2020 Virtual Optometric Summit
March 26 & 27 LIVE ONLINE
11am ET - 2pm ET
ODwire.org and CovalentCareers invite you to attend the 2020 Virtual Optometric Summit sponsored by ZEISS.
This two-day complimentary online program offers live sessions and an interactive product showcase – all within a virtual exhibit hall – designed to let you explore technological and clinical innovations from the comfort of your own home.
Taught by industry leaders, the multi-track educational program will provide you the opportunity to learn about current trends in technology and innovation, practice development, and advancements in ocular disease management.
See how your practice can benefit from the latest in the world of optometry at the 2020 Virtual Optometric Summit.
Register here, and watch the livestream above from 11am - 2pm ET on Friday and Saturday!
In this ODwire.org Webinar, Craig Thomas, OD discusses how he uses the RETeval ERG/VEP testing device to help diagnose and treat eye disease in his office.
RETeval is the only FDA Cleared, Non-Mydriatic Full-Field ERG device.
You will learn how to integrate this hand-held vision-testing technology into your practice's diagnostic protocols and how to use the information in your medical decision-making.
Billing and coding for visual electrophysiology will also be discussed.
A Q&A follows the talk. Don't miss it!
[discuss the webinar in this thread]
REGISTER & WATCH ARCHIVE HERE
March 11, 2020
8pm ET / 5pm PT
Would you like to minimize the influence of managed care on your practice, but don't know where to begin?
In this exclusive, new online workshop, Susan Resnick, OD and Viola Kanevsky, OD -- who for the past several decades have both run successful optometric practices free of managed care -- give you concrete, practical advice on how to build your practice by offering products and services to patients without the involvement of 3rd party insurance companies.
The workshop will feature an interactive discussion, including:
* The importance and value of adopting technology and products which clinically differentiate the independent practice and provide avenues of profit protection.
* Real-world applications of these clinical products and techniques in practice, and the economics and business model behind each.
* Marketing tips from clinicians who have successfully made the transition
* Interactive Q&A with attendees
* Written materials (PDF, Word documents) to use as templates to help kick-start the process in your own office.
* Exclusive access to an online community of like-minded clinicians, for further discussion in a secure, private space.
* Discounts from conference sponsors:
Art Optical, Euclid, EyeCarePro, Neurolens, SpecialEyes, VTi/NaturalVue
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this thread!
During CEwire2020, Drs. Paul Farkas & Adam Farkas along with Gretchyn Bailey, Editor in Chief of Optometry Times, visited the recently-opened Contact Lens Museum in Forest Grove, OR!
Curator Patrick Caroline gave us the story of how the museum came about, and then a big tour of the artifacts and the history of contact lenses (Paul of course had a bunch of stories about the stuff we saw... as well as his ingenius idea in the 1980s for using contraceptive sponges to clean contact lenses. Yes, really!)
Anyone who is interested in contact lenses and history should check out the video, and remember: if you have old contact lens related materials, the museum is always interested in donations! Visit their web site:
[Discuss the visit & the museum here]
At the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) 2020 in Las Vegas, Dr. Adam Farkas was one of two recipients (along with Gretchyn Bailey) to receive an Honorary Recognition Award from the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association.
The award was "In Appreciation for a Lifetime of Dedication and Service to the Contact Lens Industry", through Dr. Farkas' work at ODwire.org, the CEwire series of education events, and the production of the virtual specialty lens conference GPLIwire.
During his acceptance speech, Dr. Farkas dedicated his award to his father, Dr. Paul Farkas, who "fit his first contact lenses in the 1950s, and somehow still manages to show up at his desk every day to keep us focused and in the right direction. He's the heart of what we do."
He also thanked the doctors who make use of ODwire and CEwire's services, as "we would be nothing without them. I can push all the right buttons, but without them there is no site."
A full list of honorees has been posted to the CLMA web site.
CEwire is back! This year's conference is our biggest ever, with 60 COPE-Approved CE credits on a wide variety of topics -- including narcotics, OSD, myopia control, glaucoma, emergency eye care, ocular nutrition, retinal issues, traumatic brain injuries, legal & practice management issues, and more!
We also have our largest-ever virtual exhibit hall, with a vendors offering exclusive conference discounts!
At $189 CEwire2020 is the best CE value in eye care.
Check out the course list, speakers, and vendors.
Discuss the conference in this thread.
We hope to see you there!
In the past, multifocal contact lens fitting was time-consuming and involved a great deal of trial-and-error to get an acceptable fit.
In this final webinar in our series on presbyopia, Milana Matz, OD of North Suburban Vision Consultants in Deerfield, IL, will walk us through Alcon's "Simplified Multifocal CL Fitting Process".
This process has resulted in high rates of fit success, including 80% success with 1 lens per eye, and 96% success with 2 lenses or less per eye!
Dr. Matz will review the process, and several real-life case studies of presbyopic patients fit into multifocals.
We hope to see you there!
*** CEwire2020 Updates ***
Early Registration for CEwire2020 opened this week!
Participants at this webinar will get the latest course updates and news about the event. Don't miss it!
Craig Thomas, OD discusses how he uses the new EyeKinetix® as a screening tool to detect subclinical optic neuropathies, including normal tension glaucoma.
You will learn how to integrate this new technology in a busy practice, and review cases that illustrate the importance of accurately detecting subtle pupillary defects.
A Q&A follows the talk.
*** Konan Medical is offering exclusive specials to those who watch the webinar, through December 15th, 2019. Please watch the video for details.
In this second webinar in our series on presbyopia, Dr. Amanda Nanasy discusses the economics of multifocal contact lenses, and how you can leverage the latest generation of lenses to grow your practice's revenue and provide superior patient care.
* The size of the presbyopic market
* How multifocals can drive per-patient revenue growth
* Alcon's multifocal portfolio, and the differences between the brands
* Web-based resources you can use to educate your patients and help drive them to your practice
*** CEwire2020 Sneak Peek ***
Early Bird registration for CEwire2020 is opening next week!
Participants at this webinar will get a sneak peek at the latest courses that have been confirmed for the event! Don't miss it! (hard to believe we're up to 60 credit-hours already!)
Discuss the webinar in this thread & ask Dr. Nanasy questions!
In this InSight Studio interview, we speak with Dr. Art Epstein on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and why "Dry Eye" is an Antiquated term. He hits on some of the big issues in ocular surface disease today, including:
* Will meibography become a standard of care?
* The current crop of OSD treatments
* Whether meibomian gland clearance is necessary to treat the underlying condition
Registered ODwire.org members can discuss this video & ask Dr. Epstein questions in this thread