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Sacramento ~ April 26, 2020

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Program Information

OptoWest Sacramento is on April 26, 2020 from 7:00 am - 3:10 pm at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, 95815. Free parking vouchers will be available at registration.

Pick up you registration packet & name badge at the registration desk before breakfast; name badges will be collected at the end of the day to provide proof of attendance.

Program Schedule:

6:30 am Registration Opens

7:00 am Food for Thought Breakfast: Contact Lenses for Presbyopic Astigmats: Changing the Conversation Program hosted by Bausch + Lomb, Michael Pier, OD

7:00 am Breakfast - Exhibits Open

8:00 am Reducing the Pressure in Glaucoma Decision Making, Melton & Thomas (2 hours) (TPG)

9:40 am Break - Exhibits Open

10:10 am Complex Contact Lens Cases, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (1 hour) (OTHER)

11:00 am Break - Exhibits Open

11:30 am Anterior Segment & Contact Lens Application of the OCT, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (1 hour)

12:20 pm Food for Thought Lunch: True Innovation for Your Patients from CooperVision, Steve Diamanti, PhD

12:20 pm Lunch - Exhibits Open

1:30 pm Glaucoma: The Decision Tree in the Trenches, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (2 hours)

3:10 pm Program Concludes

Course Descriptions & Class Handouts

Class Handouts:

Education program attendees can access, download or print out their class handouts before leaving for OptoWest!

Online handouts will be available for download here 30 days prior to the event.

8:00 am Reducing the Pressure in Glaucoma Decision Making, Melton & Thomas (2 hours) (TPG)

Course Description: In-depth discussion of the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options to manage glaucoma patients suspects. Diagnostic and treatment pearls and review of important medications used to treat glaucoma are discussed in case presentations. Supplemental handouts: 2019 Clinical Guide to Opthamalic Drugs

10:10 am Complex Contact Lens Cases, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (1 hour) (TPA)

Course Description: Contact lenses provide a tremendous opportunity for optimized vision correction. This course will go through complex contact lens cases helping the attendee better understand strategies or improved outcome.

11:30 am Anterior Segment & Contact Lens Application of the OCT, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (1 hour) (TPA)

Course Description: As technologies have evolved, so has our ability to utilize them to improve our understanding of ocular conditions that we manage in our practices. This is certainly true in the realm of the insights that anterior segment imaging with OCT AS-OCT has provided us. This course will help the clinician understand the applications of AS-OCT and how to apply this information to manage anterior segment disease and complex contact lenses.

12:20 pm FFT Lunch Program: True Innovation for Your Patients from CooperVision, Steve Diamanti, PhD

Contact lens performance is dictated by both design and material. This presentation will look at the innovative approach that CooperVision has taken in combining unique materials and designs and the benefits that these innovations can bring to patients and to your practice. We’ll also share how CooperVision rethought manufacturing in order to create our extended range Biofinity® sphere and toric line of products. Space is limited. No CE for Food for Thought Programs.

1:30 pm Glaucoma: The Decision Tree in the Trenches, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (2 hours) (TPG)

Course Description: Our knowledge surrounding glaucoma has increased tremendously over the last decade. This course will be a comprehensive overview on diagnostic and treatment strategies to optimize clinical outcomes. It will be presented in a practical format to help clinicians help establish appropriate monitoring and treatment protocols.

Registration Policies

Pick up you registration packet & name badge at the registration desk before breakfast; name badges will be collected at the end of the day to provide proof of attendance.

Important CE Notice:

Attendees must remain in the session for the duration of the course to receive CE credit. Late arrivals of more than 10 minutes after the start of a class will not be accepted. Departures of more than 10 minutes before the scheduled end of a class will not be accepted. PARTIAL CREDITS are not available.

OptoWest Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation notices received on or before March 29, 2020 are eligible for a full refund less a $50 service charge.
  • Cancellation notices received after March 29, 2020; sorry, no refunds. Substitutions are allowed.
  • All refunds must be requested in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to events@coavision.org.

Questions?

Contact Brenda Stewart at brendas@coavision.org or 916.266.5035 with any questions about events. Please contact COA at 916.441.3990 with any other questions you may have.

See you at OptoWest!

Speakers

Ron Melton & Randall Thomas: The Dynamic Duo

Drs. Melton and Thomas are North Carolina natives. They completed their training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. Both were members of the Student Optometric Service to Haiti team in 1981. They have lectured throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of ocular differential diagnosis and medical management of the eye diseases. Together they have authored many articles in the optometric literature, including the annual “Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs” in Review of Optometry.

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is a partner of Premier Vision Group, practicing full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Brujic has published over 350 articles and has given over 1600 lectures on contemporary topics in eye care.

Steve Diamanti, PhD

Dr. Diamanti is a senior R&D manager at the CooperVision Advanced Development Center in Pleasanton, CA. He received his Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara. Steve has been an active researcher in polymer synthesis, surface science, and biocompatible materials since 1998. He has co-authored 15 journal articles and is a holder of six patents in these technology areas.

Michael Pier, OD

He joined B+L in 1993 as Director, Clinical Research, and spent 20 years in his corporate career. He has headed B+L’s Professional Education, Professional Relations and Training and Professional Development. He now consults with Bausch + Lomb in bringing their latest contact lens technology to Eye Care Practitioners throughout North America.

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