Optometric Nutrition Course (6 CE hrs.)
Spring into Action for Optometric Nutrition Continuing Education Saturday, May 4, 2019 Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry Speaker Spencer Johnson, OD, FAAO 6 CE Lecture Hours (COPE Approval Pending) Registration 7:30 am Course 8:00 am- 3:00 pm Early Registration Rate $150 Preceptors $120 Optometry Students $25 Please join us for a comprehensive day of Nutrition based continuing education courses: From A to Zinc for AMD-This course reviews the prevalence, stages, and risk factors of AMD. Novel methods of assessing risk and diagnosing AMD are discussed. Current imaging technology for AMD is examined, and nutritional supplementation recommendations are analyzed. (1 hr.) Nutritional Effects on the Retinal Microvasculature-This course is designed to bring the primary eye care provider up-to-date on the latest in imaging the retinal microvasculature. The evolution of retinal vascular imaging is reviewed. Current technology and its application to clinical practice is examined. Case studies are presented to demonstrate the principles discussed.
(1 hr.) Nutrition and Diabetes-This course reviews the prevalence of diabetes in the United States, examines its relationship to obesity, and explores environmental factors influencing diabetes. (1 hr.) The ABCs of Omega-3s for Dry Eye and More-This course reviews the biochemistry of omega-3 fatty acids, examines various supplements on the market, and discusses their role in the treatment of dry eye and other diseases in optometric practice. (1 hr.) Lids and Lashes on the Cutting Edge-This course features advanced procedures that optometrists have been performing for several years to treat benign and malignant neoplasms, cysts, hordeola, chalazia, trichiasis, blepharospasm, distichiasis, entropion, and dry eye via punctual occlusion. Lid anatomy is reviewed. An overview of the technology used in these procedures is discussed. Videos of procedures are used to enhance learning and demonstrate technique. (2 hrs.) Speaker Bio: Dr. Johnson received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is currently an associate professor at the Oklahoma College of Optometry where he teaches courses in neuroscience, healthcare systems, and epidemiology. Dr. Johnson is a principal investigator in the NIH funded RAPID study to evaluate the efficacy of povidone iodine in the treatment of viral conjunctivitis. He has lectured at national, regional, and state association meetings throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Johnson worked in the refractive surgery industry, and owned a private practice..
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