The Effects of COVID-19 on Vision
Thursday, May 28 | 12:00 PM EDT
How does COVID-19 effect a consumer and what visual needs are they searching for in this new way of life. Additionally, be able to understand consumer's changing habits by cross-referencing big data to actual sales data, and unveil a new opportunity for the practice in this changing world. Be able to build compelling Rx solutions packages, addressing consumer pain points from big-data learning.
Planning for the Reentry into a Myopia Management Practice
Wednesday, May 27 | 1:30 PM EDT
How are you planning to reopen? Will you simply reopen your doors, or will you treat this as a chance to reinvent your practice? Join this FB live as Craig Norman, FCLSA, leads a discussion with Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO, and Thomas Finley, OD, on how they are planning for reentry into a myopia management practice. Topics include patient flow, safety considerations, and refreshing practices by incorporating or featuring specialty lenses such as orthokeratology.
InsideVision is a weekly live streaming talk show aimed at eye care professionals and the vision care community worldwide. Join hosts Howard Purcell OD, FAAO, NECO President and CEO and Erik Liljegren, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer at Sector Media Group for a special Live Online TV Broadcast aimed at eye care professionals and the vision care community worldwide. Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM EDT.
More Screen Time During Self Isolation
Help your patients overcome the symptoms of digital eye strain.
Dr. Gosling walks through the highlights of our international study on digital eye strain and the highlights of our 60+ page white paper in less than 25 minutes. You too will be an expert.
CooperVision “Best Practices to Get You Back to Practice” Webinar Series
In support of U.S. eye care professionals working to reopen their practices and rebuild their businesses, CooperVision will host a webinar series featuring its Best Practices program honorees. The “Best Practices to Get You Back to Practice” webinars are free and open to any eye care professional.
Telemedicine: The Time for Optometry Is Now
Free Webinar Series
The telemedicine techniques suddenly implemented when stay-at-home directives were put into place will need to continue. A new webinar series, “Telemedicine: The Time for Optometry Is Now,” will help ECPs fill that need with information about how to incorporate telemedicine in their optometry practices now. Here are the details.
Barriers for the Timely Detection of Wet AMD
Early detection of wet AMD is critical for maintaining a patient’s functional vision. While patients with poor visual acuity at diagnosis regain more letters with anti-VEGF treatment, the majority will not return to good functional vision. Learn about effective solutions to detect wet AMD earlier in this webinar and help your patients maintain their functional vision.
The Fundamentals CME Video Series is complimentary and is supported by an Alcon
Academic Independent Medical Education grant as well as support from the Mackool
Eye Institute Research Foundation. A new surgical video will be released every month and
also archived on their website, allowing viewers to see previous episodes as well as earn
CME credits if desired.
Each month a new online surgical video by Richard Mackool, MD, with the goal of making CME accredited surgical training available online for surgeons motivated to improve or expand their surgical repertoire.
Wednesday, June 3 | 12:15 PM EDT
Coffee Talk: Introducing Reopeneyecare.com: Your Guide to Getting Back to Business
Join Dr. Gary Gerber as he speaks with David Chute, Co-Founder and CEO at ThinOptics and David Friedfeld, President at ClearVision Optical regarding the launch of Reopeneyecare.com, a new digital platform designed to help eyecare providers navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. Gerber, Chute and Friedfeld are three industry leaders who came together with a taskforce of six other vision community leaders to compile resources and curate content for the website. During the Coffee Talk, they will discuss the creation of the website, how the platform can best be used by eyecare providers, and also provide their insights on the state of the industry overall.
Maintain your current EHR system in your practice and use Uprise Telehealth Essentials in the short-term while you're working remotely with patients. Secure two-way patient communication. Get billing assistance. Set customized exam templates and more.
The Luxottica Virtual Classroom CE series continues with three brand new lectures capturing the essentials of practice management and business success. Classrooms cover the value-add and strategy insights attributed to launching and maintaining a powerful online practice reputation, understanding how to be profitable with Managed Vision Care, and learning how to consistently create success during these unpredictable times. Three Hours Free CE Credits Available Now.
The Vision Council’s second webinar presentation, U.S. Consumer Sentiment and Market Insights During the Covid-19 Crisis, is available for download. Their research team presents data from the latest VisionWatch report including a detailed breakdown of consumers’ attitudes as well as industry and market insights from The Vision Council’s Eyecare Provider Survey.
Thursday, May 28 | 6:30 PM EDT
Oral Pharmaceutical Update 2020 New Drugs and Indications
Every year the FDA approves numerous drugs for the management of diseases in many therapeutic categories. This course will review recently approved pharmaceuticals that are pertinent to optometric patient care. It will also review new labeling of already approved medications that may impact patients. Additionally, specific systemic and ocular complications of select pharmaceuticals will be discussed, where applicable.
Tuesday, June 30 | 6:30 PM EDT
Oral Pharmaceuticals in Anterior Segment Disease
This interactive course examines the use of oral pharmaceuticals in the treatment and management of a variety of anterior segment diseases including herpes simplex virus keratitis, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, bacterial allergic conjunctivitis, dry eye associated with Sjogrens Syndrome, lid periocular tissues and uveitis.
SECO University Launches LIVE CE Webinar Series to Meet the Optometry Profession’s Educational Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
SECO University provides optometrists and ophthalmic professionals educational opportunities in an online environment to meet the needs and requirements of the profession. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent cancellation and or postponement of CE meetings, SECO University launched SECO LIVE CE Webinars approved by COPE for live CE.
Premier Academy360 Offers VSP Network Doctors No Cost, Live COPE-Approved Online CE in Response to COVID-19
As part of a series of initiatives from VSP Global supporting its network doctors through the COVID-19 pandemic, the VSP Global Premier Program will immediately offer a live COPE-approved online CE series at no cost through Premier Academy360. The three-part series, “Building Blocks For a Great Optometric Diabetes Practice,” presented by Jeffry Gerson, OD, and A. Paul Chous, OD, provides up to five qualified live credit hours to complete remotely.
Eye Misalignment and Headaches: Differentiate Your Practice and Improve Patient Outcomes
Paul Karpecki, OD, and Timothy Fries, OD, discuss how to turn treatment of eye misalignment and headaches into a practice builder that transforms patients’ lives in a webinar brought to you by Review of Optometric Business and neurolens.
Webinar Series: Optical Survival
Monday, May 18 | 3:00 PM EDT
Part IV: Demystifying PPP Forgiveness
The SBA is continuing to clarify what is necessary for forgiveness. This webinar will bring you up-to-date with our current understanding.
With the COVID-19 Crisis, AAO and ASCO Establishes Unprecedented Virtual Clinical Training Program to Keep Optometry Students on Graduation Track
As universities and hospitals suspend clinical education rounds to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) is partnering with the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to help students meet clinical obligations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How My Practice Is Using SBA Loan Funds & My Other Practice Survival Strategies
When the pandemic worsened, and local governments ordered shutdowns of all “non-essential” services, optometric practices stopped providing routine eyecare. Fortunately, some relief was provided by Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Here is how my practice is using money from the loan we obtained, and other ways we are making it through this crisis.
How to Access Free Financial Audits & Revenue Investigation Services for Practices Impacted By COVID-19
Anagram, a software solution enabling access to out-of-network benefits for health-care providers, is offering free financial audits and accounts receivable services to ECP customers facing uncertain revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking Your Practice to the Next Level with the Right Buyer
Sell your practice with goals in mind as detailed by Mark Kuhlman, OD. The right buyer enables sale goals for patients, staff and the practice.
Optos has launched a new website – the Optos e-Learning Center (ELC). The ELC consolidates educational tools about ultra-widefield retinal imaging that you may access while managing your way during this unprecedented time.
Access is available to continuing education programs and material through virtual symposia, as well as interactive technology sessions and clinical insights from peers. Optos is providing access to articles, case studies, presentations and more.
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