Friday, April 13th

VBD Friday - Sunday 

VBD Main Session - Day 1

(7 hours of COPE approved CE )


6:30 am - 7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast 

7:00 am - 7:20 am

Breakfast and Breakfast Seminar

The five non-negotiable steps you must take to get the most from VBD

Dr. Gary Gerber


7:20 am - 7:50 am

Breakfast and Breakfast Seminar

Is it Possible to Achieve 96% Fitting Success with an Ortho-K Lens?

Maria Liu, OD,PhD, MPH. MBA, FAAO
Peter Chen, MD,

Two of the industry’s top opinion leaders share their experiences and success rates fitting patients in high-volume environments.


7:50 am - 8:00 am

Introduction and State of the Union / Welcome Address

Scientific Session - Part 1 (8:00 am - 9:15 am)

(1.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Chair:  Sami G. El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO, FAAO, FAAOMC, FAAAS

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Professor Donald T.H. Tan, FRCSG, FRCSE, FRCOphth

Myopia Control with Atropine – The ATOM Trials and Beyond

This lecture will discuss on the use of atropine eyedrops to reduce myopia progression in children, with a focus on the long term efficacy and safety of this mode of myopia control therapy.

9:15 am - 9:35 am


Sponsored By Paragon Vision Sciences


Scientific Session - Part 2 (9:35 am - 11:40 am)  

(2.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Chair:  Sami G. El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO, FAAO, FAAOMC, FAAAS

9:35 am - 10:25 am

Visual Regulation of Refractive Development: Implications for Myopia

Earl L Smith III, O.D., Ph.D.

This presentation will summarize the operating characteristics of the vision-dependent mechanisms that regulate emmetropization, discuss their implications for slowing myopia progression and address how outdoor and indoor scenes could influence refractive development.

10:25 am - 11:15 am

Evidence-based Updates on Management of Progressive Myopia

Yue (Maria) Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAO, FIAO

A scientific update on the evidence-based treatment options for myopia control will be discussed in this course, with focus on novel contact lens based treatments.

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Orthokeratology of Children with Myopic Anisometropia

Professor Peiying Xie, MD, PhD, FIAO & Helen Changmin Duan, OD, FIAO, M.D., M.S.

This lecture will give the attendees some information that  the value of use Orthokeratology for  children myopic anisometropia. Before and after the orthokeratology the  UVA and BCVA, the change of diopter and binocular vision were observed.

11:40 am - 1:40 pm

Lunch Break - In the Exhibit Hall 

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm

Keynote Address / Innovations in Optometry

Fix the Gut, Fix the Brain & Fix the Body by practicing like an Orthokeratologist

Peter Wilcox, OD, FIAO

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Corneal Biomechanics As They Apply To Ortho-K

(1 hour of COPE approved CE )

Edward Chow, OD, FIAO
Corneal biomechanics such as the hysteresis and resistance factor vary from different individuals. By understanding their nature and values, forces applied can be implemented accordingly in lens designs for effective ortho-k and myopia control effect.

Myopia Control Options

(2 hours of COPE approved CE )

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia Management

Sally M. Dillehay, OD, EdD, FAAO
This lecture will examine the use of soft multifocal contact lenses as one intervention for myopia management of patients.

3:45 pm - 4:35 pm

The Power of Ortho-K Simulation: SoftOK Soft Lens and In-Vivo Evaluation of Its Optics For Myopia Control

Arthur Tung

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Optimizing Orthokeratology for Myopia Control 

Langis Michaud O.D. M.SC. FAAO (Dipl) FSLS FBCLA FEAOO

This lecture will explore why orthokeratology (OK) contact lenses can influence myopia progression and axial length growth. It will explore what are the key factors to consider in customizing OK lens designs. Finally it will address how to evaluate and improve the clinical outcome.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall 


Sponsored by Euclid Systems Corporation