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2023 Conference


12 hours of COPE-accredited education

Sunday, Sept 10 - Monday, Sept 11, 2023

2023 Speakers

Amy Thomas


Amy Thomas OD, FCOVD has been working with vision development since 2009.  She had always struggled with the plateau that happened with her amblyopia and strabismus patients until she started to research and study the effect that mindset and emotions played on those patients.  Since then, she has worked with neurochiropractors and neuropsychologists to help find more efficient tactics to help push her patients past that dreaded plateau period to allow them to have more significant and permanent results.  Some of the typical obstacles that she has learned to navigate include the "I cant's" and the "I wont's".  She wants more developmental optometrists to know these tactics to improve communication and success rates with their own patients.

2023 Program

Day 1:

Sunday September 10th, 2023


8:00   Registration


8:30   Foundations of Strabismus

COPE #85384-FV

Brenda Montecalvo, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FCSO

9:30   The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Amblyopia and Strabismus

COPE #85341-FV

Amy Thomas OD, FCOVD


10:30 Break


11:00 Assessment of Strabismus

COPE #85385-FV

Dr. Montecalvo


12:00 Congress Luncheon


1:30   Retinoscopy for Strabismus - bring your retinoscopes!

COPE #85387-FV 

Dr. Montecalvo


2:30   Phototherapy for Strabismus

COPE #85388-FV

Dr. Montecalvo


3:30   Break


3:50   The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Amblyopia and Strabismus - continued

Dr. Thomas


5:00  Dinner on your own


8:00  Hospitality/Bull session 

            Congress Suite

Day 2:

Monday September 11th, 2023

8:30   Treatment for Strabismus

COPE #85386-FV

Dr. Montecalvo

9:30   Alternate Vision Treatments for Amblyopia and Strabismus

COPE pending

Dr. Thomas


10:30 Break


11:00  Alternate Vision Treatments for Amblyopia and Strabismus, continued

Dr. Thomas

12:00 Lunch


1:00   Success and Fun in Strabismus Cases

COPE #86440-FV

Celia Hinrichs OD, FCOVD


2:00   Break

2:20   Success and Fun in Strabismus Cases, continued

Dr. Hinrichs

4:30  Closing

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