Continuing Education Highlights

Free Education - Global Contact Lens Forum = 7 Hours

Supported by: Alcon Vistakon Allergan SynergEyes

Education Supporter: Bouch & Lamb

International Vision Expo and world-renowned British Contact Lens Association partner to produce The Global Contact Lens Forum, a pre-conference program of learning and networking. World-class faculty will present at this two-day continuing education forum, the first of its kind in the U.S., which will explore all aspects of the business side of a contact lens practice, focusing on the latest scientific content and strategies, including how to use technology in practice and gain and maintain contact lens patients.

Wednesday, March 26

  • Global Contact Lens Forum Luncheon (12:30pm – 1:30pm) – Supported by Alcon®
  • Welcome from International Vision Expo, The British Contact Lens Association and the CLI (The Contact Lens Institute) (1:30pm – 2:00pm)
  • The Global Contact Lens Forum - Part 1 (2:00pm – 4:00pm) – 2 Hours COPE/NCLE Pending
  • The Global Contact Lens Forum - Part 2 (4:30pm – 6:30pm) – 2 Hours COPE/NCLE Pending
  • Global Contact Lens Forum Cocktail Reception (6:30pm – 7:30pm) – Supported by SynergEyes

Thursday, March 27

Ocular Nutrition Symposium = 6 Hours

The Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) is proud to present their 12th educational symposium focusing on the role of nutrition in treating and preventing ocular disease. Top scientists will present the latest science, ranging from genetic influences on ocular disorders to the role of lutein in brain function to the challenges of conducting research studies.

For more information or if you would like to register now click here.

Sunday, March 30

Free – Breaking News Healthcare Reform Update

You know how critical the impact of new government regulations and healthcare reform are for your eyecare practice. Join us for this free presentation to bring you up-to-the-minute updates and news on healthcare reform.  

Dr. Posternack, one of the leading experts on healthcare reform, will deliver a compelling presentation laying out the latest news and pending changes and their implications. He'll provide a snapshot of how the inevitable and imminent transition from fee for service, pay for performance to bundled payments will affect the optical industry. He'll share lessons learned the hard way from the health care world.

Tech Talks

Jumpstart your day with the inside scoop on new non-traditional vision related technology showcased in Vision Monday’s Eye2Zone.

Hear about the latest products from Pivothead, Gunnar Optiks, Epiphany Eyewear, Orcam, Google and others during the Tech Talks Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:00am – 8:20am in the Continuing Education area. Grab a coffee on us and learn about these new innovations you can’t afford to miss!

Free Education – Medical & Scientific Theater = 3 Hours

International Vision Expo is pleased to offer a special series of supplier endorsed complimentary educational sessions focusing on medical and scientific topics at the Medical & Scientific Theater. The Theater is located in the exhibit hall, booth LP7581.

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Glaucoma = 19 hours

Education Supporter: Bouch & Lamb

Glaucoma accounts for over 10 million visits to physicians each year. We know you see these cases every day in your practice — and could take on even more. With special courses developed by the sharpest minds in glaucoma treatment, take this opportunity to expand your expertise for diagnosis and treatment.

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Special Glaucoma Program = 14 hours

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

  • 42C2 – Pearls/Grand Rounds = 2 (9:45 am – 11:45 am)
    Moderator: Richard Madonna, Panelists: Harvey Dubiner, Mike Chaglasian, Murray Fingeret, Leo Semes

Guided Practice Modules = 6 hours

Designed to be highly practical with turnkey implementation plans that you can apply immediately. Learn the step-by-step how-to regarding contact lens pricing, recall and appointment strategies, and other business tools.

Friday, March 28

  • 24B5 – Contact Lens Bundling and Pricing Strategy = 2 (2:45 – 4:45 pm)
    Jack Schaeffer, Robert Davis

Saturday, March 29

  • 32B3 – Spectacle Lens Bundling Strategies = 2 (9:45 am – 11:45 am)
    Moderator: Ann Hoscheit; Panelists: Robert Davis, Alan Barker, Dori Carlson

Sunday, March 30

CXO = 4 hours

Supported by Credit Care

Exclusive Media Sponsor Eyecare Business

Customer service is the #1 influencer for purchasing decisions. Designate and empower a CXO in your practice by sending them to this intensive program to drive and implement extraordinary customer service. Differentiate your business from the Internet and increase patient satisfaction and loyalty, and profits, too. Learn how to create demand and desire for your personalized approach to eyewear and eyecare delivery. This session is created and delivered by Scott Deming, a nationally recognized expert on customer service. Those that successfully complete this program will earn a CXO certificate and bring home a workbook filled with useful tips.

Saturday, March 29

Frame Buyers Program = 16 hours

Supported by The Vision Council

Exclusive Media Sponsor Eyecare Business

Streamline the process of managing, monitoring, positioning and promoting your frame inventory — what today’s frame buyer need to know, from industry experts. New for 2014, find a special focus on sunwear that can increase your profitability.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Optical Boot Camps = 15 hours

Supported by Essilor Safilo Group

The most cost-effective way to grow your business and enhance patient care by building the skills of your entire staff. Reduce the learning curve by immersing new staff first-hand. And, send your experienced staff to gather the knowledge and then cross-train the rest of the team back at the office.

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Visionomics® = 18 hours

Supported by LUXOTICA

Exclusive Media Sponsor Eyecare Business

A series of courses dedicated to building revenue and securing the fiscal health of your business.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Business Solutions = 56 Hours

Keep up with relevant practice management trends to ensure your business is utilizing best practices in: processes, technology, efficiency, management tactics, marketing, patient service and staffing.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Spectacle Lens Expert Track = 12 hours

Supported by Essilor Signet Armorlite

A must-attend series for optometrists and their staff. Courses provide a comprehensive look at today’s lens technologies. Understand ALL available lenses and materials on the market today to confidently choose the best treatment plan for your patients.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Sunwear = 5 hours

Eyecare professionals capture only 4% of sunwear sales — this is a missed revenue opportunity for your office. Learn how to retail sunwear to your patients, and build relationships with sunwear vendors inside
the exhibit hall.

Thursday, March 27

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

New Government Regulations & Healthcare Updates = 10 hours

With EHR deadlines and penalties already in place, get your final questions answered so your practice can be fully compliant and reap the financial rewards of bringing your record keeping into the 21st century. Healthcare reform is here. Prepare your practice for the most dramatic changes since the beginning of Medicare. Two new healthcare reform courses are practical for both the OD and staff. New government regulations are changing how you treat your patients, as well as how your small business is staffed. Take both classes in combination to get a complete picture.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Macular Degeneration and Nutritional Supplements = 13 hours

Understand how to integrate state-of-the art medical eyecare into your practice. Make an investment in the technology and education that will allow you to test, diagnose, treat, and manage front of eye and back of eye medical conditions and diseases, without referring your patient to a specialist.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

Diabetes and Systemic Disease = 7 Hours

International Vision Expo offers several comprehensive courses uncovering the latest information and treatments for diabetes and hypertension. Learn to educate your patients and successfully implement better systemic control and coordinated care between the primary care physician and the optometric physician.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease = 12 Hours

New for 2014! Neuro-ophthalmic disease can be elusive and have significant consequences. As an optometric physician, the stakes are high for you to diagnose and manage these cases. Expand your knowledge and brush up on the latest neuro-ophthalmic conditions affecting the eye.

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

New Technology = 35 hours

Technology plays a crucial role - sometimes behind-the-scenes and often as the most important aid to successful eyecare. Throughout the CE program, you'll find courses that demonstrate how to integrate technology to support your patients. This informative classroom instruction connects to hands-on knowledge in the exhibits, allowing you to test drive the equipment.

Diagnostics = 17 hours

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Sunday, March 30

Surgical Procedures = 6 hours

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Sunday, March 30

Retail and Business Solutions = 6 hours

Friday, March 28

Sunday, March 30

Measurement and Fitting = 6 hours

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

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