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Contact Lenses – 2 Hours
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree – $130
- Speaker: Dr. Maria Walker
- Buffet meal included and served ½ hour prior to lecture.
- Registration/Buffet: 6:30 pm
- Lecture Starts: 7:00 pm
- SDCOS Members: Free
- COA/AOA Members: $35.00
- Non-Members: $130.00
- Sponsors: Free
*Late registration and no-shows could result in an additional fee of $35 to cover the cost of food.*
Members need to make sure they sign out at the end of all CE meetings. Even though they receive a letter of Validation and COA is notified, if audited, the sign in and out sheet is the document that will be considered.
Maria K Walker, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS
Dr. Maria K. Walker, OD MS attended The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry and Master of Vision Science degrees in 2013. She went on to complete a Residency in Cornea & Contact Lenses at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Dr. Walker is currently a Clinical Faculty member at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she is also pursuing a PhD focused on the effects of scleral lenses on the eye. Dr. Walker has received several honors throughout the years, including the Sheldon-Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award, and the American Optometric Foundation Ezell Fellowship in 2017 and 2018. Her main interests include contact lens optics, corneal physiology, scleral lenses, and multifocal lens performance in presbyopia and myopia management. She is currently an advisory board member of the Gas permeable lens institute, and a fellow and the Vice President of the Scleral Lens Education Society.
The Kones & the Kids: “Specialty” Patients for the Busy Practitioner
Keratoconus 1 hour – Myopia Management 1 Hour
This course is designed as a two-part course with the common theme of managing “special” patients who will present in all practices. First, we will discuss the general eyecare practitioner management of keratoconus, from basic corneal GP fitting to corneal cross-linking referrals. We will discuss technology needed, referral strategies, and in-office management. For the second half of the talk, we will review the current thought process of managing myopia in the pediatric population and discuss what the general practitioners’ roles in myopia management are.