Vision Expo's Virtual EYE2EYE Series

Wednesday, August 12 | 12:15 PM EDT
A Conversation with Four of Vision Monday’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical
Join Marge Axelrad, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director at Vision Monday, as she shines a light on 2020’s Most Influential Women in Optical honorees and moderates a discussion among four of them. Marge will chat with a few of this year's Rising Stars, Innovators and Modern Mentors who personify new energy, creativity and accomplishment, exploring their views on the future vision care, their career goals, and what they believe are the priorities and fresh ideas of new, young female leaders.

Recent Virtual EYE2EYE Series Events

Keeping Your Business Going Through COVID-19
Panelists: Gary Black, founder and president of Black Optical; Jennifer Tsai, OD and owner of Line of Sight Vision; and Mei Flemming, OD and owner of Luminance Vision

Independence @ The Creative Edge
Moderator: James Spina, Editor-in-Chief of 20/20
Panelists: Gai Gherardi, Co-Founder at l.a.Eyeworks; Jeff Press, Chief Creative Officer at Morgenthal Frederics; Nada Vuksic, Owner at Bruce Eyewear; Siobhan Burns, Owner at The Eyeglass Lass

Open Your Eyes! Taking Steps to be an Ally of Diversity & Inclusion
Panelists: Sherrianne James, Chief Marketing Officer at Essilor; Coco & Breezy Dotson, Founders at Coco And Breezy Eyewear; Sherrol Reynolds, OD & President at the National Optometric Association; Howard Purcell, OD & President at New England College of Optometry

Women in Optometry: 2020 Is Still Our Year

It's a different kind of Optometry's Meeting this year. Advocacy for the profession remains as vital as ever—and while the meeting cannot be held in person, the business of the American Optometric Association (AOA) is moving forward.

• Hear from AOA Immediate Past President Barbara Horn, OD, who is reflecting on her presidency and looking the to potential ahead.

• Recognize the new AOA officers and trustees and their commitment to the profession.

• Celebrate the 2020 AOA award recipients, which includes Young Optometrist of the Year Roya Attar, OD, MBA, FAAO, and Educator of the Year Caroline Beesley Pate, OD, FAAO.

• Applaud those who received awards from the Association Of Schools And Colleges Of Optometry, including Janice Scharre, OD, MA, FAAO, who was the first female Lifetime Achievement Winner.

With the COVID-19 Crisis, AAO and ASCO Establishes Unprecedented Virtual Clinical Training Program to Keep Optometry Students on Graduation Track

As universities and hospitals suspend clinical education rounds to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) is partnering with the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to help students meet clinical obligations.

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WO Voices Podcast Series

Dr. Michele Andrews: Introducing the Myopia Management Conversation
Michele Andrews, OD, Senior Director of North America Professional & Academic Affairs at CooperVision, discusses how clinicians can—and why they should—talk about the progression of myopia with parents. The Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program provides guidance on ways to include these conversations.

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Dr. Linda Chous: Could Coronavirus-Related Stress Result in More Increased Non-Organic Vision Loss?
Linda Chous, OD, owner of the whimsically named The Glasses Menagerie in Minneapolis, Minnesota, encourages ODs to be on the lookout for a possible spike in nonorganic vision loss. She explains how NOVL is different from malingering and how to counsel patients and their parents.

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Dr. Melissa Barnett And Dr. Stephanie Woo: The Thrill Of A Specialty Lens Practice
In January 2020, Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS, opened the Contact Lens Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, a clinic dedicated entirely to custom contact lenses. Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, shares Dr. Woo's passion for fitting scleral lens patients. Enjoy listening to these two past presidents of the Scleral Lens Education Society talk.

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Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee: Reopening
Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, FBCLA, FAAO, and her practice partner reopened Vision Optique in Houston, Texas, with safety protocols in place to help protect doctors, staff and patients. Dr. Shen Lee was a guest on WO Voices as she was planning the reopening.

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Dr. Theresa Colonna: Use Customized Video Training For Staff
Theresa Colonna, OD, of Westminster Eyecare Associates in Providence, Rhode Island, has mastered a strategy for consistent and thorough staff training in the use of instrumentation and procedures: customized video. Hear how she developed this process as the staff at this practice grew to 65 employees.

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Dr. Kelechi Mezu-Nnabue: Routine Eye Care And Foundation Work On Hold; Planning Ahead
Kelechi Mezu-Nnabue, OD, MS, MPH, DrPH, worries about the patients she serves in her Pikeville, Maryland, practice, as well as those who would normally be served by her family foundation in Baltimore and in Nigeria.

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Dr. Dorothy Hitchmoth: The Primary Importance of Primary Eye Care
From keeping patients with ocular infections out of emergency rooms and urgent care clinics to providing counseling on ocular and systemic health issues, the critical role that optometrists play in the health care becomes more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Dr. Cheryl Murphy: Dealing with Coronavirus Uncertainty – One Day at a Time
Cheryl Murphy, OD details some of the steps that the doctors and staff members are taking to do what they can to flatten the curve, protect themselves and protect patients.

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