Spring into Skills Virtual Hands-On Workshops

ATPO is proud to offer three intermediate level hands on workshops designed to teach skills necessary for technical personnel in Ophthalmology.

Saturday, April 10th – 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Each hands-on workshop session is 2 hours in length and utilizes virtual tools. Prior to the start of the conference, you will be provided with your course schedule and the links to access the sessions.

WORKSHOP ROUND 1

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP ROUND 2

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

WORKSHOP ROUND 3

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Practical Retinoscopy (Plus Cylinder)

Presenter: Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC

Level: Basic – Intermediate (This course is ideal for those who are working on improving their retinoscopy technique and/or preparing for practical exams)

Pre-requisites: Those with basic knowledge of retinoscopy and some practice will benefit most by this course.

Course Description: This quick-paced 2-hour virtual hands-on course will provide brief instruction, and a lot of hands-on practice in plus-cylinder retinoscopy, using Eye Scholar’s Retinoscopy Simulator. The brief didactive portion of the course will cover basics of the instrument, position of the patient and examiner, proper technique, and suggestion on how to transfer the simulated skill into practice.

Course Objectives:  Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize with motion, against motion, irregular reflexes, and neutrality
  2. Describe a systematic way to retinoscope a patient
  3. Neutralize spherical and sphero-cylinder refractive errors on the EyeScholar.com Simulator
  4. List 3 good sources to learn more about retinoscopy

Practical Refracting (Plus Cylinder)

Presenter: Rhonda Ullom, COMT, OSC, FCLSA, OCS, OSCR

Level: Basic – Intermediate (This course is ideal for those who are working on improving their refractometry techniques and/or preparing for practical exams)

Pre-requisites: Those with basic knowledge of refractometry and some practice will benefit most by this course.

Course Description: This quick-paced 2-hour virtual hands-on course will provide a quick review of pertinent information, how to use the phoroptor, proper technique, and practical tips for refracting in clinic.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe a systematic way to refract a patient
  2. Explain the importance of controlling accommodation during refractometry
  3. List 3 good sources to learn more about refraction

Intermediate Ocular Motility

Presenter: Alicia Baird, BS, CO, COMT

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Competent identification of extra-ocular muscle anatomy and cranial nerve innervation.

Course Description: This course will briefly review the extra-ocular muscles and their function. The instructor will explain ductions and versions, fixation and fusion, as well as, demonstrate proper ocular motility and alignment assessments using cover-uncover testing and alternate cover (cross-cover) testing. Attendees will interact in the online simulator workshop to develop a deeper understanding of how to perform and document ocular motility and alignment exam findings. Preparatory for certification exam and skills evaluation.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand versions and ductions
  2. Identify tropias and phorias using cover-uncover and cross-cover testing
  3. Describe how to classify common deviations
  4. Demonstrate techniques of eye muscle evaluation using basic simulator
  5. Demonstrate how to properly document findings
  6. Discuss 1-2 case studies using the advanced simulator