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




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


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 


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