Steven Vaught, COA

Optics: Review and Strategies for the Ophthalmic Technician

This course is a review of basic optical principles and clinical skills designed to empower the ophthalmic technician to more effectively assist the physicians and their practice.


Nicholas Fowler, MD

The role of nutrition in vision and ocular disease

The course will review the role of nutrition in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of common ocular diseases that span from the anterior to posterior segment

Alison Early, M.D.

New Multifocal Intraocular Lens Options

Multifocal intraocular lens technology is a rapidly advancing field with new lenses entering the US market nearly every year. The Alcon Panoptix IOL was FDA approved in late 2019, followed by the Alcon Vivity IOL in 2020. With continually improving postoperative visual outcomes, the pool of patients who can achieve glasses-free vision after cataract surgery continues to grow. This course will review common multifocal intraocular lens options and offer perspective on patient outcomes with newer lenses.

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Russel Collins, BA, COT

Technician Workup and Testing for Cataract Patients

The presenter will discuss how to incorporate technician skills and implement techniques to improve efficiency, accuracy, and confidence in the technician workup. Additionally, a review of best practices for diagnostic testing for cataract evaluations will be reviewed.

Joan E. Wilson COMT, B.S., CTC

The Art of Scribing

Scribing is fast becoming an essential job in the ophthalmic practice. We will be discussing ways to become a scribe that your provider cannot live without.

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Ergonomics in the Ophthalmology Office

 It's easy Technicians spend much of their time in uncomfortable positions that can take a toll on our bodies.  This is an introduction to what posture modifications can be implemented for a better alignment.  Learn stretches and additional ways to combat the strain. 

Jennifer Boush, COT, OSA, OSC


“Scrub-a-dub-dub” Aseptic techniques for the Ophthalmic Tech.

This course will introduce the Ophthalmic Assistant to aseptic technique, patient surgical prep, Ophthalmic instrumentation and supplies for in-office and operating room procedures.


Laura Lee Hopkins, COMT, OCT-c

It's all History

An ophthalmic assistant is already concerned about efficiency due to the many cutbacks in insurance reimbursements which now makes the volume of patients a priority. This course was developed to increase efficiency in obtaining a detailed, accurate and trustworthy chief complaint (CC) and history of present illness (HPI). The assistant will be shown the format used in documenting the CC/HPI, as well as review of Systems, Medical/Surgical History, Ocular History, Social History, Family History, Medications and Allergies. The assistant will be taught how to look for important non-verbal cues, and as well as verbal cues. The assistant will practice writing histories from written information provided and be encouraged to ask questions relevant to the history.


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