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The Ohio State University College of Optometry Continuing Education Summer 2020 - All Conference - July 30 & 31 2022 Summer CE - ALL CONFERENCE is a Program



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Full program description

July 30 - 31, 2022

Our Annual Summer Conference will be held in person at the Fawcett Center at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Parking is free.

We will offer 7 hours of COPE approved CE each day along with tea and coffee in the morning and a boxed lunch in the afternoon.

To gain COPE-approved credit, attendance will be monitored for the live hours.

The cost per hour will be $30. Attendance is free for anyone with current College of Optometry faculty status. Eligible faculty should refer to a separate email to receive their promotion code.

ALL registration must be done online only and registration will close at noon on Tuesday, July 26.

As always, any income from the conference will be used to fund several college initiatives. Thank you for your support of our college! If you have any issues with registration please email us directly at

Course Schedule

Saturday, July 30, 2022


8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Advances in Medical Glaucoma Management (78855-GL)
Greg Nixon

New medications provide practitioners greater opportunities to manage glaucoma better than ever before. Two new classes of medications will be presented along with currently available stand-alone and combination agents. Current thoughts on when to initiate ocular hypotensive treatment and the appropriate use of medications in the management of glaucoma and ocular hypertension will be reviewed.


9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Elevating Your Eyelid Practice - Modernizing Your Approach to Ptosis Diagnosis and Management (78550-TD)
Shane Foster

Ptosis is a relatively common finding in today’s optometry practice. However, it has historically been underdiagnosed due to a lack of good treatment options. This course will discuss modernized clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acquired ptosis recently published in Optometry and Vision Science and how to apply them to our practices.


10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Clash of the Treatments: What Myopia Control Option Would You Choose? (78948-GO)
Jeff Walline, Benjamin Cyphers, Marielle Reidy, Cayti McDaniel

This case-based presentation will include an advocate for each of the three myopia control options available in the United States today: soft multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology, and low concentration atropine. After hearing why each advocate would choose their treatment, audience members will choose the option they would use as a first-line treatment for that patient. Panel members will answer audience questions at the end.


11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Perplexing Pupils (78829-NO)
Kelsey Mach

Pupil size and function is something that is typically assessed for all patients at annual eye exams, but when differences in pupil size, shape and reactivity are seen, the underlying etiology of these findings require prompt and correct diagnosis for proper patient care. This lecture will present a review of pupillary function/structure, congenital and acquired pupil conditions, as well as diagnostic tests to assess pupil function in order to give clinicians the confidence to assess and manage common pupillary conditions appropriately.


1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Access to Care, A Public Health Perspective (78801-PB)
Tim Fries

In this course we will examine the various definitions of access to care. We will explore how and why optometrists are suited to provide increased access to care. We will also discuss several factors that are leading to an increased demand for care, while exploring the workforce demographics as they currently exist.


2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

A review and update on Keratoconus (78802-TD)
Aaron Zimmerman

This course will review the current epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, classification and management. The discussion on management will include corneal cross linking, contact lenses, implantable ring segments, transplants (penetrating keratoplasty & deep anterior lamellar keratoplasy) and topography guided refractive surgery.


Sunday July 31, 2022


8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Scleral Contact Lens Quandaries (78971-CL)
Chantelle Mundy and Stephanie Pisano

Chantelle Mundy and Stephanie Pisano


9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Managing Amblyopia in a Primary Care Setting (78530-FV)
Ann Morrison

The management of amblyopia has become more mainstream and is able to be managed in a primary care setting. As optometrists, we need to make sure we are providing our patients with the most up to date knowledge and treatment for their ocular conditions. This course will review the definitions of amblyopia, the current treatment modalities, and what the future of amblyopia management might look like.


10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Nothing Normal About It: Low-Tension Glaucoma (78873-GL)
Phil Yuhas

This course will review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis of, and management of normal tension glaucoma.


11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Pediatric Anterior Uveitis: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (78972-TD)
Kelsey A. Carriere and Katherine Hogan

This lecture will define and describe pediatric anterior uveitis focusing specifically on its unique characteristics and concerns in this population. The attendee will be able to apply standard uveitis nomenclature (SUN) grading, describe the appropriate laboratory work-up, provide a differential diagnosis for the etiology of pediatric anterior uveitis, and understand the role of both ocular and systemic treatments including the newest therapies using biologic medications. Case examples will be provided throughout to further emphasize the clinical relevance.


1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Congenital Optic Nerve Anomalies (78733-NO)
Kelsey A. Carriere

This course will define and describe common and uncommon congenital optic nerve findings. Case examples will be provided throughout to further emphasize the clinical relevance.


2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Diabetic Retinopathy from ETDRS to DRCR: The Optometrist’s Role in Managing Diabetic Retinopathy (78746-TD)
Zac Coates 

Diabetic retinopathy remains one of the leading causes of blindness among working-age adults in the United States. As the prevalence of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy increases globally the importance of routine retinal examinations continues increase, and optometry serves a critical role in providing access to care for patients. This lecture will discuss the current standardized grading schemes for diabetic retinopathy from the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) and the meanings of these categories.


*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time