Fall Convention | September 30-October 1, 2022

Embassy Suites | Rogers, Arkansas

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Para Schedule

Friday, September 30, 2022

7am-12pm   Registration (Location: Grand Registration)

8:00am-8:50am Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD): Vision Therapy & Ophthalmic Lenses by Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM  Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) disrupts daily activities from reading, driving, learning, and can even be debilitating. Treatment using relieving prisms are commonly used for esophoria, vertical heterophoria, and divergence insufficiency. However, exophoria, convergence excess, convergence insufficiency, and divergence excess are best treated using a combination of ophthalmic lenses and vision therapy. This course explored binocular vision and treatment options including ophthalmic lenses with prism and vision therapy. (1 hour) (Location: Ambassador CDE) (CPC)

9:00am-9:50am The Clear & Present Danger of Diabetes by Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM  Diabetes is a prevalent systemic disease that has direct implications on ocular health and vision. Knowing the implications of diabetes is an important aspect of eye care for all eye care professionals. This course provides an up to date understanding of this increasing systemic disease and its effect on vision. (1 hour) (Location: Ambassador CDE) (CPC)

9:50am-10:30am Exhibit Hall

10:30am-11:20am What's New for Opticians and Technicians? by Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM   Modern ophthalmic optics has ushered in technology that was once thought to be impossible is now a reality! Learn how to embrace the new ophthalmic technology so you can give your eye care patients what they really want. This course explores this new era of lens, frame, and optometric exam technology and will inspire you to see eye care in a whole new light. (1 hour) (Location: Ambassador CDE) (CPC)

11:30am-12:30pm Industry Sponsored Lunch by Essilor Labs

12:30pm-1:20pm Color Vision: Do You See What I See? by Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM Humans can detect up to 7,000,000 colors. However, not everyone can detect these colors. Opticians play an important role in helping color-deficient patients achieve a better quality of life by enhancing differences in colors. This course reviews how we perceive color, the importance color vision plays in our daily lives, and ophthalmic lens filters that can improve the quality of life for color-deficient patients. (1 hour) (Location: Ambassador CDE) (CPC)

1:30pm-2:20pm "Pure Optics Q & Q: What is Optical Jeopardy? by Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM This is an actual Jeopardy game the paras engage in hands-on, and it is a lot of fun. Test your knowledge in this fun and exciting class using the popular test-book, Pure Optics, by Master Optician, Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM, LDO." (1 hour) (Location: Ambassador CDE) (CPC)

2:20pm-3:00pm Exhibit Hall

3:00pm-4:00pm Blue Light and Your Patients by Daniel Dickey, Dalton Peek, Krystal Martin Defining Blue Light and the need for protection in lenses.