Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers Day 1

Wednesday April 15th 2020

Moderators: Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAOMC, Monica Allison, OD, MBA, FIAOMC

*Please note breakfast and lunch are not included with Wednesday Registration


Featuring 2 hours of COPE Approved CE (*Approval Pending)

12:00-12:25 pm

Know the Enemy: The epidemiology of myopia.   

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


12:25-12:50 pm

What are your Weapons: Options for managing myopia

Molds, lenses, behavioral, environmental changes and pharmaceuticals will be detailed. - Tom Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC


12:50-1:40 pm

The Bomb:  OrthoK, how and why it works  

This lecture will discuss the anatomy of an OrthoK lens and review how its shape creates the desired outcome. How does the design control myopia.  Is OrthoK safe? - Tom Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC


1:40-2:05 pm




2:05-2:55 PM


How do you modify a standard orthoK design to specifically manage myopia.  What are the options for managing with a soft lens.  -Avi Zlatin, OD, FIAOMC

Protecting the Victims: Myopia management candidate selection.

Learn how to assess when it is time to institute a myopia management program and what type of program you should choose. -Avi Zlatin, OD, FIAOMC


2:55-3:45 PM

Fitting the OrthoK Lens 

Part 1: Learn about OrthoK specific equipment required, data to collect and schedule integration.

Part 2: Learn 3 methods of fitting the OrthoK mold including trial fitting, topography based design and the empirical method.

Part 3:Learn how to use NAFL and other data to evaluate the fit and potential treatment.

- Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC


3:45-5:00 pm

Corneal Topography: How to capture terrific, useful images.

Corneal Topography: An essential Orthokeratology tool – pre and post treatment.

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.

-Randy Kojima, FAAO, FSLS, FIAOMC


5:00-7:00 PM

Nibbles and Knowledge

Wet lab and discussion with individual vendors