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CEwire2020 Returning for Encore Live Shows in May and June!

CEwire2020: 63 COPE Credits, $159

REGISTER HERE

Due to the ongoing cancellation of in-person CE events around the US, CEwire2020 is going to return for an additional two LIVE encore performances, May 30/31 and June 27/28.

All courses will be offered at each event, so you can receive the maximal number of LIVE COPE CE credits.

Existing CEwire2020 participants DO NOT need to re-register for the conference -- your existing pass will work at all subsequent live events!

New users can register and pay one price ($159) to attend all live events, where you can earn up to 63 COPE credit hours!) You can also watch all lectures on demand at your own pace.


ABOUT CEWIRE2020

Over 4,200 ODs have already signed on to CEwire2020, making it the single-largest conference in Optometry.

This year's conference offers the most credits ever, with 63 COPE-Approved CE hours 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!

Check out the course list, speakers, and vendors.

REGISTER HERE

Discuss the conference in this thread.

*** again, if you've already registered for CEwire2020, there is no need to register again -- use your same login & password as you did back then.

We hope to see you there!
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CEwire2020 is Coming Back This Weekend: 63 LIVE COPE Credits, $159

CEwire2020: 63 COPE Credits, $159

REGISTER HERE

CEwire is back for an encore performance!  This year's conference is our biggest ever, with 63 LIVE 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 $159 CEwire2020 is the best CE value in eye care.

Check out the course list, speakers, and vendors.

REGISTER HERE

Discuss the conference in this thread.

... and if you'd already registered for the event back when it was originally held in February, there's no need to register again - use the same username and password that you received back then!

We hope to see you there!
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2020 Virtual Optometric Summit Livestream!

2020 Virtual Optometric Summit
March 26 & 27 LIVE ONLINE
11am ET - 2pm ET
REGISTER HERE

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!
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Adding ERG/VEP Testing to Your Practice


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]
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How to Achieve Independence from Managed Care

Webinar: Achieve Independence from Managed Care

REGISTER & WATCH ARCHIVE HERE

LIVE ONLINE
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 workshopSusan 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 OpticalEuclidEyeCareProNeurolensSpecialEyesVTi/NaturalVue

REGISTER HERE!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this thread!
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Visiting The Contact Lens Museum in Forest Grove, OR



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:

https://www.thecontactlensmuseum.org/

[Discuss the visit & the museum here]
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Dr. Adam Farkas Given CLMA Recognition Award for ODwire & CEwire

Dr. Adam W. Farkas at GSLS2020

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."

full list of honorees has been posted to the CLMA web site.
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