Manufacturer Seminar Descriptions
(Saturday May 18th)

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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MiSight Results (Paragon Vision Sciences) Presented By Dr. Jose Vega, OD, MSc, FAAO - Join Dr. José Vega as he presents on the methodology and findings from CooperVision’s MiSight clinical research. Learn firsthand how these findings will impact the understanding and treatment of myopia. Location: Independence 4+5

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Zen™ Multifocal – Scleral Lens for Presbyopia (Bausch + Lomb) Explore scleral lens options for your presbyopic patients.  Zenlens and Zen RC scleral lenses are available in a multifocal design, this design aligns the near zone over the visual axis instead of the center of the cornea, which has been shown to provide clear vision in soft contact lenses.  Attend this lecture to learn more.   
Presented by: Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO Location: Independence 1

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Proactively Managing Myopia with Orthokeratology: Taking Your Practice from Good to Great (Euclid Systems Corporation) Myopia is an old condition, but a new disease. As we evaluate our perceptions around Myopia most eyecare providers see is as our bread and butter refractive error and the very reason that we contemplated eyecare, but things are changing. The prevalence of myopia has soared by 66% in the United States from where it was in the 1970s. We also know that a child who acquires myopia before eight years old is 6.6X more likely to get high myopia. And patients who have high myopia are 40X times more likely to get retinal detachments and 120X more likely to get maculopathies. But even more concerning is the 2-3X risk of developing glaucoma, retinal detachments and macular conditions for patients who have small amount of myopia. We have to come up with solutions for our patients in order to reduce the global diseases that myopia is bringing on. This course approaches our simplified methods of instituting myopia management into your office so that you can take the management of myopia in your practice from Good to Great. Presented by David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA
Location: Independence 6

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Pentacam CSP. The advantage to streamline customized Scleral Lens fitting (Oculus). Overview of the Pentacam® CSP software and its application in fitting/designing scleral lenses. There are also two cases to demonstrate how this data can be used within the Wave software environment to totally customize a scleral lens design. Presented by: Kenneth Maller, OD, FIAOMC
Location: Independence 3


10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Wave Contact Lens System Q&A. (WAVE) You spent the past few days asking questions. Get the answers and learn more from Jim Edwards OD, the brain behind Wave software. Presented by Jim Edwards OD.
Location: Independence 2

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Helping diseased, post surgical and asymmetric eyes with the Ampleye Scleral lens (Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc.) Managing the diverse range of diseased corneas and irregular astigmatisms often requires fitting beyond the corneal boundaries and resting the lens on the sclera   The recent “re-birth” of scleral lenses has been driven by a greater understanding of the corneal, limbal and scleral shape as well as advances in lens design, materials and fitting techniques. Throughout this lecture we will review the diverse indications and step-by-step fitting technique of the Ampleye Scleral Lens Design.  Presented by Patrick Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA, FIAOMC and Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAOMC
Location: Independence 7

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Pediatric Ortho-K for Myopia Control vs. Adult Ortho-K (Contex) - Physical differences in Pediatric myopia control OK lenses compared to standard Adult Ortho-K lenses will be explained and discussed. Presented by Steven Ernst NCLE
Location: Independence 8

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Specialty Contact Lenses For The Post-Surgical Cornea (X-Cel Specialty Contacts) Atlantis Scleral and its innovative 3D-Vault system makes managing oblate corneas easy. But not every post-surgical patient needs or wants a scleral lens. We offer specialty lens options that are easy to fit and are cost effective alternatives to sclerals.  Presented by Andrew Biondo, OD, FSLS.
Location: Bandera


11:00 am - 11:30 am

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Blanchard - A World of Opportunities with Onefit™ MED (Blanchard) - Come learn how the Onefit™ MED advanced scleral lens design allows you to design the ideal scleral lens for highly irregular and medically indicated corneas, including a wide-range of ectasias (moderate to severe), as well as healthy corneas when a larger diameter is needed. With Onefit™ MED, you are in complete control of the design and fit, with the ability to customize parameter options in four fitting zones: Central, Mid-peripheral, Limbal and Edge. You can design the lens further with quadrant specific edge zones and the option to use the Controlled Peripheral Recess (CPR) technology when a precise recess is needed to accommodate any type of scleral elevation. Presented by Steven Sorkin, OD, FSLS
Location: Independence 4+5
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VTI / NaturalVue Update (VTI) (5 min) By Peg Achenbach, OD, FAAO, Vice President, Professional Services and Clinical Science for VTI (She will update on the latest on VTI and NaturalVue® product news; she will also introduce Dr. Oliver Woo who will give the remainder of the presentation) How to Fall in LOVE with Myopia Management (25 min) -By Oliver Woo O.D. FIAOMC, Optometrist, UNSW, Australia, Myopia Management Consultant - Myopic Prevention and Cont.
Location: Independence 6

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Innovations in Specialty Contact Lenses: Hybrids, Sclerals, and Soft Lenses (SynergEyes) Specialty lens prescribers encounter conditions that depend on a spectrum of contact lens modalities. Learn how the broad SynergEyes portfolio can enhance the lives of our patients through the continuum of disease and refractive needs. The latest in hybrid technology, success of the SynergEyes VS scleral lens, and the newest from SynergEyes, SimplifEyes 1Day daily disposable soft lenses, will be reviewed. Presented by Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Location: Independence 3

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"BostonSight SCLERAL: Technology, Innovation, and Built-in Scleral Shape - ALL at your Fingertips!" (BostonSight) Join us and learn how you can leverage over 25yrs of scleral lens design and innovation for your patients! From the creators of PROSE treatment…BostonSight SCLERAL tackles the unknowns of scleral shape making scleral lens fitting easier, yet keeping ocular health in mind! Presented by Chirag Patel, OD FAAO
Location: Independence 1


11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Axial Length Measurements (DGH) - Using the DGH 6000 A-Scan to obtain axial length measurements, and create axial length progression reports. Presented by Russell Schlage & Rafael Ramirez 
Location: Independence 7

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Improving OrthoK Outcomes with the Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer (Medmont) - This educational session will discuss a wide range of techniques to improve orthokeratology outcomes with the Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer.  Pre-fitting candidacy and lens construction will be reviewed along with a heavy emphasis on post treatment analysis.  Attendees will learn to glean all they can out of the corneal topographer in general and Medmont specifically.  Presented by Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAOMC
Location: Independence 2

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EyeSpace Software Demonstration (EyeSpace) Charl Laas will be presenting a demonstration of EyeSpace software.  Learn what EyeSpace can do for you.  Varying cases will be presented from beginner to advanced as well as troubleshooting tips. Presented by Charl Laas
Location: Independence 8

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Marketing a Myopia Control Practice The Modern Way (Myopia Institute) Varying cases will be presented from beginner to advanced as well as troubleshooting tips. Presented by Alan Glazier, OD FAAO
Location: Bandera