Sunday, May 19th - General Session Day 3

VBD Main Session - Day 3

(4.5 CE Hours Approval Pending)

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 am - 8:25 am

Ortho-K and Culturally Specific Tips

Monica Allison, OD

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

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

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

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