2024 Oceanside CE & Leadership SUMMIT 2.1

September 13, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
The Wharf Tavern
215 Water Street, Warren, Rhode Island



We are on this boat together; All hands on deck!

In addition to the developing CE program, the day will include the second Optometry SUMMIT of 2024 so that we may continue the important discussions had in April's SUMMIT.  We'll end the day (and start the weekend) with colleagues and friends  at our annual seaside social. 

Optometry SUMMIT 2.1 will be designed for every optometrist in our state regardless of the  stage in your career.

Spend the day with your friends and colleagues.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Times listed are for outlining purposes only.  A finalized schedule will be posted soon. 

9:00 a.m. - Arrivals (Continental Breakfast and Coffee served)

9:30 a.m. - CE Program Begins


Optometry SUMMIT 2.1

Afternoon CE

End of Day Seaside Social

** Schedule subject to change

Dr. Jane Cook, Cataract Surgeon, Cornea Specialist, Rhode Island Eye Institute and Dr. Chris Newton, Corneal Specialist, Cataract Surgeon

The Light Adjustable Lens

This lecture will provide an overview of the light adjustable lens. The lens is the first customizable lens implant on the market, and allows the surgeon to change refraction post-operatively. We will review indications, benefits, and post-operative care.  (COPE accreditaton pending, 1 hour)

Updates on Corneal Transplantation

This lecture will review pre-operative considerations, surgical technique, and post-operative care for corneal transplants. Penetrating keratoplasty, Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty and Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty will be discussed. Upcoming techniques of injecting cultured endothelial cells will be reviewed. (COPE accreditaton pending, 1 hour)

Dr. Kriti Bhagat, RIOA Board Member

The Building Blocks To A Specialty Contact Lens Cold Start

This course is designed to educate optometric physicians on a guideline of building a specialty contact lens private practice without a pre-existing practice. The course will review what is necessary to get started including paperwork, equipment, and knowledge for specialty patients. The course will dive into types of candidates and how to build a robust referral network. Examples of billing and coding with insurances and how to manage medical necessity will also be reviewed. In conclusion, the course will help providers with a baseline to help start a specialty private practice or a specialty department in a pre-existing office. (89533-PM, 1 hour)

Dr. Tineke Chan

Further details, including a FINALIZED schedule of events, will be posted soon. 

Save the date, plan on bringing a friend. 


Registration Type Date $
EARLY REGISTRATION until 8/9/2024 $100.00
"STILL EARLY" REGISTRATION 8/10 - 8/31/2024 $115.00
STANDARD REGISTRATION 9/1 - 9/13/2024 $135.00

RIOA Event