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

2021 Winter CE - ALL SUNDAY


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Full program description

Sunday, 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


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

Lasers, Lid Lesions, and Injections for the Optometrist *

Aaron Zimmerman

This course is designed to inform the optometrist of the current privileges that their fellow colleagues can perform in various states across the United States. Fundamental laser principles and safety will be discussed as will the common laser procedures performed by optometrists, such as Nd:YAG capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty. Common optometric injections such as intravenous, intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections will be discussed as will their applications for benign lid lesion removal. Common laser lenses, injectable medications, and basic surgical instruments will be discussed.


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

Understanding Race and Bias to be Better Optometrist

Vondolee Delgado-Nixon

During the summer of 2020, various organizations declared that racism (not race) was a public health crisis. This course will explore why racism and implicit bias is responsible for the public health crisis and its effect on health care and vision health. Participants will learn about their own biases, and will be taught ways to mitigate biases.


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

Unraveling Intraocular Inflammation *

Erich Hinel

Uveitis is a serious and potentially destructive intraocular inflammation. It can often be the presenting clinical manifestation of underlying systemic disease. This course will highlight the clinical approach for the proper diagnosis and management of uveitis. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing vision-threatening complications and the laboratory testing needed to identify common etiologies associated with anterior uveitis. Interesting and challenging patient cases will be highlighted throughout the course that will illustrate key concepts and advanced treatment strategies.


11:40 - 1:00 p.m.



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