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The Ohio State University College of Optometry Continuing Education Winter 2021 - Sunday Afternoon - December 5 2021 Winter CE - SUNDAY AFTERNOON is a Program



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Full program description

Sunday Afternoon, December 5, 2021

The Annual Winter Conference (formerly OEI) hosted by The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held in person at the Fawcett Center at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

All courses – COPE approval pending. 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, November 30, 2021.

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



Sunday December 5, 2021


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

So you have a patient with an Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD), now what? *

Barbara Mihalik

We all have patients with IRDs and thanks to recent medical innovations, a gene therapy is now available for treatment and will hopefully lead to more in the near future. We will discuss how best to manage these patients through work-up, imaging, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and low vision referrals.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Unique Applications of Specialty Contact Lenses

Kelsy Steele

Many practitioners are comfortable with the use of specialty contact lenses for the management of refractive error, including irregular astigmatism. There are numerous other opportunities to prescribe specialty contact lenses that do not relate to refractive error. This course will review some of these applications by discussing tinted, colored, and prosthetic lenses. Additionally, this course will discuss the inclusion of prism in specialty lenses and the role of contact lenses in ocular surface disease management.


2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Myopia and Glaucoma *

Carissa Janczak

Myopia, specifically and with degenerative myopic features, makes determining, following, and managing glaucoma progression of these patients difficult for practitioners. This lecture will present myopic glaucomatous case, literature, and the trials we face as caregivers to a sight threatening disease in already difficult to assess patients.


*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time