Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Skyvision: An Educational Center

The doctors at Skyvision Centers recently hosted a Continuing Education seminar for local Cleveland area Optometrists. Nearly 50 optometrists gathered at The Surgery Center in Berea for a 2 hour educational session sponsored by Skyvision Centers. Dr. David Eldridge from the TearLab company was the guest speaker. An Italian dinner menu was prepared by Bucci's of Berea.

Dr. Schlegel was the official host for the evening. "We wanted to reach out to our colleagues in the Cleveland area and offer an addtional way for them to obtain CE credits without having to travel. I was particularly thrilled that Dr. Eldridge was able to join us and give his unique perspective on Tear Osmolarity since he was involved in the formation of the TearLab company. Tear Osmolarity has been an enormous help to us in taking care of Dry Eye patiens at Skyvision."

After Dr. Eldridge gave his talk on Tear Osmolarity Dr. White took the floor and discussed the pre-operative evaluation of cataract patients who have Astigmatism. He shared the great enthusiasm that all three Skyvision doctors have for the Alcon IQ Toric implant for cataract surgery when a patient wishes to see well for distance after surgery despite lots of Astigmatism. He noted that the implant was "great technology", and suggested that the patient's Personal Eye Doctor could help them make the right decision about whether or not to use the Toric implant.

Dr. Kaye has been very pleased by the feedback from his colleagues around Cleveland. "I've heard nothing but positive things! We are looking forward to our next meeting, and I think my fellow Optometrists are too!" Skyvision Centers is planning on another meeting in late Winter, and Dr. Kaye said "we hope to have at least three each year."

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