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


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


( 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.