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1st Annual Optometry Times® EyeCon 2021

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Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward optometrists who treat patients with both common and rare ocular conditions. Other health care professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of eye conditions are also invited to participate.

Activity Overview

As the clinicians at the front lines of eye and vision care, doctors of optometry are tasked with diagnosing, treating, and managing ocular disorders and vision changes related to systemic disease. They also play a crucial role in educating their patients on ocular and visual health, since surveys show that 4 in 10 Americans do not know how to properly care for their eyes. A number of new and emerging diagnostic tools and therapies are changing the way ocular diseases are treated and can lead to better patient outcomes.

This Community Practice Connections™ program provides an in-depth review of some of the key highlights from the Optometry Times® EyeCon 2021 meeting, held in December 2021. This unique and engaging multimedia activity is ideal for the community-based clinician and focuses on the practical aspects of managing patients with eye conditions, putting recent clinical trial data into clinical context. The program is designed for those who did not attend the live meeting and to help reinforce learnings for those who did.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Recommend diagnostic approaches to correctly identify early presentations of both common and rare ocular diseases
  • Apply recent guidelines and other evidence to the diagnosis and management of patients with ocular conditions
  • Demonstrate the ability to use emerging clinical trial data to optimize patient treatment in the optometry setting
  • Determine the most appropriate approaches to improve vision outcomes and patient care in the office with new and emerging therapies and technologies

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