COA Members $75 ~ Non-Members $99

Santa Clara ~ March 15, 2020


Online Registration Closes March 9th

Program Information

OptoWest Santa Clara is on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 7:00 am - 3:10 pm at the Santa Clara Marriott located at 2700 Mission Blvd, Santa Clara, 95054. Discounted parking available at $6 per day.

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

9:40 am Break - Exhibits Open

10:10 am Anterior Segment and Contact Lens Applications of OCT, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO (1 hour)

11:00 am Break - Exhibits Open

11:30 am A Grand Rounds Series, Mika Moy, 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 Diagnostic and Management Challenges in Anterior Segment Disease, Mika Moy, 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 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.

10:10 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.

11:30 am A Grand Round Series, Mika Moy, OD, FAAO (1 hour) (TPA)

Course Description: Optometrists play a key role in diagnosing and managing anterior segment disease. When a red eye case falls out of the typical ones seen, the doctor must utilize their diagnostic skills to solve the patients problem. The following cases provide the clinician with useful tools to aid in the diagnosis and management of out of the ordinary anterior segment disease.

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 Diagnostic & Management Challenges in Anterior Segment Disease, Mika Moy, OD, FAAO (2 hours) (TPA)

Course Description: Complex diagnosis of anterior segment diseases will be discussed including CL associated limbal stem cell deficiency, early diagnosis of HSV keratitis, and the changing profile of herpes zoster ophthalmicus due to widespread vaccine use and new vaccines.

Registration Policies

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 February 16, 2020 are eligible for a full refund less a $50 service charge.
  • Cancellation notices received after February 16, 2020; sorry, no refunds. Substitutions are allowed.
  • All refunds must be requested in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to


Contact Brenda Stewart at 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!


Mile Brujic, OD, FAOO

Dr. Brujic 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.

Mika Moy, OD, FAAO

Dr. Moy graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and completed a residency in Pediatrics and Specialty Contact Lenses there. She is currently a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at Berkeley Optometry where she teaches the Anterior Segment Disease course. She has been presented the Michael G. Harris Teaching Award as well as the Bernard Dolan Residency Mentor Award. She was recently granted Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry Anterior Segment Section.

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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