|We at Visionary believe that knowledge is the key to success. The contents of this page are dedicated to your personal and business enrichment. The following entries highlight education opportunities such as upcoming continuing education (CE) events, online resources and a photo collection of events that Visionary has been proud to sponsor.|
VISIONARY'S IN-OFFICE SERVICES DEBUTED ON AUGUST 20TH
John Belliveau traveled to Dr. Joanne Kim’s office in Chino to demonstrate Scleral lens application and removal to Dr. Kim’s clinical staff. Maintaining COVID spread precautions, John guided the staff members through repeated practices until they were comfortable applying and removing sclera’s from potential patients.
VISIONARY ADDS A TOUCH OF CRAZY TO THE GPLI 22ND ANNUAL RESIDENT'S MEETING
This year’s GPLI Resident’s meeting was held virtually to protect all participants from the spread of COVID. Thirty-six residents participated in 14 hours of online education, 25 live streamed patient cases, 15 prerecorded patient cases and 3 ½ hours of social time with the CLMA ambassadors on August 7th.
To lift the weight of the COVID restrictions, Visionary threw in some comedy to keep things light. John and James donned some purple wigs and prerecorded a light-hearted lab tour. They then kept the purple wig theme throughout the online socializations with the residents. The smiles on the other side of the computer screen were so uplifting, the guys think they’ll take their wigs with them once restrictions are lifted.
VISIONARY'S SCLERAL LENS WORKSHOP
On February 23rd, Visionary held our 2nd installment of our scleral lens workshop. The workshop consisted of a hands on fitting evaluation session held by Dr. Gloria Chiu a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and an interactive insertion and removal session held by John Belliveau, consultant at Visionary. After the sessions the workshop participants were treated to a scleral lens manufacturing demonstration which always proves to be enlightening.
COASTAL VISION MOVIE CE SYMPOSIUM
VISIONARY HOST WESTERN UNIVERSITY'S CONTACT LENS CLUB FOR ANNUAL LAB TOUR
The ambitious and spirited optometric students at Western University joined us at our Visionary Lab for a peek into the specialty lens design and manufacturing world on November 2nd. The students were treated with a specialty lens primer presented by Valerie Lim, Resident Doctor of Optometry at Southern California College of Optometry. In addition, Frank Spors, EurOptom, MS, PhD, FAAO, Associate Professor at Western University provided an engaging lecture on the applications of Orthokeratology. Lunch time entertainment consisted of a thought-provoking game of Contact Lens Trivia Pursuit. Of course the feature of the day was the lab tour and manufacturing demonstration of a Scleral lens. At the end of the day, everyone agreed the tour greatly enhanced the understanding and knowledge of specialty contact lenses. We can’t wait until next year!
VISIONARY SCLERAL LENS WORKSHOP
Visionary successfully held their first in-house Scleral lens fitting workshop on October 6th. The unique and intimate workshop was specifically planned so that only two practitioners were in each instruction session. By the end of the day, Dr. Gloria Chiu, an SLS fellow and expert in the field of irregular cornea and ocular surface disease, had guided 16 Scleral lens fitting neophytes through the Scleral lens fit and evaluation process. John Belliveau, Visionary consultant and manufacturing expert held multiple “How To” sessions on lens insertion and removal as well as sharing care and handling tips. Special thanks to Aaron Elders at Optovue for contributing an OCT for use in the lens evaluation process. Due to the success of the workshop, another workshop is planned for late February.
VISIONARY JERALY SCLERAL DAY VIEW AT SCCO
"Visionary was proud to support the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) and Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) with their partnered Scleral lens workshop at SCCO - Ketchum University on September 30th. The Visionary Jeraly Scleral Lens was the center of attention in the limbal clearance evaluation session of the workshop."
VISIONARY SUPPORT GPLI RESIDENTS SYMPOSIUM
“Visionary’s John Belliveau travels to Ohio State College of Optometry to support 2019 GPLI Cornea and Contact Lens Resident Symposium! The record number of attendees experienced cutting edge contact lens education and a really good time.”
VISIONARY SPONSORSHIP AT COA MONTEREY SYMPOSIUM
California Optometric Association Monterey Symposium, Nove 13 through Nov 15, 2018