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.
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Thursday
09:30am - 10:00pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Grand Salon

10:00am - 10:25am EST - January 18, 2024

Thursday

  • Hear from myopia experts Dr. Monica Jong, Professor Mark Bullimore, and Dr. Bruce Koffler as they discuss and debunk myopia misperceptions that you can take back the next day to augment the way you manage myopia in your practice. Hear the latest updates in the field and join in the discussion in an interactive session that includes myopia risk factors, the role of axial length in monitoring myopia, the relationship between light and near devices in myopia, and the role of contact lenses in children.


Thursday
10:00am - 10:25am EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Silver
Track: Manufacturer Talk

An In-depth look at the NewVision Daily Wear Ortho-k corneo-scleral lens design and utilization of modern proliometery and elevation data to design the lens empirically.


10:30am - 10:55am EST - January 18, 2024

Thursday

Select. Assess. Refract. Learn the three steps to Zenlens® fitting success with real-life examples and discover what scleral lens simplicity is all about.


Thursday
10:30am - 10:55am EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Silver
Track: Manufacturer Talk

Every child with myopia deserves to be protected. Every parent deserves to know. Learn how to simplify your approach to start treatment as quickly as possible with MiSight 1 day.


Thursday

Join us to explore the ease of fit that the ™ Scleral lens offers, and how it can be combined with the simple and powerful xwave System from Ovitz to give your patients the clearest vision possible.


Thursday
10:30am - 10:55am EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Bronze 3/4
Track: Manufacturer Talk

TruForm Consultant George Mera will demonstrate using the online DreamLens portal to design lenses for new patients. He will also cover converting prior ortho-k patients to the DreamLens, a proven design for your myopic patients.


Thursday

This study evaluated the optical characteristics and visual performance of a unique contact lens designed with a catenary curve-based extended depth of focus (EDOF) optical profile on mature presbyopes’ functional vision. The defocus curves generated indicated the study lens provided a full range of functional vision, providing better than 20/40 binocular vision with a 3.00D optical vergence demand. The catenary-curved based extended depth of focus lens provides a universal Add for emerging to mature presbyopes while maintaining clear distance vision.


Thursday
10:30am - 10:55am EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Palace 4/5
Track: Manufacturer Talk

Thursday
11:00am - 11:15am EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Platinum

Thursday

COPE: 88718-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-952261
TX Board of Optometry: 20-952261

The concept that all forms of contact lens wear are intrinsically inflammatory is discussed in the context of specialty lens fitting.



Objectives:
  • To understand the sub-clinical inflammatory nature of contact lens wear
  • To consider whether this sub-clinical inflammatory nature of contact lens wearis protective
  • To discover the implications of the sub-clinical inflammatory nature of contact lens wear for specialty lens fitting
Thursday

COPE: 88735-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-952265
TX Board of Optometry: 20-952265

In 2001, Professor Nathan Efron predicted the virtual demise of rigid (gas permeable) lenses over the next decade, whereby only about 1% of lenses fitted would be rigid lenses, and wrote their “obituary” in 2010. Indeed, rigid lens fitting in most countries has declined to less than 10% of all lens fits. The annual Contact Lens Spectrum International Contact Lens Prescribing Survey demonstrates that rigid lenses comprised about 10% of lens fittings overall from 2007-2017 although some countries reported much higher prescribing rates. However, there has been a resurgence of rigid lens fitting over the past three to four years (now at about 14% of overall lens fits in 2022 internationally) secondary to renewed interest in orthokeratology for controlling myopia progression, and advances in scleral and corneo-scleral lens options. Professor Bennett, Executive Director of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute, returns to debate Professor Efron once again on the benefits of gas permeable lenses in the contact lens practice and argues that they are not dead.



Objectives:
  • Learn about historical prescribing rates of rigid and soft contact lenses
  • Understand advances in rigid lenses that contribute to increased prescribing trends
  • Understand safety, limitations and indications for rigid and soft lenses for correction of refractive error
Thursday
01:00pm - 01:15pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Grand Salon

01:15pm - 02:15pm EST - January 18, 2024

Thursday
01:15pm - 02:15pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Palace 3
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88729-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138588
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138588

When spectacle correction is insufficient to achieve best corrected vision, contact lenses can optimize vision, contribute to accurate calculation and use of vision enhancing devices, and enhance cosmesis to achieve patients’ functional goals.



Objectives:
  • Recognize the need for specialty CL evaluation to optimize vision, prior to a LV exam
  • Understand CL options and prescribe, refer, or co-manage
  • Understand how CL enhances LV devices
Thursday
01:15pm - 02:15pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Silver
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88688-TD
FL Board of Optometry: 20-952267
TX Board of Optometry: 20-952267

Exploration of clinical pearls to optimize care for keratoconus patients and practitioners. Emphasis on understanding the condition, reviewing essential equipment, conducting efficient exams, and offering appropriate treatment to control the disease and enhance vision.



Objectives:
  • Help eye care practitioners feel confident about keratoconus management, from early detection to disease control and vision optimization
  • Understand necessary equipment and clinic set-up to ensure successful keratoconus management
  • Understand role of corneal cross-linking in early keratoconus management and contact lens fittings to optimize health and vision
Thursday

COPE: 88701-CL

This case driven course focuses on how to approach orthokeratology fitting based on corneal topography and tomography. This will also include how to select appropriate patients and approach troubleshooting common fitting adjustments using corneal mapping technologies.



Objectives:
  • Understand when to start fitting orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia management and whom to fit based on patient history and corneal mapping.
  • Understanding corneal shape as it is described through different topography and tomography maps such as axial, tangential, refractive, elevation, pachymetry, and ectasia screening.
  • Learn how to implement follow-up care and modify common troubleshooting adjustments in orthokeratology care.
Thursday

COPE: 88774-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138578
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138578

Skilled practitioners have mastered how to assess the fit of a scleral lens. But what about when a fit goes south? Join four residency-trained cornea and contact lens specialists, all who own their own specialty contact lens practice, for a two-part panel discussion on interesting and novel “in the trenches” techniques that have led to patient success.



Objectives:
  • Start thinking beyond the “traditional” fit.
  • Learn about the similarities of each subgroup of patients and the complications that arise from their fits.
  • Anticipate and fix complications before they arise.
  • Have confidence in providing care to difficult patients
Thursday
01:15pm - 02:15pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Palace 1/2
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88707-GO
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138584
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138584


Thursday
01:15pm - 02:15pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Gold
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88733-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138586
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138586

This presentation will discuss the diverse applications of scleral lenses beyond vision correction, including piggyback scleral lenses, oblate designs for keratoconus, scleral lenses for ptosis, drug delivery, prism correction, low vision, and optic decentration for fitting.



Objectives:
  • To provide valuable insights into the many special applications of scleral lenses.
  • To demonstrate scleral lens versatility and potential for improving the vision and quality of life of patients with various ocular conditions.
  • To show their utility in drug delivery.
02:25pm - 03:25pm EST - January 18, 2024

Thursday

COPE: 88688-TD
FL Board of Optometry: 20-952267
TX Board of Optometry: 20-952267

Exploration of clinical pearls to optimize care for keratoconus patients and practitioners. Emphasis on understanding the condition, reviewing essential equipment, conducting efficient exams, and offering appropriate treatment to control the disease and enhance vision.



Objectives:
  • Help eye care practitioners feel confident about keratoconus management, from early detection to disease control and vision optimization
  • Understand necessary equipment and clinic set-up to ensure successful keratoconus management
  • Understand role of corneal cross-linking in early keratoconus management and contact lens fittings to optimize health and vision
Thursday

COPE: 88701-CL

This case driven, -hour course focuses on how to approach orthokeratology fitting based on corneal topography and tomography. This will also include how to select appropriate patients and approach troubleshooting common fitting adjustments using corneal mapping technologies.



Objectives:
  • Understand when to start fitting orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia management and whom to fit based on patient history and corneal mapping.
  • Understanding corneal shape as it is described through different topography and tomography maps such as axial, tangential, refractive, elevation, pachymetry, and ectasia screening.
  • Learn how to implement follow-up care and modify common troubleshooting adjustments in orthokeratology care.
Thursday

COPE: 88774-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138578
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138578

Skilled practitioners have mastered how to assess the fit of a scleral lens. But what about when a fit goes south? Join four residency-trained cornea and contact lens specialists, all who own their own specialty contact lens practice, for a two-part panel discussion on interesting and novel “in the trenches” techniques that have led to patient success.



Objectives:
  • Start thinking beyond the “traditional” fit.
  • Learn about the similarities of each subgroup of patients and the complications that arise from their fits.
  • Anticipate and fix complications before they arise.
  • Have confidence in providing care to difficult patients
Thursday
02:25pm - 03:25pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Gold
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88734-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138598
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138598

Fitting scleral multifocal is often not on the top of everyone’s favorite to do list. Multifocal fitting of scleral lenses is often a challenge and working with scleral lenses can be intimidating. In this course we will review patient selection tips, communication strategies to improve success, multifocal lens designs, troubleshooting strategies and new technology. Customization of multifocal designs along with the use of technology will be reviewed. Decentering optics and applying HOA optics to lenses will also be covered. With all the new technology we have, fitting multifocal lenses just got a lot more interesting.



Objectives:
  • To have the tips and tricks to effective communication expectations of both presbyopia and a multifocal step by step fit.
  • To understand the used of customized optics including decentering optics, optic zone size and add power distribution patterns.
  • To understand the use of HOA optics and the impact on multifocal lens designs.
Thursday
02:25pm - 03:25pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Palace 1/2
Track: CE Breakouts
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 88730-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138612
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138612


Thursday

COPE: 88731-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1138622
TX Board of Optometry: 20-1138622

This course will discuss how optometrists and ophthalmologists can collaborate to manage patients with ocular diseases that require specialty contact lenses, the impact on the underlying condition, contact lens fitting approaches, and follow up care.



Objectives:
  • Discuss why care collaboration between optometry and ophthalmology is needed for specialty contact lens patients
  • Identify what is pertinent to communicate between providers for the patient's underlying condition
  • Describe how ocular surgeries can impact the specialty contact lens patient
  • Discuss pertinent findings to monitor and diagnostic testing to perform at follow up visits of specialty contact lens patients
Thursday
03:30pm - 04:30pm EST - January 18, 2024 | Room: Grand Salon