TRANSFORMING THE PARADIGM: ADVANCED VISION ASSESSMENT TO DIAGNOSE OCULAR ANOMALIES AND ESTABLISH PATIENT-CENTRIC TREATMENT PLANS
In this course, you will learn to assess real-world visual performance using simple and efficient contrast sensitivity protocols. The expert panel will review how they seamlessly and rapidly incorporate clinic-friendly measures of vision into a standard consultation. When these data are combined with other diagnostic measures such as fundus photography and OCT/OCTA, clinicians gain new insights into ocular anomalies that negatively affect visual performance (and subsequent patient satisfaction). Additionally, this course will characterize significant effects of macular pigment enrichment to support optimal visual function in patients with healthy eyes. These effects are not limited to contrast sensitivity, but also include improvements in temporal processing speed, visuo-motor timing, and visual performance in glare. These factors can have very meaningful effects on patients’ lives in terms of safety, athletic performance, and occupational performance. Case studies will be reviewed to demonstrate how stressing the visual system beyond Snellen acuity will help the clinician to achieve visual excellence for the healthy patient, detect disease earlier, manage disease more effectively, better understand environmental factors that affect vision and eye health, provide timely referrals to ophthalmology, and implement preventative treatment plans to manage complications that affect ocular health and visual performance.
Moderator: Harvey Hanlen, OD
Panel: Jim Stringham, PhD; Michael Tolentino, MD; Mark Roark, OD