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PSS EyeCare

Providing quality education to the optometric community

Niagara Falls NY
Tysons Corner VA
Mystic CT
Orlando FL
White Plains NY
Baltimore MD
Trumbull CT
A Passionate Death


The Dolphin Hotel
Orlando Florida
October 10 - 11, 2015
(Columbus Day weekend)
18 COPE/FL board hours
Confirmed Speakers
 Melton & Thomas OD, FAAO
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO
Deepak Gupta, OD, FAAO
Stuart Kaplan, OD
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
 Registration Fees


All Registrations must be RECEIVED by us by end the business Tues Oct 7th

We do NOT accept walk-ins or on-site registration


Registration Fees are $525 for the entire weekend

$299 for one day only (Saturday or Sunday)

 Click   HERE   to download a registration form
 Agenda for Forum on Ocular Disease
This program will feature 18 hours of continuing education for optometrists (9 each day)
All 18 hours are COPE approved.
  All 18 hours are also Florida board approved
16 hours are approved by the Texas board of optometry
There are 3 Florida board TQ courses for this program:
A Course in Primary Care Optometry - D Gupta (Sat)
Medical Management Options for Glaucoma - M Brujic (Sun)
Anterior Segment Assault - M Brujic (Sun)





Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere which is informative, interactive, and free of commercial bias.  The topics, content, and delivery of our program are carefully selected to reflect the needs of today's practicing optometrist.


This program will include the COPE and FL board approved medical errors course and the Florida jurisprudence course.  It also offer the option of up to 6 hours of Florida board approved TQ (CEE) courses (each 2 hour course will cost $25 in addition to the registration fee which will be payable to UAB).




PLEASE NOTE:  PSS Eyecare secures educational grants to help offset costs of food, etc.  As part of the Sunshine Act, the cost of food which is paid for by educational grants will be reported for all attendees

Here are the scheduled topics and speakers (subject to change).

Each day features 9 COPE/FL board hours


Please check our website as we finalize the agenda




Saturday October 10, 2015 (



COPE 39822-EJ / FL board pending  2hr - S Kaplan

Florida Jurisprudence

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The goal of this course is to provide a review of the laws (463) and rules (64B13) regarding the practice of optometry in the state of Florida. In addition chapter 456 and how it relates to 463.


COPE 42653-PD/FL board pending 1hr - N Lighthizer

Electrodiagnostics in Eye Care

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Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests VEP, ERG, mfERG, EOG are often the key to diagnosis and prognosis of a number of inherited and acquired conditions. Although most optometrists dont perform these tests on a regular basis, knowing when to refer, and most importantly, which test to refer for can be critical for a patients diagnosis and management. This interactive one hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.


COPE 36854-AS/FL board pending 2hr - D Gupta

A Course in Primary Care Optometry

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This course will review the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered ocular diseases.  It will include the discussion of amblyopia, color vision deficits, contact lenses, both soft and GP.  It will include information on the concept of a vision exam versus a medical exam.


COPE 44257-AS/ FL board pending  2hr - D Gupta

Medical Errors:  How to Improve Your Skills

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This course will describe commonly encountered ocular diseases and their management. The format will be part lecture, part case presentations.  This course will be submitted for Florida board approval for approval in the "Medical Errors" category


COPE42354-PS/FL board pending 2hr - J Sherman

The Diagnosis of Retinal Disorders Invisible to Ophthalmoscopy

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This course discusses occult hidden retinal diseases, their traditional methods of diagnosis and hot new technologies SD-OCT, mfERG, FAF, Panoramic AFA, and multi-spectral fundus image analysis are aiding and even changing the way these diseases can be diagnosed and managed.



Sunday October 11, 2015 (


COPE 41895-AS 2hour

Mystery Solved Conquering Therapeutic Dilemmas - Melton & Thomas

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This course unlocks the secrets to dealing with common and not so common ocular disease entities. An overview and update of diagnosis and treatment options for dealing with multiple case presentations is reviewed


COPE 41185-SD 3 hour

What the Primary Care Optometrist Should Never Miss - Melton & Thomas

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As an optometrist on the front lines of patient care, there are certain conditions that are encountered in which it is critical to make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. This course will present a variety of ocular disease states that if not taken care of appropriately could lead to permanent vision loss or even loss of life. A review of the conditions the optometrist should never miss will be discussed. Actual case examples will be shown based on the teams years of clinical experience.


COPE 36351-GL 2hr

Medical Management Options for Glaucoma - M Brujic

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This course will be a comprehensive overview of the medical treatment options that are available for glaucoma management. Discussion on detecting changes in glaucoma and when to change treatment will also be discussed


COPE 39603-AS 2hr

Anterior Segment Assault: Treating Common & Uncommon Conditions - M Brujic

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We are challenged on a day-to-day basis with numerous anterior segment conditions. This course will cover both common and uncommon anterior segment disease states. We will discuss contemporary diagnostic and treatment options available to help better manage our patients.



Please check back periodically for updates and more detailed information at  as we develop the agenda



See Below for Hotel Information



Courses are Listed in Order of Presentation






Visiting Disney in October


Kids of all ages will enjoy "mickey's not so scary halloween party".  Enjoy tricking or treating at Disney. 

Dress up in your favorite costume and collect delicious candy throughout Magic Kingdom park. You’ll soon discover all the boo-tiful ways that the spirits of the season have transformed the park into a happy haunted hallows! Many favorite Disney Characters are dressed in Halloween costumes, too.   This Halloween, join Mickey and his friends at the Magic Kingdom for 23 nights of "not so scary" fun at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. There will be Halloween fireworks and a specially themed parade. Take advantage of your chance to meet the villains -- one of the few times they are out to meet & greet and sign autographs

Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin


Experience the famous Disney hotels located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort: the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, is a deluxe Disney hotel and your gateway to Central Florida's illustrious theme parks and attractions.



The posh guest rooms have been recently redesigned to include sophisticated décor and popular Heavenly Beds® to comfortably whisk guests away to a good night's rest after a full day of exploring Orlando's premier attractions.




Staying on-site at the Swan and Dolphin enjoy many special Disney benefits (available exclusively for guests staying at Walt Disney World hotels) including:




Hotel Information

The Swan and Dolphin are located in between Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and close to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. Discover our magical surroundings, superior service, luxurious facilities.  Also enjoy the new Mandara Spa, 17 spectacular restaurants and lounges, five pools, a white sand beach, two health clubs, tennis, and nearby golf.



Extra magic hours benefit

Each day one of the four Disney Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to an extra two hours after regular closing for you to enjoy select attractions. (ValidTheme Park ticket and Disney Resort ID required for each adult).

This benefit is exclusive to Disney Resort guests only.  Lines for the most popular attractions are drastically shorter allowing you to enjoy more of your favorite rides!


Complimentary Disney Transportation

Even if you have a car at your disposal, it is much faster and much more convenient to use Disney's complimentary scheduled transportation available only to Disney Resort guests. Take a leisurely cruise on Disney’s Friendship Launch to Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ or take a Disney shuttle bus to all other areas and Disney resorts within Walt Disney World® Resort. The buses and Friendship launch start running one hour prior to the parks opening each morning and arrive at our hotel every 15 – 20 minutes so you can come and go as you please with very little wait time.The water taxis and buses transport guests right to the entrance of the parks. No additional shuttles are required and no walking through massive parking lots.


Make Dining Reservations in Advance

All of the Disney park restaurants as well as resort restaurants can often fill up quickly and have a long wait time if you do not have a reservation. Having a reserved seating time will save you a lot more time for fun in the parks! Disney dining reservations open 90 days in advance, so be sure to mark your calendar for special seatings you require. Call 407-WDW-DINE to book.



Purchase your Park Tickets in Advance

It is not unusual to find long lines right the entrance to the parks as many people have not purchased their tickets in advance. As a guest of our resort, you can purchase your tickets in the hotel lobbies or online before you head out in the morning.