Las Vegas 2022

September 14-16, 2022

Join us at the 2022 SNAPP Las Vegas Meeting September 14-16, 2022 at Harrahs

Benefits of Attending

EDUCATE

Educate yourself and your staff to deliver improved patient care and grow your business.

EXPERIENCE

Experience the latest industry advances directly from our SNAPP Partners in contact lenses, solutions, therapeutics and leading edge medical and diagnostic equipment.

ENGAGE

Engage in essential learning and networking that extends past the classroom into your practice/store(s) and beyond.

There will also be 11 hours of free COPE CE for the doctors: (6 hours Clinical / 5 hours PM)

  • There will also be 11 hours of free CE for the doctors: (7 hours Clinical / 4 hours PM)
    • 7 hours of free COPE CEfor doctors
    • 4 hours free Practice Management CE
    • 2 Member think-tanks
      • Meet Fellow Operators – Build your personal community of Los
      • Gain financial information on how to increase profits and total gross revenue.
    • Vision Expo West Trade Show Pass: Get free access to the VEW trade show.

Agenda

8:00am:  Registration

10:00am-3:30pm:  General Session:  Featuring: Meet Fellow Operators, Compliance Update, Myopia Management Education

3:30pm-6:30pm:  Sponsor Trade Show & Dinner

7:00pm-10:00pm:  Offsite activity (TBA)

7:00am-8:00am:  Breakfast

8:00am-2:00pm:  General Session: Featuring Member Think Tank, Nutrition & how supplements play a role, Update from PVLT

2:10pm-3:30pm: Sponsor led Round-Table Break-out sessions

3:30pm-6:30pm – Free Time

6:30pm: Transportation to dinner (off site) MOB Museum

7:00-8:00am: Breakfast

8:00am-Noon (Education programs)

Track 1:  Clinical COPE CE for doctors

Track 2:  Practice Management workshops

1:00pm-2:00pm – Keynote speaker

2:00pm:  Closing Ceremony

2:15pm:  Departures

Get Paid to Come!

Our Member Rewards Program allows you to receive stipends for attendance, here’s how…

Qualify

  • One (1) Doctor & one (1) non-OD owner per store qualify for 100% stipend
  • One (1) Manager per store qualifies for 50% stipend
  • Register for the meeting by the registration deadline (6 weeks before start date of meeting – 8/3/22)
  • Arrive on-time at 9:30am Wednesday morning
  • Spend 10 minutes with each sponsor learning about their products and services. Get passport book stamped from each partner at the trade fair dinner on Wednesday
  • Get passport book stamped for each break-out session on Thursday
    Fully participate in the meeting all 3 days & get passport book stamped for all days

*Stipend amount will be determined by how many members qualify for stipend.

**Stipend checks will be written and distributed at close of meeting on Friday at 2:00pm

Hotel Information

Come out and play at Harrah’s, where the fun never stops. This center Strip hotel features fresh new rooms, an expansive casino area, exciting nightlife and entertainment. Or, relax at the sparkling pool, spa or shops. Come as you are, bring all your fun and let loose at this upbeat Las Vegas hotel.

  • Harrah’s keeps it playful with fun things to do in Vegas. Have a drink at one of the lively bars, relax at the pool, shop or have a spa day.
  • Stay in a stylish, newly renovated room. Bold purples pair with light décor, dark woods and sleek fixtures. The huge suites are some of the best deals in Vegas.

Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Please note that the room block closes on August 21st

Book Discounted Room

Sponsors

As a trusted SNAPP partner we look forward to seeing you and your team in Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 14th. Please have each member of your team who will be attending register by clicking here to Register.

Sponsor Registration Checklist:

Indicate intent to sponsor to info@snappgroup.com and pay sponsorship dues.

NOTE: All individuals from your organization who will be present at any SNAPP functions must be formally registered using the link above and in possession of a SNAPP sponsor name badge in order to be permitted entrance.

If you have additional questions regarding sponsorship please email us at SNAPP@etakevents.com

Featured Speakers

Dr. Greg Caldwell

Course Title/Description

Nutrition and Eye Care – The Connection Between Function, Structure, and Molecular/Nutrition Change

Early detection and prevention of ocular disease is becoming more expected by patients.  Ocular nutrition advice is often asked by the patient.  This course will discuss ocular nutrition as an integrative or complementary approach when diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or macular degeneration are present.  Dark adaptation and OCT imagines will be used as case studies.  Still, patients are looking for prevention, this course will cover ways to discuss prevention with nutrition and supplements.

Bio

Greg Caldwell, O.D., is a 1995 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  He completed a one-year residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO), member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS), and member of the Optometric Wellness and Nutritional Society (OWNS).  He currently works in Duncansville, Pennsylvania as an ocular disease consultant.  Dr. Caldwell’s primary focus is the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment ocular disease, and he has been a participant in multiple FDA investigations and trials.  Dr. Caldwell has integrated nutrition, prevention, and wellness into his patient care. He practices integrative optometry.  Dr. Caldwell is a co-founder of Optometric Education Consultants and co-administrator of OCT Connect on Facebook.  Dr. Caldwell has lectured extensively throughout the county and over thirteen countries internationally.  In 2010 he served as President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) and served on the AOA Board of Trustees 2013-2016.  He is President of the Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind.

Dr. Joe DeLoach

Course Title/Description

 

Early detection and prevention of ocular disease is becoming more expected by patients.  Ocular nutrition advice is often asked by the patient.  This course will discuss ocular nutrition as an integrative or complementary approach when diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or macular degeneration are present.  Dark adaptation and OCT imagines will be used as case studies.  Still, patients are looking for prevention, this course will cover ways to discuss prevention with nutrition and supplements.

Bio

Joe brings a diverse background that includes a prior highly successful private practice, managing one of the nation’s largest referral centers, and most recently as a full time educator and Clinical Director of the University of Houston Eye Institute Dallas.

He is a noted national authority and lecturer on many aspects of practice including medical billing and coding, documentation of medical records, HIPAA compliance, and management of ocular disease. He has served in numerous capacities with his state association where he was recognized as on of the few recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. Joe also continues to serve as an advisor to Medicare.

Dr. Andrew Gurwood

Course Title & Description

Blunt Ocular Trauma

Current treatment of blunt ocular trauma and its sequelae are presented. Discussed are lid injuries, fractures, muscle entrapment, subconjunctival hemorrhage, penetrating injury, corneal abrasion and foreign body, glaucoma, uveitis, and pertinent posterior segment injuries.

Bio

Is a Professor at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is attending staff at the Department of Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Leah Johnson

Course Title & Description

Myopia Management: The Time is Now

Your competitors are prescribing myopia management options to their patients. The science backs this and is becoming the standard of care. Myopia management patients are more loyal, more profitable, and deserve this as an option. Don’t be left behind at providing your patients and customers the very best care that you can offer.

Bio

Dr. Leah Johnson, OD, FAAO, FSLS is the Director of Professional Affairs for CooperVision Specialty EyeCare, Americas. She is responsible for the development and implementation of clinical and educational programs supporting current and future eye care practitioners across the Americas and Asia Pacific.

She is a graduate of the University of Houston, College of Optometry where she also completed a post-doctorate fellowship in Cornea & Contact Lens. Afterwards, she practiced in Houston, Texas with a concentration in specialty contact lenses. She currently serves at the University of Houston, College of Optometry as clinical adjunct faculty, focusing on Myopia Management Services. Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society.

Dr. Marc Myers

Course Title & Description

Diagnoses and Management of Herpes Viruses: Zoster vs. Simplex

Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) are enveloped, double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) viruses that belong to the Herpesviridae family. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) is a recurrent infection of the varicella-zoster virus which occurs when it involves the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve.  It represents 10%-25% of all cases of Herpes Zoster.  HZO can lead to devastating ocular and systemic complications and is often first diagnosed by ophthalmic physicians. HSV-1 is commonly associated with orofacial disease while HSV-2 is associated with genital disease.  HSV-1 remains a leading cause of unilateral corneal blindness from infectious disease worldwide.  This lecture highlights the proper diagnosis, management and follow-up of HZO and HSV induced ocular diseases.

Bio

Is a Senior Staff Optometrist at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  He has served as a guest lecturer and adjunct clinical faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.

Dr. Tara O'Grady

Course Title & Description

Myopia Management: The Time is Now

Your competitors are prescribing myopia management options to their patients. The science backs this and is becoming the standard of care. Myopia management patients are more loyal, more profitable, and deserve this as an option. Don’t be left behind at providing your patients and customers the very best care that you can offer.

Bio

Tara O’Grady resides on Long Island, New York. After graduating from The State University of NY at Stony Brook with a B.S. in Heath Science and minor in Heath Care Management, she spent twenty years inside of an optometric practice. She is currently  Managing Director of  The Association of Leaseholding LensCrafters Doctors (ALLDocs). Tara specializes in practice management, sales, patient consultation and myopia management within a corporate practice.

Dr. Ryan Parker

Course Title & Description

How S.O.A.P Makes Life Easier

One of the most critical aspects of a medical interaction is the symptoms being experienced by the patient.  These symptoms are captured- or should be captured- in the subjective portion of the exam.  Gathering ALL the symptoms a patient is experiencing allows the optometrist and optician to understand objective findings better, assess the patient’s needs, and prescribe a plan that will resolve them.

Bio

Dr. Parker graduated from the Oklahoma College of Optometry at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma in 2004. While in school he was honored to be elected as President of The American Optometric Student Association and much enjoyed his time serving the national student association. He opened Ardmore Premier Eyecare in 2007. In 2018 he joined Essilor full time as the Director of Professional Development. Dr. Parker has been featured in many articles and television interviews talking about various programs and technologies that EssilorLuxottica utilizes to achieve its mission of helping people see more, be more and live life to its fullest.  He has lectured extensively on practice management, spectacle lens technology, and myopia management to numerous eye care professionals.