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Learning & Development Courses

Learning & Development educational courses begin Wednesday, April 19 and are offered throughout the Exchange for doctors and staff. These courses are unique as they blend evidence based clinical care with business best practices to support Vision Source members in achieving their full potential. The courses are led by Vision Source members who have demonstrated expertise and success on the specific topic.

NOTE: Accredited Continuing Education hours (COPE) are only offered through the Vision Source Practice Protocols. Unless specified, Learning & Development courses do not offer accredited CE

Wednesday, April 19

Vision Source Dry Eye Practice Protocol Part 1 (1 hr COPE, ABO, AOA-CPC) (10:00 - 11:00 am)

Description: Vision Source will present the Vision Source Dry Eye Practice Protocol to attendees to deliver newer practice protocols for medical eyecare.

Dry Eye Dunn Right with Dr Amber Dunn (10:00 - 11:00 am)

Description: Dr. Amber Dunn presents updated research results on her Pure&Clean Dry Eye study. Come learn more about how to integrate Lid Prep Drops and Liquid Spray into your Dry Eye Protocol!

Vision Source Myopia Management Practice Protocol Part 1 (1 hr COPE, ABO, AOA-CPC) (11:00 - 12:00 pm)

Description: An update of current literature on myopia control allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

Unlock Your Binocular Vision Practice: A Practical Approach (11:00 - 12:00 pm)

Description: Seemingly unrelated symptoms are far more related to classic binocularity issues than previously understood. In fact, over 85% of patients experience headaches and over 77% experience dry eye sensation with some level of frequency. Dr. Wolfe—Chair of the AOA State Government Relations Committee—discusses ways that optometry can establish itself on the forefront of improving patient comfort and reducing patient symptomology.

Let's Slow Down Myopia Management (1:00 - 2:00 pm)

Description: Myopia is an ever growing problem facing patients; with the increased use of screens aided by the pandemic, we have seen myopia dramatically increase. In this course we will deep dive into the early signs of myopia and the latest technology in how to treat, and even slow, the progression of myopia in your patients.

Modernizing Communication and Boosting Efficiency (1:00 - 2:00 pm)

Description: Want to change the game for your optometry practice? Look no further. In this event you’ll learn how to communicate the way modern patients prefer and create a streamlined experience for your patients and staff.

How Functional Testing in DR & Glaucoma Is Making Waves in Optometry (1:00 - 2:00 pm)

Description: Come with us on a journey that reviews the many advances in structural and functional testing for the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease. It will delve into the benefits, increased level of patient care, and the quality of patient referrals facilitated by the combination of structural and functional testing. Some of the most advanced and novel technologies, their utility, and their integration into a modern optometry practice will be discussed alongside conventional testing methods.

Medical Coding - Unplugged (2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Description: There are a number of uncertainties related to billing and coding. Join Drs. Rumpakis and Wolfe to tackle YOUR frequently asked questions as they dispel myths and set the record straight.

New Technology and Advances in Macular Pigment & Nutrition (2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Description: Learn about advances in Macular Pigment technologyand nutritional intervention for improved visual performance and eye health monitoring.

Myopia Management Bootcamp: What do I do next? (2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Description: Top experts share tips to rapidly accelerate your practice while avoiding common pitfalls. Giveaways and exclusive offers for attendees.

The Impact of using Amniotic Membrane Early to Treat Ocular Surface Disease (3:00 - 4:00 pm)

Description: Learn about the evolvement of the multifactorial nature of ocular surface disease and why choosing the right treatment option is vital. From Neurotrophic Keratitis to pre-cataract optimizing the ocular surface or treating a patient with a non-healing defect, Dr. Kataria will be sharing the impact cryopreserved amniotic membranes have had in her practice.

Stop Optician Turnover in its Track (3:00 - 4:00 pm)

Description: We know that retaining opticians in your practice is a major concern right now. This course highlights how you can support your opticians in an effective way. We will showcase practical examples to create an atmosphere where your opticians feel less stress, take fewer sick days and are more productive.

Building a World- Class Specialty Contact Lens Practice (3:00 - 4:00 pm)

Description: Learn how to create a strong partnership with staff in building a center for excellence in specialty contact lenses.

Inspiring Others to Adapt, Evolve and Change (4:00 - 6:00 pm)

Description: Getting the Most from Implementing Strategic Imperatives Within Your Practice.

Vision Source Glaucoma Practice Protocol Hr 2 (2 hrs COPE, ABO, AOA-CPC) (4:00 - 6:00 pm)

Description: Vision Source will present the Vision Source Glaucoma Practice Protocol to attendees to deliver newer practice protocols for medical eyecare.

Comfort in a Bottle: The Nexus of Dry Eye and Allergies (5:00 - 6:00 pm)

Description: The ocular surface faces many environmental and seasonal challenges that result in irritation and inflammation, causing dryness and discomfort to patients. There are now highly effective and tolerable natural ingredients available for use in eye lubricants that provide an effective alternative for patients with inflammatory irritation of the ocular surface. Their effectiveness in eye drops have been clinically tested and proven to improve symptoms of redness and itching.

Viva Carotenoids: Enhance Patient Lives With LifeMeter (5:00 - 6:00 pm)

Description: Introducing a new and exciting technology to measure your patient’s skin carotenoids- the LifeMeter.  It is quick and very accurate.  We will present the science behind this technology as well as practical in-office techniques.  You will also hear about actual doctor experiences in their practice utilizing the LifeMeter.

Thursday, April 20

Seeing is Believing: How Scanning Fuels Success (7:30 - 8:20 am)

Description: Join Dr. Kevin Semma to learn about the diagnostic technology that has fueled the growth of his practice. By embracing technology such as corneal topography and OCT, Dr. Semma has uncovered pathologies in their earliest stages, identified candidates for specialty contact lenses, and gained a better understanding of his patients’ vision and ocular health. He’s also created an unforgettable patient experience, made the entire patient journey more efficient, and increased revenue per patient.

Fishing for Healthier Eyes? (& a Healthier Bottom Line) (7:30 - 8:20 am)

Description: In this 50 minute rapid fire symposium, come listen to 2 entertaining ODs discuss real world applications to nutrition and ocular health. We will discuss the what, why and how to make money too! Learn why all supplements are not the same and how to propel your practice to even greater success with a turn key way to offer nutrition products in your practice. Feel empowered, eliminate patient resistance, and watch the results!

See the Difference - 2,500 studies and peer reviewed publications prove why all UWF retinal images are not the same (7:30 - 8:20 am)

Description: Join us for a discussion about the latest published studies comparing field of view and clinical utility of ultra-widefield imaging.

Friday, April 21

Vision Source Myopia Management Practice Protocol Part 2 (1 hr COPE, ABO, AOA-CPC) (7:30 - 8:20 am)

Description: An update of current literature on myopia control allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

Frame Experts' Insights (7:30 - 8:20 am)

Description: This course is a panel discussion lead by Alex Martin, OD with optical industry experts from Marcolin, Tura and & Kering Eyewear. The panel will be discussing retail optical strategies detailing information every practice owner and optical staff needs to know to have a lead on competitors.

Growing your Ocular Surface Disease Practice through Light Therapy Solutions (7:30 - 8:20 am)

Description: Join this in-depth education, led by your Vision Source colleagues discussing the most unresolved issue in eyecare. Learn how they are successfully utilizing a unique NASA based Light Therapy to effectively treat inflammatory conditions in the entire periocular area, thereby driving growth, and enhancing both patient experience and satisfaction.

Saturday, April 22

Vision Source Dry Eye Practice Protocol Part 2 (1 hr COPE, ABO, AOA-CPC) (8:30 - 9:20 am)

Description: Discover the diagnostic tools and techniques needed to scientifically pinpoint the underlying etiology and pair targeted treatments to gain truly predictable outcomes.

New and Emerging Treatments to Empower Patients with Geographic Atrophy (8:30 - 9:20 am)

Description: An update of current literature and treatment options for geographic atrophy in patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.