Wednesday, April 11th

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 1

(5 hours of COPE approved CE )

Moderator: Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO


7:00 am - 12:30 pm 


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

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

The Ortho-K Lens:  How and Why It Works 

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAO

This lecture will discuss the anatomy of an Ortho-K lens and review how its shape creates the desired outcome.  And will also answer the questions - How does the design control myopia?  Is Ortho-K safe?

1:20 pm - 1:45 pm

Fitting the Ortho-K Lens Part 1 - Getting Started 

Matthew Martin, OD, FIAO

This lecture will introduce: patient selection, warning discussions, data to be collected, equipment for collection, contracts, solutions, supplies and incorporating Ortho-K into practice.  

1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

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

 Matthew Martin, OD, FIAO

This lecture will introduce the three methods of fitting an Ortho-K lens, and what data is needed to evaluate any Ortho-K fit.

2:10 pm - 2:35 pm

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

Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO

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. 

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2:35 pm - 2:55 pm


Sponsored By The American Academy of Orthokeratology And Myopia Control

2:55 pm - 4:40 pm

Wet Lab 

Multiple Presenters:  TBD

Several lens manufacturers will video the fitting of a patient with their lens.  Participants will be shown how the initial lens is selected and then how this lens is evaluated and changed based on the fit.  They will show us how they select their initial lens based on maps, RX and other demographic variables, then they will evaluate the fit and make changes until the final lens is selected. These patients will then be re-evaluated after the first night of wear to determine the success of the fit and to make any necessary changes.

4:40 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAO

By doing something only a very small percentage of your colleagues around the world do, and by being on the front lines in the battle against progressive myopia, you will be able to provide for your family by keeping your practice's financial footing on solid ground.   The question is:  Are you ready to make your practice one that's centered around Ortho-K?