X-Cel Specialty Contacts 38th Annual Specialty Contact Lens Seminar

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF EDUCATION!

 

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

 

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

 

8:30AM - 10:30AM  MYOPIA EPIDEMIC & OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR CONTROLLING MYOPIA PROGRESSION                                   

Myopia, a common cause of vision loss, results from a refractive error associated with excessive elongation of the axial length of the eye. The prevalence of myopia is increasing drastically and on a conservative estimate, projected to reach 5 billion people by 2050. We care because progressive retinal degeneration occurs in patients with high myopia (>-5.00D) and leads to further ocular complications and vision loss. Scientific research has examined different options for managing the progression of myopia. In this course, we will explore effective options to manage myopia in today's modern practice. We will also explore ongoing studies and research in addition to new technologies developed for further myopic management.

Leah Johnson, OD, FAAO, Director of Clinical Services, Paragon Vision Sciences

8:30AM - 10:30AM  Hands-on Specialty Contact Lens Workshop, EXTENDED RANGE TORICS AND NEW INNOVATIONS WITH SCLERALS (register under Live Events)

This workshop will take place at the same time as the lecture above and is non-CE.  We will be featuring extended range torics and new innovations in scleral lenses. 

10:45AM - 12:45PM WHY IS THIS PATIENT NOT DOING WELL?

When contact lens patients arrive for their follow-up evaluation, it is always nice to hear “no complaints”. However, when the patient is not doing well with their lenses, we have to do something to solve the problem or problems. This course will discuss decision-making before the fitting process begins through the finalization of the fit. Case history format will be used to guide the potential ways to handle the specific complaint.

Andrew Biondo, OD, FSLS, Kirkwood Eye Associates
Buddy Russell, FCLSA, C.O.M.T, LDO, Thomas Eye Group and Chief Clinical Specialist at X-Cel Specialty Contacts


12:45PM - 1:30PM  LUNCH


1:30PM - 3:30PM  BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL SCLERAL LENS PRACTICE 

Building a successful scleral lens practice can be challenging but will result in an office achieving better patient satisfaction, increased profitability and better patient retention. Scleral lenses have become an increasingly popular option for irregular cornea patients, patients with corneal surface disease and even normal cornea patients. This presentation will benefit practitioners in education of scleral lens including an overview of scleral lenses, insertion/removal and fitting of scleral lenses and how to incorporate scleral lenses into a practice.

Andrew Biondo, OD, FSLS, Kirkwood Eye Associates

 

3:45PM - 5:45PM  DRY EYE DISEASE UPDATE AND HOW TO APPROACH DRY EYE DISEASE WITH CONTACT LENS WEAR

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. 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. 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.  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 and also update on the latest advancements in dry eye treatments.  

Contact lens wears creates a confounding problem in patients with dry eye disease and has been proven to contribute to the cause of the disease in some patients.  We have to recognize this and utilize our knowledge to help try to prevent and proactively treat our contact lens patients to ensure better success with contact lens patients and better over-all health for them. We will discuss the logic of preventative care for contact lens patients and describe the latest advancements in contact lens design, fitting strategies and coatings to help us achieve the best for our patients.

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

Early Bird Registration is $90.00 before September 15th.

(Registration after September 15, 2017 is $95.00)

**Refunds will not be given after September 25, 2017.** 

To register for the free Specialty Contact Lens Workshop at 8:30 AM, please register under the Events tab on this website.  

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