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Convention Handouts

Optometrist Course Handouts

118th Texas Optometric Association Annual Convention


February 22-25, 2018


Click on the red links below to download the handouts for each course.
TOA will be adding and updating more handouts as they become available

Thursday, February 22

"Glaucoma - Is it Real or Memorex?"

Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO


"Covering the Cornea from ABMD to Zoster"

Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO


"Stuck in a Rut: Corneal Ulcers"

Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO

"New Frontiers in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy"

Craig Thomas, OD


"Beauty School Dropout: Cosmeceuticals in Optometry"

Stephanie Schmiedecke, OD, FAAO


"A Room with A View: The Medical Management of Glaucoma"

Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO


"Retinal Disease for the Modern Optometrist"

Craig Thomas, OD


"Low Vision in the 21st Century - Not Your Grandpa's Low Vision"

Stephanie Schmiedecke, OD, FAAO


"Workshop: Implementing Amniotic Tissue into Your Practice" - NO CE

Craig Thomas, OD


"Legends of the Posterior Segment"

Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO


"Believe it or Not - Amazing Eye Tech, Astounding Therapies & Pioneering Procedures - Part I"

Chris Wroten, OD, FAAO


"Macular Carotenoids Visual Performance, Ocular Health, Sports Vision, Effects of Blue Light Exposure, & Implications for Clinical Practice

Jim Stringham, PhD



Friday, February 23


"Practical Guidelines for the Treatment of AMD"

Jeffrey Jones, OD


"Primary Care Electrodiagnostics"

Peter Kehoe, OD, FAAO, FANP


"Identification & Management of Benign & Malignant Eyelid"

Handout A

Handout B

Richard Castillo, OD


"Believe It or Not - Amazing Eye Tech, Astounding Therapies & Pioneering Procedures - Part II"

Chris Wroten, OD, FAAO


"The Fundamentals of Treating Ocular Surface Disorders with Amniotic Membrane"

John Coble, OD, FAAO


"Does Your Website Have Glaucoma"

Harold Lewis


"The Latest in Corneal Dystophies & Degenerations"

Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO


"Neuro-Opthalmic Conditions"

Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO


"Diagnosing & Managing Ocular Emergencies & Urgencies

Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO


Saturday, February 24

"Professional Responsibility Course"

Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO


HOUSE of DELEGATES, Part Two (CE Credit)

TOA Panel

"First Aid"

Mark Gustafson, CPR Resources

"TOA Eye Bowl IV"

Moderator: Matt Valdes, OD, FAAO, Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO, Kara Tison, OD, FAAO, Seema Nanda, OD, FAAO, Christopher Wolfe OD, FAAO, and Richard Castillo, OD


"CPR: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation-Certification"

Mark Gustafson, CPR Resources


"Oral Antibiotics in Eye Care"

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO


"Corneal Crosslinking - The Fundamentals"

Seema Nanda, OD, FAAO


"Taking the Mystery Out of Running a Business"

Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO; Peter Cass OD, FAAO; Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO; Oliver Lou, OD; Tammy Vo, OD


"Rheumatology, Thyroid Dysfunction & the Eye"

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO


"Workshop: Scratching the Surface: Corneal Debridement Workshop (Must Be Pre-Register)

Seema Nanda, OD, FAAO


Sunday, February 25


"Sceleral Lens Fitting & Troubleshooting"

Drew Biondo, OD, FSLS


"The Dry Eye Story: A Real Tear Jerker"

Seema Nanda, OD, FAAO


Be sure to check your program for information at convention.