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  • 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

  • Scleral Lens Advanced Fitting

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

    Scleral lenses have become a widespread option for the treatment of distorted corneas and ocular surface disease. However, optimal scleral lens fitting and mana...

    • Language: English

  • Innovations in Diabetic Retinopathy

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

    This course will provide the latest information on diabetic retinopathy DR including the newest in diagnostic modalities and therapeutic advances for diabetic r...

    • Language: English

  • How OCT Forever Changed Retina

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

    Posterior segment imaging technologies have greatly enhanced our ability to visualize tissue microstructure, as well as assess risk for and detect early signs o...

    • Language: English

  • Creating a Simple Business Budget

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

    To be a great leader, one must manage staff in an effective manner. Organizational effectiveness is directly tied to the quality of teamwork that occurs in an o...

    • Language: English

  • Compression Mounting Adjustments, Repairs and Assembly

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

    The course will provide theory and practice of adjustment while using compression mounts. The course will also teach to repair compression mounts while taking ...

    • Language: English

  • Cataract Surgery Achieving 20/20 in 2020

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

    This course will cover new technology in cataract surgery. It will include updates on intra-operative technology in all steps of the surgery including incision...

    • Language: English

  • Practical Implementation of Telehealth COVID and Beyond

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English

  • Niches

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    In this course, attendees will explore and learn the benefits of using niche contact lenses and amniotic membranes in specific circumstances. Topics discussed w...

    • Language: English

  • NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain IV: PREFITTING

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This NCLE Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain IV – Prefitting; which comprises 14% of the NCLE Basic Exam. Topics to be covered include – Collecting and ...

    • Language: English

  • Myopia

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The prevalence of myopia is rapidly increasing around the world. Furthermore, unlike other refractive conditions, myopia increases the risk of ocular pathology...

    • Language: English

  • Five Guaranteed Ways to Improve Hiring, Build Strong Culture and Retain Staff for Years

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    After helping over 5,000 practices hire optometrists and staff, Matt Geller, OD will share a bird's eye view of what works and what doesn't when it comes to bui...

    • Language: English

  • Creating an Indispensable Impression

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    First impressions dictate the atmosphere of our patient's experience. We will discuss our ability to maximize a positive appointment through phone etiquette , s...

    • Language: English

  • A Positive Approach to Patient Objections

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    There are days when we as eyecare professional feel resistance from our patients. Whether the objection is price, compliancy, or understanding the technology yo...

    • Language: English

  • New Medications in Glaucoma

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    For the first time in over two decades we now have several new medications in the glaucoma armamentarium. The challenge for clinicians is when to use them, how ...

    • Language: English

  • Soft Lens Fitting Spherical and Toric

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will discuss the challenges that we face when correcting presbyopia with soft multifocal contact lenses. There will also be a discussion on the vari...

    • Language: English

  • Scleral Lens Troubleshooting

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This one hour presentation discusses complications that may be encountered by patients who wear scleral lenses and how to troubleshoot these complications. It i...

    • Language: English

  • Glaucoma and Ocular Surface Disease

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The prevalence of ocular surface disease (OSD) and glaucoma increase with age, so it is no surprise that OSD often exists in a concomitant state in more than 60...

    • Language: English

  • Don't Let Swollen Optic Nerves Make You Nervous

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Optic nerve swelling can be intimidating to even the most experienced practitioners. This course covers several conditions that lead to true or presumed optic n...

    • Language: English

  • Caring for the Cataract Patient in 2020

    September 24, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will cover the current state of peri-operative care of the cataract patient. The course covers new diagnostic tools and systemic and ocular risks as...

    • Language: English

  • Injections and Minor Procedures Workshop

    September 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Injections for the treatment and management of ocular abnormalities are becoming a more common part of the optometric practice. This interactive lecture/worksh...

    • Language: English

  • Your Digital Score -The Secret to Attracting New Patients

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    How are patients searching and choosing their vision care providers today? It seems that we are missing the mark on getting in new patients. This is vital to a ...

    • Language: English

  • Working With Customized and Personalized Free-Form Lenses

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course is designed to introduce the learner to the technology employed in freeform or digital surfacing and its applications in modern ophthalmic lenses. I...

    • Language: English

  • Today's Low Vision Made Easy

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    There's no reason to be overwhelmed by the field of Low Vision. There are plenty of tips and best practices that can make this service easier than ever to offer...

    • Language: English

  • The O'Keefe Sisters Top Dispensing Tips

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Dispensing prescription eyewear is an enjoyable and challenging process. Many times throughout the day, eyecare professionals troubleshoot optical problems. Oft...

    • Language: English

  • Scleral Lens Workshop

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This two hour presentation is an interactive, workshop format where basic principles of scleral lenses are discussed. A didactic portion is followed by hands-o...

    • Language: English

  • Ocular Dissection: Anatomy of the Eye

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Participants in this course will perform a guided dissection of a cow eye. Working from the outside to the inside, they will gain a greater understanding of the...

    • Language: English

  • NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain VI: DISPENSING, Domain VII: FOLLOW-UP; Domain VIII: REGULATORY

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This NCLE Basic Exam Review course will cover Domain VI – Dispensing; which comprises 10% of the NCLE Basic Exam. Topics to be covered include – Wearing Schedul...

    • Language: English

  • Documentation Guidelines for 2021 and Beyond With Case Examples

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Course description coming soon!

    • Language: English

  • A Roadmap for Identifying and Managing Progression in Glaucoma

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    An important area in the management of glaucoma is the detection of change. This course will discuss which individuals are at greatest risk to progress. Methods...

    • Language: English

  • The Greatest Posterior Segment Disease Course Ever

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This is not another boring posterior segment disease course, but instead the most exciting and interesting retinal disease talk you will ever experience. Intere...

    • Language: English

  • Refractive Surgery Patient Grand Rounds

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course will provide you the knowledge necessary to provide post-operative care for routine and complex refractive surgery patients.

    • Language: English

  • BRIEN HOLDEN VISION INSTITUTE Managing Myopia for Staff: Communication and Marketing Workshop

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This workshop will cover the important role that staff plays to communicate the risks of myopia, the available interventions, the benefits of managing myopia, a...

    • Language: English

  • Biomicroscope Usage in a Contact Lens Practice and Workshop

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The course is designed to provide the participant with basic knowledge of optical properties the biomicroscope. The various illuminations and magnifications tha...

    • Language: English

  • Advances in Ocular Surface Disease: Treating Dry Eye

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Dry eye disease can be a complex, multifactorial condition. This course provides a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment and creates a roadmap for both...

    • Language: English