Wednesday, May 15th - EyeSpace Workshop

EyeSpace Workshop

Wednesday, May 15th 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenters: EyeSpace team

The EyeSpace Optometrist/Owners will present a review of the latest EyeSpace software and show you how you can customize your lens designs to optimize myopia control, Presbyopic and Toric OK lenses.  Advanced troubleshooting including review of real patient cases will be covered.  If interested, please email EyeSpace@CustomCraftLens.com to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Wednesday, May 15th - RGP Designer Workshop

4 Hours of PURE DESIGN

Wednesday, May 15th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Giuseppe Toffoli FIAOMC

Giuseppe Toffoli FIAOMC graduated in Orthoptics and MSc degree in Vision Sciences from the University of Padova and practices in Padova, Italy. He is highly regarded as one of the most brilliant RGP designers not only in Europe but throughout the world. He is the creator of the software platform "RGP Designer" which makes advanced lens design available to subscribers over the internet.  

Agenda

4-Hour workshop on Reverse Geometry Contact Lens Design to achieve best myopia correction and control. Introduction to rgpdesigner.com software. Choose the right corneal values data to start designing contact lenses. We will supply the information for an OK/Myopia Control design for overnight. From anatomical considerations of the cornea to the best design of the contact lenses.
Each participant will receive 3 months FREE subscription to full rgpdesigner.com web access.

Why You Should Attend:

1) Offers the best in custom lens design choices for Ortho-K while being simple to use

2) With the choices of one of seven modules you just plug in your data and watch as the software computes the curves of the custom lens for you.

3) Designed by Giuseppe Toffoli one of the most talented lens designers in the world today

4) The software is online and accompanied by wonderful aids to help you make your choices for best fit

5) By looking at a simulated NaFL pattern you can determine if a toric periphery is need and choose that choice and watch the powerful software disclose all the new lens choices.

6) The program designs a "true toric" periphery involving all the curves outside the central base curve for best results.

7) As you grow in confidence you can 'take over" and custom design a lens yourself using that module

8) Learn how to design a custom lens by attending the workshop by one of the most talented designers in the world Giuseppe Toffoli.

9) The software while easy to use incorporates the most advanced Ortho-K design concepts 

10) Attending this workshops allows you to utilize this powerful but simple to use online tool for three months at no charge

11) For one low yearly subscription fee design any number of lenses you desire and have them made at Ortho-K labs across the country.

12) And finally increase your know how and become a better more informed ECP by attending this workshop

Wednesday, May 15th - ORTHOTOOL™ Workshop

ORTHOTOOL™ WORKSHOP
From Complexity to Simplicity

Wednesday, May 15th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(2-Hours of Continuing Education)

Sharing over 35 years of research and practical experience, this workshop will feature all the basic and advanced principles in design formats for effective orthokeratology in myopia management (US patent).

*This workshop is designed for beginners & advanced fitters.
You must be registered for Wednesday to attend this workshop.

Presenter: Eddie Chow, OD, FIAOMC

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Orthokeratology for Myopia Control - Understanding the True Optics Biomechanical Properties: A Practitioners Clinical View This course will look at understanding the true corneal profile for the proper fit of reverse geometry lenses as well as the forces acting on the cornea and the lens.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Workshop Continued

Agenda

Topographer data analysis to optimize OrthoTool ™ lens designs

  • What can be done with CUSTOM design using your topographer

  • How to input data from your topographer into OrthoTool™ for lens design

  • Analyzing data for optimal results

Corneal biomechanics as applied to orthokeratology

  • Hysteresis: viscosity & damping

  • Elasticity

  • Resistance factor: central corneal thickness

  • Biomechanics as related to age and ethnicity

  • Design format with the implication of corneal biomechanics

Effective modern orthokeratology for successful ortho-k & myopia control

  • Understanding the peripheral defocus theory

  • The optics of ortho-k

  • Corneal tissue movement/migration in ortho-k

  • Munnerlyn Formula: related to tissue migration/movement and treatment zone to benefit treatment

  • Jessen Factor: how much to target?

  • The difference between proprietary & custom design for effective results

Understanding the forces applied in ortho-k & guided principles for lens design (tear film diagrams to illustrate the force concept)

  • Compression force

  • Squeeze film & tension forces

  • Surface tension, small capillary forces

  • Aspheric back optical zone to generate extra forces & control of sagittal height of fit

  • General theories for successful results: understanding the basic concepts & the functions of different curves & why CUSTOM design allows for better myopia control

  • Learning to identify the fluorescein patterns for effective results

Introduction of OrthoTool ™ (new upgrades with 10 curves)

  • Why the new software is superior for lens design & myopia control

  • The difference between proprietary & CUSTOM lens designs

  • Pushing the limits of conventional lens design

  • Learn how to design regular & multifocal SOFT & GP lenses (for myopia control)

  • Learn how to design reverse geometry lens for myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia & post surgical corneas

  • Guided principles for lens design

Trouble Shooting

Case presentation

Q&A

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Thursday, May 16th - Bausch + Lomb Workshop

Bausch + Lomb Workshop

Finding the Right Fit with Zenlens and Zen RC Scleral Lenses

Thursday, May 16th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*You must be registered for Thursday to attend this workshop

 
 

Presenter: Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO

The Zenlens Workshop will cover:

• Benefits of Zenlens™ scleral lenses for irregular corneas

• Zen™ RC and Zenlens™ scleral lens for ocular surface disease, including dry eye.

• Hands-on learning about fitting, handling the lens

• Troubleshooting Zenlens™ scleral lens

• When to use a Toric PC, Front Surface Toric

Thursday, May 16th - Blanchard Workshop

Blanchard Workshop

Thursday, May 16th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*You must be registered for Thursday to attend this workshop

Speakers: Thomas P. Arnold, OD, FSLS and Steven Sorkin, OD, FSLS

Onefit™ MED: Total Control of Scleral Lens Design & Fit for Ultimate Vision Performance, Comfort and Long-term Health

Onefit™ MED is an advanced scleral lens that puts you in complete control of the design and fit – allowing you to create the ideal lens for each patient for optimal comfort, visual acuity and long-term corneal and limbal stem health. This four hour workshop reviews Onefit™ MED features and benefits, illustrates the interactive online design calculators, presents case presentations, and provides hands-on fitting education.

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Thursday, May 16th - Paragon Vision Sciences Workshop

Paragon Vision Sciences Workshop

Thursday, May 16th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*You must be registered for Thursday to attend this workshop

This year at Vision By Design we have industry-leading experts such as Maria Liu, Michael Lipson, Kathryn Richdale, and Mark Bullimore sharing their knowledge to help you grow your practice. There will also be a panel discussion led by Dr. Jason Nichols, editor of Contact Lens Spectrum.

 
 

Agenda:

8:00am – 8:25am - Michael Lipson - Quality of Life with Myopia Management

8:25am - 8:30am - Q&A

8:30am - 9:15am - Maria Liu - What We Know & Don't Know About Myopia & Ortho-K

9:15am - 9:20am - Q&A

9:20am - 9:30am - Break

9:30am - 10:15am - Kathryn Richdale - Evidence Based Practice in Myopia Management

10:15am - 10:20am - Q&A

10:20am - 10:50am - Mark Bullimore - Safety in Children with Contact Lenses

10:50am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - Noon - Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 16th - EyeCarePro Workshop

EyeCarePro Workshop

Thursday, May 16th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*You must be registered for Thursday to attend this workshop

Reaching New Patients for Ortho-K Needs a Strategy

Do potential new patients—or their parents—actually search on Google for ortho-k? GVSS? CRT? Almost never! People search for what they know and what concerns them.

Maybe it’s a parent concerned with their child’s myopia and they don’t know (yet) about how to manage it. Or an athlete searching for an alternative to prescription goggles. Maybe it’s an adult looking for a non-surgical alternative to LASIK?

In this workshop, we will go over the tools and strategies needed to capture the Google searches that are relevant to ortho-k, from a broad range of audiences. Learn to develop an online content strategy that reaches those potential new patients and then engages and educates them. Develop the tools needed to establish yourself as THE trusted local expert on effective myopia management.

Workshop Topics:  

Video That Works: How and why to create videos for your Ortho-k practice.

We will guide you on how to easily create videos that work for your myopia management practice. When done right, video will help you engage new patients as well as how to leverage referral sources to keep your lanes full of ortho-k patients.

A Pediatric Practice is an Ortho-K Practice

It’s a simple equation. More pediatric eye exams = more Ortho-k patients. We’ll introduce you to proven content strategies that will increase your pediatric new patient exams, to form the pool for new ortho-k fittings.

Making the Recommendation

Recommending ortho-k to parents (or adults) can be daunting. Doing it well is a careful balance of authority, education, and sales acumen. One thing’s for sure, there is a lot that you can do to maximize how many general care patients become Ortho-k patients.

Influencing the Influencers: How the Opinions of Others will Help you Fit More

Who are the influencers that can provide a steady flow of patient referrals for your Ortho-k Practice? How do you identify them? We will discuss the relationship-building strategies that work.



Thursday, May 16th - Scleral Lens Education Society Workshop

Scleral Workshop

Thursday, May 16th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

(4 Hours of Continuing Education)

*You must be registered for Thursday to attend this workshop.

* This workshop is beginner friendly. Starting from the basics and going onto the more complex things like scleral topography etc. The doctors will have hands on guidance so should feel comfortable throughout the session.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Scleral Lens Fitting 101
Speakers:
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Roxana Hemmati, OD, FAAO, FSLS & Kelsea Skidmore, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Course Description
This one hour presentation is intended to provide attendees with education, information, and techniques necessary to fit scleral lenses of all types and designs. For novice scleral lens fitters, this course will prepare them to initiate fitting their patients with scleral lenses.
Course Learning Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide practitioners with detailed description of every step involved in fitting and caring for patients wearing scleral lenses including: patient selection, pre-fitting diagnostic evaluation of the patient, specialized testing, initial diagnostic lens selection and evaluation, lens ordering, follow-up care, modification of the fit, problem-solving, specific care and handling of lenses and in-office management tips.

9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. - Advanced Scleral Lens Fitting
Speakers:
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Matt Kauffman, OD, FAAO, FSLS, & Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Course Description
This one hour presentation is intended to provide attendees with education, information,and techniques necessary to fit scleral lenses of all types and designs. This course will present special techniques/modifications that may be helpful in solving complex fitting challenges that scleral lens wearers may present. Doctors with and without scleral experience should gain a better understanding of advanced scleral lens fitting techniques.
Course Learning Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide practitioners with detailed description of every step involved in fitting and caring for the advanced scleral lens patient including: patient selection, pre-fitting diagnostic evaluation of the patient, specialized testing, initial diagnostic lens selection and evaluation, lens ordering, follow-up care, modification of the fit, problem-solving, specific care and handling of lenses and in-office management tips.

9:55 - 10:10 a.m. - BREAK

10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Scleral Lens Workshop
Speakers:
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Matt Kaffman, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Roxana Hemmati, OD, FAAO, FSLS & Kelsea Skidmore, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Course Description:
This two hour presentation is an interactive, workshop format where basic principles of large diameter, rigid, scleral contact lenses are discussed. A didactic portion is followed by hands-on practice with insertion, removal, and fitting of scleral lenses. Instructors who are members of the Scleral Lens Education Society will provide hands on fitting experience using scleral lenses from several different lens companies.
Course Learning Objectives:
To provide participants with knowledge and training of scleral contact lens fitting and management of a wide range of medical conditions. Fitting guidelines and problem solving tips can be applied to the practice of participants. Even practitioners who have never fit a scleral lens should feel comfortable starting a scleral lens practice after the workshop.

Friday, May 17th - SuperCharge Your Practice

SuperCharge Your Practice

Friday, May 17th   7:00 PM - 12 Midnight

(4 Hours of Continuing Education)

PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop/seminar is hosted by a VBD partner/sponsor and as such does not fall under the same guidelines as a Vision By Design workshop. If you have any questions about this workshop/seminar please contact the partner provider. 

Please keep the following in mind when considering this workshop/seminar: 

- Registration and payment for this course does not take place on the VBD website.
- Vision By Design does not control the pricing or refund policy of this workshop/seminar.
- Vision By Design does not have control over any CE hours related to this course (if any).
- Vision By Design does not have influence over the content of this workshop/seminar and is not responsible for     distributing notes or handouts.
- Exhibit Hall access does not come with this registration.  You must attend the day sessions in order to have Exhibit  Hall access. 

At SuperChargeYourPracticeTM You'll Learn:

1. How to profitably grow your practice.

2. How to develop fees and confidently present them.

3. How to train your staff to provide consistent results.

4. How to integrate specialty care within your office.

5. How to get an abundance of specialty care referrals.

6. How to develop a practice which enriches your life.

Instructor: Nick Despotidis

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Nick Despotidis, OD, FAAO, FIAOMC

Nick Despotidis (Dr. D) practices Optometry in Hamilton, NJ with his partners, Barry Tannen, Ivan Lee, and Noah Tannen.   Together, they have one of the largest practices in the country, specializing in orthokeratology.  

Dr. D is the lead author of two books, “My Children are Nearsighted Too” and “A Parent’s Guide to Raising Children with Healthy Vision”.  His workshop SuperChargeYourPractice is the most sought-after practice management course offered at Vision by Design.  In 2018, Dr D took the TEDx stage where he presented “A Childhood Disease Worth Preventing”.

Testimonials:

I’ve attended Supercharge three times: Chicago 2013, Houston 2015, & Scottsdale 2016. Without your seminar, I would never have had that push to do more than any other eye professional has dreamed of…
— Jeffrey Klosterman, OD
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work you put into SuperCharge. Besides being informative and entertaining, it was a life changing!
— Alice Tseng, OD