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Details on EyeCon 2022 Coming SOON!

When:
November 12-13, 2022
Where:
Westin Galleria, Dallas
13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75240
Phone: 972-934-9494
Book Your Room
Details:
More information to come.



2021 REGISTRATION RATES

MEMBER
$200 - Optometrist MEMBER - Not including Professional Responsibility
$300 - Optometrist MEMBER - Including Professional Responsibility

NON-MEMBER
$300 - Optometrist NON-MEMBER - Not including Professional Responsibility
$400 - Optometrist NON-MEMBER - Including Professional Responsibility

$100 - Professional Responsibility ONLY


Registration:
Handouts:
See handouts below under Speaker and Course Information as they become available. No wifi or paper course handouts will be furnished on site.
Who can attend:
This meeting is for Optometrists.
In-Person Safety Measures
Cancellation:
2021 FULL Refund if notified by October 29th. Cancellations between Oct 29th and Nov 5th, a $50 fee will be assessed. Cancellations after Nov 5th are non-refundable.
Rebate:
*Registered optometrists MUST attend ALL specified vendor Branding Sessions on Saturday and Sunday to qualify for $200 REBATE of your registrations fees. Excludes Professional Responsibility Course ONLY.

Events Schedule

May vary slightly

Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Time Event
7am — 6pm Registration
7am — 8am Continental Breakfast
7:30am — 8:30am “Targeted Nutrition for Reduction Oxidation and Inflammation: Implications for Vision and Cognition Across the Lifespan”
Jim Stringham, PhD
1hr D/T
Sponsored by MacuHealth
8:30am — 9:30am Branding Sessions (No CE credit)
9:30am — 10am Visit with Vendors

Sponsored by Luxottica
10am — 11:40am “Out with the Hackneyed and in With the Neveau-eyed Looking at New Eyecare Treatment and Diagnosis
Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
11:40am — 1pm Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch

Sponsored by J&J Vision, RVL Pharma, VISTA
1pm — 2:40pm “Challenging Cases from the Front of the Eye to the Back of the Eye”
Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
2:40pm — 3pm Visit with Vendors

Sponsored by Luxottica
3pm — 5pm “Dry Eye – In With the Old, Out With the New”
Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
5pm — 6:30pm “Human Trafficking”
Rebecca Jowers, Poiema Foundation
1hr General / Human Trafficking Course
Sunday, November 14th, 2021
Time Event
7am — 6pm Registration
7am — 8am Continental Breakfast
7:30am — 8:30am “What is a Diabetic Eye Examination?”
Craig Thomas, OD
1hr D/T
Sponsored by Konan & Optovue
8:30am — 9:30am Branding Sessions (No CE credit)
9:30am — 10am Visit with Vendors

Sponsored by Avesis
10am — 11:40am “Retinal Potpourri”
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
12pm — 1pm Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch (No CE)

Sponsored by Lumenis & Maculogix
1pm — 2:40pm “Earlier Detection, Improved Outcomes for Wet AMD”
Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
2hrs D/T
2:40pm — 3pm Visit with Vendors

Sponsored by Avesis
3pm — 4pm “Laboratory Testing for Posterior Segment Diseases”
Mohammad Rafieetary, 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 / Opioid
Sponsored by Practice Compliance Solutions
5pm — 6pm “2021 Professional Responsibility Course”
Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
1hr Ethics

Course and Speaker Information

Jim Stringham, PhD

Jim Stringham, PhD

“Targeted Nutrition for Reduction Oxidation and Inflammation: Implications for Vision and Cognition Across the Lifespan”
Saturday
7:30am - 8:30am

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
In this course, attendees will learn about the benefits across the lifespan of macular carotenoid and DHA + EPA supplementation for visual, cognitive, neurophysiological, and systemic health and performance. A brief history of the study of macular carotenoids will be presented, followed by a “tour of studies” that have examined effects of the lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin. Particular emphasis will be placed on the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of macular carotenoids, DHA, and EPA, and how they serve as mechanisms for visual, cognitive, and systemic health and performance effects. Data from studies conducted in utero through old age will be covered. Relatively new systemic effects associated with macular carotenoid status, including lowered blood cortisol and inflammatory markers, will also be discussed.

Sponsored By: MacuHealth

Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

“Out with the Hackneyed and in With the Neveau-eyed Looking at New Eyecare Treatment and Diagnosis
Saturday
10am - 11:40am

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This course will give an overview of some of the hottest treatment options for some of the oldest problems that plague our profession. This course will draw a contrast from some antiquated optometric therapies and diagnosis to that of the modern approach specifically looking at what the future holds.

Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

“Challenging Cases from the Front of the Eye to the Back of the Eye”
Saturday
1pm - 2:40pm

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
As ODs we tend to separate the front of the eye from the back of the eye. However, there are conditions that affect the eye from the anterior to posterior. This course will use cases examples to illustrate how, as ODs we need to treat the whole eye.

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Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

“Dry Eye – In With the Old, Out With the New”
Saturday
3pm - 5pm

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This course is designed to bridge the gap between ophthalmologic history, anteriorsegment anatomy and the latest trends in dry eye management. Key clinical and professional take-home messages will be based on whether the most relevant evidence supports new or old therapies.

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Rebecca Jowers, Poiema Foundation

Rebecca Jowers, Poiema Foundation

“Human Trafficking”
Saturday
5pm - 6:30pm

Course Summary:
1hr General / Human Trafficking Course
This course is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and completes the requirement all optometrists need to renew their license. This in-person course allows for Q&A opportunities not available when taken online.

Craig Thomas, OD

Craig Thomas, OD

“What is a Diabetic Eye Examination?”
Sunday
7:30am - 8:30am

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
You will learn about the diagnosis and treatment of the ophthalmic manifestations of diabetes. Emphasis is placed on detecting diabetic retinal neurodegeneration with structure/function assessments and detecting subclinical vasculopathy with OCTA retinal imaging.

Sponsored By: Konan & Optovue

Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

“Retinal Potpourri”
Sunday
10am - 11:40am

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This grand round style presentation will highlight challenging retinal cases that are sure to capture the audience’s interest. Topics discussed include complicated diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membrane, macular telangiectasia, toxoplasmosis and peripheral retinal disease. Each case will highlight the latest in retinal imaging and how these technologies are used to augment careful fundus examination.

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Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

“Earlier Detection, Improved Outcomes for Wet AMD”
Sunday
1pm - 2:40pm

Course Summary:
2hrs D/T
This course is designed to enhance attendee’s understanding of the pathogenesis and staging of AMD, with an emphasis on intermediate dry disease and its conversion to neovascular wet AMD nAMD. Clinicians will be able to confidently recommend a remote home monitoring diagnostic program to enhance detection of conversion to nAMD earlier, while visual function is still good. Earlier detection of nAMD leads to timely treatment and better visual outcomes.

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Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

“Laboratory Testing for Posterior Segment Diseases”
Sunday
3pm - 4pm

Course Summary:
1hr D/T
A wide spectrum of posterior segment diseases is associated with systemic conditions ranging from disorders of the blood, to infectious, inflammatory Disease. This lecture reviews a number of these conditions and their indicated laboratory tests for confirmation of the diagnosis aiding with proper management.

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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 / Opioid
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 addiction, 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.

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Sponsored By: Practice Compliance Solutions

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

“2021 Professional Responsibility Course”
Sunday
5pm - 6pm

Course Summary:
1hr Ethics
This is the one-hour course in ethics professional responsibility required by the Texas Optometry Board to maintain optometric licensure in Texas.

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