Vision Expo West
September 27-30, 2023
The Venetian Expo | Las Vegas, NV


Grab a bite to eat or drink and continue learning over breakfast or lunch! Take a break from the exhibit hall or formal classroom learning 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 are open to Optometrists only

20C1 - Explore a Different Path to Treating Dry Eye Disease

Thursday, September 15 | 8:30am – 9:30am | Room 701-V

Presented by: Oyster Point

Speaker: Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Join Oyster Point Pharma for an expert led discussion on the treatment of the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. This symposium will review the importance of natural tears, neuroanatomy of tear film production and a different mechanism of action to treat dry eye.


20C2 - Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with DR and DME

Thursday, September 15 | 12:15PM – 1:15PM | Room 701-V

Presented by: Regeneron

Speaker: Blake Cooper, MD; Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

Presented jointly by an Optometrist and Retinal Specialist, this talk will educate Optometrists on the increasing prevalence and complications of diabetes; the progressive nature and clinical consequences of DR and DME; challenges in the care and education of patients with diabetic retinal disease; and the importance of accurate staging, monitoring, and timely referral to a Retina Specialist. 


20C3 – Practice Pearls and Innovations

Thursday, September 15 | 12:15pm – 1:15pm | Room 704-V

Presented by: Bausch + Lomb

Speaker: Jennifer Tsai, OD  

Bausch + Lomb has a rich legacy of innovations in eyecare and has contributed to many of the key milestones in the history of vision correction and ocular pharmaceuticals. The speakers will be taking a case-based look at how a selection of Bausch + Lomb portfolio products are designed to meet the needs of eyecare practitioners and the variety and complexity of patients you see each day.


30C1 - Myopia Breakfast Symposium Implementing Myopia Care into your Practice

Friday, September 16 | 8:30am – 9:30am | Room 701-V

Presented by: Topcon

Moderator: Nevin Wadie El-Nimri OD, PhD, FAAO

Panelists: Andrew J. Neukirch, OD; Gary Gerber, OD; Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, FSLS, ABO Diplomate

Building a successful myopia control practice is accomplished through learning about the diagnostics and treatments necessary to guide myopia management, creating a robust business plan that generates a return on investment, and refining the continuous conversations needed for patients and parents’ education. Join three leading experts, Andrew Neukirch, OD, Gary Gerber, OD, and Ashley Tucker, OD to learn how to advance your clinical practice and set achievable myopia management goals through establishing the essential building blocks for a successful myopia practice.


30C2 - Myth Busters: Dry Eye Disease Edition

Friday, September 16 | 12:15pm – 1:15pm | Room 701-V

Presented by: Novartis

Speaker: Jay Mattheis, MD, MSPH, FACS

This program is designed for Optometrists and will review identification, diagnosis, and management of patients with dry eye disease (DED). Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to describe underlying mechanisms contributing to DED, including the role of inflammation; identify and diagnose patients at risk for DED; manage DED in the context of various clinical scenarios; and explain the efficacy and safety of a DED treatment and build an appropriate treatment plan.


30C3 - Glaucoma Management: The Value of Enhancing the Patient Experience

Friday, September 16 | 12:15pm – 1:15pm | Room 704-V

Presented by: Carl Zeiss Meditec

Moderator: Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Panelists: Daniel L. Eisenberg, MD; Danica J. Marrelli, OD, FAAO; Dipl. ABO; Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO

Eyecare truly is the first line of defense in detecting, diagnosing, and managing disease; especially within the scope of Glaucoma. Through a Glaucoma patient centric strategy, detection and management is possible prior to substantial nerve damage or visual field loss. In this multidisciplinary panel, you will learn how they manage the intricacies of Glaucoma, through a case-based discussion focused on the patient experience.