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


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