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Continuing Education

... In the power of continuing education and learning from one another. Please check out the resources below to join us virtually or in-person for continuing education and camaraderie.

Tech Training 2023

The 2023 Tech Training Series follows the IJCAHPO guidelines and is designed to enhance the clinical standards provided by all of our teams across the region. The 1-hour session will be held each Tuesday, January 10th – March 28th starting at 12:00 pm CT /11:00 am MT. Doctors from Vance Thompson Vision will provide education on the topics listed below.

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Tuesday, January 10 Physiology & Anatomy of the Eye Description: This lecture is a review of the anatomy and physiology of the eye. Each optical system is reviewed.
Objectives: Identify each system and its respective functions.
Tuesday, January 17 Assisting in Surgical Procedures Description: This lecture is an introduction to eye procedures, anesthesia, and instrumentation.
Objectives: Identify the seven ophthalmic surgical categories, the 3 types of anesthesia, and the five instruments commonly used in a procedure.
Tuesday, January 24 Ophthalmic Imaging Description: This lecture is an introduction to the types of ophthalmic imaging - from external to posterior segment.
Objectives: Identity imaging done from the external to the posterior segment. Describe the three types of photography. Describe the function of a B Scan.
Tuesday, January 31 Visual Fields & Tonometry Description: This lecture is a review of the Visual Field to include the findings of a visual field and the reasons for the test. This lecture also reviews the 2 types of perimetry and their goals.
Objectives: Define the visual pathway, scotoma, why a visual field is ordered, and the types of a visual field. Identify the two types of perimetry and when to do them.
Tuesday, February 7 Microbiology & Equipment Repair and Maintenance Description: This course is a review of microorganisms and viruses from the infection to the treatment. This course also covers the care and repair of clinical equipment.
Objectives: Identify the pathway of a virus from infection to treatment. Describe four methods of transmission. Identify Universal precautions.
Tuesday, February 14 History Taking & Pupillary Assessment Description: This lecture is an in-depth review of the eight components of history taking and a proper pupillary assessment.
Objectives: Identify the 8 components of history taking and the steps of a proper pupillary assessment.
Tuesday, February 21 Ophthalmic Patient Services & Education Description: This lecture is a review of the most common patient questions and how to properly triage them.
Objectives: Identify the three questions to ask during a phone call and the 2 phone calls that require emergency visits.
Tuesday, February 28 Supplemental Skills Description: This lecture is a review of the advanced testing skills for various ophthalmic visits.
Objectives: Define how to calculate the IOL power, identify the two basic dry eye testing strategies, and how to test for the dominant eye.
Tuesday, March 7 Ocular Motilities Description: This lecture is a review of the extra-ocular muscles and the movements that correspond with them.
Objectives: Identify 4 movements and 4 extra-ocular muscles. Describe the various ways to test for fusional vergences.
Tuesday, March 14 Pharmacology Description: This lecture provides a basic understanding of common ophthalmic drugs - delivery systems, classes, usage, side effects, and reactions.
Objectives: Define the four delivery systems. Identify two of the following - cycloplegic drops, anesthetics, and dyes.
Tuesday, March 21 Visual Assessment/Lensometry & Spectacle Skills Description: This lecture is a review of the Visual Field to include the findings of a visual field and the reasons for the test. This lecture also reviews the 2 types of perimetry and their goals.
Objectives: Define the visual pathway, scotoma, why a visual field is ordered, and the types of a visual field. Identify the two types of perimetry and when to do them.
Tuesday, March 28 Keratometry & Contact Lenses Description: In this lecture, we will review the purpose and types of keratometers. Descriptions of contact lenses are also presented.
Objectives: Identify the 4 types of keratometers and the purpose of the test. Identify the types of contact lenses and their advantages and disadvantages.


Journal Club

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