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Olympian Laurie Hernandez on Contact Lenses, Perseverance, and DWTS!


At SECO 2018, we sat down with gold medal Olympic gymnast, Dancing with the Stars winner, and NY Times best-selling author Laurie Hernandez to discuss contact lenses, perseverance, and her possible return to the sport!

Laurie was fit with CLs at an early age, and the improved vision they provided helped her training as she forged a path to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

She's subsequently become a spokesperson for Alcon, which is how we ended up getting this interview at SECO (yes, I was shocked to be sitting there!)

Her positivity and poise are remarkable.  My biggest takeaway from our brief talk was the importance of remaining optimistic in the face of long odds and (very) painful injuries.

Thanks again to Laurie and to Alcon for making it happen!

Discuss the interview in this thread.
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Ocular Surface Disease: Demystifying the Diagnosis – Dr Crystal Brimer

Watch the entire lecture & earn up to 50 COPE-Approved credits online at CEwire2018!

Ocular Surface Disease: Demystifying the Diagnosis - Dr Crystal Brimer (56132-AS)

Every day patients with ocular surface issues enter our exam room, with and without symptoms.

In this talk, we learn how to implement easy, yet compelling, screening techniques that create an opportunity to practice preventative care instead of reactive care.

Discover diagnostic tips and tools to scientifically pinpoint the underlying etiology of your patient’s dry eye symptoms and prepare you to couple them with proven, diagnostic based treatments for predictable results.

Watch the full lecture online at CEwire2018! Earn up to 50 COPE-Approved CE Credits.


Discuss the lecture in this thread.
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Visual Field Analysis in the OCT Era – Dr. Graham Lakkis

Watch the entire lecture & earn up to 50 COPE-Approved credits online at CEwire2018!

Visual Fields in the OCT Era: Dr. Graham Lakkis (55861-GL)

Although significant developments have occurred in the structural analysis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy using OCT scans, research into functional visual field testing continues with the development of new techniques and refinements of existing strategies to maximise efficiency of testing and accuracy of progression analysis.

Practical guidance will be given that can be applied during encounters with glaucoma patients.

Watch the full lecture online at CEwire2018! Earn up to 50 COPE-Approved CE Credits.

Discuss the lecture in this thread.
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CEwire2018 is Now Available On Demand!

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CEwire2018 lectures are now available on demand!

The conference is bigger than ever this year, with 50 COPE approved credits online for just $179 [Register Here]

We've also got discounts available for group practices (and as usual, students or those who don't need credits can register for free!)

The lectures are available to view on demand through May 1st, 2018.

Our goal with CEwire is to make the conference-going experience as flexible as possible. Many people just watch the lectures in the 90-day "on demand" period, whenever they have time.

The 2018 conference concentrates on systemic disease and its impact on eye care.

More than 9,000 ODs have taken CEwire courses; there is no faster or easier way to get in your required credit hours.

Take a look at the course list & register today.

 

Profits for Charity

Profits from the event are being shared with leading eye care charities: - The American Academy of Optometry FoundationVOSH International

Register here, and ask any questions you might have about the event in this thread.

Hope to see you there!

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CEwire2018 Starts Saturday!! 50 COPE Credits, $179

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CEwire2018 is here!

The conference is bigger than ever this year, with 50 COPE approved credits online for just $179 [Register Here]

We've also got discounts available for group practices (and as usual, students or those who don't need credits can register for free!)

The "live" portion of the conference will take place online on January 20 & 21, 2018. The lectures will then be available to view on demand through May 1st, 2018.

Attendees need not attend live -- our goal is to make the conference-going experience as flexible as possible. Many people just watch the lectures in the 90-day "on demand" period, whenever they have time.

The 2018 conference concentrates on systemic disease and its impact on eye care.

Take a look at the course list & register today.

  Profits for Charity Profits from the event are being shared with leading eye care charities:
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation
VOSH International

 

Special CEwire2018 Livestream Guest: Gretchyn Bailey!

CEwire2018 Livestream

Throughout the event, Drs. Paul and Adam Farkas will broadcast from CEwire HQ, giving you the latest updates on the conference, and interviewing leaders in eye care.

We will be joined in studio by special guest analyst Gretchyn Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, Editor in Chief and Content Channel Director at Optometry Times.

It should be a fantastic show!

Register here, and ask any questions you might have about the event in this thread.

Hope to see you there!

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Nuts and Bolts: How to Maximize Insurance Reimbursements



In this highly practical ODwire.org Webinar, Shane Shepherd, Senior Insurance Manager at VisionWeb, will help your practice maximize on claim reimbursements.

We'll learn to:
  • Find and understand your claim denials
  • Understand the TOP REASONS that claims are denied
  • Avoid the obstacles and seeing the benefits of pulling patient benefits ahead of every appointment
  • Analyze important reporting metrics that will help you better understand your entire claims process
If you have any questions about the upcoming show, please place them here...
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Dr. Jeff Walline on the State of Myopia Control in 2017

In his GPLIwire2017 talk, Dr. Jeff Walline the Associate Dean of Research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, gave a lecture on the state of Myopia Control research in 2017.



We interviewed Dr. Walline after the show to get further insights on the direction that the field is taking:


If you're thinking about dipping your toes into myopia control in your practice, it is worth a listen.

Discuss here.
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Update: Optometry Cares Offering $4k Grants for ODs Hit by Storms

Update: Optometry Cares is offering $4k grants for all ODs impacted by the recent storms - you don’t need to be an AOA member to benefit.

IMPORTANT LINKS

OFDR Website: http://www.aoafoundation.org/ofdr/

OFDR Application: http://www.aoafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/OFDR-Grant-Criteria-Application-with-W-9-2015.pdf

Donation Link: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=aoa&id=1

ODwire.org Classifieds: (post in Help Wanted if looking for work, all fees waived) https://www.odwire.org/classifieds/

Texas Optometric Associationhttp://texas.aoa.org

Tips for affected ODs that TOA sent out: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/...Storm.html?soid=1101264306992&aid=xTwoNqRd6ok

Classifieds for relief/work for TOA members: http://texas.aoa.org/x8642.xml

Classifieds ads can be posted by non-members currently by emailing: TOAdesk@txeyedoctors.com

Discuss here ...
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GPLIwire2017 Now Available on Demand Through December 1st!

The live portion of GPLIwire2017 has come to an end. But it isn't too late to participate! The conference will remain open until December 1st, 2017.

Get 32 COPE credits, all about specialty contact lenses, including tracks on sclerals and ortho-k.

*** Vendor discounts worth hundreds of dollars are still available in the virtual exhibit hall ****

To obtain the discounts, just sign up for the conference (we even have a free exhibit hall only pass).  Then visit the "virtual booth" of whichever vendor you'd like to obtain a discount from.

In this video, we discuss the various discounts that are available:



Enjoy!
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