We Offer Medical Education
Optometrists need to participate in continuing education (CE) efforts in order to maintain their licenses to practice. These seminars, first offered in 1992, are an annual event moderated by Kathy Kelley, OD and sponsored by the Cornea Research Foundation of America and Price Vision Group. The entire day is focused on optometrist education with ample opportunities to hear contemporary experts on topics of concern to them, to examine and discuss the latest in vision care products with representatives of organizations that help underwrite the event, and to network informally with one another over lunch and during the breaks.
The 2014 brochure will be available soon, check back for updates. You may view last years for a sample agenda. Click here to view the 2013 form (2013_Focus_on_Education_Registration_Form.pdf) to see the complete schedule of courses and registration information. You can print this PDF and send in with your payment or register online.
2014 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
November 15, 2014 at the Ritz Charles Conference Center in Carmel, IN.
7 hours of CE, (partial hours available upon request)
Early Bird Rate: $125 (until October 15, 2014)
Regular Rate: $150 (Register after October 9, 2013)
Day of Event Rate: $175
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!
Interested in Exhibiting at the Event?
Please view our Exhibitor Brochure. With limited booth spaces, please reserve your space today!
Exhibitors may contact Jessica Dingledy at 317-814-2993 to register or for questions regarding sponsorship availability and guidelines.
Advanced Cornea Courses
These Courses are experiential programs to familiarize ophthalmic surgeons with advances in the latest advances in corneal transplant techniques. For the past eight years, the CRFA and the Price Vision Group have hosted one and two-day training courses featuring new surgical techniques for corneal transplantation. Doctors from some of the most prominent eye centers in the United States have come to Indianapolis to take part in DSEK, DMEK, ALK and PPV courses which include live surgery and wet lab.
Endothelial keratoplasty offers more rapid visual recovery and eliminates sutures for corneal transplants. It especially benefits those with Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy and cloudy corneas after cataract surgery. Early versions of the surgery were called a variety of names including Posterior Lamellar Grafts (PLK) or Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (DLEK). Dr. Price has done more of these procedures than any other surgeon in the world and has recently been perfecting ultra-thin Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DMAEK) graft techniques that produce even more dramatic visual recovery than Descemet’s Stripping with Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK). He is an excellent teacher who willingly shares possible complications and ways to handle them.
Here’s what a few of the recent Advanced Cornea Course participants have said about their experiences:
“It is rare to find a surgeon as forthright and knowledgeable as Dr. Price. His depth of experience and his willingness to share both technique “pearls” and complicated cases was extremely helpful. Any surgeon contemplating DSEK should attend.”
Dr. Henry L. Milne, The Eye Center of Pennsylvania
“The course materials facilitated my understanding, and Dr. Price was knowledgeable, well prepared and articulate. His staff was helpful and courteous and the course was well organized.”
Dr. Roy Chuck, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Wilmer Eye Institute
“Very informative, practical and to the point.”
Dr. Richard Yee, Herman Eye Center