Saturday, April 14th

VBD Main Session - Day 2

(7 hours of COPE approved CE )


6:30 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Breakfast 

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7:00 am - 7:30 am

Breakfast and Breakfast Seminar

Myopia Management in Your Practice with Euclid Emerald Lenses – the Treehouse Eyes Experience.

Gary Gerber, OD

Dr. Gerber will present his experience using the Emerald Lens in his practice, Treehouse Eyes. a unique setting, dedicated to Myopia Management in children. 



7:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast and Breakfast Seminar

"Scleral Lenses for Irregular Corneas and Other Challenging Visual Conditions including Ocular Surface Disease" 

Shelley Cutler, OD, FAAO

Dr. Cutler shares her experience on how to manage ocular surface disease and other challenging visual conditions with scleral lenses.  


Ortho-K Beyond Boot Camp (8:00 am - 10:30 am)

(2.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

8:00 am - 8:25 am

Now that I bought a Topographer, what do I do with it?


This course will provide new and experienced practitioners alike with an understanding of how to optimize the use of their topographers in orthokeratology practice.  Recent research has created a new understanding of how we should analyze Ortho-K candidates pre-fit and what to look for post fit to maximize myopia control outcomes.

8:25 am - 9:15 am

Basic Principles of Lens Design - NAFL Pattern Analysis - Taking Trial Fitting to the Next Level

Patrick Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAO

While much has been written about the use of orthokeratology for myopia control in children, there is often confusion surrounding the actual fitting of OK lenses so as to achieve an optimum myopia control effect.  This lecture will describe techniques for designing and evaluating the initial OK lens.

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Topography Based Ortho-K Lens Design

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO, Marino Formenti, OD, FIAO and Jagrut Lallu, MSc

We will be presenting the principles of topography based Ortho-K lens design, the pro’s and cons.  The various types of lenses that can be designed and the two design platforms that are available in the United States.

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10:30 am - 10:50 am


Sponsored by Euclid Systems Corporation

10:50 am - 12:50 pm

Manufacturers Seminars

Attendees choose which seminar they want to attend in each time slot.

For more information about these seminars CLICK HERE

TIME SLOT A: 10:50 am - 11:20 am
Euclid Systems Corporation - LAKE HIGHLAND A
Blanchard  - LAKE HART A
iMatrix -  LAKE SHEEN A

TIME SLOT B: 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Orthotool  - LAKE SHEEN B

TIME SLOT C: 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
EyeSpace  - LAKE HART A
Bausch & Lomb - LAKE LUCERNE
Boston Sight  - LAKE SHEEN A
Visionary Optics - LAKE NONA A

TIME SLOT D: 12:20pm - 12:50 pm
Myopia Institute  - LAKE SHEEN B
Art Optical -  LAKE HART B
Synergeyes  - LAKE NONA B

12:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 

Advanced Ortho-K

Moderator:  Paul Levine, OD, FIAO

(2 hours of COPE approved CE )

2:50 pm - 3:40 pm

Ortho-K for Astigmatism

Jaume Paune, OD, MVSC, PhD, FIAO
This lecture will cover the advanced fitting higher than average astigmats, mixed astigmats and the undercorrection of the steep meridian in a refractive vs. corneal cylinder patient. Pearls are designed for the average orthokeratologist.

Toric Orthokeratology - Let’s do this!

Jagrut Lallu MSc Specialty Contact lenses, Bachelor of Optometry (Honours), TPA, Authorised Glaucoma Prescriber
This lecture will teach the basics of approaching toric orthokeratology. It will describe the appropriate assessment of toric patients with respect to the evidence based medicine and appropriate optics selection when designing lenses.

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm

High Myopia

Juan Bolivar, OD, FIAO
This lecture will give attendees knowledge about the features thatOrthokeratology has when fitting high myopia patients, helping them to improve their management skills, even when high myopia mixes with astigmatism.

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4:30 pm - 4:50 pm


Sponsored by The American Academy of Orthokeratology And Myopia Control

Practice Management (4:50 pm - 6:55 pm)

(2.5 hours of COPE approved CE )

4:50 pm - 6:05 pm

The Business of Myopia Control Business

Justin Bazan, OD, Alan N. Glazier, OD, FAAO & Andrew Morgenstern, OD, FAAO

This lecture teaches how to market, grow and compete with a myopia specialty practice in a changing landscape where others than ODs will soon be vying for your myopia control business.

6:05 pm - 6:30 pm

Internal Marketing

John Abdella, OD, FIAO

6:30 pm - 6:55 pm

Getting them to Say Yes

Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAO

Too often we as doctors know what’s best for our patients but have difficulty communicating it and getting the patient’s agreement. This talk will demonstrate how to talk to parents about Ortho-K.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AAOMC Membership Meeting