Thursday, April 12th

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 2

( CE hours pending COPE approval )

Moderator:  Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO


6:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast  

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast and Breakfast Seminar:

Myopia control with the OCULUS Pentacam® AXL


 Dr. Gary Gerber

Utilizing the Pentacam® AXL axial length measurements, topography and ortho-k designs.

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


Participants will break into 3 groups.  Groups will participate in capturing maps on each other.  Experts will then evaluate the maps and provide suggestions to improve the information gathered. 

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


Sponsored by Bausch & Lomb

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

Ortho-K Studies 

Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAO

A survey of the science supporting the efficacy of Ortho-K 

12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Myopia Control Protocol

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm

Troubleshooting the Orthokeratology Fit

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO and Matthew Martin, OD, FIAO

Learn how to recognize and deal with adverse physiological responses and less than optimal lens positions that can present during the process of fitting an Ortho-K lens. 


3:10 pm - 3:30 pm


Sponsored By Paragon Vision Sicences

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Ortho-K Eye-Q

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO and Matthew Martin, OD, FIAO

Show off your newly acquired lens knowledge with a rapid fire series of Ortho-K cases. 

3:55 pm - 4:45 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 Reception in Exhibit Hall 

Sponsored by Coopervision Specialty Eyecare Division

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Evening Party

Sponsored by the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control