Sunday, May 19th - General Session Day 3

VBD Main Session - Day 3

(4.5 CE Hours Pending Approval)

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Free Papers Session

Scleral Sunday Session - (8:50 am - 10:10 am)

(COPE hours TBD)

Moderator:  Dr Langis Michaud optométriste, M.Sc. FAAO (Dipl)

8:50 am - 9:15 am

New Findings, New Research and New Terminology: Where is the Science?

Michael Lipson, OD

A literature review of the most interesting articles published in 2018 and a few words on terminology as adopted by the SLS (Scleral Lens Society) recently.  

9:15 am - 10:10 am

Scleral Lens Troubleshooting Grand Rounds  

Maria Walker, OD and Dr Langis Michaud optométriste, M.Sc. FAAO (Dipl)

This discussion will cover basic and not so basic issues in sclerals (fogging, visual acuity (HOA vs. residual astigmatism, lens decentration, lens behaviour on the eye, overall diameter vs. primary functional one, where the lens lands) etc.

10:10 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:20 am

Life After Scleral Lenses

Michael Lipson, OD, Maria Walker, OD and Dr Langis Michaud optométriste, M.Sc. FAAO (Dipl)

Each presenter will discuss one case where sclerals may not be considered the optimal option (low endo cell count - graft, IOP, KC with good VA in glasses, etc.) The goal is to open discussion about the risks/benefits and the limits of every technology, including sclerals.

11:20 am - 11:45 am

The Economics of Myopia Control - Everyone Wins

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC

The myopia epidemic is a serious public health issue.  Joining the fight will set you apart from other doctors providing you with practice independence.  There is a right and wrong way to implement this business strategy.  Come learn how others have avoided the pitfalls and created a winning business model.   

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Panel Discussion

Various Presenters

12:30 pm

Conference Ends