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  


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


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


10:50 am - 11:40 am

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


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


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