Registration Hours

(All times listed in PT*)

Wednesday, January 17: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 18: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday, January 19: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 20: 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

Agenda is subject to change.
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*All Credits are pending approval for COPE, FL Board Optometry, FL Board Opticianry, TX Board of Optometry.
*Note: The CEE, or Transcript Quality (TQ), courses are noted by the (CEE) tag. You can sort by this tag under Advanced Filters. 


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This session will explore the impact of solutions and materials on ocular health, fitting outcomes with profilometry and ocular health management with AS-OCT, effects of lens wear on ocular structures, and impact of ocular surface disease on technology utilization.

  • To understand the influence of solutions and materials on scleral lens wear success and impact on ocular surface
  • To learn about technology used to monitor IOP and structures impacted by scleral lens wear, and how lens wear may change IOP
  • To understand how anterior segment OCT can be utilized to monitor scleral lens fittings and ocular health changes over time
  • To understand the impact of ocular surface changes on scleral lens wear and how technology may or may not be able to resolve all challenges
12:00pm - 01:30pm Pacific - January 20, 2024

01:30pm - 02:30pm Pacific - January 20, 2024


Orthokeratology has recently garnered greater attention and merits for the role of myopia management for children. Treatment outcomes, however, can sometimes be intriguing, or may derail from the way it was originally intended. This course is to illustrate and discuss five key considerations associated with orthokeratology for pediatric myopia care supported by evidence-based research and help clinicians recognize the nuances and optimize treatment success and patients’ satisfaction.

  • To understand that the clinical efficacy of orthokeratology is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ phenomenon
  • To illustrate combination treatments can be ‘additive’; yet not always synergistic
  • To debunk the notion of ‘Washout’ – when ‘washout’ isn’t entirely ‘washing out’
  • To familiarize with the potential of ‘Decentric’ ortho-k lens fit
  • To understand the roles of corneal biomechanics and association with axial length progression

This course will discuss how aspheric optics can be used in scleral lenses in order to improve the visual quality and quantity of those with regular and irregular astigmatism.

  • Understand the importance of asphericity in normal corneas.
  • Learn how to create asphericity in normal corneas.
  • Understand the benefits of adding eccentricity to scleral lenses in improving vision for patients with corneal irregularities such as keratoconus.

Presenters provide insight on how to build a specialty contact lens service from ground up in a private practice versus academic medical setting. Both practice modalities present unique challenges and opportunities to grow a specialty contact lens clinic. Attendees will be presented a practical roadmap on clinical decisions and practice management and business logistics irrespective of their modality.

  • Learn tips on how to acquire a knowledge base and skill set to become a specialty contact lens expert, applicable skills independent of practice modality
  • Understand how to overcome challenges of building a specialty contact lens niche in both a private practice and medical academic setting.
  • Learn effective methods for marketing, patient selection and retention, and fostering community referrals and co-management with other eye care professionals

With the continued advancements in contact lens technology and designs, their application will undoubtedly continue to rise. However, proper lens care is critical to prevent complications and ensure optimal lens wear, as CL care practices vary between practitioners and practice modalities. This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of the standard solutions in practice and reaffirm lens care guidelines set forth by optometric organizations.

  • Review the most common pathogens found associated with contact lens wear
  • Discuss the most common specialty CL disinfection solutions
  • Discuss the most common scleral CL filling solutions