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  • What's New in Wearable Technology Eyewear?

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will provide an update of the latest wearable technology eyewear. As wearable technology becomes more prevalent, eye care professionals need to unde...

    • Language: English

  • The Medical Bases for Optical Prescription Changes

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The optician often encounters the patient where the visual outcome after dispensing may not be as expected. This may result from changes in the patient's ocular...

    • Language: English

  • The Lost Art: GP Corneal Lens Fitting

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will include discussion as to how to interpret fluorescein patterns to aid the fitter as to how to properly fit a rigid corneal contact lens. This a...

    • Language: English

  • A Clinical and Research Perspective of Dry Eye and Contact Lens Wear

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English

  • Anatomy of a Successful Optical Business

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The need for personalized, customer-focused service is ever present. In order to be successful, we must be able to identify, meet and exceed customer/client/pa...

    • Language: English

  • ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain II: OCULAR ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY OF THE EYE; Domain VI: LAWS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This ABO Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain II – Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and pathology of the Eye; which comprises 7% of the ABO Basic Exam. Topics t...

    • Language: English

  • 8 Common Cash Flow Pitfalls

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Cash is the fuel that drives business forward and understanding the causes of poor cash flow is one of the most critical financial responsibilities of a busines...

    • Language: English

  • 3 Steps to a More Profitable Practice

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    A large portion of the average ophthalmic practice's income is from optical sales. Though Optical sales may look easy, it is a skill to be learned, developed, a...

    • Language: English

  • Uveitis

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Uveitis is one of the most common diagnoses in a primary care optometry practice. This course discusses the systemic origins, patients' risk factors and curren...

    • Language: English

  • OCT Connect: Maximizing Your OCT

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English

  • Low Vision – A Multidisciplinary Approach

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Every member of the eye care team plays a critical role in the delivery of low vision care. This course will address how to successfully add or expand low visio...

    • Language: English

  • BRIEN HOLDEN VISION INSTITUTE Managing Myopia: Overview and Complex Cases

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In this course, we will provide an overview of the latest research, clinical procedures and management strategies to limit myopia progression. We'll look at epi...

    • Language: English

  • AMD Current Science and Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The science of AMD is evolving quickly, and so are standards for diagnosis and treatment of AMD patients. This course will discuss todays trends based on resear...

    • Language: English

  • The Art and Science of Presbyopic CL Fitting

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Learn proven patient management strategies to enhance outcomes when fitting the ever-expanding presbyopic patient population with contact lens correction. Cont...

    • Language: English

  • Telemedicine in Optometry: Fight It or Embrace It?

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Telemedicine includes any technology that assists healthcare providers to deliver care to patients who are not in the same place and it is the fastest growing a...

    • Language: English

  • MGD: New Technologies for Diagnosis and Management

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This 2 hour lecture will cover various new as well as conventional diagnostic procedures for the detection of MGD as well as the latest in therapeutic procedure...

    • Language: English

  • MBA Strategies to Managing Your Practice and Optical

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Today's owners, managers, and practice administrators have unique challenges operating a modern optical dispensary and practice. Learn how to leverage key MBA c...

    • Language: English

  • An Optician's Guide to Visual Impairment

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will provide an understanding of visual impairment and methods used to measure its severity. A description and visual simulation of the most common ...

    • Language: English

  • ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain I: OPHTHALMIC OPTICS

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This ABO Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain I – Ophthalmic Optics; which comprises 34% of the questions on the ABO Basic Exam. Topics to be covered incl...

    • Language: English

  • What the Patient Says vs. What the Patient Means

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This is basic front desk/triage material with an emphasis on the correct questions to ask in order to ferret out the true meaning of a patient complaint. Case p...

    • Language: English

  • Profit First: Eradicating Business Poverty

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The number one financial challenge facing most optometric practice owners today is poor cash flow. Doctor owners often fall prey to focusing too much on top lin...

    • Language: English

  • Low Vision - Patient Communication Strategies

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    As with any medical service, good communication with patients is key! When it comes to low vision, communication is the key to learning and learning is critica...

    • Language: English

  • Demodex Principal, Conspirator, or Bystander in Dry Eye

    September 25, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Dry eye is prevalent. Demodex is prevalent. Not only the gap between presence and detection of infestation is enormous, but demodex is the most underdiagnosed, ...

    • Language: English

  • The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center Presents: Excellence in the Patient Experience

    September 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This session will discuss: • The Ritz-Carlton Processes & Healthcare: Internalizing the key processes and systems that are the most applicable to the healthcare...

    • Language: English

  • Technology is Expensive Unless it Differentiates your Practice through Patient Outcomes

    September 25, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will take a historical analysis of technologies and treatments reviewing how evolving technologies can improve patient outcomes. The focus will be t...

    • Language: English

  • 10 Hacks for OCT Interpretation in Glaucoma

    September 25, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The OCT has emerged as a critical tool in diagnosis and management of glaucoma. Not only can it help differentiate normal from abnormal optic nerves but it can...

    • Language: English

  • MIGS in Glaucoma

    September 25, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) has exploded onto the scene in recent years to help fill a gap in the glaucoma treatment algorithm. This course will pro...

    • Language: English

  • BRIEN HOLDEN VISION INSTITUTE Managing Myopia: The Business of Myopia

    September 25, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In this presentation, we will discuss why it is important to introduce myopia management into your practice, and key points that optometrists and practice owner...

    • Language: English

  • OCT Workshop

    September 25, 2020, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In the past two decades, OCT has become the "Gold Standard" for the examination of the posterior pole. More recently, advances in OCT techniques, such as "En fa...

    • Language: English

  • Scleral Lens Fitting and Troubleshooting

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Although early generations of scleral contact lenses were totally replaced by soft and hard contact lenses, new designs and materials have recently allowed the ...

    • Language: English

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Measuring Devices

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Advanced lens designs and digital surfacing provide an opportunity to individualize patient's eyewear. To take full advantage of this customization, precise mea...

    • Language: English

  • Dealing With Difficult Patients

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course is designed to identify proper and improper patient encounters and to discuss ways to neutralize difficult patient situations. The course will addr...

    • Language: English

  • Cold Start, Warm Start, Hot Start: Opening your first profitable private practice or expanding your optometric empire in the world of private equity and consolidation

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Opening a private practice can be a daunting task and requires a strategic financial, clinical, and marketing approach that differs from an acquisition. This co...

    • Language: English

  • Clinical Ocular Concepts for Opticians and Technicians

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This is a repeat of the same immersion level talk we have done for years that we used to call Boot Camp. I feel there is value in providing this course at every...

    • Language: English

  • Anterior Segment Dilemmas

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course illustrates several different real-life patients who presented urgently to a tertiary care center. Emphasis is placed on establishing differential d...

    • Language: English

  • ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain III: OPHTHALMIC PRODUCTS; Domain IV: DISPENSING PROCEDURES

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This ABO Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain III – Ophthalmic Products; which comprises 23% of the ABO Basic Exam. Topics to be covered include – Frames,...

    • Language: English

  • The Retina Monologues

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The optometric profession offers a variety of settings and options for OD's, yet the challenges faced by women in the profession share commonalities. Hear from ...

    • Language: English

  • Modern Day Diabetes

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Learn to fully understand the standard classification of non-proliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Get the latest updates on the current treatme...

    • Language: English

  • Glaucoma Grand Rounds

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will present a variety of glaucoma cases from diagnostic challenges to advanced glaucoma. Each case will present risk factors and clinical findings....

    • Language: English

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of the Irregular Cornea

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course Description Coming Soon!

    • Language: English

  • 20/20 Refractive Update: Advances in Presbyopic and Corneal Procedures

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    As the primary eye care provider, optometrists play a critical role in the diagnosis, treatment and education of patients with cataracts. Each year, there are o...

    • Language: English

  • Managing eye disease with technology to ensure great outcomes, experiences, AND great efficiency: Hi Tech Health Reform

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course acknowledges concerns about the regulations, increased oversight, reduced reimbursements, and administrative burdens that dominate medical professio...

    • Language: English

  • How to Do OrthoK

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Orthokeratology or corneal reshaping has now been established as a safe and effective treatment for the treatment of myopic refractive error as well as having a...

    • Language: English

  • Fashion Optical Dispensing

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    While the primary role of optical dispensing is to translate the refraction to a physical set of eyewear, the patient is oftentimes more concerned with the 'loo...

    • Language: English

  • Connecting the Refraction with the Patient's Prescriptions

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Understanding the relationship between the refraction and the patient's Rx is vital for communicating visual situations with our patients/clients. Knowing how ...

    • Language: English

  • Compensated Powers (and Other Ophthalmic Conundrums)

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course explains the concepts of compensated power, chromatic aberration, anti-reflection, and industry standards- with a focus on clearing up common miscon...

    • Language: English

  • Cataract Surgery Comanagement for Opticians - Optical Solutions to Suboptimal Outcomes

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Cataract surgery provides excellent outcomes for the majority of patients. There are patients, however, with nagging visual complaints where intervention by the...

    • Language: English

  • Advanced Ophthalmic Optics

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Ophthalmic Optics encompasses geometric, applied, and physiological optics. Optical formulae play a vital role in understanding these lens arrays and their appl...

    • Language: English

  • ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain IV: INSTRUMENTATION

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This ABO Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain IV – Instrumentation; which comprises 16% of the ABO Basic Exam. Topics to be covered include – Use of Lens ...

    • Language: English

  • Surgical Advances in Glaucoma Therapy

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will review the latest advances in glaucoma surgical therapy, including filtering surgery, laser surgery and other minimally invasive surgical optio...

    • Language: English

  • Retinal Findings With Systemic Disease

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will cover common systemic conditions and their retinal findings. Attention will be paid to diagnosis and treatment as well as appropriate referrals...

    • Language: English

  • Ocular Pain Management

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will review current the understanding of ocular pain and inflammation. Topical and oral therapies of on and off-label medications will be reviewed f...

    • Language: English