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Sunday, June 9, 2024 | 8am PST/11:00am EST (4hrs FREE CEs)


Step into the evolving landscape of myopia management. This exclusive event is designed for professionals eager to understand the rising prevalence of myopia and how to harness its potential as a significant revenue stream for their practice.


✅ Upgrading your Myopia Management Practice: Soft Contact Lens Modalities & Fee Structures (82626-CL) Andrew Neukirch, O.D | CE Hour 1

✅ Making a CASE for Advanced Ortho-K (89902-CL ) Anith Pillai, OD, FSLS | CE Hour 2

✅  Breaking Barriers in Myopia Management: Marketing, Pricing, and Parental Involvement (89057-PM) Ariel Cerenzie, OD, FAAO, FSLS l | CE Hour 3

✅ Utilizing Technology for Improved Outcomes: Designing Myopia Management Contact Lenses with Corneal Topography and Tomography (PENDING) Melanie Frogozo, OD | CE Hour 4


👉 ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE |  🎥 Recording AVAL TO REGISTERS ONLY x 4 weeks 

Sunday, July 14, 2024 | 8am PST/11:00am EST (4hrs FREE CEs)


Venture into the future of optometry with this groundbreaking event is tailored for vision care professionals eager to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in the field and understand their financial implications for practice growth.


✅ Optometry's Role in Migraines & Light Sensitivity (PENDING) Julie Helmus, O.D | CE Hour 1

The Future of AI and VR/AR/XR in Optometry (PENDING) Masoud Nafey, OD, MBA, FAAO | CE Hour 2

✅  Economic Overview of the Ophthalmic Industry  (89548-PM) Richard Edlow, O.D l CE Hour 3

✅ New & Emerging Technologies In Optometry (PENDING) Chris Wroten O.D | CE Hour 4


👉 ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE |  🎥 Recording AVAL TO REGISTERS ONLY x 4 weeks 

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