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The Ohio State University College of Optometry - Continuing Education Winter 2023 - December 2 - All Saturday 2023 Winter CE - ALL SATURDAY is a Program

2023 Winter CE - ALL SATURDAY


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Full program description

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Winter Conference 2023 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, November 28.

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 or by contacting Juan Abel at 614-247-8938. 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.

Course Materials

Those registered will receive an email with conference materials two days before the conference.

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!

Course Schedule

Saturday, December 2, 2023


8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations: Diagnosis and Management
Susan Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

This course will provide a layer-by-layer review of corneal dystrophies and degenerations, utilizing the presenter’s own clear images from her patients, and educate the attendees to recognize the various conditions based on their physical appearances. It will discuss the diagnosis and management of the most common dystrophies and degenerations, with case examples provided. It will also discuss the treatment of complications caused by the dystrophies and review the various methods of corneal transplantation.


10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Diabetic Retinal Screening: Past, Present & Future
Jonathon Ross, OD MS FAAO

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of preventable vision impairment and blindness worldwide. It occurs in ~1/3 of people with diabetes and its damaging effects on vision can be prevented through early detection. Currently,


11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Ocular Effects of Nutrition and Exercise
Jocelyn Daniel, OD FAAO

This course aims to review nutrition, focusing on the key nutrients essential to ocular health, dietary guidelines, and the role of supplements in ocular disease. The effects of exercise on ocular health will also be briefly discussed.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.



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

AC/A-Scuse Me?! Using the AC/A Ratio to Help Diagnose and Manage Common Binocular Vision Disorders in Practice
Douglas Widmer, OD MS FAAO

This course aims to review the often forgotten AC/A ratio. Through different case examples, the AC/A ratio will be considered when trying to determine various treatment options, making sure to review what the current literature says about the best forms of treatment for the conditions discussed.


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

Geometric Progressions Zeroing the Scales for Low Vision
Gregory R. Hopkins, OD MS FAAO Dipl. AAO

This course aims to build the case for employing sound measurement approaches for managing the spectrum of visual abilities across the human population. Once the fundamental principles are established, then it becomes much easier to scale them to practice low vision sensibly and without jargon.


3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Managing Herpes Keratitis and Resulting Corneal Scarring
Bethany Army, OD

This course aims to review treatment and management of advanced herpes keratitis. It will delve into the use of amniotic membranes and scleral lenses for management with the aim to provide the best visual outcomes.


*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit

All times are Eastern Time