Education Highlights

Education Highlights

The best value for your education dollars! In one destination, you can experience world-class, yet affordable, education for you, a co-worker or the entire staff. With total office pricing, you get the lowest cost per course hour, and have opportunities to learn, discover and source solutions as a team. The expansive diversity of topics also makes International Vision Expo a great place to cross train in areas of content to which you would not normally have access.

Clinical Highlights

LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR CLINICAL PATIENT CARE

Take a deep dive into ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lenses, therapeutics, state-of-the-art imaging technology and so much more. Plus you'll learn how to accurately bill and code these services to increase your profitability.

NEW! Best of ODs on Facebook = 5 Hours

ODs on Facebook is currently the industry’s largest and most influential online community. You already know it as an accessible and valuable forum to get crowd-sourced, expert-driven content. Take the conversation "live" and learn and share clinical cases, business best practices and social media pearls with your peers.

Media Partner:
Optometric Management

Thursday, April 14

12C6 - Best of OD's on Facebook: Clinical Tales from the Trenches = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Moderator: Ben Gaddie,OD, FAAO
Panelists: Diana Shechtman, OD; Andrew Morgenstern, OD; Mark Dunbar, OD; Scot Morris, OD

Friday, April 15

23B5 - Best of OD's on Facebook: Practice Management Pearls = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Moderator: Gary Gerber, OD
Panelists: April Jasper, OD; Neil Gailmard, OD; Mark Wright, OD

25B5 - The Greatest Social Media Marketing Course Ever = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Alan Glazier, OD

NEW! Business Solutions

Find the Business Solutions courses that are essential for your practice. Now organized around five key areas of focus: Leadership, Customer Experience, Human Resources, Data, and Profitability & Growth, these designations help you zero-in on the topics you need most. It’s easier than ever for you and your team to choose among more than 100 hours of targeted business education. Mix and match, or go in-depth to focus your learning and bring back actionable solutions you can implement immediately.

Profitability and Growth

Thursday, April 14

11B1 - Tips and Tricks to Better Purchasing = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Carol Norbeck

12B1 - Overcoming Patient Objections Captures More Revenue = 1 (3:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Mark Hinton, ABO

12B3 - Individual Choices - The Guide To Multiple Pair Sales = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Speaker: Carol Norbeck

13B1 - Fascinate the Frame and Sell More Multiple Pairs = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Mark Hinton, ABO

Friday, April 15

21B1 - The Elusive Handoff: Capture More Sales = 1 (7:15am – 8:15am)
Speaker: Mark Hinton, ABO

22B5 - Frames: The Facts, The Factories, and The Fashion = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Mike Hundert

23B2 - The Power of Promotions = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Bill Gerber

24B3 - How to Implement the Right Warranty to Increase Sales and Patient Satisfaction = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Rebecca Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE

25B1 - Selling Smart by Understanding the Four Personality Types = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Daniel Abramson

25B2 - Frame Buyer's Panel = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Moderator: Stephanie De Long
Panelist: Carol Norbeck, Colleen Hannegan, Meera Dua

25B5 - The Greatest Social Media Marketing Course Ever = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO

26B1 - How to Deliver Efficient and Effective Patient Experiences = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABOC

26B4 - Makeovers for Your Optical Dispensary That Improve Profits = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Richard Winig; Dave Ziegler, OD

Saturday, April 16

31B1 - Must Have Eyewear Fashion Trends for 2016 = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABOC

31B4 - Reduce Your Spectacle Lens Bill and Implement Lens Bundling = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Jay S. Binkowitz

31B5 - Current Concepts in Marketing and Merchandising = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Dave Ziegler, OD

32B1 - Lessons from Silicon Valley = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Moderator: Christine Chan, OD
Panelist: Genna Gold, Paul Hou, Won Kim, Adam Ziegler

32B2 - Sunwear: How to Steal Market Share and Make Big Money = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Sharon Carter

33B1 - 40 Best Marketing Strategies to Grow Your ECP Business = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Trudi Charest

33B2 – Power Merchandising = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Travis Reed; Eric Feigenbaum

34B1 - Compete for the Walking RX's = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Trudi Charest

34B4 - Growing Your Business from Inside Out = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Jay S. Binkowitz

Sunday, April 17

41B3 - Increasing Your Average Sale = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABOC

42B3 - The New Rules of Selling in Eyecare = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Trudi Charest

45B2 - Building Loyalty with Internal Marketing = 1 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Speaker: Michael Rothschild, OD

Data

Thursday, April 14

11B2 - Preparing Your Practice for the Future: EHR Incentive Audits, ICD-10 and Quality Reporting = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Jay Henry, OD; Philip Gross, OD

11B3 - How to Measure and Improve Team Productivity = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Jerry Hayes, OD

Friday, April 15

22B6 - Meaningful Use Update = 2 (8:30am – 10:30am)
Speaker: Jay Henry, OD; Philip Gross, OD

24B1 - Know Your Market Area = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Mark Johnson, LDO, ABO, NCLE

Saturday, April 16

31B2 - Debt Management for Young Professionals = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: George Spiropoulos, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

32B5 - How to Survive a Medical Audit = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Richard Soden, OD

32B6 - The Power of a Spreadsheet - How to Utilize Spreadsheets to Efficiently Analyze and Grow Any Practice = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Mark Johnson, LDO, ABO, NCLE

33B3 - Preparing for ICD-10 From Coding to Record Keeping = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Richard Soden, OD

33B4 - Manage Your Frame Board, Don’t Let It Manage You = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Sharon Carter

33B6 - Assessing Vision Plans and Maximizing Your Profitability = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Neil Gailmard, OD

Sunday, April 17

41B1 - Maximizing Coding for Eye Care Visits = 2 (8:30am – 10:30am)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

43B1 - Co-Management of Post-Surgical Care That Can Increase Profitability = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

44B1 - Key Coding Concepts - What You Don't Know Could Hurt Your Practice and Profits = 2 (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

45B1 - DME and Medicare - Critical Info to Protect Your Practice and Profit! = 1 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

Customer Experience

Thursday, April 14

12B2 - A System for Obtaining Loyal Patients = 1 (3:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Peter Shaw-McMinn, OD

Friday, April 15

22B2 - Implement Disney Management into Your Practice = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Peter Shaw-McMinn, OD

23B5 - Best of OD's on Facebook: Practice Management Pearls = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Moderator: Gary Gerber, OD
Panelists: April Jasper, OD; Neil Gailmard, OD; Mark Wright, OD

24B2 - The New Rules of Optical Retailing = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Bill Gerber

24B5 - Creating a Culture of Excellence = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Dave Ziegler, OD

20B1 - The Ritz-Carlton Presents: Excellence in the Patient Experience = 2 (12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Speaker: Joseph Quitoni, Corporate Director, Culture Transformation, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center

25B4 - How to Become the Destination Location = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Rebecca Johnson, Jay S. Binkowitz

26B3 - Lessons Learned from a Service Giant: How to Set the Bar High and Reach It = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Mark Johnson, LDO, ABO, NCLE

Saturday, April 16

30B1 - The HOW? behind the WOW! at retail = 1 (1:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Speaker: Anne Marie Luthro , AML Insights
Supported By:

Essilor

33B5 - The Consumer Connection = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Mark Wright, OD; Jay S. Binkowitz

34B3 - Creating and Delivering a Memorable Patient Experience =1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Dave Ziegler, OD

Human Resources

Thursday, April 14

13B2 - The Role of the Receptionist, Technician, Doctor and Dispensing Optician = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Peter Shaw-McMinn, OD

Friday, April 15

22B4 - Secrets of Hiring Top Talent When Your Magic Wand Is Broken = 3 (8:30am – 11:30am)
Speaker: Daniel Abramson

25B6 - Mastering the Art of Utilizing Scribes, Cross Training and Delegation = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Neil Gailmard, OD

26B2 - Review-Based Staff Compensation Strategies and Benchmarks = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Rebecca Johnson

Saturday, April 16

32B4 - How to Use Social Media Tools to Recruit and Hire 'A' Players = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Daniel Abramson

34B2 - Best Practices for a Staff Meeting = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABO

Sunday, April 17

41B2 - Building High Performing Optical Teams = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Trudi Charest

43B3 - Conflicts: Avoiding Them and Resolving Them = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABO

Leadership

Friday, April 15

22B3 - Tips from the Trenches: A Practice Administrator Shares Secrets to Success = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Mark Johnson, LDO, ABO, NCLE

23B3 - Practice Transitions: 10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Buy, Sell or Take In a Partner = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Nathan Hayes; Jerry Hayes, OD

24B6 - Common Sense Practice Building That Is Not Commonly Used = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Gary Gerber, OD

25B3 - Success Secrets of High Producing ODs = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Jerry Hayes, OD

26B5 - How Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch & How To Improve Yours = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Gary Gerber, OD

Saturday, April 16

31B3 - Top 10 Practice Management Mistakes & How to Fix Them = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Mark Wright, OD

32B3 – The Big Picture - Eyewear Challenges and Solutions in the Year 2020 = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Moderator: Stephanie De Long
Panelists: David Friedfeld, Mike Hundert, Jan Cory, Patrick Ho

34B5 - If I'd Only Known Then What I Know Now - A Consultant Perspective = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Gary Gerber, OD

Sunday, April 17

42B2 - Five Zones of Practice Operations = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Michael Rothschild, OD

44B2 - The Six Fundamentals of Practice Success = 2 (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
Speaker: Michael Rothschild, OD

NEW! CAB Chairman Top Picks = 13 Hours

Expert Tips from the Conference Advisory Board
There are so many unique and visionary topics in the robust education program - it can be challenging to narrow down your selections. Listen to the experts as our Conference Advisory Board Co-Chairmen offer their top picks and expert tips for getting the most out of your Education experience. They have scoured the program and selected 8 sessions you should consider attending.

Thursday, April 14

12L1 - Anterior Segment Imaging for the Contact Lens Practice = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Speaker: William Tullo, OD; S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

12O2 - How Difficult Eyewear Problems Were Solved: Five Case Studies = 1 (3:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Laurie Pierce, LDO,FNAO,ABOM

Friday, April 15

22B4 - Secrets of Hiring Top Talent When Your Magic Wand Is Broken = 3 (8:30am – 11:30am)
Speaker: Daniel Abramson

Saturday, April 16

31B2 - Debt Management for Young Professionals = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: George Spiropoulos, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

32O2 - Wearables...Where It's At, Where It's Going and Impact on Vision = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Jerome Legerton, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO

33C6 - Vision and Eye Care in War: The Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Aaron Tarbett, OD

34C3 - Optometry at the White House = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Aaron Tarbett, OD

Sunday, April 17

42C3 - Antibiotics: Optometry and the Coming Armageddon = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Arthur Epstein, OD

New! Corcoran Coding Academy = 6 Hours

Immerse yourself in the complex world of coding in order to protect your practice and maximize your revenues. Learn from the best in the business at a fraction of the normal cost. Take home reference materials your entire team can use. Whether you are a young optometrist, a billing specialist or an administrator, mastering the complexities of coding and billing are essential. Doing them incorrectly costs both time and money. Don’t miss this all-new opportunity to master and make sense of today’s coding.

Sunday, April 17

41B1 - Maximizing Coding for Eye Care Visits = 2 (8:30am – 10:30am)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

43B1 - Co-Management of Post-Surgical Care That Can Increase Profitability = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

44B1 - Key Coding Concepts - What You Don't Know Could Hurt Your Practice and Profits = 2 (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

45B1 - DME and Medicare - Critical Info To Protect Your Practice and Profit! = 1 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Speaker: Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA

NEW! 30 Minute Crash Courses = 3 Hours

Did you know that COPE has approved 30-minute sessions? Try it here! International Vision Expo is leading the field by offering this new, condensed learning format. With plenty to choose from, topics at these end-of-the-day, half-hour classes range from retinas, amniotic membranes, and acanthamoeba gaglion cell complex to Google Contact Lens, and ocular emergencies in college students. The abbreviated format of Crash Courses offers you the opportunity for some extra COPE credit, with plenty of time left to enjoy the evening.

Friday, April 15

26C3 - PTEye: Retina 30min Countdown = 30 minutes (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
Speaker: Diana Shechtman, OD

26C5 - Amniotic Membranes: Why, How and When? = 30 minutes (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
Speaker: William Marcolini, OD

26L1 - Smart Contact Lens and Other Future Eye Care Technology = 30 minutes (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
Speaker: Joe Rappon, OD, MS, FAAO

Saturday, April 16

34C2 - Is This Acanthamoeba? = 30 minutes (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
Speaker: Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO

34C5 - My Mid Life Crisis and the Ganglion Cell Complex = 30 minutes (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
Speaker: Jay Haynie, OD, FAAO

34C6 - The Top 2 Craziest Ocular Emergencies That Happened to College Students = 30 minutes (5:00pm -5:30pm)
Speaker: Christine Chan, OD

NEW! Dispensing Essentials = 11 Hours

Build a solid foundation of skills and knowledge in this diverse track that covers core competencies in 4 key areas for today’s multifaceted optician: clinical, technical, fashion and sales. This program can also be used to efficiently and effectively cross-train all members of the optical team.

Media Partner:
Invision

Friday, April 15

21O2 - Clinical Ocular Concepts for Opticians, Technicians and Ancillary Staff = 2 (7:15am- 9:15am)
Speaker: Vincent Young, MD

25O1 - A Checklist for Managing Spectacle Lens Complaints = 2 (2:45pm - 4:45pm)
Speaker: Raymond Dennis

26O1 - Challenging Pediatric Eyewear Fitting Situations = 1 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Speaker: Diane Drake

Saturday, April 16

33O3 - Troubleshooting Progressives and Other Multifocals = 2 (2:45pm - 4:45pm)
Speaker: Valerie Manso

34O2 – Handling Prescriptions That Contain Prism = 1 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Speaker: Phernell Walker, ABOM, NCLEC

Sunday, April 17

42B3 - The New Rules of Selling in Eyecare = 1 (9:45am - 10:45am)
Speaker: Trudi Charest

42O2 - Eye Diseases Opticians and Technicians Should Know About = 1 (9:45am - 10:45am)
Speakers: Vince Young, MD; Shana Zeitlin, OD

43B3 - Conflicts: Avoiding Them and Resolving Them = 1 (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABOC

Frame Buyers Certificate Program = 15 Hours

Update how you manage, monitor, position and promote your sunwear and frame inventory. Become more strategic with the business of frame buying. Elevate your confidence while increasing dispensary profits. Over the course of one or several years, complete 8 hours within the program to earn your Frame Buyer’s Certification.

Media Partner:
Eyecare Business

Thursday, April 14

11B1 - Tips and Tricks to Better Purchasing = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Carol Norbeck

Friday, April 15

22B5 - Frames: The Facts, The Factories, and The Fashion = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Mike Hundert

23B1 - Communicating Value: How Do You and Your Patient Differentiate $99 Eyewear from $999 Eyewear? = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Laurie Pierce, LDO, FNAO, ABOM

24B2 - The New Rules of Optical Retailing = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Bill Gerber

25B2 - Frame Buyers Panel = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Moderator: Stephanie De Long
Panelists: Carol Norbeck, Colleen Hannegan, Meera Dua

Saturday, April 16

31B1 - Must Have Eyewear Fashion Trends for 2016 = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Joy Gibb, ABOC

32B2 - Sunwear: How to Steal Market Share and Make Big Money = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Sharon Carter

32B3 - THE BIG PICTURE - Eyewear Challenges and Solutions in the Year 2020 = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Moderator: Stephanie De Long
Panelists: David Friedfeld, Mike Hundert, Jan Cory, Patrick Ho

33B4 - Manage Your Frame Board, Don’t Let It Manage You = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Sharon Carter

Sunday, April 17

43O1 - Which Frame Material is Right for My Patient? = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Michael Della Pesca, ABOM

Keynote Series = 3 Hours

This series of dynamic, thought-provoking keynote presentations are led by business leaders, customer service gurus and visionaries from both inside and outside the optical industry. Discover the latest retail and customer service concepts from experts who have made them work, and learn how to apply them in your own business. Learn from the best, like The Ritz-Carlton, and see for yourself how engaged employees and a customer-centric environment can grow your business.

Media Partner:
Eyecare Business

Friday, April 15

20B1 - The Ritz Carlton Presents: Excellence in the Patient Experience = 2 (12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Speaker: Joseph Quitoni, Corporate Director, Culture Transformation, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center

Saturday, April 16

30B1 - The HOW? behind the WOW! at retail = 1 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Speaker: Anne Marie Luthro, AML Insights
Supported By:

Essilor

NEW! Lightning Rounds = 4 Hours

Each session in this all-new, rapid-fire format offers varying perspectives from five key opinion leaders. Learn from multiple speakers in a “speed-dating” format to gain an in-depth understanding of critical clinical issues, including glaucoma and anterior segment diseases.

Media Partner:
Invision

Saturday, April 16

32C1 - Lightning Rounds in Glaucoma = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Douglas Devries, OD; Louise Sclafani, OD; Charlie Ficco, OD; Kirk Smick, OD; Eric Schmidt, OD

32C2 - Lightning Rounds in Anterior Segment Disease = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Douglas Devries, OD; Louise Sclafani, OD; Charlie Ficco, OD; Kirk Smick, OD; Eric Schmidt, OD

Spectacle Lens Expert Track = 12 Hours

There are more lenses, materials and designs available than ever – and customization offers endless opportunities to provide the most optimized vision for every need. Optometrists, opticians and technicians will learn and share together how these new lens offerings can protect patients from blue light, UV and digital eye strain. Doctor-driven prescribing and optician-reinforced recommending of these innovative lens technologies assure the best possible patient outcomes.

Supported By:
Essilor

Media Partner:
VCPN

Thursday, April 14

12O1 - Understanding and Recommending Office, Anti-Fatigue and Close Environment Lenses = 1 (3:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Raymond Dennis; Dave Ziegler, OD

13O2 - Spectacle Lens Customization - How Personal Is Your Progressive? = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Ed De Gennaro, MEd, ABOM

Friday, April 15

21O1 - How To Determine the Right Tints and Coatings for a Patient = 1 (7:15am – 8:15 am)
Speaker: Raymond Dennis

2201 - Blue Light and Digital Eye Strain: Educating Patients and Providing Solutions = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Mike Della Pesca, ABOM

25B6 - Mastering the Art of Utilizing Scribes, Cross Training and Delegation = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Neil Gailmard, OD

Saturday, April 16

31O2 - A Survey of Private Label Free-Form Lenses = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Michael Della Pesca, ABOM

3201 - Spectacle Lens Update: Everything You Need to Know = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Mike Vitale, ABOM, LDO, NCLEC

33O3 - Troubleshooting Progressives and Other Multifocals = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Valerie Manso

Sunday, April 17

42O1- Spectacle Lens Material Decision Tree = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Valerie Manso

Anterior Segment = 24 Hours

Thursday, April 14

11C1 - The Basics of Uveitis = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Walter Whitley, OD

10L4 - Ocular Wellness and the Ocular Surface: Where Do We Go From Here = 1 (1:30pm – 2:30pm)
30 Key Optometric leaders in dry eye developed a basic plan to begin a dry eye strategy for all Optometrists. The course will walk you through all the processes needed to develop a strategy in your office. We will cover the doctor and staff responsibilities. We will go over basic diagnostic and treatment modalities.
Speakers: Jack Schaeffer, OD; Paul Karpecki, OD; Marc Bloomenstein, OD

10L5 - Ocular Surface Disease: Developing a Strategy for Diagnosis and Treatment of OSD = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
This course will cover the advanced diagnostic and treatment strategies for the dry eye specialty practice. We will use case studies and a rapid fire approach to cover the majority of diagnostic and treatment strategies. We will also cover the wellness initiative and its relation to ocular surface disease prevention.
Speakers: Jack Schaeffer, OD; Paul Karpecki, OD; Marc Bloomenstein, OD

13C2 - How to Develop a Dry Eye Center = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Whitney Hauser, OD

Friday, April 15

21C2 - Top 5 Things that Every OD Should Know About the Cornea = 1 (7:15am – 8:15am)
Speaker: William Marcolini, OD

22C6 - The Shifting Sands of Dry Eye and MGD - Expert Perspective = 2 (8:30 am – 10:30 am)
Speakers: Ben Gaddie, OD; Arthur Epstein, OD; Dave Kading, OD

22C8 - Straight Outta Tears: Treating and Managing MGD, Lid Bugs and Other Lid Thugs! = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Marc Bloomenstein, OD

23C2 - The Greatest Anterior Segment Disease and Medical Management of Contact Lens Complications Course - Ever! = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Jack Schaeffer, OD; Charlie Ficco, OD; Marc Bloomenstein, OD

23C3 – Optimal Management of Meibomian Gland Disease and Ocular Surface Disease = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: John Lahr, OD

25C7 – The Greatest Ocular Surface Disease Course – Ever = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Jack Schaeffer, OD; Whitney Hauser, OD; Douglas Devries, OD

Saturday, April 16

31C4 - State of the Art Diagnosis and Management of Keratoconus and Keratectasia - There Has Been a Great Paradigm Shift = 3 (8:30am – 11:30am)
Speakers: S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO; William Tullo, OD; Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO

31C5 - Blepharitis, MGD and Ocular Surface Disease = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Ben Gaddie, OD

32C2 - Lightning Rounds in Anterior Segment Disease = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Douglas Devries, OD; Louise Sclafani, OD; Charlie Ficco, OD; Kirk Smick, OD; Eric Schmidt, OD

32C6 - Clinical Case Management in the ICD-10 Era: Anterior Segment = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: John Rumpakis, OD; Jack Schaeffer, OD; Marc Bloomenstein, OD

Sunday, April 17

43C2 - Ocular Allergy: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Arthur Epstein, OD

44C1 - Advanced Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Disease and Tear Dysfunction = 2 (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
Speaker: Arthur Epstein, OD

Contact Lens = 16 Hours

Thursday, April 14

11L1 - Decision Making Process for Multifocal Contact Lens Prescribing = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speakers: Melissa Barnett, OD; Thomas Quinn, OD

12L1 - Anterior Segment Imaging for the Contact Lens Practice = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Speakers: S. Barry Eiden, OD; William Tullo, OD

Friday, April 15

23L1 - Take the Contact Lens Challenge – Fit the Unusual = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Louise Sclafani, OD; S. Barry Eiden, OD

25L1 - The Basics of Scleral Lens Fitting – It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3 = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Melissa Barnett, OD

Saturday, April 16

31L1 - Smart Contact Lenses: The Future is Now = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Jerome Legerton, OD

32L1 - GPS Guide To Advanced Scleral Lens Fitting = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Melissa Barnett, OD; Clark Chang, OD, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO

33L1 - A Trip Beyond The Limbus: Contact Lens Fitting for Complex Corneas = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO; Stephanie Woo, OD

34L1 - Utilizing Biological Contact Lenses to Their Maximum Potential = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Stephanie Woo, OD

Sunday, April 17

41L1 - Scleral Lens Applications for Normal Corneas = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Stephanie Woo, OD

42L1 - Soft Contact Lens Mulifocals – Moving from Adequate to Expert = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Milton Hom, OD

General Optometry = 10 Hours

Thursday, April 14

11C4 - Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Eye Care in an Optometric Practice - Opportunity Abounds! = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Louise Sclafani, OD; S. Barry Eiden, OD; Kathleen Albrecht, MD

12C6 - Best of OD's on Facebook: Clinical Tales from the Trenches = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Moderator: Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO
Panelists: Diana Shechtman, OD; Andrew Morgenstern, OD; Mark Dunbar, OD; Scot Morris, OD

Friday, April 15

21C1 – One of Those Days---!!! A Day in the Life of a Full Scope OD = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Murray Fingeret, OD

Saturday, April 16

33C6 - Vision and Eye Care in War: The Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Aaron Tarbett, OD

34C3 - Optometry at the White House = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Aaron Tarbett, OD

Sunday, April 17

45C1 - What Not to Refer = 1 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Speaker: Zach McCarty, OD

Glaucoma = 19 Hours

Thursday, April 14

11C3 - Is This Glaucoma? = 2 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Speaker: Leo Semes, OD

Friday, April 15

22C2 - Update on Medical Therapy = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Murray Fingeret, OD

24C7 - New Directions in Glaucoma Diagnostics and Treatments = 1 (11:00am- 12:00pm)
Speaker: Ben Gaddie, OD

25C3 - Glaucoma for the “Every Day” Optometrist = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Eric Schmidt, OD

26C7 - Interpreting Visual Fields = 1 (5:00pm- 6:00pm)
Speaker: Murray Fingeret, OD

Saturday, April 16

32C1 - Lightning Rounds in Glaucoma = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Douglas Devries, OD; Louise Sclafani, OD; Charlie Ficco, OD; Kirk Smick, OD; Eric Schmidt, OD

32C3 - New Technologies in Glaucoma Management: From ERG to OCT = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Ben Gaddie, OD; Murray Fingeret, OD

32C7 - Reducing the Pressure on Glaucoma Decision Making = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Randall Thomas, OD; Ron Melton, OD

33C2 - Glaucoma Pearls and Grand Rounds = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Ben Gaddie, OD; Richard Madonna, OD; Murray Fingeret, OD

Sunday, April 17

42C1 - Managing the Glaucoma Suspect = 2 (9:4am – 11:45am)
Speaker: Richard Madonna, OD

44C2 - Clinical Discussions in Glaucoma = 2 (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
Speaker: Joseph Sowka, OD

Hands on Workshops = 7 Hours

Friday, April 15

20C1 - Amniotic Membranes in the Optometric Practice = 2 (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
Speakers: Douglas Devries, OD; Walter Whitley, OD

20C3 - Injections Workshop = 2 (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
Speaker: Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO

Saturday, April 16

33O2 - Frame Adjusting & Repair Workshop = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Alex Yoho, ABOM

Sunday, April 17

43O2 - How to Take Position-Of-Wear Measurements for PALs Workshop = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Alex Yoho, ABOM

New Technology = 6 Hours

Friday, April 15

23C1 - In-Office Electrodiagnostics - What Can It Do For You = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Nate Lighthizer, OD

25C2 - Getting The Most Out of Your OCT For Retina, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment: Diagnosis, Management and Progression = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Mark Dunbar, OD; Ben Gaddie, OD; Dave Kading, OD

27C4 - Advanced Refractive Analysis, Beyond Just Better One or Two... Incorporation of Wavefront Technology in Vision Analysis = 1 (5:15pm – 6:15pm)
Speaker: S. Barry Eiden, OD

Saturday, April 16

32C3 - New Technologies in Glaucoma Management: From ERG to OCT = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Murray Fingeret, OD; Ben Gaddie, OD

Pediatrics, Systemic Disease and Neuro = 13 Hours

Thursday, April 14

12C2 – Neuro For the Rest of Us = 1 (3:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: William Marcolini, OD

12C3 - Ocular Manifestations of Diabetes = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Speakers: Andrew Gurwood, OD; Marc Myers, OD

Friday, April 15

21C4 - Concussion and Vision: What Every Optometrist Should Know About Identifying the Problem = 1 (7:15am – 8:15am)
Speakers: Allen Cohen, OD; Neera Kapoor, OD

Saturday, April 16

33C3 - Diabetes Treatment and Management = 2 (2:45pm -4:45pm)
Speaker: Steven Ferrucci, OD

34C1 - My Top 5 Pediatric Eye Diseases = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Zach McCarty, OD

Sunday, April 17

41C1 - Amblyopia - What the Studies Show = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Zach McCarty, OD

41C3 - Enhance Your Understanding of Neuro Imaging = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Kelly Malloy, OD

43C3 - Neuro Ophthalmic Manifestations of Cancer = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Kelly Malloy, OD

44C3 - Neuro Ophthalmic Manifestations of Stroke = 2 (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
Speaker: Kelly Malloy, OD

45C3 - The Differential Diagnosis of Optic Nerve Edema = 1 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Speaker: William Marcolini, OD

Pharmacology = 10 Hours

Thursday, April 14

12C1 - The Good, The Bad and the Orals = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Speaker: Walter Whitley, OD

Friday, April 15

22C5 - Brand vs. Generic – Are They Really Different = 1 (8:30am – 9:30am)
Speaker: Eric Schmidt, OD

25C6 - Myopia: Current Theories of Etiology and Treatment = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Jeffrey Cooper, OD

Saturday, April 16

34C7 - Choosing the Right Agent in the Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: Derek Cunningham, OD

Sunday, April 17

42C3 - Antibiotics: Optometry and the Coming Armageddon = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Arthur Epstein, OD

43C4 - Unborn at Risk? Topical Medications for the Eye = 1 (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Speaker: Milton Hom, OD

44C4 - Orals Meds for the Rest of Us = 2 (1:45pm- 3:45pm)
Speaker: William Marcolini, OD

Posterior Segment and Macular Degeneration = 11 Hours

Thursday, April 14

12C4 - A Day in the Retina Clinic = 2 (3:45pm – 5:45pm)
Speaker: Leo Semes, OD

Friday, April 15

23C7 - Macular Carotenoids and Cognitive and Visual Function Across the Lifespan = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speaker: Lisa Renzi Hammond

Saturday, April 16

32C5 - The Greatest Posterior Segment Disease Course - Ever! = 2 (9:45am – 11:45am)
Speakers: Mark Dunbar, OD; Jay Haynie, OD; Diana Shechtman, OD

33C1 - So Now What? Decision Making in Retinal Disease = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Diana Shechtman, OD; Jay Haynie, OD

33C5 - Clinical Case Management in the ICD-10 Era: Posterior Segment = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45 pm)
Speakers: Mark Dunbar, OD; John Rumpakis, OD

Sunday, April 17

41C2 - Retina and OCT Grand Rounds = 2 (8:30am – 10:30am)
Speaker: Steven Ferrucci, OD

Surgery = 10 Hours

Friday, April 15

23C5 - The Surgical Management of Presbyopia = 1 (9:45am – 10:45am)
Speakers: William Tullo, OD; Jim Owen, OD

25C1 - The Optometrist's Guide to Cataract and Refractive Surgery = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Marc Bloomenstein, OD

25C5 - Corneal Crosslinking Guide of the Optometrist = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speakers: Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO; William Tullo, OD

Saturday, April 16

33C4 - Refractive Surgery Problem Solving = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: William Tullo, OD; Derek Van Veen, OD

33C7 - Cataract Comanagement = 2 (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Speaker: Derek Cunningham, OD

34C4 - Co-management of Femto-Cataract Surgery = 1 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Speaker: William Tullo, OD; Jim Owen, OD


Education Rewards

Sign up, Shop the Show, Get Rewarded!

Once you register, participate in our onsite Education Rewards Program. Spend at least $10,000 with any of our 400+ exhibitors on the Show Floor and receive 6 FREE hours of education to be used at International Vision Expo East 2017 or West 2016. Participate here >>