SS-08: Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Symposium: New Game and New Rules: Interpreting the ISO Guidelines to Safeguard Our Contact Lens Practice and OSD Patients
8:00 to 10:00 AM
This course discusses how to implement the recently released ISO guidelines in contact lens practice as well as how to prevent transmission of in-office pathogens. The moderator is Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, and the speakers will be Ed Bennett, OD, MSEd, FAAO, Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Jennifer Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Carole Lakkis, PhD, FAAO, and Laura Periman, MD.
SS-09: Retina SIG Symposium: State of Macular and Retinal Degenerative Disease
10:00 AM to Noon
This course discusses various macular diseases commonly encountered, such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, central serous chorioretinopathy, vitreomacular macular traction, epimacular membrane, macular holes and more. Learners will be presented with information in regards to diagnosis, management, and follow-up protocols. Utilization and application of imaging and diagnostic technologies such as optical coherence tomography and OCT angiography (OCT-A) and other diagnostic techniques will be discussed. A review of emerging treatments is covered as well. Speakers include John Randolph, MD, Richard Hamilton, MD, Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO.
SS-10: Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry SIG: The Lawrence Gray Memorial Symposium: Clinical Neuro-ophthalmic and Neuroradiologic Correlates
10:00 AM to Noon
This program will utilize the skills of an optometrist, neuro-ophthalmologist, and neuro-radiologist to examine patients needing neuro-imaging with insight into the proper testing needed, how to optimize the management through imaging, and interpretation of the ordered testing. Blind cases will be presented and a neuro-radiologist will interpret the neuro-imaging on the spot. The moderator is Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include. Erin Draper, OD, FAAO, Eric Eggenberger, DO, and Daniel Broderick, MD.
SS-11: BVPPO Section and NDPW SIG Joint Symposium: Beyond the Basics: Vision Disorders and Wellness Factors in Patients with Concussion
2:00 to 4:00 PM
This symposium will feature speakers involved in the cutting-edge concussion research that impacts the visual system including topics of vestibular-ocular disorders, convergence insufficiency, and other eye movement disorders. Additionally, the symposium will dedicate time to current research on issues concerning the overall health and wellness of our patients with concussion. The moderators are Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD, FAAO, and Christine Winter-Rundell, OD, FAAO. Speakers include John Leddy, MD, Anne Mucha, DPT, MS, NCS, Tara Alvarez, PhD, and Gerald Grant, MD.
SS-12: Anterior Segment Section Symposium: Rosacea, Ocular Rosacea, and MGD: A Review and New Treatments
2:00 to 4:00 PM
The ocular manifestations of rosacea and MGD share many characteristics. This course will review the similarities in pathophysiology and treatments including new procedural treatments such as IPL, Lipiflow, iLux, and TearCare. The moderator is Scott Han, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include Yolanda Rosi Helfrich, MD, Kelly Nichols, OD, PhD, FAAO, and Whitney Hauser, OD.
SS-13: Vision Science SIG Symposium: Augmented and Virtual Reality for Vision Science
4:00 to 6:00 PM
In addition to being a powerful tool for gaming and entertainment, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) hold promise as exciting tools for learning more about the visual system, helping us function in the everyday world, and potentially assisting patients with visual and cognitive disorders. While it is now possible to use AR/VR to explore new research directions beyond those that could be accomplished using traditional psychophysical techniques, current AR/VR instruments also pose challenges associated with vision, human and engineering factors. The goals of this session will be to discuss some of these challenges and present current research and technological advances in AR/VR. Invited speakers from academia and industry will present their work and provide their perspectives on visual, human, and engineering factors to consider when developing and using AR/VR, as well as new opportunities for its application to the visual system. The moderators are Jason Porter, PhD, FAAO, FARVO, and Bradley Dougherty, OD, PhD, FAAO. Speakers include Martin S. Banks, PhD (UC Berkeley), Ben D. Sawyer, PhD (University of Central Florida), Marina Zannoli, PhD (Facebook Reality Labs/Oculus VR), and David Luebke, PhD (NVIDIA Corporation).