Sunday, May 19th - General Session Day 3

VBD Main Session - Day 3

(4.5 Hours of Continuing Education)

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 am - 8:25 am

Ortho-K and Culturally Specific Tips

Monica Allison, OD, FIAOMC, MBA

The world is filled with people of different cultures.  They have unique needs, experiences, concerns, practices, expressions, behaviors and languages.  When presenting myopia control options you need to be sensitive to these differences and customize your approach.  Learn valuable tips that will help your patients (especially Asian) embrace myopia control.

8:25 am - 8:50 am

How to Present or Defend Myopia Control and It’s Options to Ophthalmology

Jeff Ward, OD, FIAOMC

Let’s face it, many of our ophthalmology brother and sisters have come to support us, but many more still harbor misconceptions about optometry, Ortho-K and myopia control.    Learn how to educate and diffuse these concerns.

Scleral Sunday Session

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, FAAO, FSLS

This lecture aims to explain the latest findings from peer-reviewed research studies in the field of scleral contact lenses. The lecture will feature select articles published in 2018-19 that have diagnostic and clinical relevance. Discussion will include new standardized scleral lens technology adopted by the Scleral Education Society for use by clinicians, educators, manufacturers and researchers in publications and presentations. 

9:15 am - 10:10 am

Scleral Lens Troubleshooting Grand Rounds  

Maria Walker, OD, MS, & Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO, FBCLA

This lecture aims to describe the most common issues that clinician met with scleral lens fitting and wear in their practice. Authors will based a clinical troubleshooting approach on evidence-based practice and their own clinical experience. Tips for improving scleral lens fitting, and minimizing issues, will also be given.

10:10 am - 10:30 am

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Break - Sponsored By The American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control'

10:30 am - 10:55 am

The Business 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.   

10:55 am - 11:45 am

Life After Scleral Lenses

Michael Lipson, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Maria Walker, OD, MS, & Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO, FBCLA

In this lecture, each presenter will discuss one case where scleral lenses may not be considered the optimal option to meet the patient’s needs. Benefits of scleral lenses will be explained as well as their limitations. A risk/benefit approach is suggested as a rational approach to fit scleral contact lenses. Each case is presenter by one author with exchange with others.

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Hal Ostrom, OD, FIAO

Presented by Michael Lipson, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Maria Walker, OD, MS, Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO, FBCLA & Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC

12:30 pm

Conference Ends