Tahoe Summit 2017



Friday-Sunday, July 21-23, 2017

Up to 12 CE Hours Available

Online Registration Has Closed!
However, on-site registration is still available!
For information, contact svostamalon@gmail.com.

Attention Attendees:
Download Event Primer Here!
Things To Know Before You Go

Download Lecture Handouts Here!
Friday: Lecture #1  Lecture #2  Lecture #3
Saturday: Lecture #4  Lecture #5
Sunday: Lecture #6  Lecture #7  Lecture #8


Hyatt Regency Incline Village
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort
Incline Village, NV


Friday, July 21, 2017 (4 CE hours – 3.5 Exhibitor hours)

9:00-11:10 am                        Registration and Exhibits open
11:10-12:00 pm                      Steven G. Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
(1 CE hour)                             Diabetes Treatment and Management

12:00-1:30 pm                        Lunch with Exhibitors

1:30-3:10 pm                           J. James Thimons, OD
(2 CE hours)                            Anterior Segment Disease: Advances in Medical & Surgical Therapy

3:10-4:10 pm                          Break with Exhibitors

4:10-5:00 pm                          Steven G. Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
(1 CE hour)                              A Closer Look at Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease

Saturday, July 22, 2017 (4 CE hours – 1.5 Exhibitor hours)  

7:00-8:00 am                          Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00-9:40 am                          J. James Thimons, OD
(2 CE hours)                            Glaucoma Update: An Overview of the Latest Advances

9:40-10:20 am                        Break with Exhibitors

10:20-12:00 pm                      Steven G. Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
(2 CE hours)                            Posterior Segment Disease Case Challenges

Sunday, July 23, 2017 (4 CE hours)

7:00-8:00 am                          Breakfast

8:00-9:40 am                          Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD
(2 CE hours)                             The Goldilocks Approach: Dry Eye for Everyone

9:40-10:00 am                        Break

10:00-10:50 pm                      Joel Pearlman, MD
(1 CE hour)                               How to Get the Most Out of Your OCT

11:00-11:50 pm                       Joel Pearlman, MD
(1 CE hour)                              The AMD Files: The Latest Treatments From Clinical Trials

Entertainment/Hosted Activities

Catamaran Cruiseimg_4883Tahoe Summit Sierra Cloud Catamaran
Enjoy a leisurely cruise around Lake Tahoe aboard the stately Sierra Cloud catamaran with your colleagues and family.  Cruises last 2-2.5 hours, with light snacks and beverages provided by the crew.  Each registered attendee is allowed one accompanying passenger at no cost; additional passengers may be added for a fee.  Passengers must be at least four (4) years of age.

Family Beach Bar-B-Que
Bring the whole family to a hosted beach Bar-B-Que courtesy of SVOS and VSP.  Enjoy cool lake waters, sandy beaches and a catered meal within walking distance of the event hotel.  Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.


Sat & Sun Only (8 CE Hours)                          Full Event (12 CE Hours)
Before June 16th (Early Bird)                         Before June 16th (Early Bird)

AOA Member $260                                                    AOA Member $310
Non-Member $320                                                    Non-Member $370

June 17th – July 10th                                          June 17th – July 10th
AOA Member $315                                                     AOA Member $365
Non-Member $375                                                     Non-Member $420

After July 10th (On-site)                                   After July 10th (On-site)
AOA Member $370                                                    AOA Member $415
Non-Member $420                                                    Non-Member $465

Disclaimer: The California and Nevada Boards of Optometry, as well as most other states, approve all SVOS continuing education lectures.  However, because some lectures may not have COPE certification, if you are licensed outside of California or Nevada, please check with your out-of-state licensing board to verify your requirements for continuing education.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation notices received before June 17, 2017 are eligible for a full refund less a $50 service charge.
  • Cancellation notices received between June 18, 2017 and July 10, 2017 are eligible for a 50% refund.
  • After July 10, 2017 – Sorry, no refunds. Substitutions are allowed.
  • Please Note: No shows (attendees who do not cancel in writing) are responsible for the entire registration fee.
  • All refunds must be requested in writing (email acceptable) Prior to July 10, 2017.

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The Tahoe Summit would not be possible without the
generous participation of our trusted partners.
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Premier Sponsor

VSP Global


ABB optical groupABB Optical Group

ABB OPTICAL GROUP Authorized Distributor of Soft Contact Lenses, Manufacturer of Custom GP & Specialty Soft Contact Lenses, Freeform® Digital Lab & Stock Ophthalmic Lenses.  Look for us at Table # 1


“Alcon, a global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better.  The three Alcon businesses – Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care – offer the widest spectrum of products addressing the world’s most pressing eye care needs.  Look for us at Table #7

bausch-lombBausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight.  Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments.  We globally develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry, which are available in more than 100 countries. Look for us at Table #9

bioDoptix_logoBioD Optix

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, BioD, LLC is a vertically integrated biomedical company engaged in the development and commercialization of novel biologic products derived from the placental tissues. BioDOptix® is a dehydrated, extracellular membrane allograft derived from human amniotic tissue for use as a scaffold for ocular tissue repair. Look for us at Table #26


California Eye Instruments is a distributor for I Care USA, OCULUS, IOP, Quantel and Visionix as well as brokering used equipment for optometrists and ophthalmologists. In addition, we offer offers mobile diagnostic services directly in your office. Look for us at Table #22


CooperVision is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. With the world’s largest portfolio of silicone-hydrogel lenses, CooperVision offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal lenses for customers in over 100 countries.  Through these innovative products and focused practitioner support, CooperVision offers a refreshing perspective to the marketplace. Look for us at Table #19


Hoya VisionHoya – Look for us at Table #5
johnson_and_johnson_logoJ&J Vision Care, Inc. – Look for us at Table #12

MacuHealth_lmz3_LogoMacuHealthLook for us at Table #2


Marco continues to launch exciting new products and processes that revolutionize the industry.  XFRACTION SM represents wavefront optimized refraction in a fraction of the time.  The AFC-330 represents the highest level of automation in a retinal camera to date. In addition, Marco continues to offer a broad selection of products for any practice. Classical lane Equipment includes chairs & stands, slit lamps, imaging systems, lens sets and accessories. Automated Diagnostics include Lensmeters, Keratometers, Tonometers, Refraction  systems, Corneal Analyzers/Wavefront Aberrometers and Automated Fundus Cameras. All automation integrates with EMR for paperless, efficient, and more profitable practices. Look for us at Table #23


At NVISION, we know that sight is your most precious sense. That’s why our doctors use the most technologically advanced laser and diagnostic equipment for your vision correction. Many of our doctors were instrumental in the development of today’s state-of-the-art equipment. They were also among the first to adopt and use this amazing technology. When you choose NVISION for your eye care needs, you can always count on the best doctors and technologies available.  Look for us at Table # 11


OOGP is one of the largest authorized soft lens distributors. OOGP has everything you and your patients need from one convenient source. From a comprehensive selection of contact lenses to instruments and supplies, OOGP stocks a large variety of eyecare products in multiple warehouses across the country. Look for us at Table # 25


Optos delivers comprehensive retinal imaging devices and evaluation tools to eye care professionals. With the support of more than 300 clinical studies, optomap is the only clinically-validated, ultra-widefield retinal imaging technology in the industry. Our products enable eyecare professionals to detect, monitor, and effectively treat more retinal pathology thus saving sight and lives. Look for us at Table # 3

OptovueOptovue, Inc.

Optovue, Inc., is a privately held medical device company working closely with eye care professionals and clinical researchers around the world to lead the development and commercialization of high-speed Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA) instruments. These diagnostic tools are used to facilitate the visualization and management of eye diseases, several of which progressively lead to permanent blindness if undiagnosed or left untreated. Look for us at Table # 10

science_based_health_logoScience Based Health

Since 1997, SBH has been providing innovative, premiere quality, research-based supplements covering the widest array of eye conditions. Empirically formulated with close input from top researchers and clinicians, SBH regularly updates its products to reflect the compelling new research. The original vision supplement company, SBH remains on the leading edge with ongoing clinical research.  HydroEye, SBH’s patented dry eye formula (with GLA and other key nutrients) has been shown in a randomized, controlled clinical trial to relieve symptoms, suppress inflammation and maintain corneal smoothness (Cornea, 2013). Other products include: MacularProtect Complete® AREDS2, macular + multinutrient formula; OcularProtect®, a robust eye-body multinutrient; Optic Nerve Formula®, nutrition support for optic nerve health; DiaVis®, health support for retinal circulation; and more. Look for us at Table # 20

ShamirShamir Insight,Inc.

Shamir Insight, Inc. specializes in the marketing and distribution of premium progressive lenses under product brand names such as Autograph III®, Attitude III® – Fashion & Sport, DUOTM , InTouchTM , WorkSpaceTM, GolfTM & RelaxTM. Shamir’s latest lens designs incorporate their most revolutionary technologies and features to date: EyePoint Technology III ®, Natural Posture TM, IntelliCorridorTM & As-Worn Quadro®. Shamir provides ECPs with the most advanced progressive and single vision designs, truly ReCreating Perfect Vision®.  Look for us at Table # 21


shire_logoShire Ophthalmics

At Shire, we ground everything we do in our purpose of enabling people with life altering conditions to lead better lives.  We are a growing global biotech company with multiple business units focused on providing treatments in rare disease and meeting patients unmet needs. Look for us at Table # 6

vista_logoVista International

Licensed in most States, Vista International Insurance Brokers Ltd., LLC offers a complete line of insurance products including Auto, Homeowners, Personal Umbrella, Business Liability, Property, Equipment, and Workers’ Compensation. Vista is staffed with insurance brokerage professionals who work closely with you to tailor insurance and other risk management strategies specifically for your business. We help to transform your risk into security. Look for us at Table # 24

zeiss_logoZeiss Meditec            Look for us at Table # 8