Saturday, May 18th - General Session Day 2

VBD Main Session - Day 2

(6.5 Hours of Continuing Education)

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast 

7:00 am - 7:30 am - Breakfast Seminar


Corneal Topography in the Contemporary Orthokeratology Practice 

Speaker: Pat Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAOMC

7:30 - 8:00 - Breakfast Seminar


Integrating Myopia Management in Your Practice

Speaker: Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

For many practitioners, integrating myopia management into their practices is a process that comes with special nuances and questions. Dr. Maria Walker will share her knowledge and experience on this critically important topic.

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Platinum Sponsor Remarks

8:10 am - 9:00 am

Axial Length in Myopia Control – How to Measure, What Does it Mean?

Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA

This lecture will describe the principles behind axial length measurement, advantages and disadvantages of various technologies, why its measurement is helpful in active myopia management and how to properly evaluate changes in axial length over time.

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Ortho-K 401 (Advanced Track)

Marino Formenti, OD, FIAOMC

The lecture will discuss the characteristics and properties of the Orthokeratology lens. The attendee will be able to understand the design and change of the parameters for effective treatment in case of astigmatism, presbyopia and myopia control.

Ortho-K 201 (Intermediate Track)

Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAOMC

Have you ever felt that you knew just enough to be dangerous?!! Well this course may be for you. Structured to walk inexperienced fitters through some of the pitfalls involving fitting OK lenses especially when it involves more complex refractive conditions and the corneas they come with. It's ideal for those who have their first ten cases under their belt but are wondering where do I go from here. Concepts discussed are what the 80/20 rule is and why do some cases that appear routine become anything but. Included are examples of how to manipulate the lens fit for optimizing results especially when they are anything but. This course will cover basic concepts but also apply them as well to advanced fitting concepts of modern corneal reshaping.  Experienced fitters need not attend.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Manufacturers Seminars

Attendees choose which seminar they want to attend in each time slot.

For more information about these seminars CLICK HERE

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Lunch in the Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by The American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

FIAOMC Honored & Announced

2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

How to Get Mom to Say "Yes" to Myopia Management (and it's not what you think)!

Gary Gerber, OD

“Myopia” means different things to doctors, young kids, and their parents.  Getting parents to agree to this important treatment requires careful and well thought out analysis of every aspect of your practice.  What may appear to doctors as a seemingly small and inconsequential comment or office process, will make the difference to kids getting necessary treatment or having their myopia continually progress.

3:05 pm - 3:30 pm

I Can Offer More in Myopia Management Practice

Oliver Woo, FIAOMC

This course asks the question - Is Orthokeratology the ONLY option we offered in our practice to myopia management nowadays? It will also discuss experience in using different options available in the globe to manage myopia (those not available in USA and Europe), preliminary studies result in each option, and something that OrthoK can offer which we won’t think of.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

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Break - Sponsored by the American Academy of Orthokeratology And Myopia Control

3:45 pm - 4:35 pm

Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Management: A Power Profiles Review and Analysis  

Jaume Paune, OD, MVSC, PhD, FIAOMC

This lecture will cover the current knowledge about soft contact lenses for myopia control doing and analysis of the location and amount of plus power of each lens

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

A Novel Device to Monitor Individual Visual Hygiene for Myopia Control

Helen Changmin Duan, OD, MD, MS, FIAOMC

A novel, light, and convenient devise hooked on the temple of spectacles will collect and transfer the data considered to be risk factors for myopia on set and progression. The individual and on mass data collected for analyses includes posture of reading and writing, time and duration of near work, outdoor light exposure, frequency of warnings for poor posture, excessive near work, etc. The parents can monitor visual hygiene closely. The children are reminded and warned by a vibration signal when bad posture is detected or excessive near work reaches its designated limit. A meta-analysis will be performed when enough data is collected from China and other countries in the world for the analyses of contributing risk factors to the myopia epidemic, according to a recent research group report.

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Orthokeratology, Legal Considerations

Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD

Orthokeratology and myopia control offer many opportunities for the modern eye care practitioner. But they are also fields that require a level of outside the box thinking and creativity in how to best utilize currently available products and materials to obtain the desired results. That means off-label uses, marketing based on anecdotal evidence, and dealing with skeptics. In today’s litigious society, it is essential that practitioners of myopia control have a thorough understanding of their legal exposure and how to best ensure that are protected from unfounded claims. This lecture is an overview of the legal issues, risks, and exposures unique to orthokeratology and myopia control raises and will provide insights and recommendations on how to minimize or avoid legal risks.

5:50 pm - 6:15 pm

The Effect of Visual Function Variations on Blur Sensitivity in Children After Applying Orthokeratology

Jingling Xu, MD, PhD

As one of the main methods to control myopia progression, Orthokeratology is increasingly applied in clinical practice, especially in myopic children. Studies have shown that although the naked visual acuity could be raised to a normal level after wearing overnight orthokeratology lenses, the visual quality was significantly reduced. Does this decline in visual quality affect children's perception of blur? The aim of this study was to investigate if the variation of visual functions would affect the blur sensitivity in children wearing orthokeratology lenses.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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AAOMC Membership Meeting