The Ohio State University College of Optometry Continuing Education Summer - All Conference

2024 Summer Conference - ALL CONFERENCE


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Full program description

July 27 & 28, 2024

Summer Conference 2024 will be held in person at the Fawcett Center (2400 Olentangy River Road 43210). Parking is free. We will offer 7 hours of education each day, along with tea and coffee in the morning and a boxed lunch in the afternoon. The cost will be $33 per hour. ALL registration must be completed online, and registration will close at noon on Tuesday, July 23. 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


Cancellation requests must be received by email at For requests received by the Optometry Office of Continuing Education five (5) or more business days prior to the event, 100% of your payment will be refunded. If a refund is requested within four days of the conference, those fees will not be refunded but can be applied to a future conference for a period of up to one year. For no-calls/no-shows on the training/event date or any time after the event begins, no refunds or transfers will be provided.

OE Tracker Number Needed

These courses are not COPE approved, so we will not use the OE Tracker app to submit your completed courses. However, we will provide a QR code after each lecture to record attendance and receive course evaluations. We will upload attendance to OE Tracker for each lecture early the following week. You must enter your OE Tracker number after every lecture, so make sure you know that number!

Saturday, July 27 Agenda

8 a.m. - Managing Strabismus: Practical Pearls for the Primary Care Practitioner

David Damari, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Binocular Vision

Abstract: When you see a patient with a strabismus, it can be intimidating. This is especially true if the tropia is accompanied by amblyopia or a history of head injury or other neurological insult. Oftentimes, you can still help these patients a great deal in your office if you just bear a few simple principles in mind. We will discuss how to manage ET, XT, vertical strabismus, and any accompanying amblyopia. We will also discuss when to call in help from your optometric specialty or surgical colleagues.

50 minutes

9 a.m. - Pediatric Low Vision - Common Diagnoses and Treatment Plans

Kari Cardiff, OD

Low Vision

Abstract: We will explore some common etiologies, signs, symptoms, evaluation techniques, and treatment options for pediatric low vision patients. Whether the visual impairment be primary or secondary, we will discuss some frequent forms and types of vision loss in children including cortical visual impairment (CVI). We will also talk through some tips and tricks on examining a child with low vision. Lastly, we will review some common treatment options and plans for these patients.

50 minutes

10 a.m. - Low Vision Hallucinations and Illusions

Curt Fritts-Davis, OD, MS

Low Vision

Abstract: One of the major responsibilities of low vision providers is to help patients understand their vision. Patients occasionally report bizarre observations that are difficult to explain with typical vision testing. This talk will cover several atypical symptoms that patients with low vision may experience including visual hallucinations, persistence of vision, color vision defects, and visual field abnormalities.

50 minutes

11 a.m. - Human trafficking in the United States: An overview of policy, evidence, and resources

HB Franchino-Olsen, PhD, MPH, MS

Public Health

Abstract: Human trafficking (sex and/or labor trafficking) is a global issue that is known to occur in every state in the U.S. Though communities often assume trafficking is a problem “somewhere else”, the evidence suggests that no region or county is exempt from having individuals who are trafficked and exploited within it. This presentation will introduce the policy and evidence around human trafficking, including definitions and legal terminology; statistics and evidence regarding risk and harm from trafficking; and common misinformation used to discuss trafficking. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the issue—including current gaps in the evidence around trafficking drivers and prevention—and leave knowing where to access evidence-based resources for trafficking screening, risk factors, and beyond.

50 minutes

Noon - Lunch

60 minutes

1 p.m. - Cases and Pearls from cases of Ocular/Orbital Trauma

Max Scoville, MD

Anterior segment/Pharm credit

Abstract: In this lecture learners will explore different cases of orbital and ocular trauma. Using evidence-based information, key patient history details, physical exam findings, treatment strategies, and prognostic indicators will be highlighted.

50 minutes

2 p.m. - All Kinds of Myopia Control

Jeff Walline, OD, PhD

General Optometry

Abstract: We will discuss all forms of myopia control – current and future – including clinically relevant information to provide patients with informed consent, how to determine best myopia control treatments for individual patients, and also what to do when myopia control may not be meeting the patient’s expectations. The information will be gleaned from scientific evidence and personal experience and shared in a format that provides quick, easy-to-follow summaries.

1 hour 40 minutes

Sunday, July 28 Agenda

8 a.m. - Advances in Diabetes Care, 2024

Robert Gotfried, DO, FAAFP, DACD

Systemic disease/Pharm credit

Abstract: Diabetes care is constantly changing. During this lecture, we will discuss how new standards and preventions for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes as well as new and emerging pharmacotherapy options. We will also discuss what is on the horizon and how care may change again.

50 minutes

9 a.m. - An Update on Intraocular Lenses for Cataract Surgery

Lisa Chung, MD

Anterior segment

Abstract: This lecture is to provide an update on the new intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery as well the novel technology of the Light Adjustable Lens. This lecture will aim to meet to following learning objectives:

  • To describe the mechanics of the Light Adjustable Lens and its clinical process.
  • To recognize the advantages, disadvantages, and patient candidacy for the Light Adjustable Lens.
  • To contrast extended depth of focus IOL technology and multifocal IOL technology.
  • To identify the benefits and limitations of presbyopic lenses.

50 minutes

10 a.m. - Marijuana: The Good, The Bad, and The Myths

Zac Coates, OD, MS


Abstract: With the recent passing of Issue 2, ushering in the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Ohio, it is important for providers to understand the systemic and ocular effects of cannabis usage. This lecture will discuss the effects of cannabinoids and THC on the body and visual system. It will also dispel myths surrounding cannabis use.

1 hour 40 minutes

Noon - Lunch

60 minutes

1 p.m. - Ocular Pain: What is it and what can we do to treat it

Dawn Goedde, OD

Anterior segment/Pharm credit

Abstract: Ocular pain is a common complaint in the optometric practice. This course will discuss the pathophysiology of ocular pain and how to effectively treat ocular pain

50 minutes

2 p.m. - Scleral lens fitting logic and applications: It’s not just vibes

Madison Roth, OD and Megan Ingalls, OD

Contact Lens

Abstract: From a wide variety of fitting set options to numerous parameter variables, scleral lenses can be overwhelming to the novice fitter. A methodical approach to fitting scleral lenses can help streamline the process, while identifying appropriate applications of technology can minimize fitting complications. This two-hour course will begin with a review of scleral lens fitting techniques and basics followed by interesting case examples.

1 hour 40 minutes