Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 1

( 4.5 hours of total COPE approved CE )

Co-Chairs:  Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO and Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO

 
 

7:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Registration 

* Please Note - Breakfast and Lunch are not included with registration Wednesday. 


Session 1A - 4.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor: Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

The Ortho-K Lens:  How and Why It Works 

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO

The practice of Orthokeratology has advanced rapidly since the introduction of the modern reverse geometry lens.  Throughout this lecture we will review the anatomy of modern reverse geometry lens designs and the influence of the various components on corneal topography and optics.  


1:20 pm - 1:45 pm

Fitting the Ortho-K Lens Part 1 - Getting Started 

Yachin Bao, OD, MA, FIAO

Learn about Ortho-K specific equipment required, candidate selection, data to collect and schedule integration.  Get started with Ortho-K---Patient selection, necessary equipment, (topographer, slit lamp, camera), lens design, trial lens sets, follow up schedule, data collection when doing the follow up, trouble shooting, service agreement, staff training and how you integrate Ortho-K patients in to your schedule. 


1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

Fitting the Ortho-K Lens Part 2 - Lens On The Eye

 Matthew Martin, OD, FIAO

Learn about the various methods to fit the Ortho-K lens (topography-based, trail or empirical); how to use NAFL and other data to evaluate the fit.  


2:10 pm - 2:35 pm

The Ortho-K Informed Consent Contract

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO

This course dissects an Ortho-K informed-consent contract.  Attendees will learn why a contract is so important, how it can protect the patient as well as the doctor and what items a well-constructed contract must contain.


2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

Break 


2:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Video Wet Lab 

Multiple Presenters:  TBD

Several lens manufacturers will video the fitting of a patient with their lens.  Participants will be shown how the initial lens is selected and then how this lens is evaluated and changed based on the fit.  They will show us how they select their initial lens based on maps, RX and other demographic variables, then they will evaluate the fit and make changes until the final lens is selected. These patients will then be re-evaluated after the first night of wear to determine the success of the fit and to make any necessary changes.


5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

The Box 

Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAO

By doing something only a very small percentage of your colleagues around the world do, and by being on the front lines in the battle against progressive myopia, you will be able to provide for your family by keeping your practice's financial footing on solid ground.   The question is:  Are you ready to make your practice one that's centered around Ortho-K? 

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 2

( 7.5 hours of total COPE approved CE )

Co-Chairs:  Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO and Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO

 
 

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast  


( Session 1B - 7.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor: Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO 

8:00 am - 8:25 am

Corneal Topography:  How to Capture Terrific, Useful Images  

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO

The first part of a two part session.  This is a 25 minute course on capturing the optimal pre and post treatment topographies. The various capture considerations and options will be reviewed.  


8:25 am - 10:30 am

Corneal Topography Wet Lab

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO

This is the second part of a two part session.  This course will provide attendees with hands on training using a variety of instruments.  Each attendee will rotate through the different instrument stations in order to have a broad range of perspective on the various technologies, functions and methods available.  Instructors will guide the users through the hands on section to improve the attendees comfort level with these critical instruments in Orthokeratology treatment.  


10:30 am - 10:50 am

Break  


10:50 am - 11:40 am

Corneal Topography:  An Essential Orthokeratology Tool - Pre and Post Treatment

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO

This course will describe the practical application of corneal topography in the Orthokeratology treatment process.  Attendees will learn to take optimal maps for lens construction, diagnose poor candidates prior to treatment and determine the optimal lens designs to dispense based on the corneal shape.  Then heavy emphasis will be placed on the post treatment analysis and how to improve outcomes.  


11:40 am - 12:05 pm

Myopia Control Protocol

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO

Myopia has reached epidemic proportions around the globe, in this lecture we will review the known methods of myopia prevention.  We will review proposed methods of myopia control and discuss how to practically implement them.  


12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 


1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Troubleshooting the Orthokeratology Fit

Paul Levine, OD, FIAO, FAAO

This course describes problems encountered in Orthokeratology fittings and how to troubleshoot.  Adverse physiological responses will also be discussed.  


2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Ortho-K Eye-Q

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO

A series of cases will be presented where the attendees will be expected to make judgments about the candidacy, fit, follow up or outcome of an Ortho-K lens.


2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

How To Manage the Transferred Ortho-K Patient

Yaqun Bao, OD, MA

We will discuss the challenges of handling existing Ortho-K patients seeking continued care in your practice and how we should provide information to assist our patients when they are ready to transfer to other practitioners.  


3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Break


3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

A Study of Ortho-K Studies as Studied by Dr. Rob Gerowitz

Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAO

This lecture will provide you with data to use when answering patient questions regarding the safety and efficacy of Ortho-K.   An overview of key studies in Ortho-K and myopia control will be presented.  


4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Integrating Orthokeratology for Dummies 

Nick Despotidis, OD, FIAO

Orthokeratology is not a contact lens fit; treating it as such can have negative effects on your practice and ultimately lead to frustration.  Lean the intricacies of integrating this powerful service into your practice, optimizing your efforts and overall practice fulfillment.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by Paragon Vision Sciences


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AAOMC Annual Meeting & Special Welcome to New Members 

 

 

 

Friday, April 7th, 2017

VBD Friday - Sunday 

VBD Main Session - Day 1

( 8.5 total hours of COPE approved CE )

 
 

6:30 am - 7:55 am

Registration

 

7:00am-8:00am

Breakfast and Breakfast Seminar: Onefit™ Scleral Lenses for Optimum Benefits

Main Lecture Hall

Renee E. Reeder, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS

This lecture will explain the vast benefits of the Onefit™ Scleral Lens Platform, which utilizes a minimalist approach to scleral lens design and fitting - delivering optimal oxygenation for long-term corneal health.


Myopia Control: How Does It Work?

( Session 2 - 4 hours of COPE approved CE ) 

Principle Instructor:  Sami G. El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO


8:00 am - 8:05 am

Introduction and State of the Union   

Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAO

8:05 am - 8:15 am

Welcome/Introduction   

Sami El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Dr. Newton K. Wesley’s Role in Creating the Contact Lens Industry

Roy Wesley, OD, PhD

A Few Remarks on Wesley-Jessen, National Eye Research Foundation and Dr. Newton K. Wesley's Pioneering Efforts in Orthokeratology

Lee Wesley, D. Min., MBA, BSE

( Session 2 - Myopia Control - 4 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor:  Sami El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO

8:25 am - 9:00 am

Scheimpflug Tomography and Optical Biometry applied to Orthokeratology 

Carlos Guillermo Arce, MD

This lecture will show the use of dual Scheimpflug corneal tomography and optical biometry in orthokeratology further than conventional Placido topography

9:00 am - 9:35 am

Refractive Cross Linking: the Next Generation of Kerato Refractive Procedure

Sami G. El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO

9:35 am - 10:10 am

Visual Regulation of Refractive Development: Implications for Myopia

Earl L Smith III, O.D., Ph.D. - Dean - Greeman-Petty Professor - College of Optometry, University of Houston

This presentation will summarize the operating characteristics of the vision-dependent mechanisms that regulate emmetropization, discuss the their implications for slowing myopia progression and address how outdoor and indoor scenes could influence refractive development.

10:10 am - 10:45 am

Optical Devices for Myopia Control: Where We Stand

David Berntsen, OD, PhD - Associate Professor - University of Houston

This course will review the latest clinical research regarding optical devices for myopia control in children and the consensus reached regarding myopia clinical trials at the FDA workshop on myopia control devices.

10:45 am - 11:20 am

Evidence-Based Management of Progressive Myopia: A 3-year Perspective from UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic

Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, FAAO - Assistant Professor in Clinical Optometry - UC Berkeley, School of Optometry

This course covers a brief introduction of the UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic including its mission and the clinic flow is followed by a overview of the demographic characteristics of the patients. A review of the major evidence-based treatments utilized in this clinic will be provided, as well as a summary of the efficacies of myopia retardation in each treatment.

11:20 am - 11:55 am

Preparing the Penetrating Keratoplasty Patient for Contact Lens Wear 

Bruce Koffler, MD

This lecture reviews how the corneal surgeon prepares the penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) eye to reduce post-op refraction and astigmatism to aid in post-op contact lens fitting.


12:05 pm - 2:00 pm 

Lunch Break - In the Exhibit Hall 


( Session 3 - New Understandings Related to the Optics of OK and Myopia Control - 2 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor:  Pat Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAO

2:00 pm - 3:40 pm 

New Understandings Related to the Optics of OK and Myopia Control

 

Pat Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAO & Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO

This course will dissect recent research in Orthokeratology and discuss how it relates to the day to day treatment in clinical practice.  There will be a heavy focus on the optics of myopia control lenses including Ortho-K and multifocal contacts.  The various techniques and lens construction options will be explored to understand how to optimize myopia control. 


3:40 pm - 4:00 pm 

Break 


Clinical Applications of Orthokeratology  

( Session 4 - 2.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor:  Peter E. Wilcox, OD, FIAO


4:00 pm - 4:25 pm 

Orthokeratology for Astigmatism

Jaume Paune Fabre, DOO, MOptom, Vis Sci, FIAO, PhD

This lecture will cover the fundaments on toric orthokeratology lenses and understanding procedures mechanism. Pearls are designed for the average orthokeratologist. 


4:25 pm - 4:50 pm 

Extreme Myopia Fitting and Management 

Nitesh Barot, MCOptom, FBDO, FIAO, PhD

The Virtual fitting of a EXTREME MYOPE


4:50 pm - 5:15 pm 

Practical Considerations when Fitting Hyperopic Orthokeratology in Practice

Jagrut Lallu


5:15 pm - 5:40 pm 

Panel Discussion 

Multiple Presenters


5:40 pm - 6:05 pm 

Acanthamoeba/Fungal Keratitis – Ortho-K –Clinical/Legal Pearls

Peter E. Wilcox OD, FIAO

The greatest concern for an Orthokeratologist, or any other pre-corneal lens fitter, is an infectious keratitis creating the need for a penetrating keratoplasty. A case and relevant and relevant clinical & patient/practice management actions will be presented.


6:05 pm - 8:00 pm 

Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall 





Saturday, April 8th, 2017

VBD Main Session - Day 2

( 7.5 hours of total COPE approved CE )

 
 

6:30 am - 7:55 am

Breakfast & Registration

 

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast Seminar: Treehouse Eyes

Practice management expert and Power Hour host, Dr. Gary Gerber, will hold an entertaining breakfast talk and discuss some of the unique and tested strategies he’s used to help build some of the largest myopia control practices across the country.  As the co-founder of Treehouse Eyes, the only centers in the US dedicated solely to myopia control, this is a breakfast discussion worth waking up for!


( Session 5 - 2 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor:  Jason Jedlicka

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Bring your Scleral Lens Fitting to the Next Level

Dr. Langis Michaud, optometrist, MSC. - Professor School of Optometry Université de Montréal and Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FCLSA

Two experienced clinicians will share their tips about upgrading the scleral lens fitting on normal and irregular corneas. This lecture aims to bring practitioners from basic fitting to advanced techniques.


8:50 am - 9:40 am

Advanced Clinical Applications and Troubleshooting in Scleral Lenses

Dr. Langis Michaud, optometrist, MSC. - Professor School of Optometry Université de Montréal and Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FCLSA

Two experienced clinicians will share their tips about upgrading the scleral lens fitting on normal and irregular corneas. This lecture aims to bring practitioners from basic fitting to advanced techniques.


9:40 am - 9:55 am

BREAK


10:05 am - 11:00 am - Manufacturers Seminars

Attendees may choose to attend one of the following seminars for the hour

Paragon Vision Sciences: The Efficacy and Safety of Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses (Main Lecture Hall)

Speaker: Dr. Maria Liu

Myopia cases continue to increase at alarming rates and are reaching epidemic proportions worldwide.  Considering this serious health trend, the role of orthokeratology in practice is more relevant today than it has ever been.  Dr. Maria Liu, Head of the Myopia Control Clinic at UC Berkeley's School of Optometry, will provide a comprehensive overview of the Paragon CRT® Contact Lens.  Dr. Liu will present Paragon CRT® effectiveness rates, safety record and other important information regarding the role that this lens plays in today's domestic and international markets.

Bausch & Lomb (lalique I): Building a Scleral Lens Practice   

Dr. Tom Arnold            

 

Treehouse Eyes (Spectrum A)

VBD teaches you the science behind myopia control.  Treehouse Eyes will teach you how to go from theory to reality.  Led by practice management expert Dr. Gary Gerber, this seminar will unveil the practice building secrets used by the only fully dedicated myopia control centers on the planet.

 

 

Euclid: Fitting the problem patient – Advanced OrthoK (Crystal I)

Use of toric alignment and reverse curves to achieve proper alignment and therefore, adequate applanation will be discussed in depth by George Glady, EVP of Operations for Euclid Systems. What is the decision process for when to use a toric? How much toricity should you use and how do you calculate it? Practical examples of when and how to use this tool will be presented as case studies by Dr. Rob Gerowitz and Dr. Michael Lipson.

 

 

iMatrix: How to Leverage Your Value to Get More Specialty Optometry Patients to Buy (Crystal II)

How do you stand out and move patients to choose your practice in an overly crowded and competitive marketplace? This presentation will examine which marketing techniques work best to connect with patients in an emotional and memorable way - without directly "selling" yourself to them. Learn the secrets, science and power behind the emerging concept of storytelling marketing and how to use it to your advantage in attracting and converting more ideal Ortho-K and myopia patients to your practice.

 

Contex: Easy and Effective Ortho-K with the Contex OK ® Lens( Crystal III)

Presented by:  Steven Ernst NLCE and Dr. William Yoos OD
Contex, inventors of the first reverse geometry lens for Ortho-K, invite you for an exciting hour highlighting the Contex OK® Lens and the OP Lens. You will discover the simplicity and effectiveness of the OK E-System used worldwide for more than 10 years. We will also cover the OK®-EX, designed to optimize de-focus on the peripheral retina.  It also offers optimum control and results for High Myopia. And lastly, our famous OK®-TAC Toric option for astigmatism will be highlighted.
* The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary 8 lens diagnostic set of their choice.

 

 

Truform  (Crystal VI)

40 Plus years of Specialty GP Lens Designs- Don Dixon-NCLEC, General Manager TruForm Optics, INC

 

 

WAVE  - crystal VII

Meet with Representatives from Wave to learn how Wave Contact Lens Design Software works and benefits your practice.

 

Oculus: "Critical Ocular Measurements to Improve Scleral Lens Fitting"  (Crystal VIII)

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO

Scleral lenses have always been a mainstay of a specialty contact lens practice, offering patients with irregular corneas and severe ocular surface disease alike the chance to benefit from lens wear. But the category has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years, as the evolution of scleral lens designs has given us more fitting options—namely, standard and reverse geometry designs, toric curves in the landing and transition zones, and toric and multifocal optics—that in turn allow us to offer these lenses beyond the core group of traditional scleral patients.  While this increase in scleral lens parameter options gives practitioners the ability to fit a wider range of eyes, it may make perfecting the fit itself more challenging. Technology, on the other hand, is providing information that can help us fit these lenses quicker and more accurately. 

 

Medmont  (Lalique II)

This interactive workshop will train attendees to incorporate the Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer in specialty contact lens practice.  The course will cover capture options, analysis, disease detection and contact lens construction.  Additional topics will include imaging 100% of the cornea, dry eye analysis and subtractive map application in post treatment orthok assessment.  The course will feature the live use of the Medmont so that attendees will appreciate the typical procedures and functions applied in daily practice.

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Manufacturers Seminars

Attendees may choose to attend one of the following seminars for the hour

Paragon Vision Sciences: Expanded Treatment Options Using Paragon CRT® Dual Axis Lenses (Main Lecture Hall)

Speaker: Randy Kojima

Not all eyes are symmetric in shape.  In fact, the majority are asymmetric or astigmatic.  This course will review the ongoing need to incorporate dual-depth, orthokeratology lenses in practice. 
We will also discuss the simplicity and ease of the fitting process with specific examples using CRT Dual Axis®.

Bausch & Lomb (lalique I): Zen RC Scleral Lens:  A New Scleral Lens for Regular Corneas                

Dr. Jason Jedlicka

 

Orthotool (Spectrum A): Custom Design with OrthoTool for Effective Results and Myopia Control 

         (Patent Pending from US Patent Office for Myopia Control Profile)

Speaker:  Dr. Edward Chow O.D., F.I.A.O.

 

Blanchard: Fitting Onefit™ Scleral Lenses to Optimize Oxygen & Corneal Physiology (Crystal I)

Presented by:  Langis Michaud, OD, MS, FAAO

A one hour seminar that illustrates how to fit scleral lenses safely, reduce hypoxic stress, and improve corneal health while maintaining all other benefits of the lenses to improve the patient’s wear experience.

 

Boston Sight: Introducing BostonSight SCLERAL: The first data-driven lens fitting system in your practice.  (Crystal II)

BostonSight has developed the first data-driven lens fitting system for an improved fit. BostonSight SCLERAL is the first scleral lens fitting system based on scleral anatomy, driven by six years of clinical data  (~7,000 eyes), and the first with front surface eccentricity options to improve both quantitative and qualitative vision. The goal is to provide patients comfort and improved ocular health with an accurate and dependable fit through minimized modifications and reduced number of patient sessions. With the Beyond the FitTM program,  the goal is to provide a comprehensive support for an enhanced experience. 
 

EyeSpace (Crystal III)

 

MiBO Medical (Crystal VI)

 

 

Global OK Vision ARTMOST (Crystal VII): GOV/ArtMost Manufacturers forum

Speciality Ortho-K lenses and Myopia Control GOV/ArtMost is an innovative company that has developed an extensive range of lenses for a wide range of refractive errors for you to use in your practice for the benefit of your patients.  With our lenses, we can comfortably correct from +6.00DS to -12.00DS, High Astigmatism, Keratoconus and Presbyopia. The new innovative soft lenses for Myopia control is a must see not only for Myopia Control but also for a wide range of refractive errors. 

Zeimer Galilei G4 The Best of Both Worlds! (lalique II)

A comprehensive overview of the G4 Dual Scheimpflug/Placido topographer/tomographer that outlines the benefits provided to a busy OD practice. Key applications and reports will be demonstrated as well as best practice techniques.

 

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (Crystal VIII)

 


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 


( Session 6 - 2.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor: Patrick Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAO

2:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Life Under a Scleral Lens 

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO and Patrick Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAO

Scleral lenses have become our lens of first choice very often in diseased, post surgical and asymmetric eyes.  This course will review the latest research, designs and techniques that have been introduced.  Practitioners will leave with a solid foundation of how these lenses are fit, what to look for, complications to be aware of and how to problem solve.


3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

BREAK


( Session 7 - 3 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor: Michael J. Lipson

4:05 pm - 4:25 pm

Do Ortho-K kids have Dry Eyes?

Paul T. Woo, OD

This lecture will teach the basics of Dry Eye and its associated causes and treatments.  The talk will present data on Ortho-K kids who have Dry Eyes and the importance of treatment to achieve good results with Ortho-K.


Options for Myopia Control

Chair:  Maria Liu, OD, PhD


4:25 pm - 4:50 pm

Clinical Pearls of Using Low-dose Atropine for Myopia Control

Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, FAAO - Assistant Professor in Clinical Optometry - UC Berkeley, School of Optometry

A brief overview of the efficacy, as well as the potential side effects of low-dose atropine for myopia control is provided.


4:50 pm - 5:15 pm

Myopia Control Clinic at UC Berkeley Eye Center

Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, FAAO - Assistant Professor in Clinical Optometry - UC Berkeley, School of Optometry

A brief overview of the mission, the patient selection, and the important considerations of building a myopia control specialty clinic is provided.


5:15 pm - 5:40 pm

Orthokeratology Simulation Soft Lenses for Myopia Control

Hsiao-Ching Tung, OMD, FIAO, NCLEC


5:40 pm - 6:05 pm

Customize your Fit to "Unfit" Myopia 

Jaume Paune, DOO, Master Vis Sci, FIAO, PhD

This lecture will cover the fundamentals on toric orthokeratology lenses and understanding procedures mechanism.  Pearls are designed for the average orthokeratologist. 


6:05 pm - 6:30 pm

Myopia Control Strategies: When and How to Prescribe Ortho-K

Michael Lipson, OD

This course will discuss Ortho-K as a means of controlling myopic progression. It will detail the efficacy of the technique as demonstrated with research studies and compare it to other modalities of myopia control. The course will cover how to determine good candidates versus those that are not ideal for the procedure. There will be discussion about how to present this option to patients as well as tips in ongoing management of patients after they initiate treatment.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

VBD Main Session - Day 3

( 3.5 hours of total COPE approved CE )

 
 

 

6:30 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Breakfast


( Session 8 - 1.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor: Paul Levine, OD, FIAO

8:00 am - 8:25 am 

Effects of Long-Term Wearing of Orthokeratology Lens on Tear  

Xi Guo, M D, FIAO


8:25 am - 8:50 am

View of the Effects of Orthokeratology in High Power

Professor Pei Ying Xie, MD, PhD, FIAO

This lecture  will share the experiences of orthokeratology onhigh myopia(≥6.00D) and high corneal astigmatism(≥2.00),the effects of corneal reshaping and retardation of axial length increasing after long -term orthokeratology. Also probe into orthok for the posterior scleral reinforcement surgery.


8:50 am - 9:15 am

OrthoK Related Corneal Surface Changes

Helen Changmin Duan, OD, MS, FIAO

This lecture will review research and clinical findings of orthoK related corneal changes along with their management options.


9:15 am - 9:40 am

BREAK


Practice Independence 

( Session 10 - 2 hours of COPE approved CE )

Principle Instructor: Michael J. Lipson, OD, FAAO, FSLS

9:40 am - 10:05 am

What Ortho-K Research Tell Us About Safety, Efficacy and Vision-Related Quality of Life

Michael Lipson, OD, FAAO, FSLS

This course will discuss the scientific evaluation of OrthoK relative to its safety, efficacy and effect on Vision-Related quality of life (VR-QOL). It will detail studies performed in the US and around the world as they relate to quality of vision, wavefront aberrations, overall satisfaction with vision correction and psychological factors such as self-confidence. Because OrthoK is commonly prescribed in children, the course will detail how to prescribe OrthoK as safely as possible and provide practitioners tips on minimizing short and long-term risks. Finally, the course will cover the future research needs for OrthoK.


10:05 am - 10:30 am

Practice Management 

Nitesh Barot


10:30 am - 10:55 am

Ortho-What?!?! How To Build OrthoK Awareness 

Justin Bazan, OD

This lecture will teach orthokeratology marketing pearls.   


10:55 am - 11:20 am

Starting an Ortho K only Practice

Hieu Trong Do, OD, FIAO

This course will help clinicians understand why it is important to have a solo Ortho K practice and how to start on Ortho K practice.


11:20 am - 11:45 am

Panel Discussion

Multiple Presenters