CEwire2022

The Largest Virtual Optometric Conference:
60 COPE Approved Credits
3 Live Events
1 Low Price
Featuring ALL NEW LECTURES for 2022!

LIVE Online:
February 19 & 20
March 19 & 20
May 14 & 15

.. and ON DEMAND through August 1, 2022.
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$189.00  $159.00 Early Bird Conference Pass for all 60 Credits

Pay ONE PRICE to access:
  • ALL live events
  • Interactive Lectures & Real-Time Chat Text with Speakers
  • The Private CEwire2022 Discussion Forum, where attendees can securely interact with speakers and other conference goers before, during and after the live events and discuss each talk
  • Exclusive Vendor Discounts
  • On Demand Lectures through August 1st, 2022

... and don't forget to watch the CEwire2022 Livestream Interview Show which runs during the live events, and features eye care industry leaders, lectures, and other special guests at the event!

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About CEwire2022

Join us for the largest online CE event in optometry and see why over 16,000 ODs have chosen to participate over the past six years!

Earn up to 60 COPE-approved CE credits from leading eye care experts with all-new lectures, without leaving home.

Use your conference pass to Watch LIVE online these dates:

February 19 & 20
March 19 & 20
May 14 & 15

.. OR watch ON DEMAND at your own pace and on your own schedule through August 1, 2022.

Register to receive exclusive discounts from leading vendors, and tune in to the CEwire2022 Livestream, where we'll chat with optometric thought leaders and eye care industry executives.

60 Hours of COPE-Approved CE: Watch LIVE or ON DEMAND!

Your registration to CEwire2022 gives you access to the lectures when they are given LIVE online.

Come to as many or as few live events as you'd like: your single conference pass gives you access to ALL the live events.

Each event features all 60 credits, so if you miss one, you can easily catch what you missed at the next live event.

Can't make it live? No problem!

Each time we do a live performance, the lectures are recorded and placed & online for you to view on demand through August 1, 2022.

Watch each archived course as many times as you like. Pause, rewind, or even watch on your phone in between patients.
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NEW FOR 2022: The CEwire2022 Private Forum

We have re-written the CEwire software to improve interactivity. This year, all registrants will receive immediate access to the CEwire2022 Private Forum, where attendees and speakers can interact with each other.

The forum provides you with a private and secure space where you can:
  • Ask questions before, during, and after the event
  • Interact with & get to know your fellow attendees
  • Peruse vendors discounts, and discuss their products and services with experts from each company
The forum acts as a permanent repository that you can always return to in the future -- even months or years after the conference has concluded!

No other conference gives you this sort of long-term access to information. REGISTER NOW

CEwire2022 Livestream!

As in prior years, the team will broadcast live from CEwire HQ, giving you the latest updates on the conference, current discounts being offered at the show, and interviewing leaders in eye care.

Dr. Steve Silberberg will act as a 'virtual monitor' during the event, and will be available to help course participants if any issues arise (he'll also be calling in to the livestream to give us the very latest updates from inside the show!) REGISTER NOW

Taking CE Has Never Been Easier

Receiving your COPE credits is incredibly simple:

1. Register for CEwire2022 (and remember to give us your ARBO OE Tracker # when you register, so we have it on file.)

2. Login and watch a live performance online! You can interact with the speakers via text chat at the live shows!

...OR you can watch lectures on demand after February 20 through August 1, 2022

3. If watching on one of the "LIVE" days, no quiz is required to gain credits. Simply watch an entire course, and it will be added to your transcript as an "Online Interactive" credit. If watching on demand, complete a short quiz after each hour of class (take the quizzes as many times as you need to in order to pass)

4. We transmit your credits to ARBO automatically, using your ARBO OE Tracker number that you gave when you registered. We also provide you with a digital certificate after you complete each course

There is no better education value in eye care!

CEwire2022 Course List

  • All courses (60 hours) will be presented online at each event as ONLINE INTERACTIVE COPE credits.
  • The first live event is on February 19 & 20
  • All courses will also be available ON DEMAND from February 20 through August 1 as ONLINE ENDURING COPE credits.
  • Your CEwire2022 login will work at ALL LIVE and On Demand sessions - there is no need to re-register or pay again if you've already signed up. One pass gives you full access!

Total COPE Hours: 60
DON’T LET NEUROTROPHIC KERATITIS GIVE YOU A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Brandon Ayres, MD & Clark Chang, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Neurotrophic keratitis is a degenerative corneal disease that carries devastating ocular sequalae. Diagnosis is often evasive due to its variable presentations resembling common clinical conditions such as dry eye disease or ulcerative keratitis.

Additionally, delayed detection and treatment often lead to difficulty in management. This course will review the best practices in clinical differentiation and management strategies, including new treatment advancements and real-world case studies.
THE NEXT FRONTIER OF INNOVATIVE PRESBYOPIA TREATMENTS
Brandon Ayres, MD & Clark Chang, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Presbyopic patients are growing - both in numbers and in visual demands. Their desire for visual independence will continue to revolutionize our clinical management. This course will highlight novel pharmaceutical and surgical treatments to help elevate clinical care for your presbyopia patients. As well, speakers will spotlight the investigative pipeline therapies to pay attention to in the coming years.
GENETICS IN EYE CARE: CONFIRM. PLAN. TREAT.
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO & John Gelles, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

Medicine is becoming more targeted due to the understanding of genetics. This course will teach the basics of genetics, the historic and current use in medicine and eye care. We will also review targeted genetic treatments and its early uses in eye care.
WHAT PEDIATRICIANS KNOW ABOUT EYE DISEASE
Scott Barnett, MD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Optometrists frequently interact with other medical professionals who have differing levels of knowledge about ocular diseases. This can create communication challenges both for ODs and the other specialists they interact with.

The course will present the knowledge base expected of general pediatricians, and data showing the extent to which they have it.

At the end of this course, the participant will gain a working knowledge of: The knowledge base expected of American Board of Pediatrics diplomates; The examinations used to assess attainment of such knowledge; Recent data from those examinations.
SEEING YOUR WAY TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT PATIENTS WHO ARE IN PAIN
Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

Discomfort of the eyes is arguably the most common reason a patient seeks out an optometrist. Using modern diagnostic techniques and state of the art treatment can help turn these patients from being a pain to being pain free.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! EMBRACING YOUR NEW ROLE IN OCULAR TELEHEALTH
Michael Brown, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

Ocular telehealth is here to stay. This course covers the “A to Z” of ocular telehealth in its various forms with an emphasis on the “stagecraft” and special considerations of performing high quality, accurate videoconferencing exams.
ANTERIOR SEGMENT AS THE WINDOW TO SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Optometry's role is increasing within health care. As such, it is becoming increasingly critical to understand overall health and its link to the eye. This course will discuss anterior segment examination findings and their link to systemic conditions.
COVID-19: ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR SEGMENT RAMIFICATIONS
Benjamin Casella, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, many ocular anomalies have been noted among those infected with the virus. This lecture will review the pathologic ocular findings, both acute and chronic, that clinicans should be cognizant of when examining these patients.
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN GLAUCOMA THERAPY
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO & Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Treatment options for glaucoma continue to grow and evolve. This course will highlight the new medications and how to differentiate between the new and traditional options.
STARTING GLAUCOMA THERAPY
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO & Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Just deciding to initiate glaucoma treatment isn’t enough: patient education, compliance, instillation and follow up are important components. In this course we’ll discuss the best practices involved for a successful course of glaucoma therapy.
DID I DO THAT? - COMMON BILLING AND DOCUMENTATION ERRORS
Thomas Cheezum, OD

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

The course will review the reasons for recent changes in how doctors document and code their patient care visits. It will also review the most common billing and documentation errors doctors make which leads to either denied or reduced claims payment or failure of payer record audits. Ways to correct these errors will be discussed.
VISION BEYOND 20/20 – ABERROMETRY AND CORRECTION OF HIGH ORDER ABERRATIONS WITH NOVEL CONTACT LENS TECHNOLOGIES
S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

New lens technologies have made the correction of high-order abberations more accessible to clinicians and patients than in years past. This lecture will show you techniques to both identify and correct these high-order abberations.
KERATOCONUS – A COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT APPROACH FROM EARLY DIAGNOSIS THROUGH TREATMENT
S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

New and improved treatments have made early identification of the kerataconus patient critical. This lecture will take you through the steps involved in identifying these patients, and review current treatment modalities.
AVOIDING MISTAKES IN DRY EYE MANAGEMENT
Art Epstein, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

This course explores commonly made mistakes in managing dry eye and related ocular surface disease. Appropriate solutions to common problems are discussed.
DROP LESS DO MORE: DRY EYE THERAPEUTICS BEYOND ARTIFICAL TEARS
Jaime Falco, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

This 1 hour CE lecture will delve into the advances in dry eye therapeutics beyond artificial tears and immunosuppressants including IPL, Tear Care, Lipiflow, MiBoFlow and visible light therapy.
AN ORGANIZED APPROACH TO LAB AND IMAGING STUDIES
James Fanelli, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

This course presents an organized approach to the indications and mechanics of ordering lab and imaging testing for the primary care optometrist. The course covers anterior and posterior segment diseases, vasculopathies, and neuro ophthalmic conditions that require additional studies for confirmatory diagnosis and monitoring of therapy.
SPORTS VISION PERFORMANCE AS A SOLUTION TO CONCUSSION
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

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WHAT THE &#! IS THAT, AND WHAT DO I DO?
Mark Friedberg, MD

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

Many optometrists are now using wide field retinal cameras to help them diagnose retinal disease. This talk aims to improve the audiences diagnostic skills. We will review some of the most important findings seen with this new generation of devices.
TROUBLESHOOTING ORTHOKERATOLOGY FITTING
Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

This lecture will help you learn how to navigate common orthokeratology fitting problems
HUMAN TRAFFICKING REVISITED: 2022 UPDATE
Lillian Kalaczinski, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the US and data suggests that health care providers have a unique opportunity to identify victims during health care visits. This course will provide attendees information on the types of human trafficking, victim and trafficker demographics, common red-flags that aide in identifying potential victims, reporting requirements and victim resources.
SEEING RED: HOW TO MANAGE OCULAR ROSACEA ORALS
Cory Lappin, MS, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

This course will cover the etiology and pathophysiology of ocular rosacea and how to identify and diagnose it. Additionally, it will cover the various ways to treat the condition including topical and oral therapies, as well as in-office procedures.
EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE ANGLE CLOSURE SPECTRUM
Richard Madonna, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

Angle closure is often undiagnosed unless careful clinical examination is performed. As the clinical course and management of angle closure can differ substantially from primary open-angle glaucoma it is imperative that the correct diagnosis is made. This course provides the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and manage the angle closure spectrum.
HOW GET PATIENTS TO COMMIT TO YOUR "EXPENSIVE" MYOPIA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Thanh Mai, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Description coming soon!
MANAGING ROUTINE TO COMPLEX CATARACTS: A COLLABORATIVE MANUAL FOR OD AND MD
Beeran Meghpara, MD & Clark Chang, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Cataract surgery is one of the most performed ophthalmic surgeries and inter-disciplinary management of cataract patients can lead to the most desirable clinical outcomes. This course will use cases to provide an update on current and new technologies used in cataract surgery including IOL selection and planning, complex cataract management techniques as well as perioperative management.
WORK UP AND TREATMENT OF THE TEARING PATIENT
James Milite, MD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

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IMPROVING CONTRAST SENSITIVITY WITH CAROTENOIDS SUPPLEMENTATION: NEW RESULTS FROM THE CREST TRIALS
John Nolan, PhD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

This lecture will explore in detail the impact of macular pigment enrichment for visual function. New data is available that has identified the magnitude of contrast sensitivity improvements which directly correlate to macular pigment increase. This information will offer major advantages to the eye care professional and their patients.
PRESCRIPTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN OPTOMETRY
Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO & Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

This course will provide the optometrist with the information needed in prescribing opioid medications safely in their office. It will review anatomical pain pathways, opioid receptor types, the endocannabinoid system, categories of prescribed narcotics and optometric clinical correlates. A review of the limbic system and the definitions of tolerance and addiction will also be included. This lecture will also stress the etiology of the opioid drug epidemic, opioid addiction genetics and a review the treatment options of opioid overdose.
DRY EYE ON A DIME: THE SIMPLE EVERYDAY THINGS YOUR PATIENTS CAN DO TO HELP THEIR DRY EYE DISEASE
Laura Periman, MD & Angel Husher, OD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Description Coming Soon!
BACK TO THE BASICS OF STRABISMUS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Tamara Petrosyan, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Description Coming Soon!
A MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO MYOPIA MANAGEMENT
Tamara Petrosyan, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Description Coming Soon!
WHEN GLAUCOMA AND RETINA CONVERGE
Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Glaucoma and retinal disease frequently present in combination. Diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma isn't always straightforward, especially when retinal pathology is present. This course will use a case-based format to examine several clinical scenarios as a framework for discussion of glaucoma management in patients with retinal disease.
EMERGING TRENDS IN AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) imposes an enormous burden on optometrists and ophthalmologists, office staff, caregivers, and above all, patients and their loved ones. This course presents new clinical insights and in an effort to ease this burden, making the case for an emerging systemic approach to AMD that is similar to how we view diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusion. Goal: To use mounting scientific evidence for an emerging systemic approach to AMD, fostering collaboration and integrative patient care among optometrists and providers from other health professions.
CONVERSATIONS WITH PATIENTS: 4 COMMON DIAGNOSES
Christopher Rapuano, MD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Clinicians frequently have limited time to discuss dieases with patients. Some conditions are inherently complex and do not lend themselves to quick conversations. In this talk, we will review 4 diseases: Keratoconus, Recurrent Erosions, Dry Eye/Blepharitis, and Fuchs Dystrophy. We will first discuss the pathophysiology, then give concrete examples of how to discuss these conditions with patients and communicate effectively with them, in the limited time that we have.
CORNEAL DYSTROPHY: A PRIMER FOR PRIMARY CARE
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

This course will cover the clinical need and opportunity for the primary care OD to understand and share in the differential diagnosis and management of the more common corneal dystrophies Advances in genetic testing will be discussed.
RETINAL GRAND ROUNDS
Julie Rodman, MS, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 2
COPE ID: PENDING

This course will present a variety of cases including the ocular manifestations of systemic disease, the ocular manifestations of drug toxicity and selected posterior segment disease examples. Preferred Practice Guidelines and guidelines for diagnosis and management will be discussed.
PRESBYOPIA: HOW TOPICAL DRUGS WILL CHANGE WHAT WE TREAT
Steve Silberberg, OD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

The last couple of years have seen the approval of several new drugs to treat presbyopia. This lecture will review what is currently available (and will be soon), and discuss how these new thereapeutics will change the OD's role in treating this ubiquitous condition.
ORAL MEDICATIONS IN ANTERIOR SEGMENT DISEASE
Steven Sorkin, OD, FSLS

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Oral Pharmaceuticals play an important role in the treatment of many anterior segment conditions. This course will review the various classes of oral antibiotics, antivirals and pain medications used in eye care.
WHAT *IS* A DIABETIC EYE EXAM?
Craig Thomas, OD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

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IS THERE A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE?
Craig Thomas, OD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Description Coming Soon!
THE MOST UPDATED KERATOCONUS MANAGEMENT GUIDE
William Tullo, OD, FAAO & Clark Chang, OD, FAAO

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Keratoconus is a progressive corneal disease. When left undetected and untreated, it may result in severe visual impairment. Early disease detection combined with timely treatment can prevent unnecessary loss of vision in KC patients. Thus, it’s essential for optometrists to know the most updated management recommendations and developing treatments. This course will discuss the newly evolved KCN management paradigm including most current detection technologies and a diverse range of adjunctive treatment innovations.
CANNABIS 2022 IN OPTOMETRY
Denise Valenti, OD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

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OCULAR SIDE EFFECTS OF SYSTEMIC MEDICATIONS
Richard Witlin, MD

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

There are numerous systemic meds, both old ones and new ones, that can cause a multitude of ophthalmic side-effects. As most other health care providers are unaware of these ocular side-effects, it is incumbent upon optometrists to be familiar with these as they can have a significant impact on our treatments and our patients' ocular health.
HOW TO FIT SCLERAL LENSES
Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Credit Hours: 1
COPE ID: PENDING

Join in on a basic 101 course on how to fit scleral lenses. Scleral lens selection and follow-up care is reviewed by identifying key areas of concern. Common scleral lens problems and troubleshooting techniques are discussed.

Speakers

Brandon Ayres, MD attended Eastern Nazarene College for undergraduate education and then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed an internship through University of Pennsylvania Health System, Presbyterian Medical Center and then completed his Ophthalmology Residency at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ayres then went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Having worked at Ophthalmic Partners since 2007, Dr. Ayres is board-certified in ophthalmology and specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation and complex cataract surgery. He was the first physician at Wills Eye Hospital to perform a Descemets' membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). In addition to corneal transplantation, Dr. Ayres also has experience in the repair of traumatic eye injuries, implant complications and iris repair.

For over ten years, Dr. Ayres has been on staff at both the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital, where he is the co-director of the Fellowship Program, and at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. During his first year as an Attending Physician on the Cornea Service, he became the youngest recipient of the Golden Apple Award at Wills Eye. He given lectures and instructed courses nationally and internationally, including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons, among others.
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO is a principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center in Sacramento. She is an internationally recognized key opinion leader, specializing in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Barnett lectures and publishes extensively on topics including dry eye, anterior segment disease, contact lenses and creating a healthy balance between work and home life for women in optometry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association and serves on the Board of the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Council, Women in Optometry, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and is Past President of The Scleral Lens Education Society.

Drs. Melissa Barnett and Lynette Johns authored and edited the book Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application with the unique perspectives and contributions of international experts. Dr. Barnett was awarded the inaugural Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women in Optometry.

She was granted the Most Influential Women in Optical from Vision Monday in 2019.
Michael Brown, OD,MHS-CL, FAAO received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (1990) and a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership from Duke University School of Medicine (2017). He has over 30 years of patient care and teaching experience in various settings, most notably the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has authored over 50 articles, served on the editorial and advisory boards of several ophthalmic publications, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. In 2019, he began performing ocular telehealth exams with DigitalOptometrics.

Away from work, he enjoys traveling with his wife, reading, writing creative nonfiction, cycling, and both watching and playing basketball.
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful three location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio.

He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment, contact lenses and glaucoma. He is active at all levels of organized optometry.

Dr. Brujic is on the editorial board for a number of optometric publications. He has published over 250 articles and has given over 1400 lectures, both nationally and internationally on contemporary topics in eye care.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD is a third-generation optometrist who owns and operates Casella Eye Center in Augusta, GA, which was established in 1948 by his grandfather, Victor. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and completing his residency at State University of New York College of Optometry, Dr. Casella joined the family practice in 2008, continuing the tradition of providing quality care to the local community alongside his father.

In addition to managing the family practice, Dr. Casella serves as the chief optometric editor of Optometry Times®. He is very active within the professional optometric community, holding many positions within the Georgia Optometric Association, serving on the AOA Evidence Based Optometry Committee, and having been named the Young OD of the South by SECO International in 2014.
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO is an associate professor at ICO and chief of staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a residency in primary eye care/ocular disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Chaglasian is in charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students.

He is a founding member and treasurer of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and has a number of published articles and has contributed chapters to several popular textbooks on the topics of glaucoma and visual fields.
Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO is both Director of Cornea Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital - Cornea Service and Director of Clinical Services at TLC Vision. After finishing his residency, he further completed a fellowship in cornea and contact lenses. He has taken part in numerous clinical studies on corneal cross-linking and has authored extensively on keratoconus management involving both surgical and/or contact lens innovations.

He is an advisory board member at International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS). In addition, Dr. Chang is also the immediate past president of New Jersey Academy of Optometry and the current vice chair of the membership committee at the American Academy of Optometry.
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNAP is a native New Yorker who graduated from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. After relocating to Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Epstein co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC and The Dry Eye Center of Arizona, PLLC and serves as the Director of Cornea - External Disease, Clinical Research and The Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Center. He also heads Ophthalmic Research Consultants of Arizona.

Dr. Epstein is a highly regarded educator and popular speaker. He serves as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry and has presented in excess of 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He is also a prolific author who has published hundreds of articles, scientific papers and book chapters. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and American Board of Clinical Optometry, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and admitted to the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

A Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry and Executive Editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses he founded, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™, the first E-Journal in optometry.
Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System.

Dr. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret was induced into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2019 and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the National Academies of Practice.

Dr. Fingeret is a founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and currently the president of the Optometric Glaucoma Foundation.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award from the American Academy of Optometry, 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society, 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award and 1996 Otsuka Glaucoma Educators Award from the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Fingeret sits on the annual meeting program committee, Glaucoma Section, Association in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts "Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures" and "Primary Care of the Glaucomas".
Mark Friedberg, MD graduated with top honors from Brown University Undergraduate and was selected to the medical honor society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Friedberg was also chosen to be one of 12 residents at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital where he did his training.

He was then selected to be the coveted, sole retinal trainee for the Washington National Eye Center located at the Washington Hospital Center.

He is the co-founding editor and original lead author of the best selling book in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. Dr. Friedberg has also published numerous articles on eye surgery, has given dozens of lectures to societies of eye doctors, and has been a reviewer for eye journals in the past. He has served as a consultant to over 100 eye doctors and has performed thousands of eye operations.
Richard Hom, OD, PhD, FAAO, Dipl PHEV recently earned his PhD from Salus University where he studied the function of environmental factors on vision impairment and disability.

He received his OD from the University of California at Berkeley and his MPA from San Francisco State University.

In 2017, he was awarded the Diplomate in Public Health and Environmental Vision from the American Academy of Optometry. He is also serving on the Board of Trustees of the California Optometric Association and is a member of the American Diabetic Associationa (ADA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Association in Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Lillian Kalaczinski, OD, FAAO is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry and Chief of Primary Care at the University Eye Center. She completed her undergraduate education at Ferris State University and is a 1998 Graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry. She completed a Primary Care Residency at the Illinois Eye Institute, Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Kalaczinski has broad clinical experience and most recently spent ten years practicing in a Community Health Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she was also Director of Vision Services.

Dr. Kalaczinski has been active in organized optometry since she was a student. She is a Past-President of the Michigan Optometric Association and is active on several MOA Committees. She is a long standing member of the American Optometric Association Health Center Committee and currently serves as Chair where she advocates for full inclusion of Optometry in the Community Health movement.
Richard J. Madonna, OD, FAAO is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Education and Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY College of Optometry. Clinically, his practice at the College’s University Eye Center is limited to glaucoma.

He lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma and ophthalmic imaging. Among many professional activities, he currently serves as Vice President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

He has received a number of awards, most recently the American Academy of Optometry’s 2017 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician-Educator Award. Dr. Madonna was formerly Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and Chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, New York.
Beeran Meghpara, MD is a member of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Meghpara performs all forms of corneal transplantation, including partial thickness DMEK and DALK. He has extensive experience with the latest technology in cataract surgery including the femtosecond laser and advanced technology intraocular lens implants that correct astigmatism and presbyopia. He also specializes in blade-less customized LASIK, advanced surface ablation, and phakic intraocular lens surgery to help patients reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts. As a corneal specialist, Dr. Meghpara also treats corneal infections and ocular surface diseases like dry eye.

Dr. Meghpara graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, Dr. Meghpara completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the University of Colorado. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has a faculty appointment at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He has authored numerous articles and delivered lectures at local and national meetings. He is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology residents on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and also covers trauma call at the Wills Eye Emergency Room.
Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD, FAAO received her Bachelors of Science Degree from James Madison University in 1997. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2002 with a Doctor of Optometry Degree. She completed a Residency in Primary Care with Emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses at NSU in 2003. Dr. Nguyen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society.

In August 2015, Dr. Nguyen joined the Nova Southeastern University Faculty on a full time basis. She is Chief of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor. She teaches in the contact lens clinic and practice management course.

Dr. Nguyen volunteers with Vision Service Plan’s mobile eye clinics and serves as VSP’s state professional representative (SPR) for South Florida. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Broward County Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Society.
John Nolan, PhD is the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG) in the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (www.nrci.ie) in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. His research group studies the role of eye nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness, and current studies are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function.

Dr. Nolan has secured over €5 million in research funding to date to support these studies.

He has presented at over 100 international scientific conferences and has published 89 peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been cited 3,317 times. His H-index is 37.

He is co-editor of Carotenoids and Retinal Disease published by Taylor and Francis in 2013 & is a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society. He is currently serving his third term as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition (BON) Conference, and is an editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Carlo J. Pelino, OD, FAAO is a 1994 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In 1995 Dr. Pelino completed a PCO ocular disease residency at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, where he concentrated in retina and neuro-ophthalmic disease. Dr. Pelino is currently a full time Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is director of the optometric retina service at The Eye Institute.

He recently completed a one year retinal fellowship emphasizing medical and surgical treatments under the direction of vitreo-retinal surgeons at Crozier-Chester and Riddle Memorial Hospitals in suburban Philadelphia. Dr. Pelino is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. He regularly lectures in domestic and international programs.
Laura Periman, MD is a General Ophthalmologist and Ocular Surface Disease Specialist at Redmond Eye Clinic in Redmond, WA. While she was putting herself through college at Willamette University, she won the Terry Spies Memorial Scholarship at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. Here, her interests in molecular biology began.

Her interests in immunopathophysiology took root during her work in Research and Development at Immunex Corporation in the Molecular Biology Department prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she received the Rex and Arlene Garrison Oncology Fellowship, the Western Medical Student Research Committee Award for Excellence and was elected to the honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation with honors, she also received the Georgianna Kirby Award for outstanding patient dedication and compassion.

Dr Periman completed her Ophthalmology Residency as well as Cornea/Refractive Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has nine peer reviewed publications and has written extensively on the topic of Ocular Surface Disease. Her unique and passionate perspective on OSD stems from her work in immunopathophysiology. She is an enthusiastic speaker who loves bridging the gap between basic science, clinical practice and patient compassion.
Tamara Petrosyan, OD graduated with honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2009 and went on to do a residency in vision rehabilitation, head trauma, low vision, and ocular disease at the Northport VA Medical Center.

In 2011 she joined the faculty at the SUNY College of Optometry where she precepts third and fourth year interns in the primary care, adults with disabilities, and pediatric units. Dr. Petrosyan also supervises primary care and ocular disease interns and residents at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn,NY.

From 2012-2014 Dr. Petrosyan was on staff at the Refuah Health Center where she performed direct care pediatric and adult exams and vision therapy training.

Dr. Petrosyan has been named the 2019 Optometrist of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She is the chair of both the vision therapy and infant vision clinical care committees of NJSOP. She is also the coordinator of the NJSOP Young O.D. program and has helped develop NJSOP mentorship program.

Dr. Petrosyan is the recipient of the 2009 William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2013 NJSOP Chairperson of the Year Award, 2014 NJSOP Young O.D. of the Year Award, 2015 AOA Young O.D. of the Year Award, and the 2015 NJSOP Optometric Journalism Award. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD is a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Low Vision and Ocular Disease at the University of Houston. Dr. Pizzimenti is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014.

Dr. Pizzimenti’s areas of research interest include diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peerreviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti was awarded a Fellowship by the World Council of Optometry in 2006, resulting in an appointment to teach and evaluate optometric education programs in Central Europe. He is involved in the both the didactic and clinical education at UIWRSO and the UIW Eye Institute.
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, and is the Chief of the Wills Eye Cornea Service. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Rapuano is the author of several books, numerous book chapters and more than 150 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on corneal diseases, refractive surgery, and excimer laser PTK surgery.

During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Rapuano co-authored the best-selling textbook in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual. He is also the series editor for the Wills Eye Color Atlas Series; Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology; and actively serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, including Cornea, Expert Review of Ophthalmology and Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr Rapuano has received the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, and Secretariat Award (three times) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr Rapuano has served on many committees of the AAO including chairing the Refractive Surgery Basic and Clinical Science Course book and Preferred Practice Patterns committees.
Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS is the president and managing partner of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, a contact lens and anterior segment specialty practice with locations in New York City and Long Island.

Having received her Doctor of Optometry from The State University College of Optometry in New York, Dr. Resnick has devoted her clinical career of over thirty years to specialty contact lens fitting, ocular surface wellness, and refractive surgery co-management.

Dr. Resnick, a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Surgery Section of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of specialty lenses and practice management. She has participated in numerous clinical trials for the contact lens and pharmaceutical industry. She is devoted to mentoring aspiring and newly minted optometrists.
Julie Rodman, OD, MSC, FAAO is the Chief of the Broward Eye Care Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her research interests include Optical Coherence Tomography/Angiography and Vitreoretinal Disease. Dr. Rodman has authored over thirty publications with an emphasis on retinal disease. She recently published “Optical Coherence Tomography Atlas: A Case Study Approach”, the first reference book on this topic written by an optometrist. Dr. Rodman is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, Florida Optometric Association, Optometric Retina Society and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Rodman is a member of the Optovue Advisory Board where she serves as a lecturer and consultant. She holds her Oral Pharmaceuticals Certification and is Laser/Surgical Certified as well.

Dr. Rodman has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Clinical Precepting, and Preceptor of the Year. She was recognized as a Primary Care Optometry News “Top 300” Optometrists recognizing excellence in innovation and furthering of the profession. FYI: In her free time, Dr. Rodman loves spending time with her husband and two daughters….just doing anything with them!!!!
Steve Silberberg, OD is the founder of a group practice, An Eye to the Future. He has always branded his practice using the latest technologies.

Dr Silberberg is a frequently published journal author and editor of eye care journals. He is a consultant speaker for Bausch and Lomb pharmaceuticals and Cooper vision.

Most recently he spoke at the American Academy of optometry along with two university deans on Myopia control. Dr. Silberberg speaks locally, and nationally on the subject of Myopia control. His main thrust is to allow the beginning private practitioner confidence in getting into this exciting field.

His Myopia control Center in his private practice has treated over 1000 patients with any and all methods available today. He is VP of MOSOP and one of the original trustees of the AADO. Dr Silberberg graduated as departmental valedictorian from SUNY at Stony brook before attending MIT on full scholarship in Planetary Astrophysics.

He decided to pursue a career in Optometry, attending SUNY college of Optometry. He graduated class valedictorian along with winning the Beta Sigma Kappa award for vision science, the Fredrick Brock award for excellence in Vision Therapy and the Ester Werner award for academic excellence. Most recently he became partners with Adam and Paul Farkas as owner and coordinator of CEwire and now is one of the principle coordinators of GPLIWire along with them.
Craig Thomas, OD has practiced continuously in Dallas, Texas for the past 32 years. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 1983 and was named Optometrist of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association in 2001.

A prolific author and speaker on both clinical and practice management issues, Dr. Thomas is well known for his frequent case contributions on ODwire.org.
Richard S. Witlin, MD, FACS, of the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, serving East Brunswick, Toms River, and Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the pioneers in refractive surgery in the New Jersey area since 1981 when he performed the first radial keratotomy procedure in central New Jersey.

Following the FDA approval of excimer laser surgery in 1996, Dr. Witlin took up both photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK surgery. One of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in New Jersey, Dr. Witlin has performed 6,000 LASIK procedures and 25,000 cataract procedures since 1997. The surgical results have been outstanding, with over 98% of his patients achieving 20/40 or better visual acuities.

A board-certified ophthalmic microsurgeon, Dr. Witlin received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he graduated with honors at the top of his class and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, New York, where he served as chief resident in ophthalmology.

Dr. Witlin is an enthusiastic refractive surgical educator, sharing his expertise with numerous professional and civic groups. He has trained and supervised many eye doctors and has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Witlin maintains faculty appointments at several prestigious teaching hospitals, including Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. In 1998, Dr. Witlin established the Witlin Center for Advanced Eye Care, dedicated to the performance of refractive eye surgery and small incision, sutureless cataract microsurgery.

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