Wednesday, May 15th - Boot Camp Part 1


Start this Agenda Overview video to hear a complete deep dive into the lectures for both Wednesday and Thursday Boot Camp.

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 1

(3.5 Hours of Continuing Education)

Moderator: Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC

8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Registration - You can pick up your badge anytime before session starts - session begins at 12:00 pm

* Please Note - Breakfast and Lunch are not included with registration Wednesday. 

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

The Ortho-K Lens:  How and Why It Works 

Thomas Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC

The practice of Orthokeratology has advanced rapidly since the introduction of the modern reverse geometry lens. Throughout this lecture we will review the anatomy of modern reverse geometry lens designs and the influence of the various components on corneal topography and optics.

12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Fitting the Ortho-K Lens Part 1 - Getting Started 

Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

Learn about Ortho-K specific equipment required, candidate selection, data to collect and schedule integration.

Fitting the Ortho-K Lens Part 2 - Lens On The Eye

 Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

How will you fit your lenses, thru trial fitting, topography-based design or the empirical method? Learn how to use NAFL and other data to evaluate the fit.

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

The Ortho-K Contract: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Patient 

Khanh-Linh Dang, OD, FIAOMC

A well designed informed consent contract is essential to the Ortho-K treatment process.  It insures that your patient understands all of the details as well as their role in the fitting process. 

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

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

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

The Box: Jump Out of it, Stomp on it and Kick it Down the Stairs! 

Robert Gerowitz, OD, FIAOMC

The Box is designed to get attendees to think about Ortho-K differently and see that by adding this important specialty to their practices they can improve their patients’ lives and their practices at the same time. 

3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Manufacturer Presentations 

Five leading Ortho-K Gold and Platinum sponsors will have the opportunity to introduce you to their Ortho-K mold.  You will learn how their particular molds are fit, what are the parameters, how to order, what are the benefits to using their product, how to access support and other important details.  You will hear from Paragon CRT, Euclid Emerald , Wave Contact Lens System, Eyespace Forge and Contex OKlens.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nibbles & Knowledge - *(For Boot Camp OD Attendees only)

By popular demand we have created a unique learning experience for our Boot Camp doctors.  At 5 PM you will adjourn to a perfect hands-on learning environment.  Six leading manufacturers of Ortho-K molds and myopia controlling lenses and two topographer companies have joined together to provide you with 2-hours of  personal instruction.  You choose who you want to visit and when.  Visit only one or all 8.  Stay for a few minutes or for the full 2-hours.  The mold/lens representatives will have will be ready to give you a hands-on fitting experience.  Both Medmont and Oculus will be bringing two instruments each so everyone will have the opportunity take maps.  The team of reps will also show us how to utilize their software to interpret the data you have just collected - for example, how do you toggle between axial, tangential, elevation, difference maps.  Food & Beverage will be included.

Our sponsors are:  Paragon, Euclid, Wave, Contex, Eyespace, VTI (Natural Vue), Medmont and Oculus.