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This course will review helpful techniques, tips and tools to manage low vision patients in your primary care practice.
This optometrist panel will discuss various topics such as how to maintain professionalism between colleagues, making good relationships with surrounding practices, when to refer to OD versus when to refer to OMD and the supporting of OD specialties. In addition, learn how to make a profit while job sharing or working part-time.
An update of the latest technology in low vision including portable CCTVs, phone applications and wearable technology.
OCT is well known for its medical application in ocular disease as in but not limited to glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and vitreomacular traction. OCT used as “Wellness” is under utilized in the optometric practice. This course will show how OCT Wellness and OCT angiography Wellness is used to benefit the patient in early detection of ocular and systemic disease. Wellness is recognized globally as is now getting traction in the USA. OCT Wellness ultimately benefits the patient but additionally elevates you in the medical community and adds financial stability to the practice. The course illustrates that an OCT is now an essential piece of equipment that is beneficial, no matter what mode of practice.
This course will give an overview of how PE works and why they are so active in the optometry space right now. Topics covered will include different approaches of PEs, calculating true net vs traditional reported net in optometry, how contracts are structured, and what life is like after the sale.
Many patients come to the eye doctor concerned that headaches are related to their eyes. This course is designed to highlight important diagnostic strategies for optometrists to diagnose and manage patients with headaches. Learn to help determine which headaches originate from ocular conditions and which headaches can have ocular manifestations.
This course is designed to review OCT and introduce OCT Angiography OCT-A in eye care. This course will assist the optometrist on the use and interpretation of OCT in anterior and posterior segment disease and OCT Angiography in posterior segment disease. OCT-A is a non-invasive in office procedure using an OCT instrument to visualize the individual layers of the retina vasculature. This course includes numerous pathologies pertinent to primary care optometric practice and provides clinicians with pearls and guidance around pitfalls. The course illustrates that an OCT is now an essential piece of equipment that is beneficial, no matter what mode of practice.
Panel discussion on all things legislative for Optometry in Texas including scope of practice, insurance/third party issues, and patient protections. Grassroots training for all levels of political involvement from first time interactions with your legislator to leadership key contact roles for optometry. Impact and highlights from the Focus Texas campaign will also be presented.
Glaucoma surgery is a complex procedure that has evolved dramatically since its introduction. You will learn the latest techniques for surgical management of patients with glaucoma, including iStent, Ex-PRESS mini shunt, and trabectome. You will gain knowledge of how to refer for glaucoma surgery and what outcomes to expect.
Scleral lenses have become the go-to option for irregular corneas in a large number of optometric practices, but some doctors are still hesitant to adopt this breakthrough technology. This lecture aims to breakdown scleral fitting to its simplest form utilizing the latest data and lens design characteristics. It will also cover trouble-shooting tips for the issues that face the scleral lens fitter in everyday practice.
Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy is a potentially blinding disease with serious systemic complications. It is important that optometrists can differentiate AION from other optic neuropathies. This course utilizes evidence to help the optometrist make this difficult and serious diagnosis with confidence.
This course is designed to bridge the gap between ophthalmologic history, anterior segment anatomy and the latest trends in dry eye management. Key clinical and professional take-home messages will be based on whether the most relevant evidence supports new or old therapies.
Autoimmune disease can affect every part of the eye. It is important for optometrists to recognize what ocular complications can manifest from autoimmune disease for appropriate treatment, testing, and referral.
=Over the past 15 years, tremendous advances have been made in the detection and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers are published every month, covering a broad range of topics ranging from epidemiology to treatment. Although the expanded knowledge is welcome news, the information overload has made it difficult for clinicians to keep up with the science, much less understand the implications for patient care.
You will learn about the pathophysiology of meibomian gland disease. Emphasis is placed on treating obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction with in-office heat therapy sessions using different types of electromechanical devices.
For almost a decade optometrists have heard about patient communication and patient engagement from multiple sources and platforms. Things have changed and evolved through the years making implementation easier and even more integrated. This session will address multiple facets of these newer platforms and how the may address previous versions that lacked full functionality.
This course will discuss an innovative technology to aid the practitioner in the treatment of various corneal epithelial anomalies. Initially, the inflammatory response is reviewed. Then current passive treatment regimens will be deliberated, leading to a discussion of active treatment with biological bandages. A dialogue on corneal syndromes will be studied EBMD, Neurotrophic Ulcers, HSV, RCE, and Dry Eyes. The regenerative properties will be validated through case examples seen in clinical practice.
Websites have been a staple in practice marketing for many years but the industry has gone a little stale on authenticity. Too much generic content and too many stock photos makes a website cold and uninviting. Come and learn about 3 new techniques you can use to breath new life into your website.
(Formerly “The 3 Golden Rules of Getting Patient Referrals in a Digital World”. Unfortunately Clay Jacobson got pneumonia and is unable to present.)
Diagnosing Dry Eye Disease has advanced significantly over the last few years. Understanding the tear film and the effects on the corneal surface will initially be reviewed. Next, through the use of Harry Potter’s sorting hat, we will be dividing the layers into lipid, aqueous, mucin, and corneal epithelium
This reviews a few cases to highlight some of the updates in the treatment and management of glaucoma. Topics will cover ganglion cell analysis, corneal hysteresis, 24-2C visual fields, new glaucoma medications, primary angle closure management updates and neuroprotection in normal tension glaucoma.
This course will review the latest topical and systemic medications useful in the treatment of ocular disease. The course will emphasize the clinical indications for use of topical and oral medications and side effects.
Come join us on our flight as we will diagnose and treat Contact Lens induced red eyes encountered in clinical practice. The passengers on our journey suffer from some common and not so common conditions, such as CLARE Contact Lens Associated Red Eye, Acanthameoba Keratitis, Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis GPC and CLPI Contact Lens Peripheral Infiltrate. So, fasten your seat belt and get ready to take off on this voyage to identify and manage these ocular ailments.
This course describes current thinking on the treatment of dry eye. Emphasis is placed on the most recent therapeutic innovations in management of the condition.
Join us for an interactive session about how to implement new technology for earlier diagnosis and management of AMD.
Not all wines are created equal. While you’ve surely heard of the heart-healthy benefits of red wine, prepare to be amazed by a slew of surprising other health benefits from wine consumption. Come learn which wines are effective antioxidants and inhibit free radical formation as well as depress the bad cholesterol LDL and inhibit the destruction of collagen. Learn the benefits of wine and how it can help your patients.
This course is a mandate of state law for license renewal in Texas. It is designed to keep Texas optometrists up to date on issues related to professional ethics and regulatory issues. The 2020 course covers monitoring and reporting illegal contact lens sales, recommendations from the state board, the summary of changes to the Texas Optometry Statute and Board Rules based on Sunset, board certification reporting, and professional ethics.
From bumps to burns and chest pains to choking, this class shares with you important steps that can make a huge difference in someone’s emergency. First aid steps offered in a practical fashion that is sure to make sense.
Presentation of methods to recognizing, identifying, differentially diagnosing and managing superficial corneal injuries. Mechanisms, examination techniques, and therapeutic management of dry eye, chemical injury, contact lens complications, foreign bodies, and abrasions are discussed.
Watch and learn while the optometry schools of Texas compete in this Jeopardy style contest. Student teams will answer a set of questions created by a panel of optometric experts. At the end of contest, the team with the most points will earn the bragging rights of the Texas EyeBowl until the following year. Gain information on a broad range of optometric education topics that include new and updated information as well as a refresher of basic optometry knowledge in a fun and lively environment.