While everyone at Bright Eyes is getting ready for the Tiffany and Co. launch party tomorrow, I won't be able to join in the fun. In fact, I'll be flying from Tampa to San Diego.
For the next 4 days, I am going to be attending the American Academy of Orthokeratology annual meeting. Orthokeratology is the scientific name for Precise Corneal Reshaping (PCR) and the Academy is the primary organization for doctors that offer corneal reshaping.
I love these meetings because every day is nothing but focused discussion, lecture, and hands-on experience from 7 a.m. until I get too sleepy to stay up any longer. Conferences like this allow me to talk in person with friend and specialists from all over the country and world that I normally only communicate with by email.
The topics at this year are very exciting. There will be several lectures on very recent advances in the science behind PCR and myopia control, which is an issue that is interesting to many. There are also lecture on the science behind the corneal responses to reshaping to make PCR more effective. There will discussions of new techniques and technology that will allow PCR to meet the needs of a wider group of people.
Of course, coming from the Eastern time zone, means that I wake up at 4 a.m., each day, but that is a small price to pay for all this information.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.