Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Ritz Charles 
12156 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032

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Bridget Sims 
Indiana OPTOMETRY | Indiana Optometric Association 


The Practice of Optometry Under Indiana Law
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Pharmacology Rounds
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Taking the Mystery Out of Oral Medications
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Injectable Medications in Eye Care
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Non-Diabetic Retinal Vascular Disease
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Papilledema vs. Pseudopapilledema
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Pain Management, Identification of Addiction, Practices of Prescribing, and Dispensing of Opioids
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IOA's Hot Topics in Optometry

2020 Summer Seminar 

July 15, 2020
Register on or before July 1, 2020, to avoid the $35 late fee!

Register today to attend IOA's 2020 Summer Seminar, Hot Topics in Optometry, to be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana! This optometric continuing education (CE) event offers eight (8) hours of IOB continuing education credit. CEE (continuing education with exam) will not be offered at this event.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Precautions
The Indiana Optometric Association is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 at the July 15, 2020, seminar. The Ritz Charles, owner of the event space, shares this commitment. Our preparedness plan includes compliance with CDC and Indiana government guidelines in effect at the time of the seminar. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Conducting a health check as attendees arrive at the entrance to the building. If you are asked to leave because you have a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19, your registration fee will be refunded.
  • Requiring attendees to wear a mask (unless medically prohibited)
  • Enforcing social distancing requirements. 

The Ritz Charles has implemented policies for food handling, social distancing, and disinfection/sanitation. Seating will be limited at this event to one person per 6-foot table. There will be no seating at the back of the room. We may require all attendees to sign a waiver relieving the Indiana Optometric Association of liability should any attendee or staff member contract COVID-19.

7:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am   Optional Bonus Hour of CE
Laser Therapy:  An Update and How to Implement
Nathan Lighthizer, OD, Tahlequah, OK
Anterior segment laser procedures, including YAG caps, SLTs and LPIs, are being done by optometrists in multiple states currently.   This interactive 1 hour lecture will discuss the indications of when to perform these procedures, proper patient selection, procedural techniques, how to implement into your practice, and the most recent evidence that discusses and specifically recommends that "SLT should be offered as first line therapy." 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug (Laser Procedures)

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Optometric Surgical Procedures for Every Optometrist
Nathan Lighthizer, OD, Tahlequah, OK
Optometric surgical procedures, including lump and bump removal, chalazion treatment, punctal occlusion, suture correction for entropion, and various anterior segment laser procedures, among others, are essential procedures for optometrists to be familiar with. Furthermore, optometrists in many states are now performing these procedures on a routine basis. This interactive presentation will review and update these optometric surgical procedures including indications, contraindications, risks, complications, treatment protocols, and pre- and post-op management. 2 hours IOB and Legend Drug (Surgery Procedures - Optometric)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Diabetes New Testing and Treatment for Retinopathy
Nathan Lighthizer, OD, Tahlequah, OK

This course will provide an update and thorough understanding of the flash flicker electroretinogram ffERG, proper indications and protocols, and how to interpret the results. Diabetic retinopathy has historically been evaluated and followed with structural tests DFEs, OCTs and fundus photos, this lecture will explore functional testing ERG that helps in the evaluation of diabetic patients, and will also discuss the newest literature in regards to supplementation of diabetic retinopathy patients. 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Neuro-Ophthalmology of Concussion: The Evaluation Management of Vision and Visual-Motor Abnormalities
Valerie Kattouf, OD, Chicago, IL
The CDC estimates that there are approximately four million sports-related concussions in the United States per year. Most concussions still go unrecognized for a variety of reasons. Research has shown that vision and visual-motor abnormalities are frequently associated with concussion and serve as validated biomarkers for initial diagnosis and long-term management. This course provides an overview of pathophysiology of concussion. We will review the clinical picture of concussion and the significant effect on the visual system. Additional focus will be on the optometric examination sequence and the role the optometrist plays in the decision for the concussion patient to return to their previous level of activity. 2 hours IOB (Neuro-Optometry)  

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
iStrain: What Effect Do Today's Tablets and Media Devices Have on Vision?
Valerie Kattouf, OD, Chicago, IL
Today's world and technology options present a variety of challenges in regard to vision usage. You will learn the effect of today's exponential use of digital media and its effect on children in regard to vision and academics. Common visual symptoms and the diagnosis and treatment of the accommodative and binocular vision issues that cause them will be reviewed. The information shared will aim at allowing practitioners to give the proper treatment to patients and the proper advice to parents who ask about the effect of the digital age on vision development.
1 hour IOB ( Functional Vision/Pediatrics or General Optometry)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Update on Retinal Diagnostics, Therapy and Surgery
Tom Ciulla, MD, Indianapolis, IN

This course will provide an update on aspects of eyecare related to retinal diagnostics, therapeutics and surgery. Commonly available diagnostic interpretation will be reviewed for OCT, photos, and Bscan.  Case examples, including AMD masquerade syndromes, will be presented. New retinal medications, delivery methods and gene therapy will be discussed. Diagnosis, referral indications and surgical highlights will be reviewed for common surgical retinal diseases, including persistently symptomatic vitreous membranes and strands, macular holes and macular pucker. 1 hour IOB and Legend Drug

All courses are eligible for IOB continuing education credit.

Schedule subject to change. Should any scheduling changes be necessary, they will be posted on this webpage.

Questions?  Contact Bridget Sims at (317) 237-3560 or at blsims@ioa.org.

REFUND POLICY:  All requests for refunds must be made in writing and must be postmarked or sent via email no later than July 1, 2020.  Refund requests made on or before July 1, 2020, will receive a full refund.  Requests made between July 2 and July 14, 2020, will receive a 75% refund.  No refunds will be made after July 14, 2020.


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