THE Myopia Meeting

Wednesday, November 4 | 8:00 PM EDT
Managing Myopia with Multifocal Contact Lenses
Presented by: Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA
This course briefly describes what myopia is, why it might progress, how to choose your treatment strategy, how to monitor the results and how to modify your treatments to optimize control.

Tuesday, November 17 | 8:00 PM EDT
Your Myopia Marketing Isn't Working. Here’s Why.
Presented by: Matt Oerding, MBA
As childhood myopia rates continue to increase, optometrists are becoming more actively engaged in myopia treatment protocols. Despite a now significant amount of clinical evidence and training on myopia management, most optometrists are still struggling to implement myopia management into their practice. This course helps optometrists learn how to market this new service to their patients to educate and inform parents to take action. The course provides evidence-based recommendations based on the extensive research and real world results proven in the marketing efforts and experience at Treehouse Eyes.

Wednesday, December 2 | 8:00 PM EDT
The Role of OrthoKeratology in Myopia Management
Presented by: Michael Lipson, OD, FAAO, FSLS
This course covers the use of OrthoK to treat myopia and its effect on slowing myopic progression. All aspects of OrthoK are discussed from how it reduces increasing myopia and axial length, the changes it creates to the eye and the changes it makes for the patient. The course continues with tips for bringing OrthoK into the office, determining patient candidacy, examination procedures and follow-up care. Discussion will include tips on ensuring long-term safety as well as design features of OrthoK lenses that maximize their myopia management effects.

Leveling Up Myopia Management - FREE COPE CE Webinars

The prevalence of childhood myopia in the U.S. is rising rapidly, and the age of onset is lowering. It’s no wonder that myopia management is the hottest topic in eyecare. Professor Mark Bullimore, Dr. Maria Walker, and Dr. Vishakha Thakrar will present the latest evidence-based myopia knowledge to enhance your clinical and patient communication skills. Each lecture will enable you to earn 1-Hour of COPE Live Event Distance Learning C.E. Sign up today for all three FREE webinars!

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 8:00 PM EDT
The Use of Technology in Myopia Management
Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 8:00 PM EDT
Managing Myopia Control Complications and Challenges
Vishakha Thakrar, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Regeneron Complimentary Webinar

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral

Monday, November 2 | 10:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Blake A. Cooper, MD, FACS and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Wednesday, November 4 | 9:00 PM EDT
Speakers: David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD and Leo P. Semes, OD, FAAO

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Nancy Holekamp, MD and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Thursday, November 12| 9:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Mitchell J. Goff, MD and Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Tuesday, November 17 | 8:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Blake A. Cooper, MD, FACS and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Tuesday, November 24 | 10:00 PM EDT
Speakers: David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Tuesday, December 1 | 10:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Blake A. Cooper, MD, FACS and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Thursday, December 10 | 8:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Lloyd Clark, MD and Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO

Tuesday, December 15 | 9:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Nancy Holekamp, MD and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO


WO Voices Podcast Series

Dr. Michele Andrews: Introducing the Myopia Management Conversation
Michele Andrews, OD, Senior Director of North America Professional & Academic Affairs at CooperVision, discusses how clinicians can—and why they should—talk about the progression of myopia with parents. The Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program provides guidance on ways to include these conversations.

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Dr. Linda Chous: Could Coronavirus-Related Stress Result in More Increased Non-Organic Vision Loss?
Linda Chous, OD, owner of the whimsically named The Glasses Menagerie in Minneapolis, Minnesota, encourages ODs to be on the lookout for a possible spike in nonorganic vision loss. She explains how NOVL is different from malingering and how to counsel patients and their parents.

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Dr. Melissa Barnett And Dr. Stephanie Woo: The Thrill Of A Specialty Lens Practice
In January 2020, Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS, opened the Contact Lens Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, a clinic dedicated entirely to custom contact lenses. Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, shares Dr. Woo's passion for fitting scleral lens patients. Enjoy listening to these two past presidents of the Scleral Lens Education Society talk.

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Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee: Reopening
Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, FBCLA, FAAO, and her practice partner reopened Vision Optique in Houston, Texas, with safety protocols in place to help protect doctors, staff and patients. Dr. Shen Lee was a guest on WO Voices as she was planning the reopening.

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Dr. Theresa Colonna: Use Customized Video Training For Staff
Theresa Colonna, OD, of Westminster Eyecare Associates in Providence, Rhode Island, has mastered a strategy for consistent and thorough staff training in the use of instrumentation and procedures: customized video. Hear how she developed this process as the staff at this practice grew to 65 employees.

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Dr. Kelechi Mezu-Nnabue: Routine Eye Care And Foundation Work On Hold; Planning Ahead
Kelechi Mezu-Nnabue, OD, MS, MPH, DrPH, worries about the patients she serves in her Pikeville, Maryland, practice, as well as those who would normally be served by her family foundation in Baltimore and in Nigeria.

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Dr. Dorothy Hitchmoth: The Primary Importance of Primary Eye Care
From keeping patients with ocular infections out of emergency rooms and urgent care clinics to providing counseling on ocular and systemic health issues, the critical role that optometrists play in the health care becomes more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Dr. Cheryl Murphy: Dealing with Coronavirus Uncertainty – One Day at a Time
Cheryl Murphy, OD details some of the steps that the doctors and staff members are taking to do what they can to flatten the curve, protect themselves and protect patients.

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