Information

Welcome to EyeCon 2020!

When:
November 14-15, 2020
Where:
Westin Galleria, Dallas
13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75240
Phone: 972-934-9494
Book Your Room
Details:
This year we are offering both live attendance and an online attendance option for EyeCon. Live attendance will be limited, registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.
Rates:
$200 - Not including Professional Responsibility
$300 - Including Professional Responsibility
$100 - Professional Responsibility only
Registration:
Online Registration
Download Registration Form
Handouts:
See handouts below under Speaker and Course Information. No wifi or paper course handouts will be furnished on site.
Who can attend:
This meeting is for Optometrists.
Safety Measures
  • Face covering required in all public spaces of the hotel
  • Any food service will be individually boxed
  • Hotel rooms are deep cleaned and no guests will stay in the room 24hrs prior to check-in
  • Temperature checks of all hotel guests
  • Standard social distancing markers at check-in
  • Hotel provided hand sanitizer
Cancellation:
Full refund if notified by October 31st. $50 refund if notified before November 6th. No refund if notified the week of the meeting.
Rebate:
You MUST attend specified vendor Branding Sessions to qualify for REBATE.
This applies only to in-person attendees.

Events Schedule

May vary slightly

Saturday, November 14
Time Event
7am — 6pm Registration
7am — 8am Continental Breakfast
7:30am — 8:30am A Novel and Improved Nutrition Technology for Macular Pigment and Visual Function Optimization Enriching Vision and Patient Outcomes Beyond 2020
John Nolan, Ph.D.
1hr D/T
Sponsored by MacuHealth
8:30am — 9:30am Branding Sessions (no CE credit)
Coopervision, Weave, Alcon
9:30am — 10am Visit with Vendors
10am — 11:40am Rapid Fire Updates, YAG Vitreolysis, Concussion Optometry, Plaquenil Guidelines, Myopia Control
Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
11:40am — 1pm Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch

Sponsored by J&J Vision Care, Lumenis, 460 & Maculogix
1pm — 2:40pm Dry Eye Update
Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
2:40pm — 3pm Visit with Vendors
3pm — 4pm Pupils and Palsies: When to Image, What to Watch
Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO
1hr D/T
4pm — 5pm Amniotic Membranes in Primary Care
Peter J. Cass, OD
1hr D/T
5pm — 6pm Efficiency in the age of COVID
Peter J. Cass, OD
1hr General
Sponsored by Practice Compliance Solutions
6pm — 6:30pm The FTC: Review of New Regulations Regarding Contact Lens
Peter J. Cass, OD
0.5 D/T
Sponsored by Practice Compliance Solutions
Sunday, November 15
Time Event
7am — 6pm Registration
7am — 8am Continental Breakfast
7:30am — 8:30am Stop Swinging That Flashlight
Craig Thomas, OD
1hr D/T
Sponsored by Konan & Optovue
8:30am — 9:30am Branding Sessions (no CE credit)
HOYA, Essilor, Dr. Contact Lens
9:30am — 10am Visit with Vendors
10am — 11:40am Innovations in Dry EyeMGD Ocular Disease
Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
11:40am — 1pm Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch (No CE)
Whitney Hauser, OD
Connecting the Dots: Xiidra (lifitegrast opthalmic solution) 5% in Action
Sponsored by Novartis
1pm — 2:40pm 2020 Refractive Updates: Advances in Presbyopic and Corneal Procedures
Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
2:40pm — 3pm Visit with Vendors
3pm — 4pm Adventures of the Posterior Segment
Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO
1hr D/T
4pm — 5pm Managing the Risks and Benefits of Pain Management with Opioid Analgesics
Peter J. Cass, OD
1hr D/T
5pm — 6pm 2020 Professional Responsibility Course
Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
Ethics

Course and Speaker Information

John Nolan, Ph.D.

John Nolan, Ph.D.

A Novel and Improved Nutrition Technology for Macular Pigment and Visual Function Optimization Enriching Vision and Patient Outcomes Beyond 2020
Saturday
7:30am - 8:30am

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
In this course, the attendees will learn how to optimize nutrition of the eye, with particular emphasis on macular nutrition with carotenoids. The lecture will educate eye care professionals on how they can improve the way the retina processes light to improve vision under real world conditions by enrichment of macular nutrition.

Sponsored By: MacuHealth

Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO

Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO

Rapid Fire Updates, YAG Vitreolysis, Concussion Optometry, Plaquenil Guidelines, Myopia Control
Saturday
10am - 11:40am

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This course will discuss YAG vitreolysis, the role of optometrists in managing visual disorders associated with concussions, Plaquenil dosing and screening guidelines, and treatments for myopia control.

Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO

Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO

Dry Eye Update
Saturday
1pm - 2:40pm

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This course reviews the pathophysiology, signs, and treatments of dry eye disease and contributing eyelid disorders. It also introduces clinically relevant findings from the DEWS II report, and new evidence regarding treatments for DED.

Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO

Maria Pribis, OD, FAAO

Pupils and Palsies: When to Image, What to Watch
Saturday
3pm - 4pm

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
This course provides practical strategies for diagnosing and determining when to image cranial nerve palsies. It also gives a systematic case history approach to diplopia and will be presented in a case-based format.

Peter J. Cass, OD

Peter J. Cass, OD

Amniotic Membranes in Primary Care
Saturday
4pm - 5pm

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
This course will discuss the types of amniotic membranes available, biophysiology of the membranes, indications, usage, management, and follow up.

Peter J. Cass, OD

Peter J. Cass, OD

Efficiency in the age of COVID
Saturday
5pm - 6pm

Course Summary:
1hr General
In the age of COVID we have all had to change our processes and while this has been unpleasant it creates opportunities to refine those processes Most practices have the capacity to see more patients with changes to their process that can create efficiencies. This lecture will discuss strategies to increase efficiency through scheduling, staffing, workflow, and delegation.

Sponsored By: Practice Compliance Solutions

Peter J. Cass, OD

Peter J. Cass, OD

The FTC: Review of New Regulations Regarding Contact Lens
Saturday
6pm - 6:30pm

Course Summary:
0.5 D/T
This presentation will review key elements regarding changes to the contact lens rules, effective October 16th. The course will cover new requirements for prescribers and sellers of contact lenses.

Sponsored By: Practice Compliance Solutions

Craig Thomas, OD

Craig Thomas, OD

Stop Swinging That Flashlight
Sunday
7:30am - 8:30am

Course Summary:
1hr D/T

Sponsored By: Konan & Optovue

Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO

Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO

Innovations in Dry EyeMGD Ocular Disease
Sunday
10am - 11:40am

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This lecture will discuss current and future diagnostic treatment options for ocular surface disease. Implementation pearls as well as best practices will be covered to take your practice to the next level.

Whitney Hauser, OD

Whitney Hauser, OD

Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch (No CE)
Sunday
11:40am - 1pm

Course Summary:
Connecting the Dots: Xiidra (lifitegrast opthalmic solution) 5% in Action

Sponsored By: Novartis

Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO

Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO

2020 Refractive Updates: Advances in Presbyopic and Corneal Procedures
Sunday
1pm - 2:40pm

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This course will review current and future cataract, cornea and presbyopic corrective solutions for our patients. From advances in advanced IOL technologies to corneal inlays to corneal crosslinking, presenters will provide tools to take your clinical practice to the next level.

Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO

Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO

Adventures of the Posterior Segment
Sunday
3pm - 4pm

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
This course will review the most up to date medical management of a number of retinal diseases. Using case examples, attendees will be able to discuss common and not so common conditions that present to a referral center. Pearls will be provided in how to best treat or monitor each condition.

Peter J. Cass, OD

Peter J. Cass, OD

Managing the Risks and Benefits of Pain Management with Opioid Analgesics
Sunday
4pm - 5pm

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
This course is required for any optometrists that prescribe opioids. The course will cover the history of opioid analgesic agents, issues with opioid over-use and addition, the definitions and mechanisms of pain, and assessing patients in pain. You will learn how to create an effective pain management plan including, non-pharmacologic management, non-opioid analgesic management, and management with opioid analgesics.

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

2020 Professional Responsibility Course
Sunday
5pm - 6pm

Course Summary:
Ethics
This one-hour course satisfies the requirement for continuing education in ethics or professional responsibility that is mandated by the Texas Optometry Board TOB for renewal of optometric licensure each year. Topics covered in the course are determined by the TOB. The goal of the course is to educate all Texas optometrists on important changes and best practices in Optometry.