Binocular Vision/Pediatrics


Wednesday, October 11


BV-01: Update on Amblyopia Management
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This course presents an overview of diagnostic techniques necessary for differentiating the major types of amblyopia, including amblyopia associated with microstrabismus. Evidence-based treatment with refractive correction and occlusion are reviewed briefly. The rationale for and implementation of active vision therapy procedures for amblyopia are discussed in detail, including specific treatment techniques for eccentric fixation, oculomotor skills pattern discrimination eye-hand coordination, accommodation, and suppression. Speakers include Kelly Frantz, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53543-FV

BV-02: Prism Applications in Acquired Brain Injury
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prism can be prescribed for a number of visual conditions resulting from Acquired Brain Injuries. These include diplopia, post trauma vision syndrome, disequilibrium/dizziness, visual field loss and unilateral spatial inattention. We will review the applications of prism to help patients with their visual sequelae from acquired brain injuries using case demonstrations. Speakers include Curtis Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53748-FV


Thursday, October 12


BV-04: Adult Strabismus in the Primary Care Setting: To Treat or Not To Treat
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult strabismus, whether recent-onset or longstanding, compromises binocular function, can cause diplopia and other symptoms, and is associated with wide-ranging effects on various aspects of patients’ lives, particularly psychosocial functioning. Clinical pearls for non-surgical and surgical management and pre- and post-surgical considerations for patients with adult strabismus are provided. Speakers include Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO. COPE ID: 53545-FV

BV-05: Prescribing for a Preverbal Pediatric Population
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This course will present the prescribing options for infants and toddlers through a systematic analysis and case examples of hyperopic, myopic, and astigmatic refractive errors. Prevention and treatment of strabismus and amblyopia in regard to proper refractive error correction will be stressed. Both the science and art of optometric prescribing for young patients will be discussed. Multiple methods of treatment including spectacle, contact lens, and occlusion methods will be reviewed through the use of pertinent case examples. Speakers include Valerie Kattouf, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53826-FV

BV-06: The Differential Diagnosis of Functional vs. Pathological Vision Loss
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
It is convenient to diagnose amblyopia, a functional problem, when a patient has an unexplainable unilateral or bilateral reduction in visual acuity. However, ocular and neurological disease can masquerade as amblyopia. This course reviews amblyogenic factors and the basic diagnostic criteria for amblyopia and presents cases of retinal and visual pathway disease that have been misdiagnosed as functional vision loss, sometimes with dire consequences. Speakers include Sherry Bass, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 47478-FV

BV-14: How to Integrate Vision Therapy into Practice
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The practice of vision therapy has evolved significantly, sparking the interest of the primary care optometrist. This course will lay the groundwork for attendees to incorporate diagnostic and treatment options for patients requiring this sub-specialty. Attendees will be educated through real life experiences integrating vision therapy into private practice. Speakers include Barry Tannen, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, Nick Despotidis, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53560-FV


Friday, October 13


BV-07: Anterior Segment Disease in Infants and Young Children
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Infants and young children may present with diseases of the anterior segment that equal adult anterior segment disease in name but not in methods of testing or treatment. This course discusses the unique clinical characteristics of pediatric anterior segment diseases and their treatment. Speakers include John Tassinari, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53546-FV

BV-08: Managing Refractive Conditions from a Developmental Approach
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
During development, the infant and young child are rapidly going through significant changes. Vision plays an essential role in this process making prescribing a critical component. Considerations for prescribing should include much more than a simple measurement of refraction. This course will cover prescribing to activate the visual process. Speakers include Glen Steele, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53547-FV

BV-09: Evaluation and Management of Special Populations
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This course will present modifications to examination techniques that will allow optometrists to effectively evaluate and treat patients with special needs. Videos will be used to illustrate the important points. Speakers include Catherine Heyman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 54694-FV CEE

BV-13: New Treatment Considerations for Infantile (Congenital) Nystagmus
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This course will look at the area of infantile(congenital) Nystagmus which is the primary type seen in optometric practice.  Often it is thought this is a condition in which very little can be done.  But a thorough overview of the condition demonstrates that there are multiple strategies that can be used to help the patient to improve function as well as visual acuities.  The emphasis of this lecture will be on the presentation of treatment strategies and cases will be demonstrated to show how newer and older treatment ideas can often help performance in this debilitating condition. Speakers include Curtis Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53550-FV

BV-10: Rapid Fire: Amblyopia Challenges - 3 Perspectives
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This course will combine three clinicians on perspectives of amblyopia in children, from diagnosis, treatment, and follow up. Each will present their concerns when managing amblyopia. Speakers include Timothy Hug, OD, FAAO, Jennifer Vickers, OD, FAAO, Christina Twardowski, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53548-FV

BV-11: Management of Diplopia
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This course will illustrate cases of diplopia in a grand rounds format. It will provide guidance on diagnostic strategies but will emphasize management options for these tough cases. This lecture will cover comitant exotropias and esotropias with intermittent diplopia as well as palsies and patients suffering neurological insult. The management strategies discussed will include lenses, prism, vision therapy, surgery and others. Speakers include Kristine Hopkins, OD, MSPH, FAAO. COPE ID: 53877-FV

BV-12: Prescribing Prism for Strabismus: My Top 10 Clinical Tips
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clinical pearls for prescribing prism for patients with strabismus are presented. Topics include: fusion prism guidelines, primary vs. secondary vertical deviations, noncomitant strabismus considerations, prism titration, cosmetic prism, prism adaptation, and prism implementation. Speakers include Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO. COPE ID: 53549-FV


Saturday, October 14


BV-15: Primary Care Management of Binocular Anomalies with Prism
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This course will discuss the management of binocular vision anomalies using prism, including the methods used to determine prism prescription for the primary care optometrist. Prism implementation and patient education will also be discussed. Case reports are included. Speakers include Angela Chen, OD, MS, FAAO, Kristine Huang, OD, MPH, FAAO. COPE ID: 49308-FV

BV-16: Sports Vision Training: Current Digital Options
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sports Vision Training has advanced greatly in the past few years by the introduction of new digital technology that can be used during natural training activities, by perceptual-learning training programs, and by virtual reality simulations that can re-create and augment sporting contexts to promote certainsports-specific visual-cognitive abilities. An overview of the instruments and programs is supported by a summary of research supporting efficacy. Speakers include Graham Erickson, OD, FCOVD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53551-FV

BV-17: Post Trauma Vision Rehabilitation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A traumatic brain injury TBI is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Patients who experience mTBI complain of various visual complaints such as decreased acuity, diplopia, photophobia, visual field defects and visual balance disorder. This education session provides information and guidance regarding the management of visual consequences of TBI including binocular vision, accommodative and oculomotor disorders as well as photophobia. It helps participants understand their role in the treatment and multidisciplinary management of psychomotor slowing, visual processing, post trauma vision syndrome and midline shift syndrome. Speakers include Tina Aldana, OD, MA, FAAO. COPE ID: 53554-FV

BV-03: Evaluating and Managing Infant Aphakia with Gas Permeable Lenses
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This presentation will review the latest and most up to date literature concerning infant aphakia. The goal of this presentation is to provide fellow optometrists with the capability of fitting rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses on infants with aphakia. The presentation aims to provide an argument for why RGP lenses should be used over soft and silicone elastomer contact lenses. Speakers include Nathan Cheung, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53544-FV