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CEwire2020

The Virtual Optometric Conference:
64 COPE Approved Credits

Lectures offered LIVE Online:
June 27 & 28
August 22 & 23
October 17 & 18
November 14 & 15 [view live schedule]
December 12 & 13

.. and ON DEMAND for immediate viewing

$189.00  $159.00 registration for all 64 Credits

Pay one price to access ALL live events & on-demand content - come to as many events as you wish to meet your license requirements this cycle!

Attendance at the CEwire2020 live events will give users LIVE COPE Credits, same as in-person CE!

Read more about this COPE rule change, expiring December 31.

All Lectures also Available ON DEMAND for
IMMEDIATE VIEWING NOW through December 31, 2020.

Your registration includes access to all courses and ALL live online events throughout 2020, for one single fee. You may also access all content on demand.

Don't forget to visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall with exclusive vendor discounts
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Watch the Livestream during the live events, and interact with other CEwire2020 attendees online!

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About CEwire2020

Join us for the largest online CE event in optometry and see why over 14,000 ODs have chosen to participate over the past five years!

Earn up to 64 COPE-approved CE credits from leading eye care experts with all-new lectures, without leaving home.

Use your conference pass to Watch LIVE online these remaining dates:

November 14 &15
December 12 & 13

.. OR watch ON DEMAND at your own pace and on your own schedule now through December 31, 2020.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to get exclusive discounts from leading vendors, and tune in to the CEwire2020 Livestream, where we'll chat with optometric thought leaders and eye care industry executives.

64 Hours of COPE-Approved CE: Watch LIVE or ON DEMAND!

Your registration to CEwire2020 gives you access to the lectures when they are given LIVE online.

Come to as many or as few live events as you'd like: your single conference pass gives you access to ALL the live events throughout the year.

Can't make it live? No problem!

Each time we do a live performance, the lectures are recorded and placed & online for you to view on demand now through December 31, 2020.

Watch each archived course as many times as you like. Pause, rewind, or even watch on your phone in between patients.
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Taking CE Has Never Been Easier

Receiving your COPE credits is incredibly simple:

1. Register for CEwire2020

2. Login and watch a live performance online! (Next Live Show: November 14 & 15). your can interact with the speakers via text chat at the live shows!

...OR you can watch lectures immediately on demand through December 31, 2020

3. If watching "LIVE", no quiz is required to gain credits. If watching on demand, complete a short quiz after each hour of class (take the quizzes as many times as you need to in order to pass)

4. We transmit your credits to ARBO automatically, and also provide you with a digital certificate after you complete each course

There is no better education value in eye care!

Profits for Charity

Profits from the event are being shared with leading eye care charities:
- The American Academy of Optometry Foundation
- VOSH International

Learn more about the missions of each organization by clicking on the links above. CEwire is proud to have contributed to both organizations at our prior four virtual conferences!

Exhibit Hall


CEwire2020 also features a virtual exhibit hall, where leading vendors will demo their products and provide you with the most up-to-date information. Many will have staff available live via text chat during the event!

Several exhibitors will be offering exclusive show discounts to CEwire2020 attendees.

Check here to get the latest news on show discounts and information about the show.
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CEwire2020 Livestream!

As in prior years, the team will broadcast live from CEwire HQ, giving you the latest updates on the conference, current discounts being offered at the show, and interviewing leaders in eye care.

They will be joined by special guest analyst Gretchyn Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, Editor in Chief and Content Channel Director at Optometry Times, who will give us the latest updates on what is happening in eye care around the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Steve Silberberg will act as a 'virtual monitor' during the event, and will be available to help course participants if any issues arise (he'll also be calling in to the livestream to give us the very latest updates from inside the show!) REGISTER NOW

CEwire2020 Course List

* All courses will be presented LIVE online next on November 14 & 15 (for those states that require "LIVE" COPE Credits.)

We'll have additional live shows on November 14 & 15, and December 12 & 13.

* All courses also available ON DEMAND through December 31 as COPE "Online Enduring" Credits.

Register & Log In to watch and receive COPE credit!

... And remember: your CEwire2020 login will work at ALL LIVE and On Demand sessions - there is no need to re-register or pay again if you've already signed up - one pass gives you full access.

Download the LATEST Printable Course Schedule: November 14 & 15
Total COPE Hours: 64
NEW TECHNOLOGY IN SPORTS VISION TRAINING
Alexandar Andrich, OD, FCOVD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67656-FV
ENDURING COPE ID: 66315-FV

This lecture will take a look at the history and development of sports vision training technology. Modern athletes have access to some very impressive technology to help their performance. Since peak athletic performance relies heavily on peak visual skills, optometrists can play a vital role in helping athletes reach new levels of performance.
OFF THE MENU: A NUTRITIONAL APPROACH TO DRY EYE
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67672-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: 65853-PH

Many of us have heard about the role of diet in dry eye disease. This lecture will review the clinical benefits and indications for the use of nutrition in the management of dry eye disease.

The highly debated topic of Omega supplementation and the Dry Eye Assessment and Management DREAM study will be explored. This lecture will discuss which diet is best for dry eye and why various vitamins are beneficial for dry eye disease.
EVIDENCE-BASED PEDIATRIC VISION SCREENING GUIDELINES
Scott Barnett, MD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 7pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67671-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65644-GO

The course will discuss issues in primary care/office based pediatric vision screening, the similarities and differences in pediatric vision screening guidelines among the many specialty societies that are involved in pediatric eye care, and provide information regarding how overcome the barriers to universal adoption of screening guiodelines.

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MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES: DONT JUST BE A SOFTIE
Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd, FAAO, FSLS

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 7pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67695-CL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65359-CL

The presbyopic patient market is growing. To stay abreast of the market needs and set themselves apart, practitioners need to be prepared to have the expertise to fit presbyopic patients successfully in GP multifocal lenses. This course is designed to aid practitioners in fitting this patient population.

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DRY EYE IN THE REAL WORLD
Crystal Brimer, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67166-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65991-AS

Dealing with patients can be challenging. We know that dry eye can be emotional for patients and that much of their mindset and lifestyle influences their treatment course and results.

Now that public awareness has increased dramatically, patients are resorting to online resources and are also coming in cynical after having tried multiple treatments that have failed by their standards.

Learn how to better read these patients and respond. We will also review the most common causes of ocular surface disease and how to both identify and treat them. We will explore patient cases, deciphering the diagnosis from what we see and devising an appropriate treatment course.
BRINGING BACK THE TEARS: INS AND OUTS OF PUNCTAL OCCLUSION
Eric T. Brooker, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67673-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65646-AS

This course will explore the types of dry eye syndrome and review the best methods to improve the ocular surface utilizing a patient’s own natural tears. The course will examine the latest technologies in punctal occlusion and how to utilize those in practice. It will also review billing procedures and strategies for insurance reimbursement.
TEN NEW TREATMENTS IN EYE CARE
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67675-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65478-GO

With the advancements in eye care, it is critical that the clinician understands these advancements and also how to incorporate them into clinical practice. This course will discuss ten new treatments in eye care that are important to understand and how to incorporate them into clinical practice.
CONTROLLING MYOPIA: WHAT THE EVIDENCE SAYS AND WHY 1 DIOPTER MATTERS
Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67676-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65332-GO

This course provides an evidence-based review of myopia control. Emphasis is place on peer-reviewed, randomized clinical trials with changes in both axial length and refractive error. Progressive addition lenses and under-correction have little or a deleterious effect.

There is compelling evidence that executive bifocals, center-distance multifocal soft contact lenses, and overnight orthokeratology all produce clinically meaningful slowing of myopia. The underlying mechanisms are also discussed. The potential benefits of slowing myopia on ocular disease and visual impairment will be reviewed.
NARCOTICS: WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
Benjamin P. Casella, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 67679-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: 65838-PH

Narcotic analgesics certainly have their place in primary eye care. However, prescribing these potent and potentially addictive medications comes with great responsibility on the part of the prescriber.

This course will update the clinician on proper prescribing protocol for narcotic analgesic medications, including common indications, contraindications, and typical dosage amounts and frequencies. There will be case presentations for audience participation interspersed within.
EYEING GLAUCOMA IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Benjamin P. Casella, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67678-GL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65836-GL

This course will describe several contemporary concepts regarding glaucoma as a multifactorial neurodegenerative disease.

Current diagnostic considerations will be presented through clinical case examples, and possible emerging therapies, including the concept of “neuroprotection”, will be explained through use of recent studies on glaucoma models.
DIAGNOSING GLAUCOMA: HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES OUR DIAGNOSTIC ACUMEN
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO & Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67698-GL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65595-GL

This course will discuss how glaucoma is diagnosed and how advances in technology may improve the ability to recognize glaucomatous damage. Included will be a discussion on what constitutes glaucoma damage to the optic nerve, retinal nerve fiber layer, and visual fields. Also, how the diagnosis of glaucoma may be established using imaging technologies and modified perimetric tests such as those testing the central region will be explained.

The role of corneal hysteresis and new methods to evaluate intraocular pressure will be discussed.
MANAGING GLAUCOMA OVER TIME – DETECTING GLAUCOMA THAT IS GETTING WORSE
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO & Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67699-GL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65593-GL

One important area in the management of glaucoma long overlooked is the detection of change or progression. Until recently, there were few tools available to detect change.

This course will explain the most common risk factors for an individual to get worse as well as the assessment of the optic nerve, retinal nerve fiber layer and visual field observing for change. Also the devices used to detect progression and how they enable the clinician to monitor for progression will be described.
COLLABORATIVE CARE FROM EMERGENCY ROOM TO YOUR CHAIR
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO & Beeran Meghpara, MD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67684-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66319-AS

A variety of acute ocular conditions can manifest as corneal emergencies and urgencies in the Corneal Service at Wills Eye Hospital. After providing the appropriate therapeutic and surgical interventions, patients still require ongoing care with primary care optometric physician in order to achieve best outcome.

This course will utilize clinical images and videos to emphasize disease diagnoses, corresponding management options and the importance of interdisciplinary care.
ARTIFICIAL IRIS IMPLANT SURGERY - WHEN, WHY AND HOW
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO & Brandon Ayres, MD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67686-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66361-AS

Approved use of artificial iris implants are performed based on patients’ medical needs. Appropriate clinical utilizations can lead to significant improvements to patient’s emotional health and quality of life.

This lecture will review designs of iris implants, indications, surgical techniques, outcomes and patient management.
THE CROSSLINKING REVOLUTION: REDEFINING KERATOCONUS CARE
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO & Brandon Ayres, MD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67685-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66509-AS

When left untreated, keratoconus (KC) can result in severe visual impairment.

Early disease detection combined with timely crosslinking (CXL) stabilization treatment can prevent unnecessary loss of vision in KC patients. Thus, it’s essential for optometrists to know the most updated management recommendations and developing treatments.

This course will review current state of CXL and new research findings.
PRIVATE EQUITY – THINGS TO FEAR AND THINGS TO CHEER
Benjamin S. Chudner, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67682-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: 65840-PM

From the purchase of MyEyeDr by Goldman Sachs to VSP officially entering the market through the acquisition of private practices, Optometry saw a lot of activity by private equity in 2019.

With all indications pointing to even more activity in 2020, many optometrists are wondering what to expect and what impact it will have on our profession.

This course will review private equity transactions this past year, discuss how current issues affecting optometry could lead to more private equity activity, and examine where this may lead in the future, all within the context of whether private equity is good or bad for Optometry.
MYOPIA: THE NEW HOT DISEASE THAT IS AFFECTING BILLIONS. HOW DO YOU TREAT IT?
Jeffrey S. Cooper, OD, MS, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 67788-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 66292-GO

This course assumes an understanding of the physiology of the development of myopia. It will review the current research in the area of myopia control using atropine, ortho K lenses and multifocal lenses.

It will provide a critical review of the current research, and evaluate those findings in relationship to current clinical findings.

More importantly, this course will provide the clinician with the tools in determining who treat and with what modality based on a combination of evidence based medicine and clinical observations.
HOT TOPICS IN RETINA
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 66448-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65642-PS

In this course, Dr. Dunbar will give an up-to-date review on AMD and diabetic retinopathy, including the latest genetic findings, risk factors, and the most useful diagnostic testing and treatments.
EXPERT DRY EYE: A SYSTEM FOR SUCCESS
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNA

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 67696-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65659-AS

Lessons learned from years of practice essentially limited to dry eye and ocular surface disease are shared using a straightforward systematic approach.

From novel concepts regarding the basic physiology and pathophysiology to clinical examples this course applies a unique approach to developing skills in communicating, diagnosing and managing dry eye and OSD.

The logical progression will provide a strong foundation for managing this rapidly emerging disease segment either as part of a primary care optometry practice of for development of a focused dry eye specialty practice.
CHANGING LIVES WITH LENSES: A NEW APPROACH TO VERTICAL HETEROPHORIA
Debby Feinberg, OD, FAAO & Mark Rosner, MD, FACEP, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 4pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67697-FV
ENDURING COPE ID: 65266-FV

Treating vertical heterophoria can be very rewarding, as optometrists have the ability to bring relief to those experiencing headache, dizziness, anxiety, gait/balance disturbances, neck pain, and persistent traumatic brain injury symptoms.

These suffering patients usually present for treatment to other care providers (including ENT’s neurologists, physiatrists, PT/OT’s and psychiatrists), and are their most challenging patients, as standard treatments are minimally effective. Caring for these referred patients is an enjoyable collaborative effort with the medical community.

This lecture will review vertical heterophoria – it’s history, symptoms and pathophysiology - and discuss clinical methods/techniques that allow the optometrist to diagnose, treat and bring relief to this patient population.
ADVANCED CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67789-FV
ENDURING COPE ID: 66324-FV

This course will meld anatomical knowledge with clinical applications for difficult to manage concussion patients. By understanding the anatomy, optometrists will learn how to tailor their examination and treatment techniques to reduce patient symptoms.

The Clinical Trajectories approach will allow optometrists to recognize patterns in their patients and help them select appropriate treatment techniques and make appropriate referrals.
OCT 2
Mark Friedberg, MD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 67680-PD
ENDURING COPE ID: 65361-PD

OCT has become an essential diagnostic tool in the diagnosis and management of both retinal disease and glaucoma. This course will expand on the teaching of my initial course, "OCT Interpretation" presented at CEwire2015.

It will demonstrate new information garnished since that time both in the diagnosis of retinal diseae and glaucoma. Additionally, the course will cover how various retinal diseases influence the results of OCT testing for glaucoma.
HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 BUT FORESIGHT IS EVEN BETTER
Nazanin Galehdari, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67700-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: 65698-PM

A review of key benchmarks for an optometric practice and a discussions of ways to increase practice revenue.

The course objective is to provide the tools and benchmarks needed to effectively establish practice goals and measure practice performance and will include a discussion on optimizing practice revenue.
OCULAR NUTRITION AND WELLNESS: FACT OR FICTION?
Kerry Gelb, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 67703-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65654-GO

In this talk, we will review facts from fiction regarding peer-reviewed ocular nutrition and wellness literature. We will provide personal experience recommending ocular functional medicine to real life patients.

The objective is to provide the comprehensive Optometric Physician with the needed tools to prescribe ocular nutrition and wellness in everyday practice
CONTEMPORARY KERATOCONUS MANAGEMENT
John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67787-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66307-AS

This course will provide a review of the paradigm shift in keratoconus management and cover US based data on various interventions.

It will focus on modern methods of management by such as corneal collagen crosslinking and methods for visual rehabilitation including surgical and non surgical options. Cases are used to show practical applications and real world examples.
FUTURE KERATOCONUS MANAGEMENT: A GLIMPSE OF WHAT'S TO COME
John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67791-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65875-AS

This course will provide a review of the literature and current clinical trials of new diagnostics, treatments for patients with keratoconus. This will touch on current technology and techniques, delving into what’s on the horizon.
CUSTOM SOFT LENSES FOR KERATOCONUS AND BEYOND
John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67790-CL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65873-CL

This course will review the use of custom soft lenses in patients with Keratoconus and for patients with complex needs were mass manufactured soft lenses are unable to achieve success.

This lecture covers everything from manufacturing, initial design, essential measurements and instruments, lens material, lens modification, and case reports.
RETINAL PATHOLOGY: THE PERIPHERY SIMPLY CAN NOT BE IGNORED
Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67832-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

We are learning more of the importance of examination of the peripheral retina. Historically, we did not realize how critical this part of the exam was. Techniques and reasons for peripheral examination will be discussed with attention paid to clinical applications, especially in diabetes.
CHALLENGING CASES IN NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Brian R. Hall, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67702-NO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65772-NO

A series of grand round cases will be used to review important neuro-ophthalmic conditions that may present to the eye care provider.

Pertinent anatomy, pathophysiology, examination strategies, imaging modalities, associated systemic morbidities and treatment options will be discussed.
THE IMPACT OF ORAL MEDICATIONS ON THE OCULAR SURFACE
Whitney Hauser, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67758-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: 65902-PH

Many commonly prescribed oral medications can cause or exacerbate dry eye disease. This course discusses which drugs are the biggest offenders, what patients are at greatest risk and how to mitigate the effects for iatrogenic dry eye disease brought on by oral medications. Cases will be presented to illustrate discussion points.
ACQUIRED BLEPHAROPTOSIS CAUSES, IMPACT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Whitney Hauser, OD & Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 4pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 68477-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: PENDING

Blepharoptosis ptosis affects more than one in ten adults over the age of 50 in the United States. This course will provide background to the underlying causes, diagnosis, and current management options for the primary eye care practitioner.
CLAIMS DENIALS AND REJECTIONS: WHY ARE YOU GETTING THEM AND HOW TO APPEAL
Richard Hom, OD, PhD, FAAO, Dipl PHEV

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67704-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: 65252-PM

A basic course in plain language on medical plan claims for reimbursement for services or products on behalf of their patients. A proper medical claims submission will be defined as well as the submission of a claim. A rejection and denial of a claim is also described and how to respond to either result to garner an optimal outcome.
THE ANATOMY OF ANGIOGRAPHY: MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OCT-ANGIOGRAPHY
Graham Lakkis BScOptom

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 4pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67705-PD
ENDURING COPE ID: 65657-PD

OCT-Angiography (OCT-A) is a recently developed technique to image the blood vessels of the retina and optic nerve without the need for intravenous dye. This allows optometrists to be actively involved in the diagnosis management and monitoring of retinal diseases.

This lecture will provide information on the vascular anatomy of the healthy retina and how it is imaged with OCTAngiography. The advantages and disadvantages of OCT-A and traditional fundus fluorescein angiography will be discussed.
OCULAR PROB-EYE-OTICS: MANIPULATING THE OCULAR MICROBIOME TO PREVENT DISEASE
Anthony St. Leger, PhD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67706-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65865-GO

This course will explore detail what we know about the ocular microbiome, and what the future may bring. Specifically, the presentation will address components of the ocular microbiome, how the microbiome modulates the local immune response to prevent other infectious diseases, and how the power of the ocular microbiome may be harnessed to develop new therapeutic strategies for ocular diseases.
BEAUTY BASICS: AN OD’S GUIDE TO PATIENTS’ MOST COMMON COSMETIC QUESTIONS
Jennifer Lyerly, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67708-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65250-AS

As optometrists we are charged to be the expert of everything related to the eye and ocular adnexa, and cosmetic products are placed there by both men and women every single day!

This course will review the most frequent questions patients ask regarding cosmetic products and procedures in the exam room, and what optometrists need to know to educate patients about their potential ocular surface side effects.
THE IMPACT OF LANDMARK CLINICAL TRIALS ON GLAUCOMA PATIENT CARE
Richard J. Madonna, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67710-GL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65349-GL

The results of landmark clinical trials have informed and guided glaucoma patient management. This course reviews the major trials and shows how to best utilize the results in the care of the glaucoma patient.

The results of OHTS, EMGT, AGIS, CIGTS, NTGS are reviewed with 20-years of perspective; the more recent EAGLE, ZAP and LiGHT trials are discussed as well.
CONTEMPORARY DIABETIC RETINOPATHY CARE UTILIZING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67800-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65696-PS

The medical and surgical management of diabetic retinopathy is rapidly evolving, with a trend towards earlier treatment of diabetic retinopathy and prevention of potentially vision threatening complications.

The more recent advent of anti-VEGF therapy has led to an explosion of high-quality research, the real-world clinical applications of which are not always easy to interpret and apply. Concurrently, OCT technology is ever advancing, particularly with the commercial release of OCT angiography.

The discussion of diabetic retinopathy management will be divided into three main sections: non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic macular edema. For each of these sections a case-based format will be used to discuss the standard of care management, and briefly review the relevant literature. Emphasis will be placed on the clinical applications of OCT as well as the optometrist’s role in diabetic retinopathy management, including when to refer and what treatments will likely be employed.
SLOWING MYOPIA PROGRESSION ONE CHILD AT A TIME
Langis Michaud, OD, MSc

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67711-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65694-GO

There is more and more evidence proving that myopia is becoming epidemic around the world and this is why most of the practitioners are putting in place strategies to control myopia in pediatric population. However, most of the time they don’t know how to determine the right strategy in order to be effective.

This lecture aims to summarize the evidence-based knowledge about myopia management and to suggest a clinical pathway to determine on whom, when, and with which strategy practitioner must intervene. Based on the control of environmental factors, the assessment and correction of binocular function issues, and with the full control of blur at far and at near, this approach will highlight the need of customization of the strategies and lens designs to improve positive outcomes on every patient.
CLINICAL EVALUATION OF EYELID LESIONS AND TREATMENT APPROACHES
James P. Milite, MD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67803-SP
ENDURING COPE ID: 65738-SP

The proper evaluation of lesions of the eyelid and periocular skin requires careful inspection of the characteristics of lesions on exam and correlation of those findings with history. Recognition of the signs of malignancy and identification of lesion features which demand biopsy will be emphasized. In addition, management of these lesions and the elements of lesion excision and surgical eyelid reconstruction.
TARGETED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION FOR 2020 AND BEYOND!
John Nolan, PhD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67713-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65410-PH

In this lecture, you will learn about the eye (macular) carotenoids, how they are sourced, how they are optimized in the eye, how they are optimized in the brain, and what this means for visual function, visual health and cognitive function. This information will play an important role for eye care professionals by guiding them to use nutritional based strategies to enhance the health and quality of vision for all patients.
THE D.A.O. TO HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL EYES: EXPLORING THE DERMATOLOGIC, AESTHETIC AND OPHTHALMOLOGIC ASPECTS OF OSD
Laura Periman, MD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 4pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67718-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66238-AS

What makes a person beautiful? Is it good genetic luck, the way they apply their makeup, the way injectable neurotoxins smooth wrinkles, the way dermal fillers restore youthful volume? Or is it all of the above?

Yet there is one thing that can ‘ruin a look’ and that is red eyes. Using cases and clinical photos, we will explore the published literature and clinical body of knowledge of how Dermatologic, Aesthetic and Ophthalmologic overlaps complicate OSD.
URGENCY OR EMERGENCY: 3RD, 4TH, 6TH, AND 7TH NERVE PALSIES
Tamara Petrosyan, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67761-NO
ENDURING COPE ID: 65626-NO

Cranial nerve palsies can occur in patient of all ages and from various etiologies. This course will review the anatomy, physiology, etiology, and management of four cranial nerve palsies in the primary care setting.
OCULAR AND VISUAL EFFECTS OF PSYCHIATRIC DRUG THERAPIES IN CHILDREN
Tamara Petrosyan, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 4pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67760-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: 65517-PH

The use of psychiatric medications in children has substantially increased in the last few decades. As primary eye care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the pharmacology as well as the potential visual and ocular adverse reactions of these medications which can range from minimal to sight threatening.
PAIN MANAGEMENT: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67762-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: 65727-PH

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. It may be sharp or dull. Pain may come and go, or it may be constant. This course presents the pathobiology, causes, proper diagnosis, and responsible management of ocular and periocular pain.

The goal of this course is to provide current and accurate information about diagnosis, and responsible management of ocular and periocular pain.
IS AMD A SYSTEMIC DISEASE?
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67775-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65729-SD

Age-related macular degeneration imposes an enormous burden on optometrists and ophthalmologists, office staff, caregivers, and above all, patients and their loved ones. This course presents new clinical insights and in an effort to ease this burden, making the case for a systemic disease approach to AMD similar to how we view diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion.

The goal is to use mounting scientific evidence for a systemic approach to AMD, fostering collaboration and integrative patient care among optometrists and providers from other health professions.
MANAGEMENT OF HSV AND VSV ANTERIOR SEGMENT EYE DISEASE
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67681-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66317-AS

Updates on treatment of ocular herpes simplex (HSV) and varicella zoster virus (VSV), including the natural history of the diseases and the latest antiviral therapies.
MISSION CONTROL: PREPARE TO LAUNCH YOUR SPECIALTY CL PRACTICE
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67714-CL
ENDURING COPE ID: 65383-CL

Designing and prescribing specialty contact lenses is clinically and professionally rewarding. This course will discuss clinical indications, technological requirements and management protocols for developing and growing a specialty CL practice.
CRITICAL CONCEPTS FOR CRITICAL CORNEAS
Natalie Santelli, MAT, OD & Jason R. Mayer, MD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67782-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 66250-AS

One of the major causes of avoidable blindness is infectious keratitis. This course will review appropriate treatment and management of bacterial, fungal, and protozoan infections which contribute to visual loss and corneal damage.

Standard corneal culturing techniques will also be discussed to improve identification of the responsible organisms and improve accuracy of medical treatment.
ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY/CONCUSSION: WHAT THE PRIMARY EYE CARE OD NEEDS TO KNOW
Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67799-FV
ENDURING COPE ID: 65848-FV

In the course of patient care, we all have patients that have had acquired brain injuries. It is our duty to be able to determine how these injuries can affect the ocular/visual system, how we can test our patients to see how its affecting the ocular/vision system and some short term solutions to aid the patient.

Furthermore, it is also appropriate to know if, when and how to refer to a colleague for continued, more in-depth care and to understand the capabilities of those colleagues that do Neuro-Optometry.
EPIGENETICS: A LIFETIME ATTACK ON THE HUMAN EYE’S DNA
Steve Silberberg, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 11am EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67716-SD
ENDURING COPE ID: 65939-SD

This one-hour course is designed to give the Optometrist a working knowledge of what epigenetics is and how it differs from the more familiar topic of genetics.

We will present specific research on what we know about the human eye and epigenetic changes, and how outcomes can be changed in processes such as AMD, cataracts, inflammatory diseases, dry eye, and myopia.
OPTOMETRY IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTORS WHEN PATIENTS ARE HARMED
Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67715-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: 65842-PM

The field of optometry faces unprecedented disruption from companies outside of the profession. Regulatory agencies either have little enforcement dollars or have made commitments to reduce barriers to new unproven technologies.

Unfortunately for our patients, this behavior is resulting in real harm. This lecture presents case reports where patients have suffered harm and teaches how to treat the sequelae.

For the first time, statistics from a live national database of optometrists complaints about abuses by disruptors are presented. Next, participants learn how to change the focus of their exam to safeguard their patients’ health.
LEGAL GRAND ROUNDS: LEGAL ISSUES EVERY OD SHOULD KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT
Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67717-EJ
ENDURING COPE ID: 66303-EJ

This course will survey a number of legal topics that every optometry should at least be familiar with. It includes an overview of the most important take-home information concerning forms of business, associate doctor agreements, medical records, HIPAA compliance, VSP and Medicare audits, and avoiding and responding to malpractice claims.
TELEMEDICINE: UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE TODAY
Paul Super, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 7pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67801-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: 66442-GO

Many services that an Optometrist provides qualify for telemedicine delivery. Consumer demand for telemedicine services is expected to grow and a geometric pace over the next 5-10 years.

Incorporating telemedicine services into your practice means that you have to understand the nuances of a conglomeration of rules that are inconsistent and can vary based upon location and carrier.

Learn how to effectively incorporate telemedicine services into your practice and avoid expensive pitfalls that can easily occur.
“STUCK ON YOU!” – VITREOMACULAR INTERFACE DISORDERS
Craig Thomas, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 2pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67792-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: 67188-PS

You will learn about the diagnosis and treatment of vitreomacular interface disorders such as vitreomacular adhesion, vitreomacular traction syndrome and epiretinal membrane.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the natural history of anomalous posterior vitreous detachments and the influence of vitreoschisis and diabetic vitreopathy in the development of traction maculopathies.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT SUBCLINICAL EYE DISEASE?
Craig Thomas, OD

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 3pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67763-SD
ENDURING COPE ID: 66214-SD

You will learn about the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions like subclinical diabetic retinopathy and subclinical relative afferent pupillary defects.

Emphasis is placed on evaluating structure-function relationships by utilizing OCTA retinal imaging and automated pupillography to assist in early disease detection.
COVID-19: CLINICAL UPDATE
Benjamin Treat, PhD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 6pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67805-PB
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The appearance of the novel COVID-19 virus has made international headlines and affected the daily life of nearly every person on the planet.

This course will discuss the origins of the COVID-19 virus, and its emergence as a pandemic. In this course we will learn where this virus came from, how it replicates, and the disease it causes. We will talk about the effectiveness of popular prevention measures, such as social distancing and their practicality and utility.

We will also focus on impact within the clinic, sources of possible viral spread, and how to mitigate danger to patients and staff as much as possible. This course will also seek to enhance our awareness and preparation for possible future pandemics and realistic preparations that can be enacted.
OCULAR AND ORBIT TRAUMA
Michael R. Trottini, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67779-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65916-AS

In this lecture, we'll review several cases and discuss various complications from trauma, including:

* Eyelid lacerations

* Orbit fractures - how to interpret imaging & management

* Retrobulbar hemorrhage

* Anterior segment complications, including: corneal abrasion, conjunctival lacerations, globe rupture, chemical keratitis, traumatic uveitis, and traumatic hyphema

* Posterior segment complications, including: subluxed IOL, vitrous hemorrhage, commotio retinae, choroidal rupture, traumatic macular hole, retinal breaks and detachment.

All cases seen were in a hospital setting however the learning points from every case are still pertinent to patients presenting to our offices.
PROBLEM SOLVING IN REFRACTIVE SURGERY
William Tullo, OD, FAAO

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 7pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67755-RS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65673-RS

This course will describe the diagnosis and management of potential complications for refractive surgeries, including both LASIK and PRK vision corrections. I will also share clinical experiences on patient risk factor identifications and proper treatment modalities.
TECHNOLOGY IS EXPENSIVE UNLESS IT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR PRACTICE THROUGH PATIENT OUTCOMES
Timothy Fries, OD / Larry Wan, OD

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 5pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 66809-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

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

The focus will be to gain insight how new technology discoveries reveal new treatments that help link cause and effect to improve patient outcomes. Technology is driven by new research and data collection. Understanding new technology helps change mindsets and treatment plans resulting in improved patient outcomes.

This course explores the science and the unknowns of technology and highlights key takeaways that can be implemented to improve patient outcomes. Technology can and will help differentiate your practice.
LASER VISION CORRECTION UPDATE 2020
Richard S. Witlin, MD, FACS

Dates: Saturday, June 27, August 22, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67798-RS
ENDURING COPE ID: 65364-RS

This course will cover the current status of laser vision correction surgery including Lasik, PRK, SMILE, and refractive lens exchange.

We will discuss proper patient selection, and pre-operative counseling, role of Lasik and PRK and refractive lens exchange, the diagnosis and treatment of post-operative conditions that the co-managing doctor should be prepared to address.

Different ways to handle myopic versus hyperopic patients will be presented in a practical approach.
CAROTID STENOSIS: WHAT THE OD NEEDS TO KNOW
Richard Zimbalist, OD, FAAO

Dates: Sunday, June 28, August 23, October 18, November 15, December 13, 2020
Time: 1pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 67719-SD
ENDURING COPE ID: 65867-SD

This course will discuss the ocular manifestations of carotid artery stenosis. The presentation will use two case examples to demonstrate the ocular findings of carotid artery disease and ocular ischemic syndrome.

The course also discusses the various diagnostic tests used as well as the ocular and surgical management of carotid stenosis.

Speakers

Alexandar Andrich, OD, FCOVD is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and is in private practice in North Royalton, Ohio.

He lectures on the topics of pediatric/infant vision, binocular vision disorders, sports vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and learning-related vision disorders.

In addition to providing Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation services at his private practice, he is also on staff in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation departments at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio.

Dr. Andrich is currently serving as the president of the International Sports Vision Association. Additionally, Dr. Andrich is a vision coach to the Cleveland Monsters hockey team and Cleveland Gladiators arena football team. He is professionally involved at state, national and international levels.

When he is not busy with optometry, Dr. Andrich enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, skiing, and mountain biking.
Brandon Ayres, MD attended Eastern Nazarene College for undergraduate education and then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed an internship through University of Pennsylvania Health System, Presbyterian Medical Center and then completed his Ophthalmology Residency at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ayres then went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Having worked at Ophthalmic Partners since 2007, Dr. Ayres is board-certified in ophthalmology and specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation and complex cataract surgery. He was the first physician at Wills Eye Hospital to perform a Descemets' membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). In addition to corneal transplantation, Dr. Ayres also has experience in the repair of traumatic eye injuries, implant complications and iris repair.

For over ten years, Dr. Ayres has been on staff at both the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital, where he is the co-director of the Fellowship Program, and at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. During his first year as an Attending Physician on the Cornea Service, he became the youngest recipient of the Golden Apple Award at Wills Eye. He given lectures and instructed courses nationally and internationally, including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons, among others.
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO is a principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center in Sacramento. She is an internationally recognized key opinion leader, specializing in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Barnett lectures and publishes extensively on topics including dry eye, anterior segment disease, contact lenses and creating a healthy balance between work and home life for women in optometry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association and serves on the Board of the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Council, Women in Optometry, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and is Past President of The Scleral Lens Education Society.

Drs. Melissa Barnett and Lynette Johns authored and edited the book Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application with the unique perspectives and contributions of international experts. Dr. Barnett was awarded the inaugural Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women in Optometry.

She was granted the Most Influential Women in Optical from Vision Monday in 2019.
Scott Barnett, MD received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1973. He attended New York University School of Medicine (1973-1977) and completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Medical Genetics at Mount Sinai Hospital (1977-1982). He practiced pediatrics in Israel and Manhattan for several years before joining the staff of Mount Sinai’s Elmhurst Hospital Center affiliate, where he served as director of the inpatient service and site director for the third-year clerkship from 1895 until his appointment as pediatric program director at Mount Sinai in November 1991. During his tenure at Elmhurst he was the recipient of the Mount Sinai Pediatric Attending of the Year Award in 1991 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in 1992. He also served as President of the Elmhurst Hospital Attending Association.

Dr. Barnett served as Pediatric Residency Program Director at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) until July 2002, when he was named Associate Dean for Admissions for the medical school. During the six years he served in that role, he also served as the medical director of a community health center (2002-5), pediatric residency program director at Elmhurst (July 2005-December 2006), and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. He relinquished his role in admissions when he assumed leadership of the GME Office in October 2008. He served in that role until May 2014, when he returned to his role as Associate Dean for GME for Mount Sinai Hospital programs, until October 2019. He is current the Associate Director for Pediatric Medical Education.

He is the Past President of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) Faculty Council, and is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the ISSMS Alumni Association and the Institute for Medical Education.
Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd, FAAO, FSLS, received his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and his M.S.Ed. degree in Educational Psychology from the Indiana University School of Education. Dr. Bennett is currently Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Services and Alumni Relations at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.

Dr. Bennett is currently Executive Director of the Gas Permeable (GP) Lens Institute, the educational division of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA) and is past Chair of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators (AOCLE). He currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section Council of the American Optometric Association(AOA). He is also the past President of the MD-OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis. He is a Diplomate and is a past Chair for the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry. He is also a Fellow in the Scleral Lens Education Society and recently inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. He has authored over 200 publications including 13 texts and lectured at over 250 scientific and continuing education symposia.

He was named one of the 50 most influential optometrists in America by Optometric Management and recently was honored as one of the 30 most influential in contact lenses in the last 30 years by Contact Lens Spectrum. He was selected as one of Primary Care Optometry News(PCON) 250. He is on the Education Committee of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. He is the Clinical Features Editor for Contact Lens Spectrum, an Editorial Review Board member for Review of Optometry, and an Editorial Board Member for Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.
Crystal Brimer, OD, FAAO is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southern College of Optometry, and a Fellow of the AAO. In Wilmington, NC, she owns a private boutique practice and Dry Eye Center, that she also uses for clinical investigations. Dr. Brimer is devoted to the development of equipment and protocols that help doctors differentiate the underlying causes of ocular surface disease and ensure successful outcomes.

Dr. Brimer enjoys publishing articles as well as the extensive travel, both nationally and internationally, to lecture and consult within the field. In her down time, she enjoys life on the water and being a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Eric T. Brooker, OD, FAAO is the founder of the Advanced Vision Institute in Las Vegas, NV which features a dry eye specialty clinic. He is an adjunct clinical professor for the Southern California College of Optometry, where he received his doctorate of optometry.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has published numerous professional papers, and lectured all of the world to ophthalmic surgeons and optometrists on advanced surgical treatments for permanent vison correction, dry eyes, and advanced ocular healing. He also acts as an international ophthalmic consult to several medical device and pharma companies with influence in the eye care industry.
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful three location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio.

He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment, contact lenses and glaucoma. He is active at all levels of organized optometry.

Dr. Brujic is on the editorial board for a number of optometric publications. He has published over 250 articles and has given over 1400 lectures, both nationally and internationally on contemporary topics in eye care.
Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO received his Optometry degree and PhD in Vision Science from Aston University in Birmingham, England. He was a Professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry for 15 years and previously spent 8 years at the University of California at Berkeley. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry.

His research interests include myopia, low vision, presbyopia, and refractive surgery. He received grants from the National Eye Institute to study adult myopia progression and several training grants.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is former President and Development Director of the American Optometric Foundation, a philanthropic organization devoted to the advancement of optometric education and research. He is Associate Editor of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and the former Editor of Optometry and Vision Science.

He served a four-year term on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Ophthalmic Devices Panel and is a regulatory consultant for a number of ophthalmic, surgical, and pharmaceutical companies.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD is a third-generation optometrist who owns and operates Casella Eye Center in Augusta, GA, which was established in 1948 by his grandfather, Victor. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and completing his residency at State University of New York College of Optometry, Dr. Casella joined the family practice in 2008, continuing the tradition of providing quality care to the local community alongside his father.

In addition to managing the family practice, Dr. Casella serves as the chief optometric editor of Optometry Times®. He is very active within the professional optometric community, holding many positions within the Georgia Optometric Association, serving on the AOA Evidence Based Optometry Committee, and having been named the Young OD of the South by SECO International in 2014.
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO is an associate professor at ICO and chief of staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a residency in primary eye care/ocular disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Chaglasian is in charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students.

He is a founding member and treasurer of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and has a number of published articles and has contributed chapters to several popular textbooks on the topics of glaucoma and visual fields.
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO is both Director of Cornea Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital - Cornea Service and Director of Clinical Services at TLC Vision. After finishing his residency, he further completed a fellowship in cornea and contact lenses. He has taken part in numerous clinical studies on corneal cross-linking and has authored extensively on keratoconus management involving both surgical and/or contact lens innovations.

He is an advisory board member at International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS). In addition, Dr. Chang is also the immediate past president of New Jersey Academy of Optometry and the current vice chair of the membership committee at the American Academy of Optometry.
Benjamin S. Chudner, OD, FAAO is the Vice President of Eyecare and Chief Medical Officer for Acuity Eyecare Group, a private equity backed company based in Dallas, Texas with about 70 locations throughout the US.

A 1997 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Chudner completed a residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

He practiced for over 13 years in the Pacific Northwest, owning his own private practice for 10 years before joining Bausch + Lomb to manage their learning and development department. After moving to professional strategy for B+L, he joined LensCrafters in 2015 and managed eyecare operations for 180 locations in the US and Canada. He was promoted to Senior Clinical Director for Luxottica in 2016, overseeing eyecare for over 2300 locations across LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. In June of this year he joined Acuity Eyecare group and now oversees eyecare strategy and operations.
Jeffrey S. Cooper, OD, MS, FAAO is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry.

He graduated from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1971, later that year he completed a special post-graduate training program in Vision Therapy. He served as the assistant chief of the Vision Therapy Services from 1972-1978. Dr. Cooper received a Masters of Science in physiological optics. He has authored over 60 research papers that have appeared in numerous prestigious ophthalmological and optometric journals. Currently, he is on the editorial board of Binocular Vision and Eye Muscle Surgery and the Journal of Behavioral Optometry. He is a reviewer for numerous professional publications.

Dr. Cooper, under the auspices of Bausch and Lomb, served as a consultant to the USA Olympic Team. He has provided peer review for research grants submitted to the National Institute of Health/National Eye Institute. Dr. Cooper presently teaches in both the professional and residency programs – strabismus and amblyopia.He developed both the Computer Orthopter and the HTS therapy systems. Both of these treatment systems are used by more than 6,000 optometrists and ophthalmologists worldwide. He serves as a consultant to Vision 3D, and maintains practices in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO has been a member of the optometric staff at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for over 30 years and currently serves as the Director of Optometric Services. He is also Co-Chairman of the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo.

Dr Dunbar is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). Dr. Dunbar also serves on the Editorial Boards for Review of Optometry where he writes the monthly column “The Retina Quiz. “
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNAP is a native New Yorker who graduated from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. After relocating to Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Epstein co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC and The Dry Eye Center of Arizona, PLLC and serves as the Director of Cornea - External Disease, Clinical Research and The Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Center. He also heads Ophthalmic Research Consultants of Arizona.

Dr. Epstein is a highly regarded educator and popular speaker. He serves as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry and has presented in excess of 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He is also a prolific author who has published hundreds of articles, scientific papers and book chapters. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and American Board of Clinical Optometry, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and admitted to the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

A Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry and Executive Editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses he founded, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™, the first E-Journal in optometry.
Debby Feinberg, OD, FAAO, founder of NeuroVisual Medicine and Director of Clinical Instruction at the NeuroVisual Medicine Institute has been performing pioneering work with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) with emphasis on Vertical Heterophoria (VH) and Superior Oblique Palsy (SOP), conditions of eye misalignment that cause headaches, dizziness, gait and balance instability, anxiety, light sensitivity, neck pain and reading/learning difficulties.

She has created techniques to identify those with occult but symptomatic heterophorias that defy identification with current methods (at least 10% of the population). She has treated more than 10,000 patients with BVD, of which more than 5,000 have been TBI / ABI patients, and has trained over 25 optometrists from across the US and Australia in this new specialty.

Her research (which has been presented locally, nationally and internationally) demonstrates that BVD is common in those TBI patients experiencing persistent post-concussive symptoms and that treatment with prismatic eyeglass lenses reduces these symptoms by 80%. She authored a book on VH patients and their experiences with VH and their treatment with glasses containing aligning micro-prism lenses. She has co-authored peer reviewed articles on TBI and VH. She was honored in 2018 with the Theia Award for Innovation for founding the field of NeuroVisual Medicine.
Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System.

Dr. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret was induced into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2019 and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the National Academies of Practice.

Dr. Fingeret is a founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and currently the president of the Optometric Glaucoma Foundation.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award from the American Academy of Optometry, 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society, 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award and 1996 Otsuka Glaucoma Educators Award from the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Fingeret sits on the annual meeting program committee, Glaucoma Section, Association in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts "Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures" and "Primary Care of the Glaucomas".
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD is Vice President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Fitzgerald has been providing eye care to eastern Iowa since graduating from Pacific University School of Optometry in 1984. She runs a busy primary care clinic where she diagnoses and treats ocular disease and evaluates patients with brain injury. In 2007, she opened a multi-disciplinary clinic, Cedar Rapids Vision in Motion, which provides low vision services and vision skills rehabilitation, with an emphasis on vestibular and visual skills. She then launched her sports vision and concussion clinic, Active Evolution Studio.

Dr. Fitzgerald has a special interest in sports vision performance and concussion. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she played softball and basketball. At Pacific University, she went to the NCAA softball nationals two years in a row. She taught pitching and batting clinics and was umpire in chief of softball tournaments for high school students. Dr. Fitzgerald also played semi-professional softball in the 1980’s. She has helped facilitate over 17,000 baseline testings for concussion in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities.
Mark Friedberg, MD graduated with top honors from Brown University Undergraduate and was selected to the medical honor society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Friedberg was also chosen to be one of 12 residents at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital where he did his training.

He was then selected to be the coveted, sole retinal trainee for the Washington National Eye Center located at the Washington Hospital Center.

He is the co-founding editor and original lead author of the best selling book in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. Dr. Friedberg has also published numerous articles on eye surgery, has given dozens of lectures to societies of eye doctors, and has been a reviewer for eye journals in the past. He has served as a consultant to over 100 eye doctors and has performed thousands of eye operations.
Nazanin Galehdari, OD attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 1993. She joined her husband at his practice, Eagle Eye Care, Inc., in 1998 after completion of her training from the Southern California College of Optometry, in California. Then, in June 2009, Dr. Galehdari decided to venture out on her own and established EyeMax EyeCare, a state of the art medical facility, dedicated to excellence in patient care.

Dr. Galehdari has received extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular diseases, as well as co-management of surgical patients. She also specializes in the evaluation and management of complex contact lens modalities. Her past associations include the Omni Eye Specialists of Denver, Optometric Center of Los Angeles, the Salt Lake VA Hospital and Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. Dr. Galehdari has also served as a consultant optometrist at a number of local ophthalmological offices.

Dr. Galehdari’s broad experience and scientific background has afforded her the opportunity to participate in FDA clinical trials with major ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies. She is also a guest lecturer for several pharmaceutical companies, educating other eye care professionals and has also been featured several times in Review of Optometry's Women in Optometry magazine. Furthermore, Dr. Galehdari’s strive for academic and professional excellence has awarded her numerous awards and achievements, including memberships into the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

She is also the recipient of the Marco Achievement Award and the Kristen A. Jones Memorial Award, as well as Leadership and Academic scholarships from the University of Utah and Westminister College of Utah. Her commitment to community issues has resulted in nominations as a congressional scholar representing Utah in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington , D.C. , as well as an appointment by Senator Orrin Hatch to the United States Senate Youth Advisory Committee.
Kerry Gelb, OD is a graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry. Upon graduation he received his Doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry and garnered his Residency at the St. Albans Extended Care Center where he focused on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. He also held a staff position as Assistant Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry.

Dr. Gelb is in private practice in New York and New Jersey, where he is a sub lease holder at five LensCrafters locations, and is also the current President and a Board Member of ALLDocs, the Association of Lenscrafters Leasholding Doctors. Kerry is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Optometric Society.

While active on the lecture circuit, Kerry speaks on topics ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of external eye disease, corneal refractive therapy, and clinical ophthalmic procedures, to contact lenses, nutrition related to ocular disease, diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is a Clinical Investigator for Abbott Medical Optics and for the Ciba Vision Contact Lens Ev4-04 Trial, and has been published in the Academy of Optometry and Optometry Times.

Dr. Gelb has also volunteered in the “OneSight” program, helping to restore and preserve vision for people in need internationally. He enjoys exercising, traveling, playing softball, and currently resides in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where he lives with his wife and children.
John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS is the director of the specialty contactlens division at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute-Hersh Vision Group and the CLEI Center for Keratoconus, a subspecialty clinic dedicated to research and treatment of Keratoconus in Teaneck, New Jersey.

His clinical work is dedicated exclusively to specialty contact lenses and surgical co-management for Keratoconus, corneal disorders, ocular surface disease, and post-surgical corneal conditions. He is a sub investigator for multiple keratoconus specific clinical trials.

Dr. Gelles is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is an adjunct clinical instructor for State University of New York College of Optometry and New England College of Optometry.

He is an optometric consultant and serves on the executive board of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals and the advisory board of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute. Additionally, he is a Fellow in the International Academy of Orthokeratology, the Contact Lens Society of America, and the Scleral Lens Education Society.  
Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO graduated from Indiana University school of Optometry in 1997, after which he went on to do a VA residency concentrating in low vision and ocular disease.

He has been in several different practice settings, including a retina referral practice where he participated in several large clinical trials.

Currently, Dr Gerson is in private practice that is a collaboration of both OD’s and MD’s. He sees primary care patients, and has an emphasis on retinal care in his practice. He enjoys having 4th year optometry interns with him and the challenges that they present. He still participates in clinical trials and utilizes many different diagnostic modalities.
Brian R. Hall, OD, FAAO practices at Atlantic Eye Physicians in Monmouth County, NJ. He provides primary eye care, ocular and neuro-ophthalmic disease management and emergency eye care. He is the Residency Program Director and holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at the State University of New York.

Prior to joining Atlantic Eye Physicians Dr. Hall was the Assistant Director of Eye Care Services at the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, NY. During that time he also served as the hospital’s Residency and Student Program Supervisor.

Dr. Hall graduated with honors from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2004 and completed his residency training at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.

Dr. Hall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the American Optometric Association. He has been published and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on ocular disease diagnosis, treatment and management.
Whitney Hauser, OD received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from Southern College of Optometry. She completed a postgraduate residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in 2003.

Prior to joining the SCO faculty as Assistant Professor, Dr. Hauser served as Clinical Director and Research Coordinator at an ophthalmology referral center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hauser has authored many articles focusing on the management and treatment of ocular surface disease, the anterior segment and practice management. She has been an invited speaker across the United States and internationally.

Dr. Hauser serves as Clinical Development Consultant at TearWell: Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Center and the Advanced Care and Ocular Disease Service at Southern College of Optometry. She is also founder and senior consultant for Signal Ophthalmic Consulting (SOC). SOC designs premier care plans for optometry and ophthalmology practices with an emphasis on dry eye care and cataract/refractive surgery.

Dr. Hauser serves on the boards of TearLab, RySurg, Paragon BioTeck and Science Based Health. She also serves on the editorial board of Advanced Ocular Care.
Richard Hom, OD, PhD, FAAO, Dipl PHEV recently earned his PhD from Salus University where he studied the function of environmental factors on vision impairment and disability.

He received his OD from the University of California at Berkeley and his MPA from San Francisco State University.

In 2017, he was awarded the Diplomate in Public Health and Environmental Vision from the American Academy of Optometry. He is also serving on the Board of Trustees of the California Optometric Association and is a member of the American Diabetic Associationa (ADA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Association in Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Jeffrey Krall, OD is the lead investigator for EyeBrain Medical. He has conducted research for Shamir, Bausch & Lomb, Signet Armorlite, Crossbows Optical, Tokai Optical, Stereo Optical, Hydrogel Vision and Illinois College of Optometry.

He has numerous publications. Lectured in the US and internationally on headaches, Dry eye and Ocular disorders. He received his Doctor of Optometry form the ICO 1988.on and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Graham Lakkis BScOptom graduated with his Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and was awarded the Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award. In 1991 he opened his private practice in the Melbourne suburb of Keilor East. The practice has a strong clinical focus on ocular disease, therapeutic management, specialised contact lens fitting, and advanced clinical equipment. Graham completed his training in Ocular Therapeutics in 2000. In 2008 the practice was selected as a clinical site for the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Community Eyecare Partnership.

As well as private practice, Graham is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Vision Science, and Lead Optometrist at the University of Melbourne Glaucoma Clinic. He is a member of the Optometry Board of Australia’s Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee and Secretary of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society in Victoria. Graham was heavily involved in the writing of the Glaucoma Guidelines for Optometry Australia.
Jennifer Lyerly, OD is the Director of Contact Lens Services for Triangle Visions Optometry in Cary, NC. A 2011 graduate of Southern College of Optometry, she founded Eyedolatry Blog in 2011 with a focus on patient communication, practice guides for new ODs, and women's leadership in optometry.

In addition to writing for Eyedolatry, she has also written articles for Review of Optometry, Invision Magazine, Review of Optometric Business, Women in Optometry, and been a contributor for O: The Oprah Magazine. She was recognized as a leading innovator in Vision Monday’s 50 Most influential Women in Optical in 2015, and was named the Southern College of Optometry's Young Alumni of the Year in 2017.
Richard J. Madonna, OD, FAAO is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Education and Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY College of Optometry. Clinically, his practice at the College’s University Eye Center is limited to glaucoma.

He lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma and ophthalmic imaging. Among many professional activities, he currently serves as Vice President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

He has received a number of awards, most recently the American Academy of Optometry’s 2017 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician-Educator Award. Dr. Madonna was formerly Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and Chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, New York.
Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO is a Doctor of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and completed an ocular disease residency at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Majcher became and remains a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Chief of the Retinal Disease Clinic. She is an instructor within the posterior segment disease, glaucoma, and neuro-ophthalmic disease courses. Dr. Majcher’s research interests include retinal imaging and OCT angiography.
Jason R. Mayer, MD is an Opthalmologist practicing in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He specializes in the Medical and surgical management of corneal and external disease of the eye as well as complex cataract surgery and anterior segment reconstruction.

He received his MD from Drexel University and then completed an internal medicine internship at Hahnemann University Hospital, before completing his ophthalmology residency at Penn State University. He also completed a fellowship in corneal & external disease at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia before entering practice.
Beeran Meghpara, MD is a member of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Meghpara performs all forms of corneal transplantation, including partial thickness DMEK and DALK. He has extensive experience with the latest technology in cataract surgery including the femtosecond laser and advanced technology intraocular lens implants that correct astigmatism and presbyopia. He also specializes in blade-less customized LASIK, advanced surface ablation, and phakic intraocular lens surgery to help patients reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts. As a corneal specialist, Dr. Meghpara also treats corneal infections and ocular surface diseases like dry eye.

Dr. Meghpara graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, Dr. Meghpara completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the University of Colorado. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has a faculty appointment at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He has authored numerous articles and delivered lectures at local and national meetings. He is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology residents on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and also covers trauma call at the Wills Eye Emergency Room.
Langis Michaud, OD, MSc graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal in 1986 where he also obtained his Master’s Degree in physiological optics (1998). He received also a diploma in Public administration from École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP) in 2006.

He is a full professor and practices at Université de Montréal since 2001, as the chief of the contact lens department.

He is a Fellow of the Ameican Academy of Optometry (Diplomate), the British Contact Lens Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry.

Dr Michaud has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and publications or professional reviews. He is an author of more than 35 chapters of book edited in France and USA. Because of his expertise he is a regular speaker at major optometric and ophthalmology meetings around the world.
James P. Milite, MD is the Chief of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Omni Eye Services in New Jersey, serving in that role since 2000. He was a summa cum laude graduate from Fordham University in 1986, earning a BS in Chemistry.

He obtained his MD from NYU Langone School of Medicine in 1990 then completed his residency in Ophthalmology in 1994 at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary(NYEEI). Having been stimulated by several important mentors during his eye training, he went on to complete fellowships in Eye Pathology at NY Eye and Ear Infirmary with Steven McCormick MD and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Richard Lisman MD and Robert Della Rocca MD. His training in oculoplastics was in one of the fellowships in that discipline sanctioned by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(ASOPRS).

He has been part of the teaching faculty at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary since finishing his training; lecturing, teaching in the pathology lab and staffing surgical cases with residents and fellows. He also spent 15 years as part of that institution’s Eye Trauma Service. Since 2001, Dr Milite has been a teaching preceptor in an oculoplastic fellowship sanctioned by the ASOPRS based out of NYEEI and NYU Medical Center. He also has been on staff at Robert Wood Johnson/St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston New Jersey.

He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthamology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has participated on several missions as a surgeon with Volunteer Health Program, a group of physicians affiliated with Creighton University who travel to underserved communities in the third world.
Carol M. Nelson, MD is a general neurologist,who cares for patients of all ages with brain, spine and nervous system conditions. Her passion for helping patients with neurological conditions motivates her to stay on top of the latest advances in health care.

Dr. Nelson specializes in treating headaches – from new onset headaches to chronic, longstanding migraines. She’s also part of an innovative clinical trial for treating a new, specific type of headache that focuses on how the eyes work together.

In her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, paddle boarding, snow skiing and running. One fun fact about her is that she learned to ride a unicycle at 10 years old and can still ride it today.
John Nolan, PhD is the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG) in the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (www.nrci.ie) in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. His research group studies the role of eye nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness, and current studies are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function.

Dr. Nolan has secured over €5 million in research funding to date to support these studies.

He has presented at over 100 international scientific conferences and has published 89 peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been cited 3,317 times. His H-index is 37.

He is co-editor of Carotenoids and Retinal Disease published by Taylor and Francis in 2013 & is a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society. He is currently serving his third term as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition (BON) Conference, and is an editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Laura Periman, MD is a General Ophthalmologist and Ocular Surface Disease Specialist at Redmond Eye Clinic in Redmond, WA. While she was putting herself through college at Willamette University, she won the Terry Spies Memorial Scholarship at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. Here, her interests in molecular biology began.

Her interests in immunopathophysiology took root during her work in Research and Development at Immunex Corporation in the Molecular Biology Department prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she received the Rex and Arlene Garrison Oncology Fellowship, the Western Medical Student Research Committee Award for Excellence and was elected to the honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation with honors, she also received the Georgianna Kirby Award for outstanding patient dedication and compassion.

Dr Periman completed her Ophthalmology Residency as well as Cornea/Refractive Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has nine peer reviewed publications and has written extensively on the topic of Ocular Surface Disease. Her unique and passionate perspective on OSD stems from her work in immunopathophysiology. She is an enthusiastic speaker who loves bridging the gap between basic science, clinical practice and patient compassion.
Tamara Petrosyan, OD graduated with honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2009 and went on to do a residency in vision rehabilitation, head trauma, low vision, and ocular disease at the Northport VA Medical Center.

In 2011 she joined the faculty at the SUNY College of Optometry where she precepts third and fourth year interns in the primary care, adults with disabilities, and pediatric units. Dr. Petrosyan also supervises primary care and ocular disease interns and residents at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn,NY.

From 2012-2014 Dr. Petrosyan was on staff at the Refuah Health Center where she performed direct care pediatric and adult exams and vision therapy training.

Dr. Petrosyan has been named the 2019 Optometrist of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She is the chair of both the vision therapy and infant vision clinical care committees of NJSOP. She is also the coordinator of the NJSOP Young O.D. program and has helped develop NJSOP mentorship program.

Dr. Petrosyan is the recipient of the 2009 William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2013 NJSOP Chairperson of the Year Award, 2014 NJSOP Young O.D. of the Year Award, 2015 AOA Young O.D. of the Year Award, and the 2015 NJSOP Optometric Journalism Award. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD is a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Low Vision and Ocular Disease at the University of Houston. Dr. Pizzimenti is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014.

Dr. Pizzimenti’s areas of research interest include diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peerreviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti was awarded a Fellowship by the World Council of Optometry in 2006, resulting in an appointment to teach and evaluate optometric education programs in Central Europe. He is involved in the both the didactic and clinical education at UIWRSO and the UIW Eye Institute.
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, and is the Chief of the Wills Eye Cornea Service. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Rapuano is the author of several books, numerous book chapters and more than 150 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on corneal diseases, refractive surgery, and excimer laser PTK surgery.

During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Rapuano co-authored the best-selling textbook in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual. He is also the series editor for the Wills Eye Color Atlas Series; Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology; and actively serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, including Cornea, Expert Review of Ophthalmology and Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr Rapuano has received the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, and Secretariat Award (three times) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr Rapuano has served on many committees of the AAO including chairing the Refractive Surgery Basic and Clinical Science Course book and Preferred Practice Patterns committees.
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS is the president and managing partner of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, a contact lens and anterior segment specialty practice with locations in New York City and Long Island.

Having received her Doctor of Optometry from The State University College of Optometry in New York, Dr. Resnick has devoted her clinical career of over thirty years to specialty contact lens fitting, ocular surface wellness, and refractive surgery co-management.

Dr. Resnick, a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Surgery Section of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of specialty lenses and practice management. She has participated in numerous clinical trials for the contact lens and pharmaceutical industry. She is devoted to mentoring aspiring and newly minted optometrists.
Mark Rosner, MD, FACEP, FAAO is the Director of Education and Research at the NeuroVisual Medicine Institute and has been actively involved in Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) research since 2005. He is co-author of peer reviewed articles on TBI and Vertical Heterophoria (VH) and has presented lectures and posters on this topic locally, nationally and internationally.

He helped develop the questionnaire that identifies patients that most likely have BVD (the BVDQ). He co-authored a book on VH patients with Dr Feinberg. He is a board-certified Emergency Physician who practiced for 30 years prior to retiring in 2016.
Natalie Santelli, MAT, OD received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois in 2004. She attended Southern Illinois University earning a Masters in the Art of Teaching and then completed the Doctorate of Optometry program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2011.

She completed a fellowship in medical contact lenses and anterior segment disease under Derek Louie, MSc, OD, FAAO at the Oregon Health and Science University (Casey Eye Institute) in Portland, Oregon and is currently employed at an MD/OD practice at The Eye Center of Northern Colorado in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Santelli is the 2012 recipient of the George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award. Her optometric areas of interests include specialty contact lenses, anterior segment disease, and cataract surgery co-management.
Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD is Secretary/Treasurer of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Shidlofsky is clinical director at Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a multi-office specialty clinic that serves both children and adults who have neurological vision processing problems. They offer both evaluation and treatment for these special populations. He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation - Frisco Ft. Worth and Encompass Health. Dr. Shidlofsky also serves as a consultant for several Texas-based rehabilitation centers, including the Centre for Neuro Skills and Pate Rehabilitation. In addition, he is the director of the residency program at Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas.

He is a frequent lecturer on a number of subjects, including vision testing and rehabilitation following a Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury, Sports Vision, Developmental Vision, specialty contact lenses, and medical/allied medical co-management. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Optometry at: Southern College of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry, University of Incarnate Word-Rosenberg College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry. He is also director of a private practice residency program in pediatrics/vision therapy/sports vision and neuro-vision rehabilitation through Southern College of Optometry.

In addition, Dr. Shidlofsky is Vice President of the International Sports Vision Association.
Steve Silberberg, OD is the founder of a group practice, An Eye to the Future. He has always branded his practice using the latest technologies.

Dr Silberberg is a frequently published journal author and editor of eye care journals. He is a consultant speaker for Bausch and Lomb pharmaceuticals and Cooper vision.

Most recently he spoke at the American Academy of optometry along with two university deans on Myopia control. Dr. Silberberg speaks locally, and nationally on the subject of Myopia control. His main thrust is to allow the beginning private practitioner confidence in getting into this exciting field.

His Myopia control Center in his private practice has treated over 1000 patients with any and all methods available today. He is VP of MOSOP and one of the original trustees of the AADO. Dr Silberberg graduated as departmental valedictorian from SUNY at Stony brook before attending MIT on full scholarship in Planetary Astrophysics.

He decided to pursue a career in Optometry, attending SUNY college of Optometry. He graduated class valedictorian along with winning the Beta Sigma Kappa award for vision science, the Fredrick Brock award for excellence in Vision Therapy and the Ester Werner award for academic excellence. Most recently he became partners with Adam and Paul Farkas as owner and coordinator of CEwire and now is one of the principle coordinators of GPLIWire along with them.
Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO is a partner in a high-end specialty contact lens and anterior segment practice in Nashville, Tennessee. For over 12 years, he was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Eye Institute.

Dr. Sonsino is a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), past-chairman of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA), executive board member of the Healthcare Alliance for Patient Safety, a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, board certified by the American Board of Optometry (ABO), past president of the Middle Tennessee Optometric Association, the 2017 Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) practitioner of the year, the 2017 AOA’s Advocate of the Year, and the 2018 Optometrist of the Year awardee by the Tennessee Optometric Association.
Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD brings a very unique perspective and expertise to the field of Optometric Law. Dr. Steinberg earned his B.S. in Biology in 1980 from the University of Southern California, and his O.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, School of Optometry. He has been licensed to practice optometry in California since 1984. He earned his TMOD certification in 1998.

In 1996, after completing law school at the University of La Verne College of Law Dr. Steinberg began his law practice. Shortly thereafter he became known among optometrists for his efforts at reining in the illegal sales of contact lenses by various out-of-state mail-order contact lens companies.

Since then he has become well known across the United States as one of the few experts in optometric law, and has represented hundreds of optometrists in matters ranging from state board and VSP discipline defense, to buy-sell agreements, to business litigation.

He continues to practice optometry today part-time at his offices in California, while engaged in his law practice, which focus on optometrists and healthcare litigation, on a full-time basis..
Paul Super, OD, FAAO has been a long-time leader in the field of optometry. His clinical emphasis is on post-surgical contact lenses, keratoconus, and ocular surface disease.

His colleagues refer to him for assistance with “challenging to fit” patients, with many patients coming to him as their last hope for optimum vision.

Dr. Super has served as the Chair of Optometry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

He has authored articles in National Optometric, Ophthalmologic and Optical journals, and has lectured on post-surgical care of corneal transplants for keratoconus.

He is a researcher for a multitude of FDA studies, including contact lens designs, dryness and allergies, and the lipid medication Mevacor.

He has also provided contact lenses and glasses to the first space tourist!
Anthony St. Leger, PhD is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the supervision of Dr. Robert Hendricks in 2012. During his time in the Hendricks' lab, he showed that boosting the CD8+ T cell response in an ocular model of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 infection reduced viral reactivation and potential disease.

After graduating, Anthony joined Dr. Rachel Caspi's lab at the National Eye Institute (NIH). There he studies how commensal bacteria at the ocular surface maintain immunity and protect the ocular surface from pathogenic infection.
Craig Thomas, OD has practiced continuously in Dallas, Texas for the past 32 years. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 1983 and was named Optometrist of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association in 2001.

A prolific author and speaker on both clinical and practice management issues, Dr. Thomas is well known for his frequent case contributions on ODwire.org.
Michael R. Trottini, OD has a diverse background that includes extensive experience in the management of ocular disorders, such as inflammatory and infectious diseases of the eye, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease. He is also a clinical investigator in national research studies.

In addition to his work at Outlook Eyecare, Dr. Trottini has medical privileges at Robert Wood Johnson hospital and is consulted for management of various ocular disorders. Dr. Trottini is also an editor and columnist for Review of Optometry magazine where his writing focuses on neurological eye disorders. Additionally, Dr. Trottini frequently lectures on ocular disorders to other professional physicians and to the general public as well.
William “Bill” Tullo, OD, FAAO is Vice-President of Clinical Services for VGH-Vision Group Holdings, TLC & LVI Laser centers. Bill has been with TLC since 1998 and has led TLC’s Clinical Director Advisory Group and served on the Clinical Advisory Group since 2003.

Bill has maintained a private practice in his home town of Princeton New Jersey since 1988. Bill was Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY College of Optometry from 1988-1997. Bill has a B.S. in biology from the State University of New York at Stonybrook and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry. Bill is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 1990 and a member of the American Optometric Association since 1984. In 2011, he was recognized by the American Academy of Optometry as a Diplomate in Refractive Surgery, Cornea & Contact lenses, the academies highest honor.

Bill is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society since 1987. Bill has lectured internationally at more than 500 optometric and ophthalmologic meetings and he has published dozens of papers, posters, articles and book chapters. Bill is an editor for several optometric journals and newsletters. Bill holds active licenses to practice optometry in New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Richard S. Witlin, MD, FACS, of the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, serving East Brunswick, Toms River, and Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the pioneers in refractive surgery in the New Jersey area since 1981 when he performed the first radial keratotomy procedure in central New Jersey.

Following the FDA approval of excimer laser surgery in 1996, Dr. Witlin took up both photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK surgery. One of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in New Jersey, Dr. Witlin has performed 6,000 LASIK procedures and 25,000 cataract procedures since 1997. The surgical results have been outstanding, with over 98% of his patients achieving 20/40 or better visual acuities.

A board-certified ophthalmic microsurgeon, Dr. Witlin received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he graduated with honors at the top of his class and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York, where he served as chief resident in ophthalmology.

Dr. Witlin is an enthusiastic refractive surgical educator, sharing his expertise with numerous professional and civic groups. He has trained and supervised many eye doctors and has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Witlin maintains faculty appointments at several prestigious teaching hospitals, including Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. In 1998, Dr. Witlin established the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, dedicated to the performance of refractive eye surgery and small incision, sutureless cataract microsurgery.
Richard Zimbalist, OD, FAAO received his optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008. He then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He went on to obtain fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in 2012 and became Board Certified in Medical Optometry in 2017. Dr. Zimbalist is on staff at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He holds clinical adjunct appointments at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Zimbalist has authored multiple journal articles and posters for national meetings. He also serves as a reviewer for COPE, a peer-reviewer for a major ophthalmic journal, and is actively involved with teleretinal imaging and virtual medicine in his facility and region. His clinical interests include retinal disease, systemic disease, and neuro-ophthalmology.

In his free time Dr. Zimbalist enjoys staying active with weightlifting, racquetball, rooting on the Missouri Tigers. He also is the founder and owner of COMO Web Designs and Ignite Medical which specializes in website design and management.

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Haag-Streit USA
For over 150 years, Haag-Streit has been a leading provider of medical equipment for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. Our experience is the foundation for developing, designing, and producing unparalleled medical instruments and equipment. From slit lamps to surgical microscopes, digital imaging to procedure chairs, we set the standard for precision mechanics and innovative technology.

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Konan Medical USA is an ISO-14385, FDA registered medical device company based in Irvine California. We are well known in the ophthalmic community for our Gold Standard CellChek® specular microscopes, and we have since expanded our portfolio of novel, cutting edge diagnostic devices to include a practice building suite of products that aid in the assessment of visual pathway function.

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Marco Ophthalmic
When Seymour Marco, OD founded the company in 1967, he could not have imagined the amazing proliferation in vision diagnostic technology we are all familiar with today.

We are proud that Marco has helped pioneer this evolution across five decades. We are committed to offering the finest in both classical and automated diagnostic instruments, for the complete practice. Our products are higher quality, more ergonomically designed, and deliver greater functionality–for the life of your office. Further, with ‘Marco Connect’, we make all Marco automated instruments integrate to meet your EMR/EHR requirements
NeuroVisual Medicine Institute
NeuroVisual Medicine is the new binocular vision specialty that identifies and treats very subtle heterophorias which are the underlying cause of the suffering many people experience from headache, dizziness and anxiety, reading/learning challenges, persistent post-concussive symptoms, and many other symptoms not usually thought to be visually mediated.

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Optos
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Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI)
Visioneering Technologies Inc. (ASX:VTI) is an innovative eye care company committed to redefining vision. Since its founding in 2008, Visioneering has brought together clinical, marketing, engineering, manufacturing and regulatory leaders from top vision care businesses to provide new solutions for presbyopia, myopia and astigmatism.

Headquartered in the US, Visioneering designs, manufactures, sells and distributes contact lenses. Its flagship product is the NaturalVue® Multifocal contact lens, and VTI has expanded its portfolio of technologies to address a range of eye care issues. The company has grown operations across the United States, Australia and Europe and is expanding into Asia with a focus on markets with high rates of myopia.

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ZEISS
Integrated Diagnostic Imaging Solutions by ZEISS

The key needs of ophthalmic practices today depend on new technologies that enable more effective and efficient chronic disease management. Doctors need faster transition of meaningful innovation into their practice. However, today's implementation of multimodal imaging has become challenging since it is difficult to take acquired data from separate devices, and organize it efficiently, and then correlate that data within a single integrated point of view.

Integrated Diagnostic Imaging is a software-driven platform that stores, organizes and correlates data from diagnostics devices, improving efficiency and decision making. Learn how ZEISS can help you CAPTURE quality data, TRANSFORM that data into insight and APPLY that to your daily clinical practice's workflow.

ZEISS Integrated Diagnostic Imaging empowers providers to customize imaging to their specific needs, adding to, integrating and growing treatment capabilities for an expanded level of care. ZEISS is your partner every step of the way.
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AB Max
Myco Industries, Inc. is proud to introduce AB Max™, a new advanced doctor’s treatment for Anterior Blepharitis. John Choate, Chairman of Myco and one of the inventors of the first doctor’s treatment for Blepharitis, designed the AB Max™ to provide eye-care professionals with advanced functionality utilizing two onboard computers and proprietary tips.

The AB Max™ offers the same forward and reverse functionality as competitive devices, plus a PATENTED PULSE mode specifically engineered to remove even the most tenacious scurf and debris, while gently massaging the anterior eyelid margins for a better patient experience – and ½ the cost of our competitor.
neurolens®
eyeBrain Medical Inc. is the innovator behind neurolenses®, the first prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment.

Contoured prism has been shown in studies to relieve the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that many people experience when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work. Patient satisfaction surveys show 93 percent of patients respond positively to their neurolenses.
OCULUS
German precision since 1895.

OCULUS has been setting milestones in the eye care industry since 1895.

We offer a wide range of products including the Pentacam®, visual field perimeters, Keratograph 5M corneal topographer, slit-lamp cameras, autorefractors, keratometers, trial frames and loupes.

OCULUS products are 100% made in Germany and fully supported in the United States.
ScienceBased Health
SBH provides evidence-based nutraceuticals for the widest array of eye conditions & practice-building programs for optometrists. Unparalleled support since 1997.

Products include: HydroEye® clinically tested dry eye relief (Cornea, Oct 2013); clinically tested Optic Nerve Formula®; MacularProtect Complete® AREDS2 + multi; more.
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CovalentCareers
CovalentCareers is a career development company for new healthcare professionals, providing them with education, mentorship, and job opportunities. We provide employers with scalable talent acquisition solutions.

CovalentCareers has been in business since 2015 and houses nearly 20 employees in San Diego, California. Founded by healthcare professionals, CovalentCareers fundamentally understands the challenges of today's healthcare professionals. We’ve built rock solid relationships with healthcare influencers and our advisory boards are comprised of today’s movers and shakers.
EyecareLive
The future of efficiency and better patient care is here! EyecareLive is an eyecare-specific telemedicine platform designed with doctors and patients in mind. Our platform does not replace an in-office eye exam, rather it connects ECP’s with their OWN patients when they need care: anytime, anywhere.

Using our technology patients can interact with their doctor, get easy access to better care, and experience better outcomes with on-demand access to their trusted ECP. In-app eye tests make monitoring and management of disease states easier and more convenient, while live, HIPAA compliant video chats allow for quick and effective triage care. Stop wasting time and money playing phone tag with patients after hours and relying on non-HIPAA compliant text messages to get the job done.

Start maximizing your revenue by facilitating follow-up appointments on the app instead of in the office, and save your chair time for valuable, higher revenue producing patients. It's time to take your practice to the next level - It’s time for EyecareLive.
EyeCarePro
EyeCarePro is a leader in digital and traditional new patient acquisition strategies for optometry and eye care professionals, employing a global team of Web Development, SEO, Marketing, Sales and Customer Support experts.

EyeCarePro’s team is dedicated to helping optometric practices achieve growth by attracting new patients and building engaging relationships with existing patients.

EyeCarePro offers value through results-driven marketing programs and employs proven, powerful and effective online and traditional marketing strategies in social media, search engine optimization and sales growth initiatives.
Lacrivera
Lacrivera, a division of Stephens Instruments, offers a complete line of innovative products for the treatment of dry eye.

Our Flagship product, the VeraPlug™ FlexFit Punctal Occluder, is designed for simple sizing, easy insertion, patient comfort, and superior retention, providing a proven treatment for chronic dry eye.
Optometry Times
Optometry Times delivers easily digested, practical information by ODs for ODs. This information can be immediately applied to improve the clinical experience of the next patient in your chair as well as your practice performance. In partnering with our readers, Optometry Times provides data, analysis, tools, and resources which are available whenever and wherever our readers want them. Visit optometrytimes.com to check out content to help your patients and your practice.
Vision Equipment Inc
Vision Equipment Inc., founded by Leo Hadley Jr., is proud to offer the highest quality new, preowned, refurbished, and certified optical and ophthalmic equipment to Eye Care Professionals worldwide. With over 30 years in the eyecare business, Vision Equipment Inc. has developed a vast network of manufacturers, distributors, and equipment technicians who fully support everything we sell. When you purchase from Vision Equipment Inc, you can be assured to receive the highest level of quality and support in the industry.
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