ALL COURSES

Ontario Association of Optometrists Catalogue

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Improving Visual Function and Protecting Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration by Enriching the Macular Carotenoids – COPE ID 73292-PS

Presented by Professor John Nolan


1 hour

This course will describe the nutritional components of the eye and how these specific nutrients protect against oxidative stress, which has major implications for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The attendees will learn how to optimize nutrition of the macula, with particular emphasis on macular carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin). The course will educate eye care professionals on how they can optomize the way the retina processes light to improve vision under real world conditions by enrichment of these targeted nutrients. The course will also discuss the mechanisms by which these carotenoids exhibit their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for visual health and visual function. An emphasis will be placed on data from peer-reviewed studies that robustly demonstrate how macular carotenoid supplementation can reduce risk of AMD and vision loss associated with this condition. Lastly, examples of practice implementation of carotenoid nutrition, and recommendations on how to educate the clinic team will be discussed.

1 hour

This course will describe the nutritional components of the eye and how these specific nutrients protect against oxidative stress, which has major implications for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The attendees will learn how to optimize nutrition of the macula, with particular emphasis on macular carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin). The course will educate eye care professionals on how they can optomize the way the retina processes light to improve vision under real world conditions by enrichment of these targeted nutrients. The course will also discuss the mechanisms by which these carotenoids exhibit their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for visual health and visual function. An emphasis will be placed on data from peer-reviewed studies that robustly demonstrate how macular carotenoid supplementation can reduce risk of AMD and vision loss associated with this condition. Lastly, examples of practice implementation of carotenoid nutrition, and recommendations on how to educate the clinic team will be discussed.

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Evolution of Artificial Tears – Non-COPE

Presented by Dr. Clara Chan


1 hour

Dr. Clara Chan will present Evolution of Artificial Tears from DEWS II. See the science of 8000+ Trehalose publications for this unique natural bioprotectant that protects lipids and proteins in cell membranes. Trehalose is used in transportation of grafts and organs. Thealoz Duo restores the normal ecosystem of the eye.

1 hour

Dr. Clara Chan will present Evolution of Artificial Tears from DEWS II. See the science of 8000+ Trehalose publications for this unique natural bioprotectant that protects lipids and proteins in cell membranes. Trehalose is used in transportation of grafts and organs. Thealoz Duo restores the normal ecosystem of the eye.

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The Oh Crap Moment: When Ocular Emergencies Happen – COPE ID 68360-GO

Presented by Dr. Michael Cooper


1 hour

The landscape of emergencies in eye care is an emerging area where Optometry will be poised to hold an increasing role as part of the healthcare team. Subsequently, these injuries warrant further examination and our attention using evidence-based medicine to bolster case studies provided during the presentation. Learn how to effectively identify, treat, and confidently co-manage with specialists these relatively straightforward to difficult-to-treat emergencies in eye care.

1 hour

The landscape of emergencies in eye care is an emerging area where Optometry will be poised to hold an increasing role as part of the healthcare team. Subsequently, these injuries warrant further examination and our attention using evidence-based medicine to bolster case studies provided during the presentation. Learn how to effectively identify, treat, and confidently co-manage with specialists these relatively straightforward to difficult-to-treat emergencies in eye care.

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Thyroid Dysfunction and the Eye – COPE ID 68328-SD

Presented by Dr. Greg Caldwell


1 hour

This course unravels and illustrates the close association between the eye and thyroid dysfunction. Clinical features, laboratory testing, clinical examination, and therapeutic options will be reviewed. The ocular manifestations and management of this condition will be discussed.

1 hour

This course unravels and illustrates the close association between the eye and thyroid dysfunction. Clinical features, laboratory testing, clinical examination, and therapeutic options will be reviewed. The ocular manifestations and management of this condition will be discussed.

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Fundus Autofluorescence Applications for Clinical Practice – COPE ID 68351-PD

Presented by Dr. Brad Sutton


1 hour

This course covers the science of fundus autofluorescence and many clinical applications for use of this technology. Covered conditions include AMD, ICSC, ONH drusen, Plaquenil toxicity, glaucoma, and retinal macular dystrophies.

1 hour

This course covers the science of fundus autofluorescence and many clinical applications for use of this technology. Covered conditions include AMD, ICSC, ONH drusen, Plaquenil toxicity, glaucoma, and retinal macular dystrophies.

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My Greatest Spikes: Challenging Glaucoma Cases – COPE ID 68316-GL

Presented by Dr. Michael Cooper


2 hour

The world of Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment is evolving in front of our eyes which can be quite daunting even for the most seasoned eye care professional. Subsequently, this disease state warrants further examination and review of the current guidelines from the literature. Learn how to appreciate the gross to subtle nuances in presentation, testing analysis, and treatment to successfully manage these cases.

2 hour

The world of Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment is evolving in front of our eyes which can be quite daunting even for the most seasoned eye care professional. Subsequently, this disease state warrants further examination and review of the current guidelines from the literature. Learn how to appreciate the gross to subtle nuances in presentation, testing analysis, and treatment to successfully manage these cases.

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Laser Peripheral Iridotomy LPI: What’s the Controversy? – COPE ID 68290-LP

Presented by Dr. Nathan Lighthizer


1 hour

The use of laser energy, specifically laser peripheral iridotomy LPI, has been the standard of care for pupillary block narrow angles for many decades. It is an accepted and relatively safe procedure performed by ophthalmologists nationwide, and optometrists in the states that allow ODs to perform anterior segment laser procedures. Recently, evidence and arguments have emerged regarding LPI treatments possibly being overutilized. This interactive 1 hour lecture will review and update clinical evidence and literature regarding laser peripheral iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma.

1 hour

The use of laser energy, specifically laser peripheral iridotomy LPI, has been the standard of care for pupillary block narrow angles for many decades. It is an accepted and relatively safe procedure performed by ophthalmologists nationwide, and optometrists in the states that allow ODs to perform anterior segment laser procedures. Recently, evidence and arguments have emerged regarding LPI treatments possibly being overutilized. This interactive 1 hour lecture will review and update clinical evidence and literature regarding laser peripheral iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma.

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Bringing the Love Back to the Visual Field – COPE ID 68343-PD

Presented by Dr. Greg Caldwell


1 hour

The OCT has become an important diagnostic instrument in eye care. The visual field is still equally important in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. Advances in software and visual field testing have clouded the waters. This course reviews how to use the visual field in your office with proper and efficient techniques. Learn which test is fitting and increase your confidence in interrupting the visual field. Numerous visual fields will be reviewed via a case presentation style.

1 hour

The OCT has become an important diagnostic instrument in eye care. The visual field is still equally important in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. Advances in software and visual field testing have clouded the waters. This course reviews how to use the visual field in your office with proper and efficient techniques. Learn which test is fitting and increase your confidence in interrupting the visual field. Numerous visual fields will be reviewed via a case presentation style.

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Laser Therapy for the Open Angle Glaucoma – COPE ID 68289-GL

Presented by Dr. Nathan Lighthizer


1 hour

The use of laser energy to treat open angle glaucoma has been used by optometric physicians in certain states for over a decade now. This interactive presentation will review and update these ophthalmic laser procedures. Indications, contraindications, risks, benefits, potential complications, pre- and post-operative management, and procedural techniques will be discussed regarding ALT and SLT.

1 hour

The use of laser energy to treat open angle glaucoma has been used by optometric physicians in certain states for over a decade now. This interactive presentation will review and update these ophthalmic laser procedures. Indications, contraindications, risks, benefits, potential complications, pre- and post-operative management, and procedural techniques will be discussed regarding ALT and SLT.

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In-Office Electrodiagnostics for Non-Glaucoma Patients – COPE ID 68291-PD

Presented by Dr. Nathan Lighthizer


1 hour

Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests VEP, ERG, mfERG, EOG are often the key to diagnosis and prognosis of a number of inherited and acquired conditions. Although in the past most optometrists didn’t perform these tests on a regular basis, that is now changing with evolving technology, and this testing is now being incorporated into private practice optometry. Knowing when to refer, and most importantly, which test to refer for can be critical for a patient’s diagnosis and management. This interactive one-hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.

1 hour

Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests VEP, ERG, mfERG, EOG are often the key to diagnosis and prognosis of a number of inherited and acquired conditions. Although in the past most optometrists didn’t perform these tests on a regular basis, that is now changing with evolving technology, and this testing is now being incorporated into private practice optometry. Knowing when to refer, and most importantly, which test to refer for can be critical for a patient’s diagnosis and management. This interactive one-hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.

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Taking the Mystery Out of Abnormal Pupils – COPE ID 68332-NO

Presented by Dr. Brad Sutton


1 hour

This course covers a host of conditions that can lead to abnormal pupil function. The anatomy of both the parasympathetic and sympathetic pupillary pathways is discussed. Specific entities that are covered include pharmacological involvement, Adies Tonic pupil, third nerve palsies, Argyll-Robertson pupil and others.

1 hour

This course covers a host of conditions that can lead to abnormal pupil function. The anatomy of both the parasympathetic and sympathetic pupillary pathways is discussed. Specific entities that are covered include pharmacological involvement, Adies Tonic pupil, third nerve palsies, Argyll-Robertson pupil and others.

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Succession Planning for Optometrists – Non COPE

Presented by Jim Chagnon, CPA, CA, TEP


1 hour

This one-hour course covers the optometry profession; succession planning overview; succession planning considerations including timing, options, post-exit and the team; and your next steps.

1 hour

This one-hour course covers the optometry profession; succession planning overview; succession planning considerations including timing, options, post-exit and the team; and your next steps.

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Human Resources Management for Optometrists – Non COPE

Presented by Rachel Kidney, BSc, MSc, PhD


1 hour

This one-hour course covers recruitment, selection and retention; performance management; compensation and total rewards; health and safety; and scheduling.

1 hour

This one-hour course covers recruitment, selection and retention; performance management; compensation and total rewards; health and safety; and scheduling.

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Tips on Making Your Business Successful – Non COPE

Presented by Bonnie Tan, CPA, CA


1 hour

This one-hour course covers cash flow and business development, inventory management, financial fluency, industry standards and benchmarking, and preventing fraud.

1 hour

This one-hour course covers cash flow and business development, inventory management, financial fluency, industry standards and benchmarking, and preventing fraud.

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Tax Planning for Optometrists – Non COPE

Presented by Nick Korhonen, CPA, CA


1 hour

This one-hour course covers tax on split income, passive income changes, tax efficient investment products, recent tax updates, capital gains planning and HST.

1 hour

This one-hour course covers tax on split income, passive income changes, tax efficient investment products, recent tax updates, capital gains planning and HST.

Introduction to Financial Planning for Optometrists

Introduction to Financial Planning for Optometrists – Non COPE

Presented by Doug McLarty, FCPA, FCA, CFP, ICD.D, TEP


1 hour

This one-hour course covers the components of a good financial plan, debt repayment, personalized investment strategy, retirement and estate planning.

1 hour

This one-hour course covers the components of a good financial plan, debt repayment, personalized investment strategy, retirement and estate planning.

Introduction to Tax for Optometrists - Category B

Introduction to Tax for Optometrists – Non COPE

Presented by Nick Korhonen, CPA, CA


1 hour

This one-hour course covers federal and Ontario tax overviews, tax filing requirements, an introduction to integration, incorporation, tax deferral and selling your business.

1 hour

This one-hour course covers federal and Ontario tax overviews, tax filing requirements, an introduction to integration, incorporation, tax deferral and selling your business.