Wednesday, April 11th - Advanced Ortho-K Fitting

Advanced Ortho-K Fitting

(5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Wednesday, April 11th   8:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Breakfast and Box Lunch Included)

Fee For This Workshop: $150.00

Speakers:
Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAO - Chair, IAO and AAOMC
Marino Formenti, OD, FIAO - Chair, EuroK
Jaume Paune, DOO, Master Vis Sci, FIAO, PhD - Chair, Fellowship EuroK     

This 5-hour workshop is designed to provide you with advanced Ortho-K troubleshooting skills.  Three of the world's most notable Ortho-K practitioners will provide you with tools to solve some of your most troubling Ortho-K challenges.  Please Note:  This Workshop is NOT appropriate for Ortho-K beginners.  

This advanced workshop is open to all attendees but is mandatory for all those sitting for the FIAO written test. Seating is limited, so please register early.  

This advanced fitting presentation brings the audience right into the process and provides clear and concise details on the principles of corneal reshaping and how we fit custom designed lenses, calling upon decades of teaching experience between the speakers. We put even the most inexperienced fitter right into the presentation which covers straight forward design choices along with how to handle some of the most challenging fits. The course instructors will teach new fitting methods as well as how to customize your lens of choice that you currently utilize.  Audience participation is mandatory as we answer your questions as well. In this presentation, the audience becomes in effect the third presenter and an exciting interactive day awaits you!  Be aware though, attending this exciting session presented by world leaders in their field will change how you view your own world!

Agenda

Breakfast    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Part 1           Ortho-K Lens Design          8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Marino Formenti, OD, FIAO - Chair, EuroK & Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAO - Chair, IAO and AAOMC

This lecture will teach the characteristics and properties of a standard Orthokeratology design. The attendee will be able to understand the principle of corneal molding induced by the Ortho-K lens.  You will learn to dissect the patient's corneal shape in order to create a more perfect Ortho-K design.  Then each individual curve of an Ortho-K lens will be examined, exploring the function as well as the effect of modification on the treatment outcome.  Finally, the subspecialties of Ortho-K will be discussed - myopia control, hyperopic, presbyopic and astigmatic designs.  

Part 2          Problem Solving in Orthokeratology     9:30 AM - 11:00 AM             

Jaume Paune, DOO, Master Vis Sci, FIAO, PhD - Chair, Fellowship EuroK                                             

This lecture will cover the basics on fluorescein and topography to control the fit in Ortho-k and understand changes and improvements in any fit.   Attendees will enjoy a detailed lecture on advanced NaFI analysis.  Learn the intricacies of evaluating a fit/treatment based on careful NaFl observation.  Understand the relationship between topography and NaFl.  Finally, after identifying the treatment problem, learn how to customize the lens to insure the best optimization for your patient.  

Break    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Part 3       Myopia Control Presentation    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Marino Formenti, OD, FIAO - Chair, EuroK & Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAO - Chair, IAO and AAOMC

This lecture will cover how to design an Orthokeratology lens to maximize its myopia control.  Also covered are all the current technologies that are available today in a Myopia Control practice.


Registration For This Course Includes: Advanced Ortho-K Workshop, functions, meals and lectures.  *Please note – there is no exhibit hall on Wednesday April 11th.
Meeting Refund Policy: Full refund up to one month before the meeting date* Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).

Wednesday, April 11th - Global Approach to Myopia Control Workshop

Global Approach to Myopia Control

(4 hours of COPE approved CE )

Wednesday, April 11th   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fee For This Workshop: $150

 

Speakers:  
Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAO &
Marino Formenti, OD, FIAO

This myopia control workshop brings the attendee up to the current progress in the field such as OK, Atropine, SCL bifocals as well as covering neglected areas such as lifestyle behavior alteration and vision training applications. This course serves as a road map for your busy practice as well as teaching the "keys" of a successful myopia control practice. In this presentation, the audience becomes in effect the third presenter and an exciting interactive day awaits you!  Be aware, though, attending this exciting session presented by world leaders in their field will change how you view your own world!

Agenda Topics

Why Myopia is so Popular - Epidemiology                                                                          

Genesis of Vision and Myopia - Stress Induced Visual Dysfunctions                                        

 Lifestyle: Past and Present                                                                                                      

Posture and Vision                                                                                                                                                                       

Optical Strategies in Myopia Control, Optical Defocus Philosophy in Action                        

Pharmacological Agents and Myopia Control                                                                      

Structural Approach in Myopia Control - Orthokeratology                                                    

Functional Approach in Myopia Control - Postural, Optical & Vision Training                    

 Lifestyle in Myopia Control: Nutrition, Ambient Light Levels & Importance of Outdoor Activities                                              

Conclusion on Strategies in Relation to Different Scenarios


Registration For This Course Includes: Global Approach to Myopia Control Workshop, functions, meals and lectures for Wednesday April 11th, 2018.  *Please note there is no exhibit hall on Wednesday April 11th. 
Meeting Refund Policy: Full refund up to one month before the meeting date. *Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).  

Thursday, April 12th - IKA and SLS present Contemporary Keratoconus Management: Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision

Keratoconus / Scleral Workshop

(6 hours of COPE approved CE )

Thursday, April 12th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fee For This Workshop: $250.00

This workshop is designed to help optometrists understand the fundamentals behind diagnosing and managing the keratoconic patient. We will touch on the many practical imaging technologies and surgical procedures available in diagnosing, monitoring and halting keratoconus progression. The basics of vision rehabilitation with scleral lenses will also be reviewed. Following the lecture, participants will be guided through a didactic hands on workshop demonstrating various imaging technologies and scleral lens care and handling.

General Outline

8:00-9:30 IKA Lecture
9:30-10:30 IKA Workshop
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 SLS Lecture
12:00-1:00 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00-3:00 SLS Workshop and Diagnostic Showcase
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Manufacturing Programming

Registration For This Course Includes: Keratoconus / Scleral Workshop, functions, meals, lectures, and exhibit hall access for, Thursday April 12th.  
Meeting Refund Policy: Full refund up to one month before the meeting date* Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).

Thursday, April 12th - CLAO's Annual Meeting

CLAO's Annual Meeting

(2 hours of COPE approved CE )

Thursday, April 12th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee For This Workshop: $175

CLAO, The Eye and Contact Lens Association Annual Meeting
*Followed by a complimentary workshop on Orthokeratology from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

AGENDA:

8:00-8:15 Sponsor Talk
8:15-8:20 Welcome
8:20-8:30 Contact Lens Ulcers and Infiltrates: Terminology Matters!-Deborah S. Jacobs MD
8:30-8:40 CIE-Corneal Inflammatory Events-Loretta Szczotka-Flynn OD, PhD
8:40-9:10 Dabezies Lecture: Pigmented Conjunctival Lesions-Carol Karp MD
9:10-9:20 CL Related Infections-Simple Protocol for Successful Outcomes-Deepinder K. Dhaliwal MD
9:20-9:30 Update on DEWS II-Christina Prescott MD, PhD
9:30-9:35 Discussion / Q&A
9:35-9:50 Break with Exhibitors
9:50-10:00 Informed Consent for Myopia Control-Thomas Aller OD
10:00-10:20 Orthokeratology-Indications and Challenges-Cary Herzberg, OD
10:20-10:45 Stein lectureship - Contact Lens Safety: the CDC Perspective-Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH
10:45-10:50 Discussion / Q&A
10:50-11:05 Keratoconus & Ortho-Keratology - New Treatment Strategies-Gudrun Bischoff, MD
11:05-11:20 Brazilian Experience in Scleral Lens for Regular Córneas-Izabela Godinho, MD
11:20-11:35 Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Keratitis Associated with Contact Lens Wear-Takahashi Suzuki, MD
11:35-11:50 CXL Usual and Unusual Use-Udo Heuer, MD
11:50-11:55 Conclusion
11:55-12:10 Sponsor Talk

12:10pm - 1:30pm Lunch In The Exhibit Hall

Orthokeratology Education Symposium 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
OrthoKeratology Educational Symposium- Introducing OrthoK and Myopia Control Into Your Practice. This two-hour symposium is part of the CLAO annual program and will introduce the participant to the field of OrthoK treatment of myopia and myopia control in children. The co-chairman will be Doctors Sami El Hage and Bruce Koffler. Other key speakers will be Dr. Caroline Cauchi, Tim Koch, and Dr. Nick Despotidis

Registration For This Course Includes: CLAO's Annual Meeting, functions, meals, lectures, and exhibit hall access for, Thursday April 12th.  
Meeting Refund Policy: Full refund up to one month before the meeting date* Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).

Thursday April 12th - Wave Certification Course

Thursday, April 12th  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Fee For This Workshop: $350.00

Presented by Dr. Paul Levine and Dr. Matthew Wang.  We will introduce Wave software with design examples, discuss topography analysis, different design philosophies and basic troubleshooting.   OrthoK and Non-OrthoK designs will be presented.  *Eligible attendees will receive 10 free lenses after completing certification online and designing 4 demo lenses.

*Only new Wave accounts are eligible for free lenses.

Registration For This Course Includes: WAVE Certification Course, functions, meals, lectures, and exhibit hall access for, Thursday April 12th.  
Meeting Refund Policy: Full refund up to one month before the meeting date* Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).

Thursday, April 12th - The Future Of GOV® Orthokeratology and Your Clinic

The Future Of GOV® Orthokeratology and Your Clinic

Thursday, April 12th, 2018  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee For This Workshop: $350.00

Topics Include:
1.  I CAN Design Ortho-K by i-Design: GOV i-Design Software Workshop
2. The Future Of Moulding “Tough” Cornea: GOV Advance Ortho-K Workshop
3. Soft Approach For Myopia Retention – ArtMost SoftOK Workshop
4. Mind Our Own Ortho-K & Myopia Control Business – GOV/ArtMost Ortho-K Business Workshop

Registration For This Course Includes:  GOV Workshop, functions, meals and lectures for Thursday April 12th, 2018.  
Meeting Refund Policy:  Full refund up to one month before the meeting date *Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).

 

 

Thursday, April 12th - Custom Lens Design for Effective Myopia Control with OrthoTool ™

OrthoTool Workshop

(2 hours of COPE approved CE )

Thursday, April 12th, 2018  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fee For This Workshop:

Morning Only $150

Afternoon Only $350

Whole Day $500

Speakers: Patrick Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA,
Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO & Edward Chow, OD, FIAO

Please join the world renowned speakers: Pat Caroline, Randy Kojima and Eddie Chow for a knowledgeable day. They will share their past 30+ years of successful experience and expertise in advanced technologies to enrich your knowledge and help build your practice. Get hands on experience to CUSTOM design all your lenses.

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Get hands on experience to CUSTOM design all your lenses.

AGENDA

General Information for Beginners (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

 Introduction of OrthoTool ™ & why it is superior for lens design

  • The difference between proprietary design OK lens & CUSTOM design with OrthoTool™
  • Pushing the limits of conventional lens design: Look what OrthoTool™ can do
  • Learn how to design regular& multifocal SOFT & GP lenses; and reverse geometry design for myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia & post surgical cornea
  • Guided principles for lens design

General Theories for Successful Results

  • Understanding the basic concepts & forces, the function of different curves and why OrthoTool™ allows for better results
  • Adjusting parameters for enhanced results
  • Learning to identify the fluorescein patterns for lens designing
  • Learn how to design lenses with a simple approach

LUNCH BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT HALL 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Advanced Technologies to Achieve Myopia Control Effectively with OrthoTool ™ (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

 Topographer Data Analysis to Optimize OrthoTool™ Lens Design

  • What can be done with Custom design using your topographer
  • How to input data from your topographer into OrthoTool™ for lens design
  • Analyzing data for optimal results

Guided Principles for CUSTOM lens designing for Advanced Fitters (with Live Demonstration & Video)

  • Principles & optics for myopia control & how to implement with OrthoTool™
  • Introducing the new upgraded software with 8+ curves & their upgraded functions
  • Learn how to adjust these individual curves for optimum results with the understanding of forces applied
  • Understanding why OrthoTool™ allows for better Myopia Control

Trouble Shooting With Demonstration on how to Achieve Myopia Control

 Cases Presentation & Discussion

Registration For This Course Includes:  OrthoTool Workshop, functions, meals and lectures for Thursday April 12th, 2018.  
Meeting Refund Policy:  Full refund up to one month before the meeting date *Refund requests will be accepted until March 11th, 2018 (*Minus a $50 administrative fee).

 

Friday, April 13th - SuperCharge Your Practice

SuperCharge Your Practice

( CE hours pending COPE approval )

Friday April 13th, 2018   7:00 PM - 12 Midnight

PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop/seminar is hosted by a VBD partner/sponsor and as such does not fall under the same guidelines as a Vision By Design workshop. If you have any questions about this workshop/seminar please contact the partner provider. 

Please keep the following in mind when considering this workshop/seminar: 

- Registration and payment for this course does not take place on the VBD website.
- Vision By Design does not control the pricing or refund policy of this workshop/seminar.
- Vision By Design does not have control over any CE hours related to this course (if any).
- Vision By Design does not have influence over the content of this workshop/seminar and is not responsible for     distributing notes or handouts.
- Exhibit Hall access does not come with this registration.  You must attend the day sessions in order to have Exhibit  Hall access. 

At SuperChargeYourPracticeTM You'll Learn:

1. How to profitably grow your practice.

2. How to develop fees and confidently present them.

3. How to train your staff to provide consistent results.

4. How to integrate specialty care within your office.

5. How to get an abundance of specialty care referrals.

6. How to develop a practice which enriches your life.

Instructor: Nick Despotidis

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Nick Despotidis, OD, FAAO, FIAO

Nick Despotidis practices in Hamilton, NJ with two partners, Barry Tannen and Ivan Lee. Their multi-disciplinary practice offers a variety for specialty services including vision rehabilitation, treatment of vision related learning problems and corneal reshaping. Together they have one of the largest practices in the country, they examine corneal reshaping patients 4 full days per week. Nick is the lead author of the book, My Children are Nearsighted too and his practice management workshop, SuperChargeYourPractice, is one of the most highly attended workshops offered at Vision by Design.

Testimonials:

I’ve attended Supercharge three times: Chicago 2013, Houston 2015, & Scottsdale 2016. Without your seminar, I would never have had that push to do more than any other eye professional has dreamed of…
— Jeffrey Klosterman, OD
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work you put into SuperCharge. Besides being informative and entertaining, it was a life changing!
— Alice Tseng, OD