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  • Roadmap to Success in Contact Lens Practice

    September 23, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Attendees will be presented with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes that will take your specialty contact lens practice to the next ...

    • Language: English

  • Marketing4ECPs Workshop - The Biggest Marketing Opportunity Most ECPs are Missing! Merchandising & Interior Messaging

    September 23, 2020, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This workshop focuses on where marketing can turn into sales. Once you have customers in your office what can take them from shopper to buyer? We will teach y...

    • Language: English

  • Lessons Learned from Favorite Contact Lens Cases

    September 23, 2020, 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    These grand rounds case presentations will highlight key problem-solving strategies in specialty contact lens practice.

    • Language: English

  • Marketing4ECPs Workshop - The Power of Blogging & Video for Eye Care Businesses

    September 23, 2020, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    There are 104 million online searches for eye care related products and services each month. The eye care consumer is online, period! This workshop will cover...

    • Language: English

  • Practice Management Tips for Billing and Coding and other Issues to Build Your Specialty Contact Lens Practice

    September 23, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Appropriate billing and coding for specialty lenses is essential for the success of any specialty contact lens clinic. Correct diagnosis codes, CPT codes and V ...

    • Language: English

  • Marketing4ECPs Workshop - Make Instagram Rock for Your Eye Care Business

    September 23, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Instagram is exploding as the go-to social channel for Optical. Take this workshop to learn the 10 steps to creating an effective and engaging Instagram page. ...

    • Language: English

  • The Layout, Edging, and Verification of Prism Prescription Eyewear

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In this hands-on workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to make a pair of prism prescription glasses. Attendees will receive instruction and perform the ...

    • Language: English

  • The Glaucoma Suspect: Clinical Pearls for Optimal Management

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Deciding when and how to treat a glaucoma suspect or someone with ocular hypertension can be challenging. Multiple data points must be analyzed including patien...

    • Language: English

  • Growing Your Practice 7X

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Learn from those that have grown their private practice dramatically over the past 10+ years. Topics including when you need more space, more doctors, and more ...

    • Language: English

  • Fundamentals for the Newer Optician

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Opticians must be able to properly analyze prescriptions, select, fit, measure, and troubleshoot eyewear. This fun course explores analyzing spectacle prescrip...

    • Language: English

  • Creating Patient Touchpoints

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Upon completion of this course you will understand the importance of patient touchpoints throughout the journey of the patient experience in your office. This c...

    • Language: English

  • Oral Pharmaceuticals for Anterior Segment Disease

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This interactive course examines the use of oral pharmaceuticals in the treatment/management of a variety of anterior segment diseases. Topical areas include HS...

    • Language: English

  • Myopia Management: Insights and Update

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    There is a world-wide increase in the prevalence and interest in myopia. The FDA recently approved the first myopia control therapy, so interest among parents a...

    • Language: English

  • Dry Eye and Contact Lenses

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    New technology is allowing for better vision in contact lens wearing patients and extending their wearable years significantly. Technology, in the digital era, ...

    • Language: English

  • Differential Diagnosis and Management of Headaches

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Headaches that present to an eye doctor include migraine, facial pain syndromes, and pain associated with cranial neuropathies, orbital, and ocular disease. Som...

    • Language: English

  • Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging Round 1

    September 23, 2020, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In the spirit of March Madness, panelists will compete against each other by presenting interesting cases highlighting imaging technology. The audience decides ...

    • Language: English

  • Marketing4ECPs Workshop - Building An Online Presence Through Powerful Digital Marketing Strategy

    September 23, 2020, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    There are 104 million online searches for eye care related products and services each month. The eye care consumer is online, period! This workshop will cover...

    • Language: English

  • The OD's Role in Diabetes

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will provide the latest information on diabetic retinopathy (DR). Emphasis will be on OD's role in Diabetes incorporating the newest in diagnostic m...

    • Language: English

  • Night Vision

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will give you the knowledge base needed to discuss night vision and dark adaptation with your patients. The basic biology of the eye, visual pigment...

    • Language: English

  • Laser Procedures in Optometry

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The use of laser energy to treat various anterior segment conditions, including posterior capsular opacification (PCO), angle closure glaucoma, and open angle g...

    • Language: English

  • Proactively Managing Myopia

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Myopia is an old condition, but a new disease. As we evaluate our perceptions around Myopia most eyecare providers see is as our bread and butter refractive err...

    • Language: English

  • Biologics in the Optometric Practice: Lowering Inflammation With Amniotic Tissue

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This one hour lecture is designed to give the clinician the basis of the biologics including anti-inflammatory and nerve growth factors present in both cryopres...

    • Language: English

  • Best Practices - Spectacle Lens Management

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    "If you don't measure it, you can't fix it." An apt quote that correctly describes this course – a way to look at the metrics of your office. With those numbers...

    • Language: English

  • Optical Designs of the Absurd

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course is a celebration of the innovative optical designs that eye care professionals create to solve their patient's visual needs. Participants will have ...

    • Language: English

  • Efficiently Planning for Practice Succession

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    When you sell your practice, it's not "if" it's "how much" you'll pay in taxes. Planned proactively, there are strategies to consider as far out as three years ...

    • Language: English

  • Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging Semifinals and Finals

    September 23, 2020, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In the spirit of March Madness, the final panelists will compete against each other by presenting interesting cases highlighting imaging technology. The audienc...

    • Language: English

  • Visual Perception: From Photon to Neuron

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course follows a photon's journey from the sun to our eyes and finally our brain. You will learn how light the eye and the brain work synergistically to en...

    • Language: English

  • Herpetic Eye Disease: From Simplex to Zoster

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will introduce participants to the clinical presentation of Herpes Simplex Virus and Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, providing pearls that will help dif...

    • Language: English

  • Creating Perceived Value

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Value perception is comprised of five levers which drive the worth consumers assign to products and services. By recognizing and maximizing each lever, the pra...

    • Language: English

  • And You Thought You Knew Free-Form Lenses

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Good news, lens design tools, processing technology and computing power are constantly improving free-form lenses! Good and, bad news, that means more free-form...

    • Language: English

  • Innovations in Glaucoma Drug Delivery: What the Future Holds

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Patient adherence with glaucoma medications is less than desirable. This course will introuce the participant to innovative drug delivery devices that may be th...

    • Language: English

  • New and Innovative Uses for Contact Lenses

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    New and Innovative Uses for Contact Lenses is a progressive lecture that may touch on the latest trends in the contact lens industry. The topics of the course i...

    • Language: English

  • Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging Workshop

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This workshop will be a great complement to the March Madness Ocular Imaging program. Attendees will be able to gain hands-on experience with the various imagin...

    • Language: English

  • Are You Ready for Ocular Allergy Armageddon?

    September 23, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    20% of the population suffers from allergy. Experts predict pollen counts to double in the next couple of decades. From simple conjunctivitis to atopic diseas...

    • Language: English

  • Eyecare in Esports, Gaming and COVID: Digital Concerns Like Never Before

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English

  • Self-Care: Understanding the Importance of a Healthy (Financial) Mindset in Practice Ownership

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    As the owner of a small business, there are a variety of planning strategies that exist that aren't available to those ODs that work as employees in practices. ...

    • Language: English

  • How To Become the Best Leader to Make Your Team Smarter

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Successful leadership in today's fast-changing optometric practice with its challenging environment requires leaders who are intentional about developing their ...

    • Language: English

  • A Roadmap for Making the Diagnosis in Glaucoma

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    All of the essential elements used in evaluating the glaucoma suspect are covered in this presentation which is built upon several case based clinical examples....

    • Language: English

  • Pain Photophobia and Ocular Pathology: What You Should Know to Help Your Patient

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course reviews the connections between ocular surface disease and symptomatology of neuropathic pain, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatments ...

    • Language: English

  • Emerging Trends in Age Related Macular Degeneration

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This update will cover recent advances in technology and therapeutics that are improving our understanding and ability to diagnosed and treat age-related macula...

    • Language: English

  • Contemporary Thoughts on OSD and Dry Eye Management… there's more than just MGD going on folks! 

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Ocular surface disease and dry eye are common, yet complex and multifactorial clinical diseases. Although meibomian gland disease surely is one of the most comm...

    • Language: English

  • Cataract 2020: The Optometric Role in the Era of Specialty Lenses

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The use of Premium IOLs in cataract surgery is becoming more prevalent. Optometrists should play an important role in choosing IOLs and in insuring the best out...

    • Language: English

  • Stop Swinging That Flashlight! Early Detection of Glaucoma with the Aid of Objective Pupil Testing

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English

  • Updates in Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course illustrates the history and development of corneal collagen crosslinking and its current approval to treat keratoconus and iatrogenic ectasia in the...

    • Language: English

  • The Elderly…Dispensing Tips to Practice By

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    When assisting the elderly, ECPs can do a lot to help enhance their visual experience and improve the quality of life by providing optical solutions to their su...

    • Language: English

  • Risky Business - Dare to be Different in the Optical

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    You will learn how to uncover a niche in your optical that will set you apart from your competition. Discover how to sell offbeat frames, no matter what size to...

    • Language: English

  • NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain I: OCULAR ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY; Domain II: REFRACTIVE ERRORS

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This NCLE Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain I - Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; which comprises 10% of the NCLE Basic Exam. Topics include: ...

    • Language: English

  • MBA Strategies to Maximizing Inventory ROI

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Every optical wants the highest inventory return on investment (ROI). It takes strategic thinking and planning to achieve consistent positive results. Join Ph...

    • Language: English

  • How To Not Sell in the Exam Room

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    "My patients just won't pay for that". "Patients just want what their insurance covers". In optometry school, we spend four years learning how to be great cli...

    • Language: English

  • Fresnel Prism and Press On Optics Workshop

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In this workshop, attendees will learn the application of press on optics (Fresnel prisms & Optical Lenses) in order to correct advanced vision conditions such ...

    • Language: English

  • Enhance Your Communication Skills

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Communication and respect between optical professionals may define the outcome of your patient's visit. We will examine simple modifications to communication th...

    • Language: English

  • Scleral Lenses 101: Basic Fitting

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Scleral lenses improve the lives of patients and practitioners who fit them. Scleral lens selection and follow-up care is reviewed by identifying key areas of c...

    • Language: English

  • OCTA

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a technology that is largely becoming standard of care for the diagnosis and management of both retinal/macular conditions...

    • Language: English

  • Aesthetics in Optometry...a Therapeutic Approach: IPL

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Intense Pulse Light (IPL) has demonstrated therapeutic effectiveness in treating MGD as well as providing an aesthetic cosmetic side effect . This one hour cour...

    • Language: English

  • Treating the Newly Diagnosed Glaucoma Patient

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will build on the continuum of glaucoma diagnosis to management of the newly diagnosed glaucoma patient. The practitioner should be able to determi...

    • Language: English

  • The Secrets of Creating Patient Loyalty

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This is a course designed to promote pro-activity in a hyper competitive market. We will examine the numerous eye care choices our patients are faced with dail...

    • Language: English

  • Oculoplastic Optometrist: Aesthetics in Eye Care

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This 2-hour course will explore aesthetic options which can be utilized in the optometric practice. Therapeutic modalities to treat MGD as well as the cosmeti...

    • Language: English

  • NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain III: INSTRUMENTATION FOR MEASUREMENT AND OBSERVATION

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This NCLE Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain III – Instrumentation for Measurement and Observation; which comprises 16% of the NCLE Basic Exam. Topics t...

    • Language: English

  • How I Built This: Building a New Practice from the Ground Up

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Over the last 15 years, Kurt Steele has moved his one location clinic from 1500 square feet to 3600 square feet to 9400 square feet. This one hour course will c...

    • Language: English

  • Fundamentals of Progressive Lens Design

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    With well over 100 distinct progressive lens designs available to the practitioner, it can be difficult to identify and measure design characteristics and their...

    • Language: English

  • Designing and Crafting Strong and Unusual Lenses

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course is designed to help the learner to understand the complexities of lenses designed for high plus and minus prescriptions. Discussion will include th...

    • Language: English

  • Branded Eyewear – What’s The Big Deal?

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    New eyewear brands are constantly being released, so big deal. This course takes a good look at the importance of branding in the optical industry, along with o...

    • Language: English

  • The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center Presents: Memorable Customer Service

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    To create customer loyalty, you must first elevate the customer experience. This journey focuses on the emotional and psychological aspects of creating a cultur...

    • Language: English

  • The Greatest Anterior Segment Disease and Medical Management of Contact Lens Complications Course Ever

    September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Leaders in anterior segment eye disease and contact lenses will present a unique program to enhance your clinical diagnostic and treatment abilities. In this wo...

    • Language: English