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When: 01/27/2019
8:30am - 3:30pm
Where: The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York  12211
United States

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Schedule (subject to change):

Blue Light Radiation - A Material Solution presented by Laura Frezza (OD) With the need for discussion at the dispensing table on Blue Light concerns, we will explore the different materials currently made that are good, better, and best.


Management of Irregular Corneas with Contact Lenses presented by Joseph Forte (CL - Adv) Keratoconus, Pelucid Marginal Degeneration, Post-Refractive Ectasia, and scarring cannot be corrected with eyeglasses. They require specialized contact lens fitting. This course will demonstrate a variety of approaches to obtain maximum acuity for these patients. 


Management of Ocular Surface Disorders, Ocular Allergies, and MGD with Contact Lenses presented by Joseph Forte (CL- Adv)  This course will provide the attendee with relevant information in order to obtain maximum comfort and wearing time for the patient. A vast majority of contact lens wearers suffer from these disorders which are quite manageable.


Materially Tuned Photochromatics -BRAND NEW PRODUCT presented by Laura Frezza (OD) This course will answer “Why photochromic?” Come learn about the next-gen In-Mass lens chemistry. This technology overcomes the limitations of other photochromics. Come preview expanded lensdesign options and material options with new In-Mass Photochromic tech.


Refraction; Non-theoretical Presentation presented by Joseph Forte (Dual – Adv) Every Optician should be a skilled clinician when it comes to refraction. This course will provide you with standard techniques needed to understand the fundamentals in an easy, non-theoretical presentation.


Digital Healthcare and Telemedicine presented by Laura Frezza (Dual - Int)  Join us to discuss telemedicine essentials from its beginning to the latest in boutique medicine. Learn how technology will impact the resultant RX we will fill in the future.

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