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FFT1 - Dinner Program - I can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone
FFT2 - Breakfast Program - The Next Big Thing for Your New Contact Lens Patients
FFT3 - Breakfast Program - Contact Lenses for Presbyopic Astigmats: Changing the Conversation
FFT4 - Lunch Program - Myopia – A Worldwide Epidemic *SOLD OUT*
FFT5 - Dinner Program
FFT6 - Breakfast Program - Designed to Perform When the Pressure Is On
FFT7 - Breakfast Program - Our Partnership Commitments

FFT8 - Lunch Program - Making the Decision to Sell to Private Equity...or Not *SOLD OUT*
FFT9 - Dinner Program - Deal or No Deal? The Grand Rounds of Successful Practice Sales Using Real Case Studies
FFT10 - Breakfast Program - CONNECTiiNG THE DOTS: Evidence Based Perspectives on Dry Eye Disease

 



6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 FFT1 -Dinner Program - I can see now the rain is Gone

 

Participants will learn how to recognize the hazards in their practice and employ the proper controls to prevent employment injuries. 

Sponsored by Zenith

 



6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

FFT2 - Breakfast Program - The Next Big Thing for Your New Contact Lens Patients

 



Sponsored by Alcon

 

 

 



6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

FFT3 - Breakfast Program - Contact Lenses for Presbyopic Astigmats: Changing the Conversation

 



Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

 

 

 



12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

FFT4 - Lunch Program - Myopia – A Worldwide Epidemic

     

It’s a growing, global epidemic. And there’s more we all can do. Join us for this vital conversation around myopia and the consequences of non-treatment.

Sponsored by CooperVision

   

 



6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

FFT5 - Dinner Program

   




 

 

 

 

 

 


6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

FFT6 - Breakfast Program - Designed to Perform When the Pressure Is On

  

Dr. J. James  Thimons, a renowned expert in ocular disease, will discuss various approaches to glaucoma management.

Sponsored by Allergan

  

 

 


 

6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

FFT7 - Breakfast Program - Our Partnership Commitments

  

 

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision

  

 

 


 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

FFT8 - Lunch Program - Making the Decision to Sell to Private Equity...or Not

 

This course will show the financial analysis of the sale of a practice to a private equity firm versus keeping the practice and selling to an independent optometrist over the same time frame.
 

Sponsored by PMC & VSP Global   

 
 

 


 

6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

FFT9 - Dinner Program - Deal or No Deal? The Grand Rounds of Successful Practice Sales Using Real Case Studies

 

This course is designed for optometrists who are considering selling or buying an optometric practice using several real case studies (of actual practice sales) in an interactive format. We will discuss today’s market including sales to individuals as well as private equity groups.  Participants will interact with three experts including an attorney, licensed broker and lender to discuss the pros and cons of each practice sale case study presented.  Each case study is based on actual sales without names or locations. We will discuss the merits of each sale with participants voting “Deal or No Deal” for each case.  We will explore all aspects of a sale including price and value, negotiations, documentation and agreements, lease concerns and obtaining a loan. 


Sponsored by Practice Concepts, Pacific Health Law Group, Bank of America & Walman Optical

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



6:45 AM – 7:45 AM
 

FFT10 - Breakfast Program - CONNECTiiNG THE DOTS: Evidence Based Perspectives on Dry Eye Disease

  

 

Sponsored by Shire

  

 

                                 

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