Virtual Spring Seminar

This one-day Virtual Spring Seminar via Zoom will give you the opportunity to earn CE from the convenience of your home.

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Date/Time: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Continuing Education: 7 hours of COPE Accredited/NC Certified credit

All courses will count as IN-PERSON, COPE-accredited CE credit, per NC Board’s 2022 CE policy for the purpose of your NC transcripts. Hours will count as INTERACTIVE DISTANCE LEARNING in the OE Tracker database per ARBO’s transition period rules in place through 6/30/22, found here. These courses will be presented live and will be interactive, so they must be viewed in real-time (no recordings will be offered for credit).

NCOS Members: $150
State Affiliate/AOA Members: $150
Non-members: $250
NCOS Student/Resident Members: Free!


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Do a Double Take, COPE 77540-NO, Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO (1 hour)
Sudden onset of double vision can be frightening for a patient and disconcerting for the physician, as well. This lecture will address causes of binocular diplopia including cranial nerve palsies, cavernous sinus pathology, and orbital tumors. In-office testing strategies and history-taking will be discussed. Further work up and helpful imaging strategies are reviewed. Common and rare entities will be demonstrated by case examples. 

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM: Cornering Corneal Infections, COPE 77541-TD, Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO (2 hours)
This lecture will cover diagnosis and management of infectious keratitis including bacterial, herpetic, fungal and acanthamoeba etiologies. All aspects of infectious keratitis management will be discussed, including risk factors, pertinent examination findings, culturing and treatment. Clinical cases will provide tangible examples. 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Glaucoma Management: Don't Let Pressure Dry You Out, COPE 77532-GL, Mahnia Madan, OD, FAAO (1 hour)
This lecture will provide an in-depth review of the various treatment options for glaucoma and the role that optometrists can play in not only managing glaucoma, but also preserving the ocular surface.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: New Dry Eye Innovations: From PRP to IPL, COPE 77531-TD, Mahnia Madan, OD, FAAO (1 hour)
This presentation is a 1-hour lecture designed to educate optometrists about new advanced therapies to treat dry eye syndrome. Discussion will focus on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and the benefits of each for dry eye management. Use of these technologies in clinical practice will be highlighted in an interactive, case-based format.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Ocular Surface Disease Update: What's New in 2022, COPE 75559-AS, Pam Theriot, OD, FAAO (2 hours) 
Get up to date with what is new in ocular surface disease. We will cover new definitions, research, diagnostics, in-office procedures, prescription medications, OTC medications, at-home therapies, clean cosmetics, and what's in the pipeline. This specialty of care is experiencing rapid growth, so don't get left behind! 


Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO
Miami, FL

Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Upon graduation, she completed an ocular disease residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. Dr. Bozung then served as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Ophthalmology, practicing in both the Cornea and Comprehensive Ophthalmology services. She later returned to Bascom Palmer where she currently practices, primarily seeing patients in the hospital’s 24/7 ophthalmic emergency department. She serves as the associate director of the optometric residency program and is also the clinical site director of the optometric student externship program, which hosts students from five colleges of optometry across the United States.

Dr. Bozung is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of local and national Optometric Associations. She is a regular contributor to optometric journals, has served as a co-editor for the Review of Cornea and Contact Lens’ Cornea Consult column, and is a member of the editorial boards for Review of Optometry and Eyes on Eyecare.

Mahnia Madan, OD, FAAO
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Mahnia Madan is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry and did a residency in ocular disease and surgical co-management at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston. Dr. Madan is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has lectured on the management of ocular diseases including dry eyes and glaucoma. She practices in Vancouver, BC where she splits her time between an ophthalmology and an optometry practice. Her practice focuses on the use of innovative treatments for advanced dry eye disease such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Intense Pulse Light (IPL). She and her team developed the technique to make PRP eye drops in her Vancouver clinic. She also currently serves as Vice President for the BC Doctors of Optometry in BC. 

Pam Theriot, OD, FAAO
Shreveport, LA

Since getting her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of California – Berkley, Dr. Pamela Theriot has practiced eye care in so many parts of the country that when she tells you dry eye is a problem everywhere, you believe her. Because her husband is a United States Air Force pilot, she’s lived — and provided eye care — in a number of different regions. It’s this experience in various communities and climates that has shaped her values as an eye doctor. It’s one of the main reasons she takes a holistic approach to eye care, analyzing each patient’s personal health, eye condition, and living situation. She also pays special attention to what goes in and around her patients’ eyes, such as makeup, eye drops, and contact lens cleaners.

Dr. Theriot currently practices at Lusk Eye Specialists in Shreveport, Louisiana where she provides relief to patients who haven’t been able to resolve their dry eye anywhere else, and will consider everything from simple eye drops to specialized scleral lenses if it means her patients can have comfortable, clear vision. Along with writing a book that claimed a place on the Amazon bestseller list, Dr. Theriot spends her family time with her husband and two daughters swimming, camping and boating.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 3/14/22 will be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received after 3/14/22 will not be entitled to a refund. 

Course Login Instructions: Your registration fee covers your attendance at all courses offered. One week prior to the event, you will receive download instructions for the Zoom platform, as well as the separate links for each course offered. You must log in at the beginning of each course and log out at the conclusion of each course in order to track your attendance and issue credit for whichever courses you attend. 

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