR: for customer-centric opticians and happy patients
11:45am – 12:45pm
Speaker: Jennifer Lenhart, ABOC
Pending ABO CE Approval
Presented by:
Essilor-Brandblock

Optical/Retail Buyer

NEW! Eye2Eye Series: The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

10:00am – 12:00pm
TLF1 - The Leadership Forum - The Psychology of Leadership and Success

1:00pm – 2:00pm
TLF2 - The Leadership Forum - Effective Communication

2:15pm – 3:15pm
TLF3 - The Leadership Forum - Action Planning and Execution Strategy

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

NEW! EyeInnovate Marketing Workshops

For marketing to be successful for your eye care business you need to put together a strategic plan of action.  This track of hands-on training will help  provide you with the tools and resources you need to understand the how, where and when to make marketing work effectively and profitably for your business. These workshops will focus on four fundamental channels including social media, digital marketing, video & blogging and merchandising. We’re not just teaching some new ideas; we’re showing you exactly what to do with those ideas including the planning, preparation, tools, checklists and onsite instruction on actual tasks to excel at the skills you will learn.

Hosted by:  Marketing4ecps

Wednesday, September 18

10B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Make Instagram Rock For Your Eye Care Business – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jill Nowak, Sara Nwaerondu

11B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – Building An Online Presence Through Powerful Digital Marketing Strategy – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Jason Wellman, Trudi Charest

12B3 – EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop – The Power of Video Blogging & For Eye Care Businesses – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speaker: Wade Horb, Kevin Wilhelm

13B3 - EyeInnovate Marketing Workshop - The Biggest Marketing Opportunity Most ECPs Are Missing! Merchandising & Interior Messaging – NOT FOR CREDIT
Speakers: Bill Gerber, Azhar Zuberi

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optical, including strategies you need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

CE Approvals

About Approval System

Vision Expo will not be responsible for courses that have not received accreditation.

Do not assume that the courses you registered for will be approved.

Conferees must have at least 50 minutes of course instruction for every 60 minutes of course time to verify course attendance. The grace period is 10 minutes per course hour. If you are not in the course for the required amount of time, you will not receive CE credit. No exceptions. These accreditation guidelines will be strictly adhered to by Vision Expo.

Your badge bar code will have all your registered courses embedded in it. Your badge is required for admittance to each course. If you make any changes to your education registration after you print your badge onsite, you will need to get a new badge printed so that your current courses are embedded in your updated badge bar code for course entry.

After the conference, you will receive a letter via email verifying your course attendance. Please submit this letter to your state board / national accreditation agency for license renewal.
The Vision Expo West courses will be submitted to ABO, NCLE, COPE, AOA Paraoptometric Commission, NY State Board for Ophthalmic Dispensing, and all State Boards of Opticianry for consideration of Education Credit approval. Most State Boards of Optometry now accept COPE approved courses. For specific State Board of Optometry license rules and regulations pertaining to the COPE acceptance, Vision Expo recommends contacting your State Board directly. COPE approved courses are accredited in Canada.

The "pending education approval" courses listed are to serve as a guide to assist you with your course selections. These course listings are being submitted to the specified accrediting agencies for consideration of approval – if the course is NOT listed, it is NOT being submitted. Because courses fill up quickly, Vision Expo recommends you register early to secure your seat. Remember you always have the opportunity to change a course selection after you have registered by calling Client Services at 800-811-7151.

Course approvals will be updated periodically as approvals are received from the accrediting agencies. Please check back to see if currently "pending" courses have been approved. Course approval information will also be available on-site in the Education and Registration areas. Please contact Client Services at 800-811-7151 with any education accreditation questions.

Note: Only Optometrists and Opticians licensed in Florida must provide their license # when registering for Vision Expo continuing education courses.

Note: All Optometrists are required to provide their ARBO/OE Tracker # for COPE when registering for Vision Expo continuing education courses.

Note: All licensed professionals must provide their NPI # when registering for Vision Expo continuing education courses.

Approved & Pending Courses

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