CEwire2021

The Largest Virtual Optometric Conference:
64 COPE Approved Credits
4 Live Events
1 Low Price
Featuring ALL NEW LECTURES for 2021!

LIVE Online:
March 13 & 14
April 24 & 25
May 15 & 16
June 12 & 13

.. and ON DEMAND from March 15 through July 1, 2021.
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$189.00  $159.00 early bird conference pass for all 64 Credits

Pay one price to access ALL live events, lectures, on-demand content and the virtual exhibit hall with exclusive vendor discounts.


Come to as many events as you wish to meet your license requirements this cycle.

Attendance at the CEwire2021 live events will give users LIVE COPE Credits, same as in-person CE!

... and don't forget to watch the CEwire2021 Livestream Interview Show which runs throughout the live events, and features eye care industry leaders, lectures, and other special guests at the event!

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About CEwire2021

Join us for the largest online CE event in optometry and see why over 14,000 ODs have chosen to participate over the past five years!

Earn up to 64 COPE-approved CE credits from leading eye care experts with all-new lectures, without leaving home.

Use your conference pass to Watch LIVE online these dates:

March 13 & 14
April 24 & 25
May 15 & 16
June 12 & 13


.. OR watch ON DEMAND at your own pace and on your own schedule from March 15 through July 1, 2021.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to get exclusive discounts from leading vendors, and tune in to the CEwire2021 Livestream, where we'll chat with optometric thought leaders and eye care industry executives.

64 Hours of COPE-Approved CE: Watch LIVE or ON DEMAND!

Your registration to CEwire2021 gives you access to the lectures when they are given LIVE online.

Come to as many or as few live events as you'd like: your single conference pass gives you access to ALL the live events.

Each event features all 64 credits, so if you miss one, you can easily catch what you missed at the next live event.

Can't make it live? No problem!

Each time we do a live performance, the lectures are recorded and placed & online for you to view on demand through July 1, 2021.

Watch each archived course as many times as you like. Pause, rewind, or even watch on your phone in between patients.
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Taking CE Has Never Been Easier

Receiving your COPE credits is incredibly simple:

1. Register for CEwire2021 (and remember to give us your ARBO OE Tracker # when you register, so we have it on file.)

2. Login and watch a live performance online! You can interact with the speakers via text chat at the live shows!

...OR you can watch lectures on demand after March 15 through July 1, 2021

3. If watching "LIVE", no quiz is required to gain credits. Simply watch an entire course, and it will be added to your transcript. If watching on demand, complete a short quiz after each hour of class (take the quizzes as many times as you need to in order to pass)

4. We transmit your credits to ARBO automatically, using your ARBO OE Tracker number that you gave when you registered. We also provide you with a digital certificate after you complete each course

There is no better education value in eye care!

Exhibit Hall


CEwire2021 also features a virtual exhibit hall, where leading vendors will demo their products and provide you with the most up-to-date information. Many will have staff available live via text chat during the event!

Several exhibitors will be offering exclusive show discounts to CEwire2021 attendees.

Check here to get the latest news on show discounts and information about the show.
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CEwire2021 Livestream!

As in prior years, the team will broadcast live from CEwire HQ, giving you the latest updates on the conference, current discounts being offered at the show, and interviewing leaders in eye care.

Dr. Steve Silberberg will act as a 'virtual monitor' during the event, and will be available to help course participants if any issues arise (he'll also be calling in to the livestream to give us the very latest updates from inside the show!) REGISTER NOW

CEwire2021 Course List



Download the LATEST Printable Course Schedule: March 13 & 14, 2021
Total COPE Hours: 64
HOW TO HEAL WHEN YOU CAN’T FEEL – NEUROTROPHIC KERATITIS UPDATE
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO & Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71247-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Neurotrophic keratitis is a corneal degenerative disease with detrimental ocular sequalae that can be challenging to manage. Its variable presentations can resemble common clinical conditions such as microbial infection or dry eye disease.

This course will review best practices in clinical detection and management strategies, including new treatment advancements and real-world case studies.
UNDERSTANDING AMBLYOPIA
Tamara Petrosyan, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71138-FV
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will review how different forms of amblyopia develop, the testing performed during evaluation, and evidence based treatment including binocular treatment of amblyopia.
UNDERSTANDING THE YELLOW SPOT: USING NUTRITION TO OPTIMIZE VISION
John Nolan, PhD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Science has identified the specific nutrients the retina requires to remain healthy, including macular carotenoids. This talk discusses novel data showing micro-micellular formulations of carotenoids which can greatly enhance the nutrient delivery and enhance vision.
"THROW SOME LIGHT ON IT!" - TREATING OCULAR SURFACE DISEASE WITH PHOTOBIOMODULATION THERAPY
Craig Thomas, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71284-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

You will learn about the therapeutic application of red and near-infrared light to treat meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis and chalazion. Emphasis is placed on reviewing cell metabolism and the mitochondrial respiratory chain, the biochemical mechanisms of action for energy-based treatment and the biological effects of light-based therapy. Multiple case reports and treatment protocols are presented using photobiomodulation as the primary treatment option.
FINDING OASIS WHEN CONVENTIONAL DRY EYE THERAPIES FAIL
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO & Brandon Ayres, MD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 12pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 70988-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Ocular surface disease can encompass overlapping disease entities ranging from dry eye to neurotrophic keratitis. Due to its diagnostic complexity, treatment courses are frequently adjusted pending observed clinical responses in order to optimize outcomes.

Speakers will highlight the latest stepwise therapeutic algorithm when encountering patients who are non-responsive to conventional dry eye management.
DEMYSTIFYING SCLERAL SHAPE
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 12pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Scleral shape evaluation and interpretation are critical for fitting contact lenses, particularly scleral lenses. This course will cover pertinent publications, novel instrumentation, evaluation, and interpretation of scleral shape to optimize scleral lens success. Specific case examples provide practical application of scleral shape.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING-WHAT ODS NEED TO KNOW
Lillian Kalaczinski, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 12pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71005-PB
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the US and data suggests that health care providers have a unique opportunity to identify victims during health care visits. This course will provide attendees information on the types of human trafficking, victim and trafficker demographics, common red-flags that aide in identifying potential victims, reporting requirements and victim resources.
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS OF CORNEAL DYSTROPHIES
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO & Beeran Meghpara, MD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71217-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

While corneal dystrophies occur in different corneal layers, they may have overlapping clinical appearance that complicate clinical diagnoses and delay management recommendations. Common patient symptoms range from painful erosions, visual reduction to eventual loss of quality of life.

This lecture will discuss differentiating characteristics, prognoses, non-surgical and surgical treatment options for various corneal dystrophies.
SECRETS OF THE SCLERA
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO & Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71035-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The sclera has a wide range of clinical relevance. This course will cover scleral anatomy and mechanical properties, scleral shape and clinical considerations in scleral contact lens design, systemic diseases affecting scleral health, implications in glaucoma and myopia, and future directions in research.
GETTING PARENTS TO SAY "YES" TO YOUR MYOPIA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Gary Gerber, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71130-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Doctors already know the importance of treating childhood myopia. Most parents don’t. Because of that, many doctors start then stop providing myopia management. The doctors complain, “I tried, I really did. But parents kept asking, ‘Why haven’t I heard of this before?’ It got so frustrating that now I’ll only treat a kid if the mom brings it up. Which rarely happens.”

This course goes into the consumer science of why parents reject needed treatments for their kids and what you need to do to change that mindset.
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OCULAR TRIAGE IN THE COVID-19 ERA AND THE "NEW NORMAL"
Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71037-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course teaches principles of ocular triage for urgencies/emergencies, prioritization of care for established patients, and referral for secondary care that can reduce risk of ocular morbidity and viral transmission during the COVID-19 era and the “new normal.”
WHAT TO DO WHEN INFECTIOUS KERATITIS ATTACKS
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO & Beeran Meghpara, MD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 2pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71116-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Optometrists play a primary role in management patients with infectious keratitis. While the etiologies are complex, common microbial agents include bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Speakers will review culture media and other identification methodologies as well as corresponding treatment choice(s).
BEYOND GOLDMANN TONOMETRY – ADVANCES IN MEASURING AND INTERPRETING IOP
Richard J. Madonna, OD, MA, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 2pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

IOP measurement is fundamental to our management of glaucoma, yet the reference standard for IOP measurement, in-office Goldmann applanation tonometry, is flawed due to measurement variability, normal physiological fluctuation, and influences from corneal biomechanics.

Furthermore, many patients with glaucoma never present with elevated Goldmann pressures during regular office hours, yet we know that lowering in-office IOP is crucial to glaucoma management.

This course discusses current thinking regarding the role of IOP in causing glaucoma damage and new approaches to measuring IOP that may provide more useful information in determining which patients are at greatest risk for progression and significant vision loss.
ANAPHYLAXIS: WHAT TO DO AS AN OD AND NOT PANIC
James Fanelli, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 2pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71108-SD
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course explains the anaphylactic cascade of events that occurs when a patient experiences a life threatening allergic reaction.

Many of the medications and disposables that we use in the office are allergenic to certain individuals, and being able to recognize and understand the early manifestations of anaphylactic reactions is critical to rendering appropriate emergency care early in the process, as the cascade can occur quickly and have significant adverse outcomes. Recognition of the cascade, the pathophysiology of the cascade, and first aid are discussed at length.
SOS: 10 MOST COMMON CORNEAL EMERGENCIES
Zeba Syed, MD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 70975-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The vast majority of pathology seen emergently in ophthalmic settings is related to corneal disease. Because the cornea is so densely innervated, various corneal conditions (both emergent and non-emergent) may present to eye care providers.

The speaker will discuss the 10 most common corneal conditions that present emergently, and will review key history and examination features that help to guide management. The speaker will also discuss initial management steps in these conditions.
OTHER USES FOR SCLERAL LENSES
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Scleral lenses have revolutionized the way we help keratoconus patients. This course will discuss their role in other advanced anterior segment ocular conditions and special considerations with each of these conditions.
DRY EYE BEDTIME STORY: SWEET DREAMS OR NIGHTMARES?
Laura Periman, MD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71001-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Run through a 24 day in the life of a dry eye patient as a way to bridge the patient experience of dry eye and the scientific and clinical approaches to dry eye.

Explore clinical history clues, patient prompts and key questions to ask to enhance the clinician’s skill, approach, thinking and skills in educating the dry eye patient.
SINUSITIS: NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT FOR OPTOMETRY
James Fanelli, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Patients with acute or chronic sinus disease often have accompanying periocular pain and discomfort that can easily be misconstrued as an ophthalmic problem. Given the close proximity to the orbit, the paranasal air sinuses are often the source of patient complaints of periocular discomfort.

This course discusses the relevant clinical anatomy of the paranasal air sinuses, the mechanisms of acute and chronic infection of the sinuses, their etiology for ocular pain and discomfort, as well as offering the attendee an organized approach to clinically evaluating these patients and rendering appropriate care.
CONTROVERSIES IN CORNEA: FOUR TIMELY TOPICS
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The course will focus on 4 controversial topics that optometrists deal with on a daily basis:
1) What’s the best stepwise approach to recurrent corneal erosions?
2) The ulcer’s not getting better-what should I do next?
3) Who are the best candidates and when should CXL be performed in eyes with keratoconus? and
4) What is the best surgery for a patient with Fuchs corneal dystrophy and cataract?
TAKING THE PRESSURE OUT OF GLAUCOMA TREATMENT
Graham Lakkis BScOptom

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Testing and evaluation of glaucoma suspects leads to the clinical diagnosis of glaucoma in a number of patients. Rather than referral to another practitioner, it is often in the patient’s best interest for the glaucoma to be managed by their primary care optometrist.

This lecture will review the process of making a definitive glaucoma diagnosis, and provide an overview of the treatment process including the grading of glaucoma severity and setting of target intraocular pressures.
OCT ANGIOGRAPHY
Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71039-PD
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography is a new method of analysis based on high-resolution imaging techniques whereby the retinal and choroidal circulation can be visualized simultaneously without injection. This course will review this technology as well as provide pertinent clinical examples.

The participant will become familiar with standard OCTA terminology in order to accurately assess OCTA features.
PRESCRIBING FOR PAIN: NARCOTICS IN OPTOMETRY
Carlo J. Pelino, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71040-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will examine and list the commonly prescribed agents used for pain management andor end of life care. It will identify the ocular indications and potential side effects of commonly prescribed agents used in pain management. Tolerance and addiction from opioid agents will be covered along with opioid overdose treatment medication and plan.
THE FAILING DRY EYE PATIENT: WHY THEY FAIL, AND HOW TO FIX THEM
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNA

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 5pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Our understanding of dry eye and related ocular surface disease has rapidly evolved over the past few years. The rapid increase in knowledge has created significant challenges for both patient and practitioner.

Based on real world experience in a referral based dry eye specialty practice in Phoenix Arizona, this course explores the reasons for therapeutic failure in patients with moderate to severe dry eye disease. Discussion of actual cases reviews improved and more effective treatment strategies and outcomes.
ORALS AND THE EYE
Benjamin P. Casella, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 5pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 70965-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This one hour course will review the most commonly prescribed oral medications for the eye and adnexa. Antibiotics, antivirals, oral glaucoma medications, and nutraceuticals will all be discussed.
RETINAL VASCULAR OCCLUSIVE DISEASE
Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 5pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71007-PS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will provide an introduction into retinal vascular occlusive diseases such as retinal vein and retinal artery occlusions. Disease classification and review of anatomy will be emphasized. The role of various imaging modalities in the work-up and management of these diseases will be introduced.
OUT WITH THE HACKNEYED AND IN WITH THE NOUVEAU-EYED: LOOKING AT NEW EYE CARE TX AND DX
Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 6pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71211-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will give an overview of some of the hottest treatment options for some of the oldest problems that plague our profession. We will draw a contrast from some antiquated optometric therapies and diagnosis to that of the modern approach; specifically looking at what the future holds.
UPDATE: THE GLAUCOMA MEDICINE CABINET
Benjamin P. Casella, OD

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 6pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 70968-GL
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Recent years have seen several new and novel glaucoma therapeutics come to market. This one hour course will update the clinician on the mechanisms and indications of these newer medications.
SLEEP DISORDERS: WHAT OPTOMETRISTS NEED TO KNOW
A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 6pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

To review the panoply of sleep disorders, including those most relevant to systemic and ocular disease, with an emphasis on identification and treatment.
HOW COVID-19 HAS INFLUENCED THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 6pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

In addition to the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the nation’s opioid crisis has grown into a much more complicated and deadly drug overdose epidemic. An increasing number of reports suggest increases in opioid- and other drug-related mortality.

This course describes how optometrists can manage ocular and periocular pain in a judicious manner during the pandemic.
RAISING THE BAR IN DISEASE MANAGEMENT: USING CONE CONTRAST TESTING
Pinakin G. Davey PhD, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 7pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The Rabin Cone Contrast Test measures the severity of cone function loss, and tracks cone function over time, aiding in detection of disease as well as monitoring disease progression and efficacy of treatment.

This lecture will provide the participant with the theoretical background behind the test, and its practical application in optometric practice.
DIABETES IN 2020 AND BEYOND: AN UPDATE
A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 7pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will consider the latest evidence for prevention of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, including practical management strategies for optometrists.
NEW OCT ADVANCES IN GLAUCOMA AND RETINA
Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Saturday March 13; April 24; May 15; June 12, 2021
Time: 7pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71034-PD
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Recent advances in OCT and OCTA have enhanced our ability to care for patients with disorders of the retina and optic nerve. Clinical case examples are used to illustrate clinical application and interpretation of new information.
CAN THIS PATIENT WAIT UNTIL MONDAY? HOW URGENTLY DO I NEED TO REFER THIS?
Mark Friedberg, MD

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Patients are often seen in the evening, on weekends, or on holidays, sometimes when a physician's usual consultant is unavailable. The question as to the urgency of a referral often arises.

This course will review common ocular problems seen in the office and will discuss under what circumstances the problem cannot wait until the next day for further evaluation. It will also review less common problems that require emergency recognition and care.
WILL OUR ARMS STAY TOO SHORT? DRUGS FOR PRESBYOPIA ON THE HORIZON
Steve Silberberg, OD

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 12pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71036-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

A review of the causes of Presbyopia and the non-surgical pharmaceuticals on the horizon to aid this condition and reduce the need for glasses, contacts or surgical intervention
MYOPIA CONTROL: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE, A CLINICAL GRAND ROUND
Langis Michaud, OD, MSc & Patrick Simard, OD, MSc, MBA, FAAO, FBCLA

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71179-CL
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course aims to provide an overview of the latest theoretical knowledge that explains the onset and progression of myopia, as well as the latest clinical interventions to manage it. He then presents a series of concrete cases by offering a personalized clinical approach to each. Finally, some more complex cases will be presented by indicating whether or not it is necessary, in these cases, to apply the same treatment concepts.
VEGF-A DISRUPTS CORNEAL NERVES LEADING TO BLINDNESS ASSOCIATED WITH HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS
Anthony St. Leger, PhD

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 11am ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course aims to provide an overview of the latest theoretical knowledge that explains the onset and progression of myopia, as well as the latest clinical interventions to manage it. He then presents a series of concrete cases by offering a personalized clinical approach to each. Finally, some more complex cases will be presented by indicating whether or not it is necessary, in these cases, to apply the same treatment concepts.
WHY CAN'T MY PATIENT SEE CLEARLY? PROBLEMS POST-CATARACT SURGERY
Richard Witlin, MD

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 12pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71139-PO
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Your patient had seemingly uncomplicated cataract surgery but is not happy with the way his/her post-operative course is progressing. You as the co-managing doctor need to diagnose what is happening and arrive at the proper treatment regimen.

This course will help you develop a systematic approach to diagnosing and treating special post-operative issues.
SEEING DRY EYE THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS: AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
Crystal M. Brimer, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71006-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course is designed to give the attendee and overview of what it would look like to give dry eye treatment a stronger presence in their office. The listener will learn how the background contributors to ocular surface disease and how to approach it clinically. They will also see what preparation needs to take place in the office in order to transition more seamlessly.
CASEBOOK FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF GLAUCOMA
Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO & Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will discuss the best approaches in diagnosing glaucoma. The discussion will include how to separate the glaucoma suspects from glaucoma. Case examples will be used to illustrate the approaches we used. New advancements in perimetry, OCT and IOP measurement will be highlighted.
CASEBOOK FOR THE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF GLAUCOMA
Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO & Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 2pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71106-GL
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will discuss the best approaches in diagnosing glaucoma. The discussion will include how to separate the glaucoma suspects from glaucoma. Case examples will be used to illustrate the approaches we used. New advancements in perimetry, OCT and IOP measurement will be highlighted.
HOW SWEET IT ISN'T: HOW DIABETES WRECKS THE RETINA
Kerry Gelb, OD & Jeffrey M. Gold DO, FACC

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Diabetes is a multifactorial disease that's considered by many experts to be to be chronic and progressive. This course explores the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the disease and current medications being used, giving an easy-to-understand explanation on mechanism of action and rationale behind their use.
ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Thuy-Lan Nguyen OD, FAAO, FSLS

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 1pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71111-PH
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Abuse of prescription and non prescription drugs in on the rise. As healthcare providers, it is critical that optometrists understand which medications and recreational drugs are being abused.

This lecture will present effects, side effects and possible consequences of prescription drugs such as opiods, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants. This lecture will also introduce newer recreational drugs being abused such as synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones, commonly known as “bath salts”.
CORNEAL DYSTROPHIES AND DEGENERATIONS
Thuy-Lan Nguyen OD, FAAO, FSLS

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 2pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Corneal dystrophies and degenerations are considered corneal conditions that are not infectious or inflammatory in origin. This lecture will discuss a variety of corneal dystrophies, and will also differentiate corneal dystrophies from corneal degenerations.
YOU TOO CAN BE SUCCESSFUL WITH MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES!
Thuy-Lan Nguyen OD, FAAO, FSLS

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71112-CL
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Presbyopes present multiple challenges in terms of contact lenses. They can often take up a lot of chair time and a lot of diagnostic lenses. However, presbyopes can also be your most thankful, loyal patients if you can make them happy.

Multifocal lenses are available in a variety of modalities from soft daily disposables all the way to scleral gas permeables. This lecture will give an overview of the newest contact lens technology geared towards presbyopic patients.
DON'T LET DEMODEX DOG YOU OR YOUR PATIENT
Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Demodex is a species of mite that lives in hair follicles, and is the cause of demodectic mange (also known as red mange) in mammals.

What role does Demodex play in eyelid blepharitis and ocular surface disease? How can we identify and manage demodex overpopulation? Learn what we know about this mite in this one hour course.
HOW TO DELIVER FULL-SCOPE OPTOMETRIC CARE IN TODAY'S SELF-SERVE HEALTHCARE WORLD
Rasa Tamulavichus, OD

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 3pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Explore the changing patient expectations in today's self-serve world of healthcare and how technology can be leveraged to maintain an optometrist's relevance.

We'll focus on the use of technology inside and outside the walls of the practice, and how to restructure exam flow to increase patient education and consulting time.
THE NEW NORMAL: 2021 E/M CPT CODE AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING UPDATE
Thomas R. Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71055-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The course will review the first changes since 1997 in the criteria used to select the appropriate E/M code (992xx) for patient office visits.

The ordering, recording and coding for diagnostic testing will also be discussed.
PRIVATE EQUITY: FROM THE BUYER AND SELLER'S PERSPECTIVE
Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD & Benjamin S. Chudner, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

In this highly spirited and informative lecture, two experts from opposite sides of the private equity transaction - the buyer and seller - discuss the issues and concerns they'e seen come up in deals they've worked on.

Featuring an attorney who has represented dozens of PE sellers, and corporate Vice President representing one of the well-known private equity firms in eyecare, this talk is not to be missed if you are considering taking the private equity route!
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Jaime Falco, OD

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 3

Credit Hours: 2
LIVE COPE ID: 71128-GO
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course is intended to highlight deficiencies in the average American diet and the subsequent systemic and ocular implications of poor nutrition.

All patient outcomes can be improved through education, appropriate dietary habits, and long term proactive health management.
LOW VISION: WHAT'S AVAILABLE TO PRESCRIBE?
Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Product knowledge is essential to help those with vision loss. This course will describe the various tools we have in low vision to help patients. From magnification devices, such as magnifiers, microscopes, telescopes and electronics to glare control and field expansion, we will cover most everything available for your low vision patient.
LOW VISION: WHAT TO PRESCRIBE WHEN
Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 5pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 4

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71038-LV
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

The low vision practitioner must match the visual requirements of the task with the magnification, contrast, color and field requirements of the patient. We will review actual cases to discover which devices work with which tasks. We will cover the optical, electronic, physical and cosmetic advantages and disadvantages.
COMBATING ASYMPTOMATIC DRY EYE AND PREVENTING CONTACT LENS WEAR DROPOUT
Eric T. Brooker, OD, FAAO

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 6pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 1

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71259-AS
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course explores asymptomatic and neurotrophic DES and examines effective strategies for educating patients to motivate them to address the condition. It also reviews best practices for treating underlying DES to increase lens comfort.
CASE BOOK I’M TOO YOUNG TO RETIRE COMPLETELY AT 50...WHAT SHOULD I DO
Richard Hom, OD, PhD, FAAO, Dipl PHEV

Live Dates: Sunday March 14; April 25; May 16; June 13, 2021
Time: 6pm ET
Location: Virtual Room 2

Credit Hours: 1
LIVE COPE ID: 71246-PM
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

A course on career change in mid-career from self-assessment to strategy. The foundation for career transition is discussed and is the foundation of understanding the direction and depth of any strategy. A “scenario planning” approach to strategy is the most appropriate model because of the uncertainty of its actual use. This course is appropriate for doctors at any level (basic to advanced)

Speakers

Brandon Ayres, MD attended Eastern Nazarene College for undergraduate education and then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed an internship through University of Pennsylvania Health System, Presbyterian Medical Center and then completed his Ophthalmology Residency at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ayres then went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Having worked at Ophthalmic Partners since 2007, Dr. Ayres is board-certified in ophthalmology and specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation and complex cataract surgery. He was the first physician at Wills Eye Hospital to perform a Descemets' membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). In addition to corneal transplantation, Dr. Ayres also has experience in the repair of traumatic eye injuries, implant complications and iris repair.

For over ten years, Dr. Ayres has been on staff at both the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital, where he is the co-director of the Fellowship Program, and at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. During his first year as an Attending Physician on the Cornea Service, he became the youngest recipient of the Golden Apple Award at Wills Eye. He given lectures and instructed courses nationally and internationally, including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons, among others.
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO is a principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center in Sacramento. She is an internationally recognized key opinion leader, specializing in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Barnett lectures and publishes extensively on topics including dry eye, anterior segment disease, contact lenses and creating a healthy balance between work and home life for women in optometry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association and serves on the Board of the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Council, Women in Optometry, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and is Past President of The Scleral Lens Education Society.

Drs. Melissa Barnett and Lynette Johns authored and edited the book Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application with the unique perspectives and contributions of international experts. Dr. Barnett was awarded the inaugural Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women in Optometry.

She was granted the Most Influential Women in Optical from Vision Monday in 2019.
Crystal Brimer, OD, FAAO is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southern College of Optometry, and a Fellow of the AAO. In Wilmington, NC, she owns a private boutique practice and Dry Eye Center, that she also uses for clinical investigations. Dr. Brimer is devoted to the development of equipment and protocols that help doctors differentiate the underlying causes of ocular surface disease and ensure successful outcomes.

Dr. Brimer enjoys publishing articles as well as the extensive travel, both nationally and internationally, to lecture and consult within the field. In her down time, she enjoys life on the water and being a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Eric T. Brooker, OD, FAAO is the founder of the Advanced Vision Institute in Las Vegas, NV which features a dry eye specialty clinic. He is an adjunct clinical professor for the Southern California College of Optometry, where he received his doctorate of optometry.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has published numerous professional papers, and lectured all of the world to ophthalmic surgeons and optometrists on advanced surgical treatments for permanent vison correction, dry eyes, and advanced ocular healing. He also acts as an international ophthalmic consult to several medical device and pharma companies with influence in the eye care industry.
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful three location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio.

He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment, contact lenses and glaucoma. He is active at all levels of organized optometry.

Dr. Brujic is on the editorial board for a number of optometric publications. He has published over 250 articles and has given over 1400 lectures, both nationally and internationally on contemporary topics in eye care.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD is a third-generation optometrist who owns and operates Casella Eye Center in Augusta, GA, which was established in 1948 by his grandfather, Victor. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and completing his residency at State University of New York College of Optometry, Dr. Casella joined the family practice in 2008, continuing the tradition of providing quality care to the local community alongside his father.

In addition to managing the family practice, Dr. Casella serves as the chief optometric editor of Optometry Times®. He is very active within the professional optometric community, holding many positions within the Georgia Optometric Association, serving on the AOA Evidence Based Optometry Committee, and having been named the Young OD of the South by SECO International in 2014.
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO is an associate professor at ICO and chief of staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a residency in primary eye care/ocular disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Chaglasian is in charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students.

He is a founding member and treasurer of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and has a number of published articles and has contributed chapters to several popular textbooks on the topics of glaucoma and visual fields.
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO is both Director of Cornea Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital - Cornea Service and Director of Clinical Services at TLC Vision. After finishing his residency, he further completed a fellowship in cornea and contact lenses. He has taken part in numerous clinical studies on corneal cross-linking and has authored extensively on keratoconus management involving both surgical and/or contact lens innovations.

He is an advisory board member at International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS). In addition, Dr. Chang is also the immediate past president of New Jersey Academy of Optometry and the current vice chair of the membership committee at the American Academy of Optometry.
Benjamin S. Chudner, OD, FAAO is the Vice President of Eyecare and Chief Medical Officer for Acuity Eyecare Group, a private equity backed company based in Dallas, Texas with about 70 locations throughout the US.

A 1997 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Chudner completed a residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

He practiced for over 13 years in the Pacific Northwest, owning his own private practice for 10 years before joining Bausch + Lomb to manage their learning and development department. After moving to professional strategy for B+L, he joined LensCrafters in 2015 and managed eyecare operations for 180 locations in the US and Canada. He was promoted to Senior Clinical Director for Luxottica in 2016, overseeing eyecare for over 2300 locations across LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. In June of this year he joined Acuity Eyecare group and now oversees eyecare strategy and operations.
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNAP is a native New Yorker who graduated from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. After relocating to Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Epstein co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC and The Dry Eye Center of Arizona, PLLC and serves as the Director of Cornea - External Disease, Clinical Research and The Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Center. He also heads Ophthalmic Research Consultants of Arizona.

Dr. Epstein is a highly regarded educator and popular speaker. He serves as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry and has presented in excess of 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He is also a prolific author who has published hundreds of articles, scientific papers and book chapters. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and American Board of Clinical Optometry, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and admitted to the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

A Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry and Executive Editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses he founded, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™, the first E-Journal in optometry.
Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System.

Dr. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret was induced into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2019 and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the National Academies of Practice.

Dr. Fingeret is a founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and currently the president of the Optometric Glaucoma Foundation.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award from the American Academy of Optometry, 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society, 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award and 1996 Otsuka Glaucoma Educators Award from the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Fingeret sits on the annual meeting program committee, Glaucoma Section, Association in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts "Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures" and "Primary Care of the Glaucomas".
Mark Friedberg, MD graduated with top honors from Brown University Undergraduate and was selected to the medical honor society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Friedberg was also chosen to be one of 12 residents at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital where he did his training.

He was then selected to be the coveted, sole retinal trainee for the Washington National Eye Center located at the Washington Hospital Center.

He is the co-founding editor and original lead author of the best selling book in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. Dr. Friedberg has also published numerous articles on eye surgery, has given dozens of lectures to societies of eye doctors, and has been a reviewer for eye journals in the past. He has served as a consultant to over 100 eye doctors and has performed thousands of eye operations.
Kerry Gelb, OD is a graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry. Upon graduation he received his Doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry and garnered his Residency at the St. Albans Extended Care Center where he focused on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. He also held a staff position as Assistant Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry.

Dr. Gelb is in private practice in New York and New Jersey, where he is a sub lease holder at five LensCrafters locations, and is also the current President and a Board Member of ALLDocs, the Association of Lenscrafters Leasholding Doctors. Kerry is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Optometric Society.

While active on the lecture circuit, Kerry speaks on topics ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of external eye disease, corneal refractive therapy, and clinical ophthalmic procedures, to contact lenses, nutrition related to ocular disease, diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is a Clinical Investigator for Abbott Medical Optics and for the Ciba Vision Contact Lens Ev4-04 Trial, and has been published in the Academy of Optometry and Optometry Times.

Dr. Gelb has also volunteered in the “OneSight” program, helping to restore and preserve vision for people in need internationally. He enjoys exercising, traveling, playing softball, and currently resides in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where he lives with his wife and children.
Richard Hom, OD, PhD, FAAO, Dipl PHEV recently earned his PhD from Salus University where he studied the function of environmental factors on vision impairment and disability.

He received his OD from the University of California at Berkeley and his MPA from San Francisco State University.

In 2017, he was awarded the Diplomate in Public Health and Environmental Vision from the American Academy of Optometry. He is also serving on the Board of Trustees of the California Optometric Association and is a member of the American Diabetic Associationa (ADA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Association in Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Graham Lakkis BScOptom graduated with his Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and was awarded the Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award. In 1991 he opened his private practice in the Melbourne suburb of Keilor East. The practice has a strong clinical focus on ocular disease, therapeutic management, specialised contact lens fitting, and advanced clinical equipment. Graham completed his training in Ocular Therapeutics in 2000. In 2008 the practice was selected as a clinical site for the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Community Eyecare Partnership.

As well as private practice, Graham is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Vision Science, and Lead Optometrist at the University of Melbourne Glaucoma Clinic. He is a member of the Optometry Board of Australia’s Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee and Secretary of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society in Victoria. Graham was heavily involved in the writing of the Glaucoma Guidelines for Optometry Australia.
Richard J. Madonna, OD, FAAO is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Education and Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY College of Optometry. Clinically, his practice at the College’s University Eye Center is limited to glaucoma.

He lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma and ophthalmic imaging. Among many professional activities, he currently serves as Vice President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

He has received a number of awards, most recently the American Academy of Optometry’s 2017 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician-Educator Award. Dr. Madonna was formerly Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and Chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, New York.
Jason R. Mayer, MD is an Opthalmologist practicing in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He specializes in the Medical and surgical management of corneal and external disease of the eye as well as complex cataract surgery and anterior segment reconstruction.

He received his MD from Drexel University and then completed an internal medicine internship at Hahnemann University Hospital, before completing his ophthalmology residency at Penn State University. He also completed a fellowship in corneal & external disease at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia before entering practice.
Beeran Meghpara, MD is a member of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Meghpara performs all forms of corneal transplantation, including partial thickness DMEK and DALK. He has extensive experience with the latest technology in cataract surgery including the femtosecond laser and advanced technology intraocular lens implants that correct astigmatism and presbyopia. He also specializes in blade-less customized LASIK, advanced surface ablation, and phakic intraocular lens surgery to help patients reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts. As a corneal specialist, Dr. Meghpara also treats corneal infections and ocular surface diseases like dry eye.

Dr. Meghpara graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, Dr. Meghpara completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the University of Colorado. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has a faculty appointment at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He has authored numerous articles and delivered lectures at local and national meetings. He is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology residents on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and also covers trauma call at the Wills Eye Emergency Room.
Langis Michaud, OD, MSc graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal in 1986 where he also obtained his Master’s Degree in physiological optics (1998). He received also a diploma in Public administration from École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP) in 2006.

He is a full professor and practices at Université de Montréal since 2001, as the chief of the contact lens department.

He is a Fellow of the Ameican Academy of Optometry (Diplomate), the British Contact Lens Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry.

Dr Michaud has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and publications or professional reviews. He is an author of more than 35 chapters of book edited in France and USA. Because of his expertise he is a regular speaker at major optometric and ophthalmology meetings around the world.
John Nolan, PhD is the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG) in the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (www.nrci.ie) in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. His research group studies the role of eye nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness, and current studies are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function.

Dr. Nolan has secured over €5 million in research funding to date to support these studies.

He has presented at over 100 international scientific conferences and has published 89 peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been cited 3,317 times. His H-index is 37.

He is co-editor of Carotenoids and Retinal Disease published by Taylor and Francis in 2013 & is a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society. He is currently serving his third term as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition (BON) Conference, and is an editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Laura Periman, MD is a General Ophthalmologist and Ocular Surface Disease Specialist at Redmond Eye Clinic in Redmond, WA. While she was putting herself through college at Willamette University, she won the Terry Spies Memorial Scholarship at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. Here, her interests in molecular biology began.

Her interests in immunopathophysiology took root during her work in Research and Development at Immunex Corporation in the Molecular Biology Department prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she received the Rex and Arlene Garrison Oncology Fellowship, the Western Medical Student Research Committee Award for Excellence and was elected to the honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation with honors, she also received the Georgianna Kirby Award for outstanding patient dedication and compassion.

Dr Periman completed her Ophthalmology Residency as well as Cornea/Refractive Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has nine peer reviewed publications and has written extensively on the topic of Ocular Surface Disease. Her unique and passionate perspective on OSD stems from her work in immunopathophysiology. She is an enthusiastic speaker who loves bridging the gap between basic science, clinical practice and patient compassion.
Tamara Petrosyan, OD graduated with honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2009 and went on to do a residency in vision rehabilitation, head trauma, low vision, and ocular disease at the Northport VA Medical Center.

In 2011 she joined the faculty at the SUNY College of Optometry where she precepts third and fourth year interns in the primary care, adults with disabilities, and pediatric units. Dr. Petrosyan also supervises primary care and ocular disease interns and residents at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn,NY.

From 2012-2014 Dr. Petrosyan was on staff at the Refuah Health Center where she performed direct care pediatric and adult exams and vision therapy training.

Dr. Petrosyan has been named the 2019 Optometrist of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She is the chair of both the vision therapy and infant vision clinical care committees of NJSOP. She is also the coordinator of the NJSOP Young O.D. program and has helped develop NJSOP mentorship program.

Dr. Petrosyan is the recipient of the 2009 William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2013 NJSOP Chairperson of the Year Award, 2014 NJSOP Young O.D. of the Year Award, 2015 AOA Young O.D. of the Year Award, and the 2015 NJSOP Optometric Journalism Award. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD is a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Low Vision and Ocular Disease at the University of Houston. Dr. Pizzimenti is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014.

Dr. Pizzimenti’s areas of research interest include diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peerreviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti was awarded a Fellowship by the World Council of Optometry in 2006, resulting in an appointment to teach and evaluate optometric education programs in Central Europe. He is involved in the both the didactic and clinical education at UIWRSO and the UIW Eye Institute.
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, and is the Chief of the Wills Eye Cornea Service. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Rapuano is the author of several books, numerous book chapters and more than 150 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on corneal diseases, refractive surgery, and excimer laser PTK surgery.

During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Rapuano co-authored the best-selling textbook in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual. He is also the series editor for the Wills Eye Color Atlas Series; Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology; and actively serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, including Cornea, Expert Review of Ophthalmology and Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr Rapuano has received the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, and Secretariat Award (three times) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr Rapuano has served on many committees of the AAO including chairing the Refractive Surgery Basic and Clinical Science Course book and Preferred Practice Patterns committees.
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS is the president and managing partner of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, a contact lens and anterior segment specialty practice with locations in New York City and Long Island.

Having received her Doctor of Optometry from The State University College of Optometry in New York, Dr. Resnick has devoted her clinical career of over thirty years to specialty contact lens fitting, ocular surface wellness, and refractive surgery co-management.

Dr. Resnick, a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Surgery Section of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of specialty lenses and practice management. She has participated in numerous clinical trials for the contact lens and pharmaceutical industry. She is devoted to mentoring aspiring and newly minted optometrists.
Natalie Santelli, MAT, OD received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois in 2004. She attended Southern Illinois University earning a Masters in the Art of Teaching and then completed the Doctorate of Optometry program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2011.

She completed a fellowship in medical contact lenses and anterior segment disease under Derek Louie, MSc, OD, FAAO at the Oregon Health and Science University (Casey Eye Institute) in Portland, Oregon and is currently employed at an MD/OD practice at The Eye Center of Northern Colorado in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Santelli is the 2012 recipient of the George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award. Her optometric areas of interests include specialty contact lenses, anterior segment disease, and cataract surgery co-management.
Steve Silberberg, OD is the founder of a group practice, An Eye to the Future. He has always branded his practice using the latest technologies.

Dr Silberberg is a frequently published journal author and editor of eye care journals. He is a consultant speaker for Bausch and Lomb pharmaceuticals and Cooper vision.

Most recently he spoke at the American Academy of optometry along with two university deans on Myopia control. Dr. Silberberg speaks locally, and nationally on the subject of Myopia control. His main thrust is to allow the beginning private practitioner confidence in getting into this exciting field.

His Myopia control Center in his private practice has treated over 1000 patients with any and all methods available today. He is VP of MOSOP and one of the original trustees of the AADO. Dr Silberberg graduated as departmental valedictorian from SUNY at Stony brook before attending MIT on full scholarship in Planetary Astrophysics.

He decided to pursue a career in Optometry, attending SUNY college of Optometry. He graduated class valedictorian along with winning the Beta Sigma Kappa award for vision science, the Fredrick Brock award for excellence in Vision Therapy and the Ester Werner award for academic excellence. Most recently he became partners with Adam and Paul Farkas as owner and coordinator of CEwire and now is one of the principle coordinators of GPLIWire along with them.
Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD brings a very unique perspective and expertise to the field of Optometric Law. Dr. Steinberg earned his B.S. in Biology in 1980 from the University of Southern California, and his O.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, School of Optometry. He has been licensed to practice optometry in California since 1984. He earned his TMOD certification in 1998.

In 1996, after completing law school at the University of La Verne College of Law Dr. Steinberg began his law practice. Shortly thereafter he became known among optometrists for his efforts at reining in the illegal sales of contact lenses by various out-of-state mail-order contact lens companies.

Since then he has become well known across the United States as one of the few experts in optometric law, and has represented hundreds of optometrists in matters ranging from state board and VSP discipline defense, to buy-sell agreements, to business litigation.

He continues to practice optometry today part-time at his offices in California, while engaged in his law practice, which focus on optometrists and healthcare litigation, on a full-time basis..
Anthony St. Leger, PhD is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the supervision of Dr. Robert Hendricks in 2012. During his time in the Hendricks' lab, he showed that boosting the CD8+ T cell response in an ocular model of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 infection reduced viral reactivation and potential disease.

After graduating, Anthony joined Dr. Rachel Caspi's lab at the National Eye Institute (NIH). There he studies how commensal bacteria at the ocular surface maintain immunity and protect the ocular surface from pathogenic infection.
Craig Thomas, OD has practiced continuously in Dallas, Texas for the past 32 years. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 1983 and was named Optometrist of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association in 2001.

A prolific author and speaker on both clinical and practice management issues, Dr. Thomas is well known for his frequent case contributions on ODwire.org.
Richard S. Witlin, MD, FACS, of the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, serving East Brunswick, Toms River, and Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the pioneers in refractive surgery in the New Jersey area since 1981 when he performed the first radial keratotomy procedure in central New Jersey.

Following the FDA approval of excimer laser surgery in 1996, Dr. Witlin took up both photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK surgery. One of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in New Jersey, Dr. Witlin has performed 6,000 LASIK procedures and 25,000 cataract procedures since 1997. The surgical results have been outstanding, with over 98% of his patients achieving 20/40 or better visual acuities.

A board-certified ophthalmic microsurgeon, Dr. Witlin received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he graduated with honors at the top of his class and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York, where he served as chief resident in ophthalmology.

Dr. Witlin is an enthusiastic refractive surgical educator, sharing his expertise with numerous professional and civic groups. He has trained and supervised many eye doctors and has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Witlin maintains faculty appointments at several prestigious teaching hospitals, including Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. In 1998, Dr. Witlin established the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, dedicated to the performance of refractive eye surgery and small incision, sutureless cataract microsurgery.

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