X-Cel Specialty Contacts 40th Annual Specialty Contact Lens Seminar

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF EDUCATION!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors:  Contamac, Paragon Vision Sciences, and Walman Instruments

 

7:00AM - 7:45AM: REGISTRATION/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:45AM - 8:30AM  WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

8:30AM - 10:30AM  THE MYOPIA EPIDEMIC - WHAT WE KNOW NOW      

This course will provide a global view of the myopia epidemic and applicable research to date. Practitioners will have the opportunity to examine genetic and environmental influences on myopia progression as well as examine myopia correction treatments to apply in clinical practice.

Kelly Voltz, OD, FAAO, FSLS Director of Clinical Services, Paragon Vision Sciences

10:30AM - 10:45AM  BREAK

 10:45PM - 12:45PM  THE SPECIALTY LENS PRACTICE: A TEAM APPROACH

A doctor cannot do it on his or her own.  It takes a team with coordination between doctors and staff to create an effective and efficient specialty lens practice.  This lecture will discuss ways to streamline your practice to make it a positive experience for patients. 

  1. Specialty contact lenses for normal corneas
  2. Understanding the mindset of the specially lens patients
  3. Setting up a practice to optimize specialty lens success
  4. Utilizing staff in a specialty lens practice
  5. Understanding surgical options for keratoconics
  6. How to triage scleral lens patients

Andrew Biondo, OD, FSLS, Kirkwood Eye Associates

12:45PM - 1:30PM  LUNCH (with X-Cel update and Q&A)

1:30PM - 3:30PM  SCLERAL LENS FITTING BASICS TO ADVANCED PROBLEM-SOLVING: INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

This presentation aims to introduce scleral lens design and application to the primary care optometrist. He or she will learn scleral lens fitting basics and gain knowledge on how to identify and troubleshoot common complications encountered when fitting scleral lenses. Primary indications for scleral lens fitting in modern day optometry will also be outlined as well as relative contraindications. It focuses on the use of real cases and patient photographs in order to illustrate the immediate benefits, both visual and non visual, obtained with scleral lenses. The attendees will learn about the history of scleral lenses, their present day uses and new technologies and research impacting the future of scleral lenses

Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS

 

3:30PM - 3:45PM  BREAK

3:45PM - 5:45PM  CONTEMPORARY THINKING IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF DRY EYE DISEASE

Dry Eye Disease is a chronic and progressive disease that is becoming more understood with on-going research and advancements. We will review the latest studies and the expanding definition of this disease. There are many factors that contribute to dry eye disease and many variations that patients can exhibit. We will break these down and identify their differences and then relate back how each can be tied together. As with any chronic disease, early diagnosis is critical and there continue to breakthroughs in diagnostics that we can use to do this. We will review them and update with the latest diagnostics used in clinics.  Like the diagnostics we use to diagnosis this disease, the treatments available continue to expand. We will introduce and review a broad range of treatment options to ensure a clear understanding of how multifaceted treatment can and should be used to better treat this chronic disease. A main goal is to emphasize that in order to truly treat dry eye disease, it takes a complete plan with the correct diagnosis, understanding and utilization of the most appropriate tools. We will describe treatment strategies throughout the discussion in order to empower the attendees to feel more confident in the diagnosis and management of dry eye disease using the latest techniques and treatments.

Jerry Robben, OD, Chief Optometric Physician, Bowden Eye and Associates

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**Refunds will not be given after September 18, 2019.** 

Questions?  Contact Heather Durkee at 407.851.2599 or via email at hdurkee@xcelspecialtycontacts.com

Registration Closed