Chair and Moderator
Dominick Opitz, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor
Ophthalmology Services and Practice Development
Illinois College of Optometry

Jeffrey Varanelli, OD, FAAO
Diplomate ABO, ABCMO
Optometrist, Simone Eye Center

Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Professor; Chief, Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence
Illinois College of Optometry

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of optometrists and optometry students. Other healthcare providers may also participate.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Detect early signs and symptoms of glaucoma and dry eye disease.
  • Discuss the current and emerging treatment options available for glaucoma and dry eye disease.
  • Understand the latest available lens material and designs for safe and effective patient use and satisfaction.
  • Recognize the best time to refer patients to a specialist.


Jointly Provided by American Academy of CME (Academy) & the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (Institute).

Release date: 12/10/2019
Expiration date: 12/10/2020
COPE ID# 65830-GL
ACTIVITY# 118633

Release date: 12/10/2019
Expiration date: 12/10/2020
COPE ID# 65831-CL
ACTIVITY# 118634

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 COPE credit hours. Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Support for this activity has been made possible through educational grants from Alcon and Shire.


According to the disclosure policy of the Academy and the Institute, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures are as follows:

Dominick Opitz, OD discloses the following: Advisory board and consultant for Shire and Bausch + Lomb. Speakers bureau for Bausch + Lomb
Jeffrey Varanelli, OD, FAAO discloses the following: Advisory board, consultant, and/or research for Katena, Allergan, Shire, Bio-Tissue, Johnson & Johnson, BioDLogics/Integra Life, and Seed Biotech.
Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS discloses the following: Advisory board, consultant, and/or research for Allergan, Contamac, Essilor, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Metro Optics, Takeda/Novartis, SynergEyes, Tangible Science

The planners have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy or the Institute. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Method of Participation

There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive COPE credit for your participation, please complete the post-test and program evaluation. Your certificate of credit or participation will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

Any questions about this activity or if you do not receive your certificate, please contact:

© 2019-2020. This COPE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME and the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education. Through this notice, the Academy and the Institute grant permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).

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