Medical & Scientific Theater Schedule

Today's advancements in spectacle lens designs and materials offer eye care providers the flexibility to customize recommendations for each patient like never before. Learn about the science behind the latest lens designs and processing technologies in order to provide the best solutions to meet each and every consumer need.

Friday, March 31

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: IMatrix

MS21 – 3 Tips to Drive More Website Revenue (10:00am - 11:00am)

Speaker: TBD

Make your website work for you and increase your new patient net worth with these three strategies that will help you hyper-target your most desirable patients, convert online visitors into higher-paying current patients, and boost revenue streams from current patients.  

Not for credit


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Solution Reach

MS22 – Existing Patients, Your Practice’s Hidden Pot of Gold (11:30am - 12:30pm )

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Parker

Eyecare providers are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to attract new patients.  Many times we overlook the gold mine that is right under our nose, our existing patient base.  This course will examine ways to use state of the art technology to maximize your existing patient base to increase revenue.

Lunch will be served

Not for credit


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Essilor

MS23 – AR – The Last Mile (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Speaker: TBD

No-Glare lenses have been clinically proven to improve vision and increase patient satisfaction with their eyeglasses. The goal of this presentation is to connect this fact to real life, and talk about what patients demand and how you can provide the clearest vision possible to them. The presentation will cover the findings from a study conducted by the University of Arkansas, outlining consumers' needs for a no-glare lens, some hurdles in selling no-glare solutions and how as Eyecare providers, you can provide the best solutions to your patients. Come learn how based on your patients' needs, having better vision, improved safety, more comfort, and protecting their investment in their glasses purchase... Why a patient should never decline No-Glare?

Lunch will be served

Not for credit


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: VSP Optics Group

MS24 – Future Focus Roundtable (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Speaker: Alan Burt

Join us for Blue Light Illuminated—a chance for you to “rays” your knowledge of blue light, network and enjoy a meal with colleagues.

Not for credit


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Avedro

MS25 – Corneal Cross – Linking in the US: What You Need to Know (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

Speakers: Clark Chang, OD, Paul Karpecki, OD, Alexandra Nicklin, OD and Grace DiPietro, OD.

This course is designed to educate providers on the recently FDA approved corneal cross-linking procedure in the US, as well as how to diagnose keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. In addition, the course will educate providers on the follow-up care of the patient once having been treated by refractive surgeons. Lastly, the course will instruct providers on how to effectively co-manage with their ophthalmologist partners.

COPE ID: 52636-AS

Saturday, April 1

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Marco

MS31 – 21st Century Grand Rounds: Eye Care Analytics – Improving your Patient’s Visual Outcomes (10:00am - 11:00am)

Speaker: Thomas A. Wong, OD Director of New Technologies—SUNY Optometry

Innovations in medical technology have greatly impacted our care of glaucoma, advanced contact lens, and low vision patients. However, even with great advances in wavefront aberrometry, topography, and medical imaging our primary care, and contact lens exams have remained for the most part unchanged. This course will take a systematic look at how eye care analytics derived from these technologies can be used to improve your patient’s outcomes. Optometry has used these new technologies to diagnose its most difficult cases. We will review cases showing how data analytics can move your patient’s care beyond the 21 point exam to the 21st century. Wavefront aberrometry, topography, and medical imaging are not only valuable in solving diagnostic dilemmas, but in providing better care and long-term management for all patients.

COPE ID: 52448-PD


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Essilor

MS32 – Blue Light Illuminated (11:30pm - 12:30pm)

Speaker: TBD

Think you know everything there is to know about blue light? Come and learn what source of harmful blue light 60% of eyecare professionals did not identify. With the potentially harmful effects of blue light, eyecare professionals need to be aware of ALL the sources and the products available to protect their patients. Join us for Blue Light Illuminated—a chance for you to “rays” your knowledge of blue light, network and enjoy a meal with colleagues.

Lunch will be served

COPE Pending


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Optos

MS33 – Retinal Disease: What the Periphery Holds (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Speaker: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

With the potentially harmful effects of blue light, eyecare professionals need to be aware of ALL the sources and the products available to protect their patients.

Lunch will be served

COPE ID: 49061-PS


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: PRN

MS34 – A Contemporary Approach to Dry Eye Management: Secrets of Practice Success (2:30pm – 3:30pm)

Speaker: Arthur B. Epstein OD, FAAO

This course explores a practical, proven approach for building an effective dry eye practice. The role of meibomium gland dysfunction, nutritional approaches and patient management will be fully discussed.

COPE ID: 52380-AS


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: Art Optical Contact Lens Inc.

MS35 - Ampleye Scleral – Advanced Design for Predictive Prescribing (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Speaker: Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO

Randy Kojima of Pacific University College of Optometry, a global leader in specialty lens research and scleral lens design, will review the unique features of Ampleye, today’s fastest-growing scleral lens. His presentation will discuss the value of utilizing a toric haptic to reduce chair time and improve patient outcomes, and will include an overview of the advanced lens design features of Ampleye, as well as highlights from actual patients fits at the university clinic.

Not for credit

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