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Harmful Blue Light and the Optical Solution
Start Time : 08:00
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Harmful blue light is at the forefront of public consciousness because of the increased use of digital devices in recent years. What most people don't realize, though, is that harmful blue light is actually present both indoors and outdoors, and that the sun is the largest singular source of harmful blue light. This course will explore the nature of harmful blue light, its possible long-term phototoxic effect on vision, and the optical solutions available to help protect against harmful blue light both indoors and outdoors.

Advanced Corneal Topography
Start Time : 08:00
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Current corneal topography assessment techniques are undergoing considerable evolution in both hardware and in the software algorithms used to calculate and display corneal curvature. It is therefore prudent that eye care practitioners stay abreast of these changes, especially in light of the changes related to ocular diagnosis, contact lens designs and refractive surgery options.

The Science of Color and Face Shape
Start Time : 09:00
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Selecting eyewear for your patients is more than just going to the frame board and choosing an attractive frame. It means that the frame works for your "special" patient, the one right in front of you. Color is a science. Face shapes are a science. This course will help you to understand the science behind the selection process by focusing on the prescription and uses the concepts of face shape, color analysis and lifestyle to create just the right look for your patients.

A Little of This and a Little of That
Start Time : 09:00
Duration : 2 hr(s).
There are many reasons why a patient may wear a contact lens. A contact may be worn and considered "want to lenses" while others may require "have to lenses". These small pieces of plastic can impact the quality of life for patients in a positive way. In regards to medically indicated contact lens wear, few areas in eyecare are more rewarding for the eyecare professional. This course will present various conditions that require a contact lens for visual rehabilitation. In addition, fitting techniques and evaluations for each entity will be explored.

Lens Aberrations
Start Time : 10:10
Duration : 1 hr(s).
The learner should have a basic understanding of lens design and function as well as a basic understanding of prism. This course will present information regarding lower order lens aberrations as well as higher order aberrations. It will explain the role lower order lens aberrations have played in lens design and the effect these aberrations have on patient vision.


The Bright Side of KidZ
Start Time : 11:10
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Kids, their beautiful eyes and smiles can brighten our day, or perhaps bring a few grey hairs. But as we know, they grow up so fast. In the blink of any eye they are teenagers, and you know how the rest goes. We've heard so much about Baby Boomers and Millennials - generations that have their own unique eye care needs and behaviors. In this course, we would like to take a closer look at our kids, those in the "Z" generation. Believe it or not, this generation have now surpassed the Baby Boomers and Millennials making up 25% of the U.S. population. Today, we would like to focus on better a understanding of childhood development and our kids' market.

The Impact of Systemic Diseases and Their Medications to the Ocular Surface
Start Time : 11:10
Duration : 1 hr(s).
The tear film is the host environment for the contact lens. Alterations in the normal tear film due to systemic disorders, chemicals, allergic reactions, and environmental factors can affect contact lens wear. In addition, both over the counter and prescription medications can affect the eye in a variety of ways. This course will explore the various systemic and anatomical disorders the contact lens practitioner might encounter in their practice.

Managing the Effects of Unequal Refractive Errors
Start Time : 13:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Patients want to know what their glasses will look like and we spend time discussing that with them. But…how will they see with their glasses? That's an even more important question. Unequal refractive errors not only have an effect on how glasses will look, but how a person sees or even "IF" they see WELL. This course will present answers to these questions presenting both spectacle and contact lens options in the discussion.

Contact Lens Grand Rounds
Start Time : 13:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
This course will review in detail some of the patients seen at the Emory Contact Lens Service. The cases are presented in the S.O.A.P. format (subjective, objective, assessment, and plan). A SOAP note is information about the patient, which is written or presented in a specific order, which includes certain components. Each case presented will discuss pertinent information that must be obtained in order to make proper decisions concerning the patient. Emphasis will be given to the discussion of the various management options offered by each unique case presented.

Considerations for Low Vision
Start Time : 14:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
This section will present information regarding low vision. Topics included will be identifying low vision categories, how to change distance in testing the low vision patient, different types of magnification and how they benefit the patient as well as communication with the patient on how to properly use low vision aids.

Contact Lens Related Pathology
Start Time : 14:30
Duration : 2 hr(s).
The slit lamp may be the most important tool in the practice. Proper use of the various techniques is essential to fully utilize its use in the clinical setting. This course will also review the various contact lens complications that can occur as a result of contact lens wear. The probable causes and the possible cures for each complication will be discussed.

Understanding Advanced Prism
Start Time : 15:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
This course will present information including splitting prism, compounding prism, prism notation, resultant prism, and resolving prism. An understanding of basic prism would be helpful for the learner to comprehend the more advanced knowledge in this course. This course will be a more advanced level regarding prism.

 


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