Thursday, May 16th - Boot Camp Part 2

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 2

(5.5 CE Hours Pending Approval)

Moderator:  Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast  


7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast Seminars - Presenters TBD

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Medmont Highlights

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAOMC

Most newcomers to Ortho-K and myopia control do not own a topographer.  Trying to decide which one to purchase is daunting.  Learn about all the features the Medmont topographer has to offer.

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Oculus Keratograph Highlights

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO

Hear about the unique features that the Oculus Keratograph has to offer.   You can’t go wrong with either topographer, it just depends which “bells and whistles” you value.

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Corneal Topography:  How to Capture Terrific, Useful Images  

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAOMC

The first part of a two-part session.  This is a 25-minute course on capturing the optimal pre and post-treatment topographies. The various capture considerations and options will be reviewed.  

9:25 am - 10:15 am

Corneal Topography:  An Essential Orthokeratology Tool - Pre and Post Treatment

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAOMC

This course will describe the practical application of corneal topography in the Orthokeratology treatment process. Attendees will learn to take optimal maps for lens construction, diagnose poor candidates prior to treatment and determine the optimal lens designs to dispense based on the corneal shape.  Then heavy emphasis will be placed on the post treatment analysis and how to improve outcomes.  

10:15 am - 10:35 am

Break  

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Topography EyeQ

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO

A fast-paced review of what you have just learned about how to take maps, which maps to use and how to interpret the data.  You will be presented with a slide, a question and several answers.  Chose the best answer and see if you are right. 

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Topography Q + A Panel Discussion  

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO, Randy Kojima FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAOMC and Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

Topography is essential to the design and outcome of Ortho-K.  After this morning’s lectures you are bound to have questions.  This panel of experts will be there to answer every question you have.  This will be an interactive session, so don’t be shy – there are no silly questions.

11:25 am - 11:50 am

Myopia Control Protocol Part 1

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC

The myopia epidemic is serious.  Learn about its prevalence and increase world-wide.  The physical, social and emotional impact on patients will be discussed.  

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Myopia Control Protocol Part 2

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC

Learn how to integrate myopia control procedures into your examination. Control methods using lenses, behavioral and environmental changes and pharmaceuticals will be detailed.

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm

Troubleshooting the Orthokeratology Fit

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC and Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

Learn how to recognize and deal with adverse physiological responses and less than optimal lens positions that can present during the process of fitting an Ortho-K lens. 

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

Break

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Ortho-K Eye-Q

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC and Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

Show off your newly acquired lens knowledge with a rapid fire series of Ortho-K cases. 

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Integrating Orthokeratology for Dummies 

Nick Despotidis, OD, FIAOMC

Orthokeratology is not a contact lens fit; treating it as such can have negative effects on your practice and ultimately lead to frustration.  Lean the intricacies of integrating this powerful service into your practice, optimizing your efforts and overall practice fulfillment.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall