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Eyes On 2022 Optometry On Demand

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Missed Eyes On 2022? You can still catch some of the top sessions from the largest virtual event of the year for ECPs. From updates in presbyopia and orthokeratology to innovations in MIGS, this year’s event was packed with value-rich sessions. Access on-demand recordings from 11 sessions now.

On December 3 - 5, 2022, eyecare practitioners from all over the world joined us for Eyes On 2022, a three-day cross-disciplinary eyecare meeting focused on emerging clinical trends, technologies, and treatments in eyecare, and how ECPs can effectively utilize these in-clinic to deliver optimal patient care. Designed for an audience of ophthalmologists and optometrists, the meeting covered new diagnostic standards, treatment options, pharmaceutical agents, and other emerging developments along with co-management strategies.
Whether you missed a single session or the whole event, or simply wish to review any of the fantastic sessions that were held at Eyes On 2022, we've collected select sessions from the show just for you. Keep scrolling to watch some of our amazing speakers lecture on topics ranging from glaucoma management to new treatments for presbyopia, and don't forget to check out our list of future events!
Please note that while some of these courses were given as live CE, they cannot be watched on demand for credit. These videos are provided for review only.

Innovations in MIGS: What Is the OD's Role?

Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO

As minimally invasive glaucoma surgery’s status in surgical glaucoma grows, optometrists must understand the devices and how to manage patients postoperatively. In this lecture, Justin. Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, covers postoperative considerations through the use of MIGS case examples.

Overcoming Scleral Lens Failures

Bita Asghari, OD, FAAO

In this lecture, Bita Asghari, OD, FAAO, reviews common causes of scleral lens “failure” and discusses real clinical cases where such challenges were overcome. Learn to identify the causes of scleral lens failure and bring your patient to a successful scleral lens endpoint!

New Developments in Anti-VEGF

Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO

Anti-VEGF therapy has revolutionized the treatment of exudative retinal vascular disease. In this lecture, Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO, covers the current paradigms of anti-VEGF therapy before delving into novel anti-VEGF delivery systems and agents.

Orthokeratology: Reshaping Vision

Anith Pillai, OD, FSLS

Anith Pillai, OD, FSLS, reviews the architecture of an orthokeratology mold, including an in-depth look at topographical analysis and what the curves of orthokeratology design accomplish. The lecture will also cover troubleshooting common complications during an evaluation.

Roles and Responsibilities in Peri-Surgical Care of Refractive Surgery

Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, discusses current trends in ophthalmic refractive surgical procedures and the implementation of best practices most likely to deliver excellent surgical outcomes. This lecture reviews the peri-surgery process comprehensively, including presenting to the patient multiple surgical options, as well as how to manage challenging outcomes that may be unexpected to the patient and surgeon.

The Latest Advancements in the Treatment of Neurotrophic Keratitis

Cory Lappin, OD, MS, FAAO

In this lecture, Cory Lappin, OD, FAAO, reviews the causes of neurotrophic keratitis (NK) and the latest developments in treatments, such as artificial tears, Regener-Eyes, and Oxerverate—the first FDA-approved treatment for NK.

Tapping Into Your Largest Untapped Value in 2022: Billing, Coding, and Valuing Your Training

Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, discusses how you can sharpen your billing and coding procedure to reflect the value of your practice. He goes over the financial impacts of routine exams, medical evaluations, and incorrect coding.

AMD Update: News and More for 2022

Patricia M. Fulmer, OD, FAAO

In this lecture, Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO, discusses age-related macular degeneration. She goes over what the condition is, new diagnostics that are available to manage it, and the newest treatments on the market.

Devon Kennedy, OD

Devon Kennedy, OD, discusses trends in refractive surgery to help you prepare for 2022 and beyond. She goes over procedures like LASIK, and SMILE, and reviews implantable collamer lenses, refractive lens exchange, and premium cataract surgery.

Keratoconus: Transforming a Clinical Obstacle into an Opportunity

Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS and Mary Prudden

In this lecture, Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS, and Mary Prudden, the Executive Director of the National Keratoconus Foundation, joined us to discuss the significance of treating keratoconus and ways you can implement different management strategies in your practice.

The Holy Grail: Topical Treatments for Presbyopia

Preeya Gupta, MD

In this session, Preeya Gupta, MD, discusses a path not commonly followed for presbyopia treatment: topical treatment. She goes over drops like Orasis and Eyenovia, and how topical drops are coming up on the short term horizon.

Where Good Ideas Come From: How Dompé Turns Insights into Innovation

Jason Bey, Ashley Kline, Georgea Pasedis, and Brian Baum

In this session, Jason Bey, Ashley Kline, Georgea Pasedis, and Brian Baum cover Dompé's culture and approach to innovation.
Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
About Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO

Dr. Christopher Wolfe is a graduate of Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. While in school, he served as president of the American Optometric Student Association, where he represented over 6,000 members. He is currently the Chair of the American Optometric Association’s State Government Relations Committee and the Legislative Chair for the Nebraska Optometric Association. In 2013 and 2015 he was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year for the Nebraska Optometric Association. In 2016 he was awarded the Optometrist of the Year for the Nebraska Optometric Association and the Young Optometrist of the Year for the American Optometric Association. In 2014 he was awarded Political Keyperson of the Year for the Nebraska Optometric Association and Alumni of the Year from Skutt Catholic High School.

Dr. Wolfe has a passion for education. He is a co-founder of KMK Board Certification Review Services, a company specializing in preparing Doctors of Optometry to take the American Board of Optometry examination. He is the founder of EyeCode Education, a company specializing in clinical and billing education. Dr. Wolfe is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He also has special interests in therapeutic scleral contact lenses to correct visual distortions in patients with corneal diseases. Dr. Wolfe is an avid runner and most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jaime, daughters Ryan, Paityn, Camryn, Logan, Maisyn and sons Lincoln, Deacon, and Benton.

Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO
About Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Fulmer is the sole owner of Legacy Vision Center, a cold start, medically focused practice in Huntsville, AL, which launched at the end of 2020. A graduate of the UAB School of Optometry, she completed an ocular disease and primary care residency at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center before returning to Alabama to serve as the Center Director and consultative optometrist for a referral-based, tertiary care facility and then as an associate at a multi-doctor family practice. Her clinical interests include disease management, particularly glaucoma, uveitis, dry eye, and neurology-related cases, as well as educating students and colleagues through lecturing and writing. She is an active member in the American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association and currently serves her profession as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Optometric Association and as President of the North Alabama Optometric Association. In her free time, Dr. Fulmer enjoys spending time with her husband and family, spoiling their fur-babies, traveling, attending concerts, and exploring the outdoors while kayaking and hiking. She also loves giving back through volunteering, including serving on the Board for HEALS, Inc, an organization that focuses on providing healthcare to local in-need youth.

Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO
Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
About Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO

Dr. Ahmad Fahmy is the Director of Optometric Services at Minnesota Eye Consultants. He received his professional training and the Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed residency training in the perioperative care of glaucoma, anterior segment pathology, and refractive surgery with Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A. in 2004. He earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2004, and Diplomate designation in the American Board of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Fahmy is an Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor of the Illinois College of Optometry, and Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Fahmy is a devoted advocate of an integrated eye care delivery model and serves as a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Integrated Practice Committee (IPC), as well as an editorial board peer reviewer for the journal Clinical Ophthalmology. He has been involved in the clinical care of disadvantaged populations and is devoted to continued involvement in the development of philanthropic eye care initiatives. He also remains committed to teaching and mentoring. He is actively involved in numerous clinical research trials and has a special interest in the ocular surface disease.

Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
Bita Asghari OD, FAAO, FSLS
About Bita Asghari OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Asghari is the Associate Director of Clinical Education for BostonSight. Her clinical practice is patient-centric, collaborative and focuses on caring for those with complex ocular surface and corneal diseases with the aid of advanced customizations of scleral lenses.

As the Associate Director of Clinical Education, she also serves as adjunct clinical faculty for MCPHS school of Optometry and New England College of Optometry (NECO), working with students and contact lens residents. Dr. Asghari completed her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry, graduating summa cum laude. Prior to joining BostonSight, she completed her PROSE clinical fellowship, as well as her post-doctoral residency in Cornea & Contact Lens and Ocular Disease from The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute.

Dr. Asghari is equally passionate about education as she is about patient care. She enjoys working with students, lecturing, and writing for publications with her professional goal of expanding the understanding and scope of treatment for ocular surface diseases. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), was awarded the VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship and was elected as a Top Doctor by the National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF) in 2018 and again in 2021.

Bita Asghari OD, FAAO, FSLS
Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO
About Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO

Dr. Daniel Epshtein is an assistant professor in the ophthalmology department of Mount Sinai Morningside in New York City. Previously, he held a position in a high-volume multispecialty ophthalmology practice where he supervised fourth-year optometry students as an adjunct assistant clinical professor of the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Epshtein’s research focuses on using the latest ophthalmic imaging technologies to elucidate ocular disease processes and to simplify equivocal clinical diagnoses. He developed and lectures in the perioperative care course at the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Epshtein writes and lectures on numerous topics including glaucoma, retinal disease, multimodal imaging, ocular surface disease, and perioperative care.

Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO
Justin Schweitzer OD, FAAO
About Justin Schweitzer OD, FAAO

Dr. Justin Schweitzer is a fellowship-trained optometrist specializing in the treatment of glaucoma, corneal-related vision conditions, and cataracts at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD.

Justin Schweitzer OD, FAAO
Anith Pillai
About Anith Pillai

UHCO graduate; anterior segment disease and specialty contact lens evaluations; co-owner of Evolutionary Eye Care

Anith Pillai
Cory J. Lappin, OD, MS, FAAO
About Cory J. Lappin, OD, MS, FAAO

Dr. Cory J. Lappin is a native of New Philadelphia, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Honors with Distinction. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where he concurrently completed his Master of Science degree in Vision Science. At the college he served as Class President and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. Following graduation, Dr. Lappin continued his training by completing a residency in Ocular Disease at the renowned Cincinnati Eye Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Lappin has been recognized for his clinical achievements, receiving the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Practice Excellence award. He has also been actively engaged in research, being selected to take part in the NIH/NEI T35 research training program and receiving the Vincent J. Ellerbrock Memorial Award in recognition of accomplishments in vision science research.

Dr. Lappin practices at Phoenix Eye Care and the Dry Eye Center of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona, where he treats a wide variety of ocular diseases, with a particular interest in dry eye and ocular surface disease. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Optometric Association. He is also a member of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) and volunteers with the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program.

Cory J. Lappin, OD, MS, FAAO
Devon Kennedy, OD
About Devon Kennedy, OD

Dr. Devon Kennedy received her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry (at MBKU) in Fullerton, California. She currently practices in Westlake Village, CA at a refractive surgery center specializing in premium IOLs and custom refractive surgery treatment. She also currently serves as the President-Elect for the Los Angeles County Optometric Society. When she’s not in clinic, Dr. Kennedy enjoys yoga, hot pilates, and traveling.

Devon Kennedy, OD
Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS
About Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Chou earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 1999, then completed fellowship training at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, in the Cornea and External Disease Division. He is recognized as a top innovator in optometry by Review of Optometric Business and by Primary Care Optometry News. ReVision Optometry culminates his previous experience owning two group practices in San Diego.

Outside of clinical care, Dr. Chou actively consults for several ophthalmic companies and provides expert testimony for litigation involving the optometric standard of care. He has published extensively and authored the book, Practical Spanish in Eyecare. Dr. Chou serves on the editorial review boards for Review of Optometry and Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses.

Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Preeya K. Gupta, MD
About Preeya K. Gupta, MD

Dr. Gupta earned her medical degree at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She fulfilled her residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina, where she earned the K. Alexander Dastgheib Surgical Excellence Award, and then completed a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis. She served on the faculty at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina as a Tenured Associate Professor of Ophthalmology from 2011-2021.

Dr. Gupta has authored many articles in the peer-reviewed literature and serves as an invited reviewer to journals such as Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Journal of Refractive Surgery. She has also written several book chapters about corneal disease and ophthalmic surgery, as well as served as an editor of the well-known series, Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery. She also holds several editorial board positions.

Dr. Gupta serves as an elected member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Refractive Surgery clinical committee, and is also is the Past-President of the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society. She gives presentations both nationally and internationally, and has been awarded the National Millennial Eye Outstanding Female in Ophthalmology Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award, and selected to the Ophthalmologist Power List.

Preeya K. Gupta, MD
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