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2018 TOA Convention Section

Optometrist Course Handouts

117th Texas Optometric Association Annual Convention


February 16-19, 2017


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 16


"Diabetes on Trial: Clinical Implications of Landmark Studies"

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO & Carlo J. Pelino, OD, FAAO


"ABC's of OCT"

Jerry Sherman, OD, FAAO

"The Eye in Neoplastic Disease"

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO & Carlo J. Pelino, OD, FAAO


"XYZ's of OCT"

Jerry Sherman, OD, FAAO

"The Future of Retinal Imaging has Arrived"

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Workshop: "Successfully Implementing the Use of Amniotic Tissue into Your Practice"

Craig Thomas, OD



"OCT - Practical Applications of Advanced Technologies"

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

"Ocular Tumors"

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO & Carlo J. Pelino, OD, FAAO

"Vision Rehabilitation Therapy: When Glasses Aren't Enough"

Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD

"Carotenoids, Colors and Cannabis: Weeding Through Current Trends in Ocular Nutrition"

Jeff Anshel, OD, FAAO


"Inflammatory Conditions and Communicable Diseases"

Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO


Friday, February 17


"Electrophysiology in Vision How VEP and ERG Can Impact Your Treatment Decisions"

J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO


"AMD: Better Outcomes Start With You"

Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

"Rehabilitation Therapy Grand Rounds"

Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD


"Vision Development in Early Childhood"

Yutaka Maki, OD, FAAO


"The Future of Dry Eye"

David Kading, OD, FAAO


"Don't Turn Away from an Eye Turn"

Yutaka Maki, OD, FAAO

"Seeing is Believing: Digital Eyestrain in the 21st Century"

Jeff Anshel, OD, FAAO

"Innovative Innovations for Optometric Practices"

David Kading, OD, FAAO

"Beefing Up Your EyeSight: Is Paleo Perfect?"

Jeff Anshel, OD, FAAO


"My Doctor Told Me To Ge An Eye Exam Because..."

Bruce Onofrey, OD, FAAO


"New and Innovative Uses for Contact Lenses"

David Kading, OD, FAAO


"Come Taste The Education (A Wine Tasting Event)"  - Must Pre-Register

Charles Connor, OD, PhD, FAAO


Saturday, February 18


"Professional Responsibility Course"

Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO

"First Aid"

Mark Gustafson, CPR Resources


"TOA Eye Bowl II"

Moderator: Clarke Newman, OD, FAAO; Diane Shechtman, OD, FAAO,  Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, Yutaka Maki, OD, FAAO, and Bruce Onofrey, OD, FAAO

"CPR: Cardo-Pulmonary Resuscitation-Certification"

Mark Gustafson, CPR Resources


"Strategies For Success Creating the Roadmap"

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

"It's All Practical: Advice From the East to West and Front to Back"

Diane Shechtman, OD, FAAO & Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO


"Creating the Blue Ocean Strategy Case Based Prescribing"

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO


Sunday, February 19


"Fix Hungry Eyes: Current Nutritional Trends"

Diane Shechtman, OD, FAAO


"Building your Scleral and Specialty Lens Practice"

Andrew Biondo, OD


Be sure to check your program for information at convention.