April 13-16, 2021
Looking to get live, online training for Eyefinity EHR and/or Eyefinity Practice Management? Then look no further, we’re bringing the Eyefinity training experience directly to you at The Lodge, our Virtual Education Conference. Customize your schedule with over 30 courses to choose from, including four ABO approved CE courses. Check out our full Course Schedule and register today for $149 per person! Group pricing is also available. Don’t miss out, register by the April 5 deadline!
March 2 - 26, 2021
Perimetry Focus Month
Build confidence with visual field testing for both clinicians and visual field technicians, Haag-Streit is hosting its first Perimetry Focus Month. Throughout the month of March, Haag-Streit will be presenting perimetry webinars hosted by clinical experts. Register for as many webinars as you'd like!
For Optometry Practices
With events being canceled, we wanted to provide you not only with FREE CE but also a lot of valuable content all online! That’s the beauty of online, you stay safe and still get work done in downtime with these online presentations. Watch the videos and take the quiz at the end of each video. Once you complete and pass the course, you will receive an email with your CE certificate.
Learn from a world-leading Specialty Lens Fitter and Practice Management Expert, Dr. Stephanie Woo!
Wednesday, April 21 | 8:30 PM EDT
Best Practices for Successful Scleral Lens Fitting
Wednesday, May 19 | 8:30 PM EDT
Quick Tips: Specialty Lens Billing & Coding
Wednesday, March 24 | 8:00 PM EDT
Implementing the right combination of technologies can help a practice owner accelerate practice growth while maintaining clinical excellence. Setting the foundation to scale best practice using integrated data and automated technology allows for reduced expansion anxiety and lower cold start costs.
Explore a practice owner’s perspective on how implementing a combination of the most advanced Visionix® technologies creates a winning environment for practice growth and scalability. It is ideal for practice owners who are looking for new ways to expand and transform their eye care practice with a consistent, scalable model across all locations. Rasa Tamulavichus, OD, president and co-owner of Big City Optical, a growing multi-location independent practice in the Chicagoland area, shares her experience in implementing a scalable patient experience across multiple clinics.
RVL Pharmaceuticals invites you to join Drs. Andrea Kossler and David Wirta for a conversation on acquired blepharoptosis (ptosis), including risk factors for ptosis, differential diagnosis and real-world patient cases.
Sunday, March 28 | 11:00 AM EDT
Building a Specialty Lens Practice
Join Drs. Woo, Kramer, Frogozo, and Morrison for an exciting event, Building Your Specialty Lens Practice. We will be discussing topics on how to get started with specialty contact lenses, how to integrate them within your unique practice, how to get staff properly trained, and more! This event is COPE approved for 3 hours of CE credit. If you are interested in how to grow or build a specialty lens clinic, this event will provide incredible insights!
Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 8:00 PM EDT
COVID Combat Conference
Join your colleagues for an interactive, one-day, multi-course CE meeting focused on infection control, prescribing and screening modifications, patient and staff safety, and effectively restarting and growing your practice in a peri- and post-COVID world.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 8:00 PM EDT
Decoding the Science of Prism to Drive Positive Patient Otcomes
Learn how to obtain objective, accurate and repeatable measurements within 0.1 prism diopters utilizing the neurolens Measurement Device (nMD). Join Dr. Bradley Richlin as he discusses the science behind the nMD, and how it has impacted his practice, creating greater profitability and happier patients.
AI Meets OD: How Machine Learning is Impacting Optometry and its Treatment of Digital Eyestrain and Headaches
Dr. Carol Nelson, Dr. Timothy Fries and Aric Plumley, chief technology officer of neurolens, discuss how artificial intelligence is helping optometrists improve the lives of patients struggling with digital eye strain and headaches.
Eye Misalignment and Headaches: Differentiate Your Practice and Improve Patient Outcomes
Paul Karpecki, OD, and Timothy Fries, OD, discuss how to turn treatment of eye misalignment and headaches into a practice builder that transforms patients’ lives in a webinar brought to you by Review of Optometric Business and neurolens.
Eyecare practices will face an influx of customer communications with pressure to meet their needs, all while maintaining safe boundaries for everyone. You may be feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Hoya is here to help you bounce back in the safest, most effective way possible.
The Effects of COVID-19 on Vision
In a webinar presented by Shamir, Eli Ben-Moshe, OD, discusses the first big data survey cross-referencing COVID-19 with vision behavior to learn what effect COVID-19 has on consumers and what visual needs they are looking to address in our new way of life.
OWA Talks with Trudi Charest
If you are like every business owner, executive or sales person, when the lockdown happened you understood how important it was to be able to connect virtually to your patients and customers. Now virtual and digital communications are the norm. Connecting, networking and selling online will be the way of the future. What do you need to do to build a personal and business profile and where should you start?
OWA Talks with Carrie Wilson
As the shelter-at-home restrictions begin to lift and the country opens back up, what changes might we expect to see in regard to doing business in the optical industry and how will we continue to adapt to a "new normal?" Listen to Carrie Wilson's take on this and more.
InsideVision is a weekly live streaming talk show aimed at eye care professionals and the vision care community worldwide. Join hosts Howard Purcell OD, FAAO, NECO President and CEO and Erik Liljegren, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer at Sector Media Group for a special Live Online TV Broadcast aimed at eye care professionals and the vision care community worldwide.
How to Be the Practice CEO
Practice owners who learn to delegate and function like CEOs can realize gains in patient care and business growth. Michael Kling, OD, founder and CEO of Impact Leadership, shares his insights on becoming the CEO of his practice.
How to Create a Simple Practice Budget
Creating a practice budget and reviewing it every 1-3 months allows you to accurately set earning goals and manage expenses. Adhering to a budget enables you to make data-based decisions on investing in your practice to enhance patient care and increase profitability. Also, a practice that runs by a budget has a higher valuation to potential buyers. Michael Kling, OD, founder and CEO of Impact Leadership, shares his insights, and provides templates to help you get started.
How to Manage Net Cash Flow
Net cash flow is the most critical metric in practice management and practice valuation. Here are keys to maintaining a positive cash flow that allows you to manage comfortably, expand services and sales, and readily borrow to make improvements. .
More Screen Time During Self Isolation
Help your patients overcome the symptoms of digital eye strain.
Dr. Gosling walks through the highlights of our international study on digital eye strain and the highlights of our 60+ page white paper in less than 25 minutes. You too will be an expert.
Barriers for the Timely Detection of Wet AMD
Early detection of wet AMD is critical for maintaining a patient’s functional vision. While patients with poor visual acuity at diagnosis regain more letters with anti-VEGF treatment, the majority will not return to good functional vision. Learn about effective solutions to detect wet AMD earlier in this webinar and help your patients maintain their functional vision.
The Fundamentals CME Video Series is complimentary and is supported by an Alcon
Academic Independent Medical Education grant as well as support from the Mackool
Eye Institute Research Foundation. A new surgical video will be released every month and
also archived on their website, allowing viewers to see previous episodes as well as earn
CME credits if desired.
Each month a new online surgical video by Richard Mackool, MD, with the goal of making CME accredited surgical training available online for surgeons motivated to improve or expand their surgical repertoire.
SECO University Launches LIVE CE Webinar Series to Meet the Optometry Profession’s Educational Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
SECO University provides optometrists and ophthalmic professionals educational opportunities in an online environment to meet the needs and requirements of the profession. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent cancellation and or postponement of CE meetings, SECO University launched SECO LIVE CE Webinars approved by COPE for live CE.
The Empowered OD: Dr. Selina McGee – Make Every Word Count
In this episode of The Empowered OD series, sponsored by Allergan, Selina McGee, OD, FAAO, of Edmond, Oklahoma, explains how she became more intentional in her communication with patients. Working with a dialogue coach, Dr. McGee became more aware of the intended and unintended consequences of her conversations and how effective communication helps her build areas of practice, such as with her presbyopic patients.
The Empowered OD: Dr. Neena James - Leading an Empowered Staff
Neena James, OD, of Huntsville, Alabama, explains how cultivating an empowered staff allows doctors to do more. Hear how she learned to let go of some of the oversight of her associates and staff of 12 while steering the practice in the direction she wants to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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