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ZEISS invites you to attend the ZEISS Optometric Digital Summit 2018, a two-day complimentary online program including live sessions and an interactive product showcase within a virtual exhibit hall, designed to provide you with the latest technological innovations and clinical solutions for your practice.

Taught by industry leaders, you'll get trained and informed on how the integrated diagnostic imaging solutions from ZEISS will help shape the future of your practice.

Event attendees will also be eligible for special show promotions and discounts on ZEISS instruments.


Event Summary

No need to travel or pay for this event. This interactive and educational virtual conference is complimentary by ZEISS

All-access complimentary pass

Your registration gives you access to unparalleled content. Here's what you can expect at the ZEISS Optometric Digital Summit 2018:

  • Attend six live sessions with interactive Q&A presented by industry experts. Chat live with presenters during their sessions.
  • Learn about the Integrated Diagnostic Imaging Solutions from ZEISS and how it will help your practice.
  • Experience the virtual exhibit hall showcasing the latest ZEISS technology and products.
  • View product demos on the CIRRUS HD-OCT, CLARUS 500 Ultra-widefield Fundus Imaging, Humphrey® perimetry and more from ZEISS.
  • Chat live with the ZEISS sales team to receive special show-only pricing promotions.
  • 30 Days of On-Demand. Did you miss that session? No problem! Catch it On Demand after the live broadcast.

Special Show Promotions and Discounts

Don't forget to register for access to all of the ZEISS articles, videos, sessions and special price promotions!

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Saturday, July 28th:
11:00 AM EST The Diabetes Epidemic: How Do We Get Ahead of It?

This course is presented by renowned diabetes experts as they describe how the ZEISS Integrated Diagnostic Imaging platform aids in the advanced detection of diabetes and the continued management of your diabetes patient.
A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE
Aaron E. Lech, OD, FAAO
April Jasper, OD, FAAO
12:00 PM EST Macular OCT Interpretation: A Practical Discussion

Optical coherence tomography has become a standard diagnostic tool for patients with macular pathology. It remains important to understand not only the nomenclature to describe disease but also the implications associated with those descriptions. This course is designed to help you navigate these challenges and get you interpreting macular OCT scans like a pro!
David E. Lederer, MD
1:00 PM EST Ultra-widefield imaging 2.0: The Periphery, Macula, Nerve and More

NewGradOptometry provides valuable insight on how these ODs are implementing ultra-widefield technology in their practice. Discussing usability, image quality, and pathology detection—plus highlighting how CLARUS® 500 from ZEISS can help aid in the detection and diagnosis of the full spectrum of retinal diseases.
Patricia Fulmer, OD
Antonio Chirumbolo, OD
Dan Epshtein, OD
Sunday, July 29th: Session Speakers
11:00 AM EST Challenging Glaucoma Cases Made More Visible

This course is presented by renowned Glaucoma experts as they describe how the ZEISS Integrated Diagnostic Imaging platform aids in the detection and management of your most challenging Glaucoma patients.
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO
Eric E. Schmidt, OD, FAAO
12:00 PM EST Simplifying the Complex with ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace

Learn how the ZEISS FORUM® Glaucoma Workplace will help you analyze valuable data from your Humphrey® Field Analyzer (HFA™) and CIRRUS™ analysis data in a single integrated OCT perimetry progression analysis report for glaucoma management.
Samantha Healy, COA
1:00 PM EST Fully Accessing Macular Diseases in Seconds with ZEISS Retina Workplace

Learn how ZEISS FORUM Retina Workplace will help you analyze data from your Fundus Imaging and CIRRUS analysis data in a single report.
Samantha Healy, COA


David E. Lederer, MD has genuine passion for eye care education and a knack for translating that into accessible, engaging training that delivers practical skill building. Dr. Lederer is a Clinical Associate at Eye Health MD and an Affiliate Member of the McGill Department of Ophthalmology.

He is currently a clinical investigator for various national clinical trials on retinal diseases, has authored numerous publications and serves as a reviewer for scholarly journals.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he received his M.D. at Tufts University School of Medicine; performed his residency at McGill University in the Department of Ophthalmology and completed a Medical Retina Fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Lederer proudly serves as the Chief Executive Officer for EyeCarePD, a professional development company providing engaging, convenient and effective tools designed to deepen ophthalmic knowledge. He currently practices in Montreal, Quebec.
April Jasper, OD, FAAO is the owner of Advanced Eyecare Specialists, a group optometry practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has experience in almost every mode of optometric practice, from her VAMC residency, teaching ocular disease at NEWNCO and being a Benedict Professor of Practice Management at Houston college of Optometry to being a six-year leaseholder with Wal-Mart.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and past president of the Florida Optometric Association.

Currently Dr. Jasper is a professional co-editor of Women in Optometry magazine and contributor to several other publications. She serves on several Advisory boards including Shire, Sun Pharmaceuticals, ZEISS Medical Technology, Marco, Allergan and Alcon.

Dr. Jasper’s passion is sharing with her colleagues in the areas of practice management, customer service, ocular disease and technology in an effort to help them become more successful in patient care and personal growth. She is co-owner of the business Distinctive Strategies and Leadership which was established in an effort to fulfill this mission. You can learn more at www.distinctivestrategies.com.
Aaron Lech, OD, FAAO, has pioneered diagnostic practice strategies over the past 15 years and shares candidly his successes, failures and keys to process and implementation.

Following his graduation from ICO and service as an optometrist on active duty with the US Navy, Dr. Lech founded ClearVue Eye Care in Roseville, CA. ClearVue is a four-doctor, multi-specialty eye care clinic that employs the philosophy of a "diagnostic driven exam."

He is recognized as an innovator by colleagues and industry experts alike.
A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE completed his undergraduate education at Brown and UC Irvine, and then received his Masters and Doctorate of Optometry degrees from UC Berkeley.

Paul has a private practice specializing in diabetes eye care and education in Tacoma, WA. He is the author of Diabetic Eye Disease: Lessons From a Diabetic Eye Doctor, which was included in the “Top 12 Diabetes Books” by Diabetes Update magazine in 2004.

He is editorial advisor to Review of Optometry and Optometry Times, an AOA representative to the National Diabetes Education Program, a Primary Investigator for the Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS) and an adjunct instructor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry. Dr. Chous has been a paid consultant to, on advisory boards of, or has spoken on behalf of the following: Bausch & Lomb, Diabetes In Control, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Kestret Diabetes Source, Optos, Regeneron, Risk Medical Solutions, VSP, ZeaVision and ZEISS Medical Technology.
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO is an Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry and Chief of Staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Chaglasian is in charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students. His clinical practice is directed exclusively to patients with glaucoma while co-managing surgical care with two glaucoma specialists. His research interests include normal tension glaucoma, automated perimetry and the clinical use of OCT imaging.

He is a founding member and a President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. He has a number of published articles and has contributed chapters to several popular textbooks on the topics of glaucoma and visual fields. He sits on the editorial board for Optometry Times.
Eric Schmidt, OD, FAAO is the President of Omni Eye Specialists, a multispecialty practice headquartered in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Illinois and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

He completed a residency in Ocular Disease from The Eye Institute of PCO and a fellowship in Glaucoma from Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Schmidt is an adjunct professor at various colleges of optometry and is a frequent contributor to optometric journals.

He is the author of the textbook Clinical Procedures of The Lids and Nasolacrimal System and lectures internationally on eye disease. He has a special interest in glaucoma and anterior segment procedures as well as Neuro Eye Disease.
Patricia Marie Fulmer, OD, FAAO is an optometrist at Madison Eye Care Center in Madison, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham - School Of Optometry in 2012 and completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the VA hospital in Amarillo, TX.

Dr. Fulmer has over six years of diverse optometric experience, with a strong focus in ocular disease. She served as the Center Director for Vision America of Huntsville, a co-management practice specializing in secondary and tertiary care, cataract surgery, strabismus and oculoplastics in Huntsville, AL for four years before joining the group primary care practice she currently is a part of.

She earned her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2015 and remains active in her profession through the academy, as well as through writing and speaking engagements.
Antonio Chirumbolo, OD is an optometrist in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from the State University of New York - State College Optometry. Dr. Chirumbolo, a leader in digital eyecare publishing, is Associate Director of Marketing at NewGradOptometry and CovalentCareers with an emphasis on digital content creation.

He has also worked extensively in a large group practice setting, focusing on specialty contact lenses and the treatment and management of ocular disease.
After graduating from SUNY College of Optometry, Dr. Daniel Epshtein took a position at a high-volume multispecialty practice in New York City serving the underserved population with a significant ocular disease burden.

He directly supervised optometry students as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and provided instruction on myriad topics including perioperative care, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and ocular surface disease. He has since taken a full time position at the ophthalmology department of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, becoming the first optometrist to ever practice at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s.

Dr. Epshtein’s research focuses on using the latest ophthalmic imaging technologies to elucidate ocular pathophysiology and to help simplify equivocal clinical diagnoses. His clinical interests include posterior segment disease, uveitis, and ocular surface disease, especially glaucoma therapy exacerbated ocular surface disease.

Dr. Epshtein combines his research experience with the latest clinical practices to detect vision threatening disorders and provide the best treatment options available.

Integrated Diagnostic Imaging Solutions by ZEISS

The key needs of ophthalmic practices today depend on new technologies that enable more effective and efficient chronic disease management. Doctors need faster transition of meaningful innovation into their practice. However, today's implementation of multimodal imaging has become challenging since it is difficult to take acquired data from separate devices, and organize it efficiently, and then correlate that data within a single integrated point of view.

Integrated Diagnostic Imaging is a software-driven platform that stores, organizes and correlates data from diagnostics devices, improving efficiency and decision making. Learn how ZEISS can help you CAPTURE quality data, TRANSFORM that data into insight and APPLY that to your daily clinical practice's workflow.

ZEISS Integrated Diagnostic Imaging empowers providers to customize imaging to their specific needs, adding to, integrating and growing treatment capabilities for an expanded level of care. ZEISS is your partner every step of the way.

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