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Matters of Vision! 2021 Virtual Patient Seminar Series

Your eye care should never take a back seat, even during a pandemic. Join our wonderful doctors, for a number of virtual seminars about the importance of ongoing eye care during COVID-19, especially for those suffering with macular degeneration. The experts provide an in-depth look at this potentially sight-robbing disease, including risk factors, the various disease stages, available monitoring, treatment options and research. Free 1 1/2 hour seminars with interactive Q & A

Attendance is limited. Register early to reserve your spot!

All programs will be hosted on MDA’s Zoom webinar platform.

We are proud to announce our partnership with Foresee Home. They are the sponsors of all of our virtual programs.

To learn more about Foresee Home AMD Monitoring Program click here.

Special thanks to Regeneron & Novartis for supporting these programs!

 


 

April 21st – Vision Rehabilitation/Low Vision

Speaker Thomas Porter, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn the benefits of vision rehabilitation, vision therapy and ways to best utilize the vision that you have remaining.


 

April 27th – What Type of Eye Doctor Should I Be Seeing?

Speaker Peter H. Kehoe, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn the role of an optometrist, ophthalmologist and retina specialist? When and who should you schedule an appointment for your best eye care?


 

May 12th – Gene Therapy

Speaker Pamela Ann Weber, MD

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn about gene therapy and macular degeneration? Is this a cure? When will gene therapy be available?


 

May 19th – Genetics & AMD

Speaker Steve Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn how genetics effects age-related macular degeneration. What can you do?


 

May 27th – Depression & AMD

Speaker Angelo S Domingo, PsyD

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn how to help those dealing with age-related macular degeneration vision loss.


 

June 2nd – Comprehensive Eye Exams

Speaker Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO, Dilp. ABO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn the importance of a comprehensive eye exam.


 

June 9th – Dry Eye

Speaker Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn about the effects of dry eye on your vision, how to treat dry eye and about the effects of not treating dry eye.


 

June 16th – Various Eye Conditions

Speaker Breanne M. Niebuhr, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn about the different eye conditions that affect your vision. Explore reasons that you can develop double vision.


 

June 24th – Dealing with Family Members with AMD

Speaker Angelo S Domingo, PsyD

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn how to take care of yourself while dealing with your depressed loved one.


 

July 14th – What You Need to Know about Eyeglass Lenses

Speaker Ryan Parker, OD & Pete Hanlin-Essilor

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
This program covers different lens options that are available for those with vision loss.


 

July 21st – Ask the Experts!

Speaker Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO & Joshua Mali, MD, MDA Medical Directors

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
An open forum designed for you to ask our Medical Directors questions.


 

July 27th – General Health & Eyecare

Speaker Kerry Gelb, OD

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn how general health can affect your vision. How eye exams can help alert your doctor to health problems. Learn why they say the eyes are the windows to our health.


 

August 4th – Emerging Therapies for Wet & Dry AMD

Speaker Joshua Greene, MD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn about the latest therapies available for wet & dry AMD and how they can help.


 

August 18th – Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

Speaker Leo Semes, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn the effects of glaucoma and macular degeneration. Can one eye disease cause the other? Can you have both?


 

August 25th – Abnormalities of Low Vision

Speaker Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO, FIALVS

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn the causes of low vision and the complications of low vision such as Charles Bonnet syndrome.


 

September 1st – AMD Friendly Cooking

Speaker Laurie Capogna, OD

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Hear how good nutrition and healthy cooking can save your eyesight. Learn about the wonderful recipes that are filled with antioxidants and vitamins that are fun to make and delicious to eat.


 

September 15th – Eye Injections

Speaker Joshua Mali, MD- MDA Medical Director-Retina

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn about different medications available. Why are injections needed? How many injections are needed? Are eye injections painful?


 

October 6th – Diabetes & Macular Degeneration

Speaker Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
Learn the difference between macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Can you have both simultaneously? How are they treated?


 

October 13th – Diabetic Eye Disease: What we ALL need to know

Speaker A.Paul Chous, MA, OD FAAO, CDE

Program begins @ 4:00 pm EST
Learn how diabetes can affect your vision. Explore the effects of elevated blood sugars and what you can do to save your vision.


 

October 20th – Ask the Experts!

Speaker Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO & Joshua Mali, MD, MDA Medical Directors

Program begins @ 12:00 pm EST
An open forum designed for you to ask our Medical Directors questions.


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