GSLS Registration
Location: Grand Salon Registration

(All times listed in PT*)

Wednesday, January 17: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 18: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, January 19: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 20: 6:30 am – 4:30 pm

Agenda is subject to change.
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*All Credits are pending approval for COPE, FL Board Optometry, 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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Saturday
03:00pm - 04:30pm EST - January 20, 2024 | Room: Event Center

04:30pm - 05:30pm EST - January 20, 2024

Saturday

COPE: 88783-CL
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1154680


Saturday

COPE: 88785-CL
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1154684

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.



Objectives:
  • 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
Saturday
04:30pm - 05:30pm EST - January 20, 2024 | Room: Bronze 1/2
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88786-CL
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1154690

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.



Objectives:
  • 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.
Saturday
04:30pm - 05:30pm EST - January 20, 2024 | Room: Palace 1/2
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88788-PM
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1154694

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.



Objectives:
  • 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
Saturday
04:30pm - 05:30pm EST - January 20, 2024 | Room: Bronze 3/4
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88789-CL
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1154698

We can’t “un-see” what we now know about the fate of the population with respect to myopia and what we as optometrists can do about it! In this course we battle it out I will provide for you the latest research and information and show you how to apply it into practice. We will review each treatment option of myopia management, the most current data available and how that impacts our decision-making process when prescribing in office. The controversy over the use of axial length for myopia management continues. This course will review the most current data and research on axial length acquisition, validity of instruments, purpose of use, and the pros and cons to implementation. How to calculate the expected axial length for your patient and how to incorporate the data in your decision -making process.



Objectives:
  • To understand the science and clinical application behind each form of myopia management treatment.
  • To learn how to make clinical decisions based on axial length data after collecting one data point and after a year of change.
  • To understand how to build your myopia management clinic with the help of tools, equipment, communication, and staff support.
Saturday
04:30pm - 05:30pm EST - January 20, 2024 | Room: Palace 3
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88790-CL
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1154700

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.



Objectives:
  • 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
Saturday
05:30pm - 05:45pm EST - January 20, 2024 | Room: Grand Salon

Saturday

COPE: 88921-GO
FL Board of Optometry:20-1160144
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1160144