Dry Eye and Digital Devices Mythbusters

Sep 19, 2023 8:00pm ‐ Sep 19, 2023 9:00pm

Identification: MBW1

In this course we will discuss some of the misconceptions surrounding Dry Eye. We will review the research regarding the relationship between digital device use and dry eye. Even though dry eye complaints are the most common reason people schedule eye exams nationwide there are still several misconceptions surrounding the disease and its treatment. In this course we will review the most often misunderstood areas surrounding dry eye and look at the research that allows us to declare them fact or myth.

COPE Approval 86098-TD
Cope Activity ID#126764

Learning Objectives:
  • To look at the evolution of the definition of dry eye from the first attempt to define it and moving forward to current day and discuss why it matters.
  • Digital devices are a big part of everyone’s typical day. We will discuss the part digital devices play in dry eye
  • There are many reasons we assume facts regarding the conditions we treat. In this course we will review some common assumptions and prove them true or false with current scientific evidence.
  • At the conclusion of this course, we will have a better understanding of dry eye today and how we can put dry eye truths to work in clinical practice tomorrow.


  • April Jasper, OD, FAAO:

    Dr. April Jasper, OD, FAAO

    Financial Compensation Disclosure:
    ALCON Professional Fees Consultant and Speaker
    ALCON Professional Fees Clinical Research
    Carl Zeiss Honorarium Speaker
    Allergan Honorarium Speaker/Consulting
    Landrum HR Professional Fees Consultant
    Sun Pharma Professional Fees Speaker/Consulting
    Bausch & Lomb Professional Fees Speaker/Consulting
    Luxottica Professional Fees Speaker/Consulting

    Additional Consulting in Clinical Education and Research Relationships:
    Distinctive Strategies and Leadership Co-Owner
    Distinctive Education Consultant
    Optometric Management Magazine Editor
    Optometric Management Education Education Director
    Medical Monitor Eyenovia Vision 1 and Vision 2 studies
    Medical Monitor Bausch Health CHAPERONE study

    Organization Relationships non-compensated:
    American Academy of Optometry Chair Corporate Relations Committee
    Florida Optometric Association Corporate Relations Committee
    Foundation American Academy of Optometry Board Member
    Lighthouse Guild Board Member

    Financial Compensation Disclosure:
    EssilorLuxottica - Employee Salary
    Allergan - Consultant Fees

Webinar Break

Sep 19, 2023 8:50pm ‐ Sep 19, 2023 9:10pm

Identification: Choice1

Uncomplicating Dry Eye Management

Sep 19, 2023 9:00pm ‐ Sep 19, 2023 10:00pm

Identification: Sponsored1

Uncomplicating Dry Eye Management – learn about how taking an active and comprehensive approach to the identification and management of dry eye provides a real opportunity to make a big difference for patients (and for practices).

Additional Resources:
Alcon Supplement

Alcon Dry Eye eBook

Cataract Co-Management MythBusters

Oct 24, 2023 8:00pm ‐ Oct 24, 2023 9:00pm

Identification: MBW2

This webinar will cover:

  • Myths surrounding Cataract Co-Management requirements, both medical and administrative.
  • Necessary medical timelines required for best patient care.
  • Best practices for co-management protocols required by Medicare.

COPE Approval ID: 86673-GO (1.00 hour)
Cope Activity ID: 127062

Learning Objectives:
  • 1. To become familiar with updates in best practices for patient care co-management for cataract surgery
  • 2. Pre-op and post-op guidelines will be reviewed.
  • 3. Guidelines for co-management per Medicare will be outlined.
  • 4. Review of some of the most common challenges that arise in the course of cataract co-management.

Webinar Break

Oct 24, 2023 8:50pm ‐ Oct 24, 2023 9:10pm

Identification: Choice2

Provide More Options for More Patients with Alcon Advanced Technology IOLs

Oct 24, 2023 9:00pm ‐ Oct 24, 2023 10:00pm

Identification: Sponsored2

Glaucoma Management MythBusters

Nov 14, 2023 8:00pm ‐ Nov 14, 2023 9:00pm

Identification: MBW3

In this course we will review some of the myths surrounding Glaucoma care. We will review myths in diagnosis. We will also review best practices for Glaucoma management including SLT.

COPE Approval ID: 87371-GL
Cope Activity ID: 127193

Learning Objectives:
  • 1. To become familiar with current glaucoma definition
  • 2. Understand updates in SLT and other glaucoma surgeries
  • 3. To better understand which are the best drops for which patients.
  • 4. Discuss myths in NTG.

Webinar Break 3

Nov 14, 2023 8:50pm ‐ Nov 14, 2023 9:10pm

Identification: Choice3

Bringing Medical Management of Glaucoma to Your Patients

Nov 14, 2023 9:00pm ‐ Nov 14, 2023 10:00pm

Identification: Sponsored3