The Ohio State University College of Optometry Continuing Education Summer - Saturday Morning

2024 Summer Conference - SATURDAY AM


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Full program description

July 27, 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