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 


* 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


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?