Wednesday, May 15th - Staff Session Part 1

Staff Session -

Ortho-K Boot Camp for Newcomers - Part 1

(No Continuing Education Hours Included)

Moderator: Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC

8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Registration - You can pick up your badge anytime before session starts - session begins at 12:00 pm

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


Staff and Doctors Attend the Same Sessions Today

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

The Ortho-K Lens:  How and Why It Works 

Thomas J. Weshefsky, OD, FIAOMC

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

12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Fitting the Ortho-K Lens Part 1 - Getting Started 

Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

Learn about Ortho-K specific equipment required, candidate selection, data to collect and schedule integration.

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

 Matthew Martin, OD, FIAOMC

This lecture will introduce the three methods of fitting an Ortho-K lens, and what data is needed to evaluate any Ortho-K fit. How will you fit your lenses? Through trial fitting, topography-based design or the empirical method? Learn how to use NAFL and other date to evaluate the fit.

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

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

Linh Dang, OD, FIAOMC

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. 

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Break 

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

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

Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAOMC

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? 

3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Manufacturers Presentations

Multiple Presenters:  TBD

Highlights of each manufacturers lens and how to fit.