CEwire2017: The Virtual Optometric Conference

Available Online, On Demand until May 1, 2017
40 COPE-Approved Credits -- $179



Join us for the largest online CE event in Optometry and see why over 5,000 ODs have chosen to participate in our events.

Earn up to 40 COPE-approved CE credits from leading eye care experts with all-new lectures.

Visit the virtual exhibit hall to get exclusive discounts from leading vendors.

And tune in to the CEwire2017 Livestream, where we'll chat with optometric thought leaders and eye care industry executives.


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About CEwire2017

CEwire2017 is the virtual CE conference by ODwire.org, the largest online community for ECPs.

With up to 40 COPE-Approved CE hours online from leading speakers on a variety of clinical and practice management topics, at a ground-breaking price of $179 this is one event you won't want to miss!


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Watch On-Demand, on your OWN schedule

Watch from your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone, at your OWN PACE, until May 1st, 2017!

Watch each course as many times as you like. Pause, rewind, or even watch on your phone in between patients.

There is no more convenient, inexpensive, or relaxing way to pick up your required CE hours!



Profits to Charity!

Profits from the event are being distributed to leading eye care charities:
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The American Optometric Foundation
- VOSH International

Upon registration, you may choose which organization you'd like profits from your registration fee to go towards.



Exhibit Hall

CEwire also features a virtual exhibit hall, where leading vendors will be demoing their products and be on hand to answer questions.

Many vendors will be offering exclusive show discounts, so don't miss it!



Pricing

Registration: $179 for all 40 hours of COPE-approved CE 

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Participant Comments from past CEwire Events:

"Really terrific, got more out of this CE than any in some time. Please keep this up!!"

"... one of the best CE events I have ever attended (and I've been attending 'em since 1981!)"

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE this format and wish the talks were accessible even longer. I did not need the CE credits this cycle but I love learning and this allowed me to gain knowledge at my own availability (hopefully making me a better doctor)"

"Excellent way to do CE. More effective than lectures as well."

"Overall, very good way to finish most of my CE requirements for the year. Thank you! Will definitely recommend to other colleagues."

"Great job guys, informative and info I have not found elsewhere."

"I learned more from online classes than live classes. I can pause, rewind, look up topics to reference the lecture, etc."

"Great service to the optometric community! Thank you!"

"Great format, excellent price Glad to help charities"

"Love it even more than attending in person. Can watch over and over again the good ones. Thank you"

"It was a remarkable experience. Keep up the good work !"


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Intro to the Pediatric Eye Examination for the Primary Care Optometrist (51671-FV)

Tamara V. Petrosyan, OD
This course will perform an overview of testing procedures for examining pediatric patients to be used in the primary care setting.


Hi Tech Procedures That Improve Patient Care (51944-GO)

Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO
Myriad devices have become available in the last decade or so. Those that clearly have improved patient care are explored by case presentation and include SD OCT, OCT-A, ultra-widefield color, AF, FA, ICG, in office VEPs and ERGs, Hand Carotenoid Scanner, Rabin Cone (simultaneous color and contrast) , and eSight as the next generation low vision device.


Anterior Segment OCT Applications in Contact Lens Evaluation (51818-AS)

Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., FAAO
Successful management of the patient with irregular corneas with contact lenses can sometimes be a frustrating process for both the patient and the practitioner. The fitting and evaluation process involves numerous visits to our offices, out of pocket expenses as well as the hassle of billing medical and vision insurances. As a result of newer, more-complex lens designs, such as scleral and hybrid, the game has changed when it comes to the science of fitting and evaluating those lenses. Anterior segment OCT allows the optometrist to view a cross-sectional image of the contact lens on the eye in real time and to monitor the health of the cornea in the presence of the contact lens. This lecture discusses everything the practitioner needs to know about implementing anterior segment OCT for evaluating and planning treatment for complex contact lens patients.


Opening a myopia control center of excellence (51674-GO)

Steve Silberberg, OD
The field of Myopia control has now reached the mainstream of Optometry. This course will chart the road map for the private practitioner in this growing area. Concentration will include how to organize and market this specialty care in your practice as well as go over basic principles of myopia control.


The Assessment of Sadness and Depression in Primary Care (51726-GO)

Richard Hom, OD, MPA
This course fulfills a performance gap that can exist when optometrists examine general and low vision patients. The relationship between these variables can impact the nature and outcome of the clinical encounter. This course is suitable for basic to advanced practitioners.


Guide To Vision Care Insurance (51785-PM)

Steven Wilson, O.D.
This course will allow the provider to better understand the managed vision insurance model in those 12 states that allow the provider to prepare and supply frames, lenses, eyeglasses, and contact lenses from the provider's own inventory and the provider's own optical lab rather than being required to use the vision insurance optical fulfillment system.


The Future of Dry Eye (51676-AS)

Charissa D. Young, OD, FAAO
David L. Kading, OD, FAAO
This course reveals the latest innovations in dry eye disease management. From a handheld tear stimulator to pharmacological breakthroughs, "The Future of Dry Eye" will help practitioners stay on the cutting edge of dry eye diagnosis and treatment.


Understanding the Basics of Eyelid Surgery (51756-SP)

James P Milite, MD
To allow the clinical optometrist to gain insight into the process of eyelid surgery, focusing on how patient selection, preoperative planning, careful surgical technique and proper postoperative care are essential to desirable outcomes.


Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome: Review, Update and Correlations with Ocular Surface Disease (51844-SD)

Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO
Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome (PXF) is a chronic, systemic disorder. Its hallmark in the eye is the accumulation of abnormal, fibrillar, ameloid-like deposits on anterior segment tissues. Review the impact of PXF on glaucoma, cataract surgery, OSD and the many other systemic associations of PXF in this one hour course.


You Spin Me Right Round: Understanding the Vicious Circle of OSD (52156-AS)

Laura Periman, MD
Over the last several years, doctors have been trained to view DED and MGD as separate entities. Recent scientific research and consensus work tells us a different story. Instead, the two diseases overlap significantly, each fueling development of the other in a process now described as a Vicious Circle. Explore new scientific developments and apply these concepts to clinical care in order to gain a deeper understanding of the inflammatory processes present in the patient sitting in your examination chair. Therapeutic regimens viewed through the lens of peer reviewed literature take on a fresh spin.


Partnerships and Associate Doctors: What You Need to Know (52155-PM)

Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD
Most practices eventually grow from one doctor to two or more. That means you’re adding or becoming a partner or an associate doctor. This course is designed to help you become familiar with the issues that you need to be prepared to address in taking on a partnership or an associate doctor. It will discuss the pros and cons of the various forms a multi-doctor practice can take on, and key the considerations each doctor should consider when a practice retains an associate doctor such as employee versus contractor, and non-compete agreements.


Vault Into Sclerals: A Primer for Success (51773-CL)

Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Rigid contact lenses which rest beyond the limbus are being used with ever increasing frequency. This versatile modality offers practitioners the opportunity to manage a vast array of refractive, anatomic and physiologic conditions. This course will enable the attendee to incorporate scleral lens fitting into everyday practice. The clinical indications for scleral contact lenses, as well as fitting goals and patient management will be discussed.


OCT ANGIOGRAPHY (51750-PD)

Dr. Graham Lakkis
With increased scanning speed and improved accuracy of retinal localisation, it is now possible to image the blood flow in retinal vessels via OCT scanning. This lecture will discuss how OCT angiography works, its clinical applications, potential diagnostic benefits and current limitations. Case reports will be presented showing the utility of OCT angiography in optometric practice.


Not All Glaucoma Suspects Are Created Alike (51766-GL)

Michael Sullivan Mee, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Which glaucoma suspects truly have disease?

As primary eyecare providers, one of the main duties of Optometrists is to identify visually-threatening conditions. For glaucoma, this process begins with identification of specific findings that are consistent with the disease. Because of considerable overlap between physiologic and pathologic findings in early disease, however, most patients with suspicious findings do not actually have glaucoma. This course will discuss clinical factors that are useful for differentiating which glaucoma suspect truly has glaucomatous disease.


Glaucoma Management: Tips from the trenches (51770-GL)

Michael Sullivan Mee, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Because glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness that is largely preventable if identified early and managed appropriately, Optometrists are in a unique position to substantially reduce morbidity associated with this disease. There are, however, many challenges to achieving this objective and this course is designed to provide evidence-based guidance for clinical decision-making for patients with glaucoma. Factors such as whether treatment is effective in an individual patient, frequency and type of functional and structural testing required to establish disease stability, and considerations involving aggressiveness of management will be covered.


Color Vision in Health and Disease (52020-GO)

Craig Thomas, OD
You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of color vision. Emphasis is placed on genetic color vision defects, acquired color vision defects, color vision examination techniques, interpretation of test results and medical decision-making.


VSP, Your Obligations and Your Opportunities (52052-PM)

Craig S. Steinberg, OD, JD
Being a contracted VSP provider carries with it certain obligations, along with opportunities. Knowing VSP’s rules will allow you to maximize those opportunities, such as providing medically necessary contact lenses and using your own lab instead of a VSP lab, while eliminating the risks of a bad outcome if you’re audited. This lecture will explain those rules so that you can feel confident you’re not missing opportunities and help ensure that you’re not vulnerable to punitive VSP audits.


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The Independent Practice In The World Of Health Care Reform (52053-EJ)

John Rumpakis, OD, MBA
The world of healthcare is undergoing a major transformation unlike any that has been seen within the last generation. Yet opportunities exist; sound optometric practices are able to capture and retain income from many different sources. This 2-hour interactive program will help the ECP to not only understand the gravitational forces that are pulling their practice in multiple directions, but know how to posture their practice for success in the healthcare system of the future (which means today!).


Visual Issues Associated with Concussion/mTBI (51673-FV)

Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO
Many individuals experience visual problems following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). While this is obvious for patients involved in car accidents or having neurovascular events such as TIA, it is less obvious regarding concussions. Attention has recently been focused on sports activities, and even mild concussions can interfere with returning to play as well and returning to learn (school work). This course will emphasize binocular vision and eye tracking problems that you can identify with this population, and review options available for treatment.


The External tumors Considerations in Ocular Oncology (51943-AS)

Agustin Gonzalez, OD, FAAO
This course will consist of presentations and clinical discussions on external ophthalmic oncology most important for optometrist. These include classic but distinctive lesions, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma both benign and malignant. The presenter will emphasize clinical diagnosis and management.


Ordering and understanding Lab Results a New Frontier for Optometry (51772-GO)

Kerry Gelb, OD
The primary eye-care physician must be knowledgeable about ordering and the interpretation of a patient's blood work. This course will reinforce such knowledge and how the Optometrist can properly educate patients on such results to continue to play a vital role in the patient's overall health management.


What OCT Has Taught Us About The Eye (51667-PS)

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
From new metrics for detecting and determining glaucomatous changes, to updates in the way we manage anterior segment disease, this technology has revolutionized the way we care for our patients. Learn what we now know about the eye because of this technology and its clinical applications.


Amniotic Membrane Therapy: “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” (51961-AS)

Craig Thomas, OD
You will learn about regenerative therapy using amniotic membrane allografts. Emphasis is placed on the wound healing response of the ocular surface, indications for therapy, patient selection, allograft application techniques and postoperative complications.


You’ve got some Nerve! (51675-NO)

Richard Zimbalist, OD, FAAO
This grand rounds format course will present several different cases with optic nerve head edema of various etiologies. The course will discuss the funduscopic clinical characteristics of optic nerve edema and the use of optical coherence tomography to aid in the diagnosis. Each case with include pertinent pathophysiology, systemic associations, and potential treatments (where applicable).


The Zen of Dry Eye Mastery: A Simple System for Clinical and Practice Success (51794-AS)

Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO
Our understanding of the ocular surface has evolved dramatically over the past few years. Growing interest in dry eye and tear dysfunction has increased interest in this practice segment. We present an evidence-based approach with extensive clinical examples, to integrate novel concepts into a unified perspective of the ocular surface environment with direct practical and clinical diagnostic and therapeutic application. We then explore the practical considerations of successfully incorporating care for this patient population in need within the contemporary eyecare practice.


Alternative Treatment Options to Common Ocular Disease What Works and What Doesn’t (51986-AS)

Scot Morris, O.D.
This course will explore alternative treatments to many of the common ocular diseases including environmental changes, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical alternatives as well as surgical and other non-conventional approaches to disease management.


Forgetfulness and Memory Loss - An Introduction (51669-GO)

Richard Hom, OD, MPA
Forgetfulness and memory loss are two of the most common problems in the aged population. Recognizing and differentiating between age and disease is essential to improve rehabilitation of the visually impaired. The case definition and epidemiology of forgetfulness is introduced followed by assessment tools. The doctor will be able to distinguish between the two.


Understanding Corneal Neuropathic Pain (51910-AS)

Agustin Gonzalez, OD, FAAO
Patients often come to our offices with superficial ocular pain associated attributed to the corneal surface, and no signs of surface damage. Welcome to the world of corneal neurotrophic pain. Clinicians faced with a patients complaining of surface eye pain have numerous concerns. This course will review the role of corneal nervous innervations and present current information on diagnosing pain of neurotrophic origin and the multiple management options.


Corneal Crosslinking and Topographic Ablations (51650-RS)

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
This Course will discuss the recent FDA approval of riboflavin UV crosslinking and the use of topographic ablations to improve ectatic corneas


20 Malpractice Cases: Don't Make These Same Mistakes (51668-EJ)

Mark Friedberg, MD
We are taught to learn from our mistakes, but in the case of malpractice, it is better to learn from the mistakes of others. 20 malpractice cases will be presented and the proper and improper management of each case will be discussed.


Keratoconus – A Paradigm Shift in Management has taken place (51757-AS)

S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO
Keratoconus is a potentially progressive corneal disease that can result in significant loss of visual function. Today technologies have been developed that can halt the progression of the disease. Thus if early diagnosis is possible prior to the disease reaching a stage where it impacts vision we have the ability to preserve a patient’s vision. This course will review the most current thinking on the nature of the disease, its earliest diagnosis and management options to control progression. A review of the natural history, demographics and genetic influences of keratoconus will be discussed. The most advanced technologies that allow for early diagnosis including topography, tomography, corneal biomechanics and aberrometry will be covered. Finally a review of the current state of corneal cross linking will be presented.


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OCULUS has been setting milestones in the eye care industry since 1895. We offer a wide range of products including the Pentacam®, visual field perimeters, Keratograph 5M corneal topographer, slit-lamp cameras, autorefractors, keratometers, trial frames and loupes. OCULUS products are 100% made in Germany and fully supported in the United States.




As the only company dedicated exclusively to OCT, Optovue has pioneered numerous innovations that have changed the way that eye care professionals care for the health of their patients’ eyes while making the technology more accessible to practices worldwide.
• First Spectral Domain OCT
• First OCT with Retina & Cornea Applications
• First Ganglion Cell Complex Analysis
• First OCT Platform Designed for Cost Effective Portability
• First OCT Angiography Imaging System

In collaboration with ophthalmic specialists, Optovue continues to pursue a single-minded vision to enhance and advance OCT technology.




Vision Systems, Inc. (VSI) is a true champion in the pre-owned optical equipment industry. Established in 2001, VSI quickly became a name recognized both nationally and internationally for delivering quality equipment, professional installation and knowledgeable tech support. Today, VSI stands alone as the largest pre-owned equipment company in the optical industry and remains one of the few companies in America that optical professionals turn to when advancing their practice while saving money.

VSI is also proud to announce that it has purchased the Burton company. Since 1947 Burton was well known for its quality and service. VSI intends on continuing this tradition with a brand new line of Burton products. This acquisition gives VSI the ability to offer the widest range of pricing and products to serve all eye care professionals.




VisionWeb pioneered the first open and neutral online order processing for spectacles, frames, and contacts in 2000. Today this platform connects eyecare practices with over 500 labs, and processes 15 million orders per year from 20,000 eyecare professionals. VisionWeb also provides an online insurance processing clearinghouse and revenue cycle management services to help eyecare practices maximize revenue from their insurance claim reimbursements. Uprise is VisionWeb’s practice management and EHR software designed to streamline office workflow, provide regulatory-compliant exam documentation, and offer insight into practice operations and performance. Uprise eliminates the cost of add-on services and server hardware, is updated monthly, and designed to meet the changing needs of all eyecare providers. Learn more at visionweb.com.