Optometric Management

FEB 2017

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12 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • O P T O M E T R I C M A N A G E M E N T . C O M CLINICAL POSTERIOR OPTOME TRIC MANAGEMENT LEADING OFF I nternational Vision Expo East 2017 (east.visionexpo.com) will be returning to New York City's Javits Center, from March 30 to April 2, to provide the eye care community with a one-stop shop- like experience in the form of more than five football fields of ophthal- mic product booths and greater than 300 hours of education. A mini city of sorts, the trade show floor will be stocked with com- panies showcasing eyewear acces- sories, contact lenses (including so- lutions and accessories), dispensing and examination equipment, dry eye disease products, frames, lenses and coatings, lens labs and supplies, med- ical instruments, nutraceuticals and vitamins, office and dispensing furni- ture, pharmaceuticals, sunglasses and wearable technology, among others. In between visiting the various booths, an array of educational op- portunities will be provided to en- able business enhancement. Clinical education highlights: Anterior Seg- ment, Contact Lens, Dry Eye/Ocular Surface Disease, General Optometry, Global Contact Lens Forum, Glau- coma, Hands on Workshops (frame adjusting/repair and scleral lens fit- ting), New Technology (OCT fa- miliarity, corneal crosslinking, etc.), Ocular Surface Disease and Wellness Symposium, Pediatrics, Systemic Disease and Neuro, Posterior Seg- ment and AMD, Pharmacology and the Chairman's Top Picks. e latter, sponsored by OM, is comprised of eight courses recommended by the co-chairman of Vision Expo's Con- ference Advisory Board, Mark T. Dunbar, O.D., F.A.A.O, and includes Glaucoma Pearls and Grand Rounds and Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Eye Care in an Optometric Practice — Opportunity Abounds. In addition, Vision Expo East will have 15 specialty programs, includ- ing, Blue Light Hot Topics, Business Solutions Highlights, Retail Program, Scleral Lens Track, Best of "ODs on Facebook" (a three-session track sponsored by OM), and Google Talks in the Marketing Stadium, among others. Google Talks, facilitated by Marketing4ECPs, will include a pre- sentation from Google agency devel- oper Liz Austin, a reception and six sessions on how to use Google's digi- tal products to better one's business. Aer a long day of visiting booths and learning, several net- working opportunities exist, such as the "ODs on Facebook" party, which is open to all attendees who are ei- ther currently members of "ODs on Facebook" or are looking to join. For additional information on Vision Expo and to register, visit visionex poeast.com VISION EXPO EAST TO OFFER ONE-STOP SHOP ENVIRONMENT New Educational Programs at Vision Expo International Vision Expo East 2017 features more than 300 hours of CE, including six new educa- tion programs: • In the Vision Series, industry leaders will address clinical inno- vations during lunch. • An expanded Scleral Lens Track will include a hands-on work- shop that will address the scleral lens fitting process and advanced problem- solving techniques. • The next generation of industry leaders will present at the Intrep- id Talks, where members of The Intrepid Eye Society present on the advancement of optometry. • Blue Light sessions present topics ranging from research findings to the basics of blue light — both indoors and outside. • The Practice Owner & Manag- er Essentials program will focus on the business side of optometry, including strategies needed to grow one's practice. • The retail-focused Manager's 'To-Do-List' mini-track features actionable takeaways attendees can immediately implement. • Age-related cataract is linked with depressive symp- toms among older adults, es- pecially in those who have the nuclear type and those who are poorly educated, re- gardless of confounding factors, reveals December's Optometry & Vision Science. • AlphaB-crystallin, a protein shown to contain angiogenic properties, is significantly increased in the vitreous fluid of proliferative diabetic retinopa- thy patients, confirming a suspected link between its expression level and VEGF, reveals December's Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology • Preeclampsia, especially se- vere or early onset, is linked with an increased risk of retinal disease in the mother in the de- cades post-pregnancy, accord- ing to January's Obstetrics & Gynecology Research Notes

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