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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.

COASTAL VISION MOVIE CE SYMPOSIUM

It was a magical day at the AMC Orange 30 on November 24th as over 200 optometric professionals and their families gathered for education and a viewing of the new Frozen II movie. Visionary was on hand to share in the festivities and to promote our February 23rd Scleral Lens workshop.
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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!

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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.

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VISIONARY SPONSORSHIPS

"Visionary's John Belliveau gives a warm congratulations to Bobby R. Singsongserm (2019) for earning this year's Visionary Award for outstanding research in the field of contact lenses.  John is presenting along with Professor Timothy B. Edrington, OD, MS, FAAO and Professor and Interim Dean Eric J. Borsting, OD, MSEd, FAAO, FCOVD."
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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."

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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.”

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VISIONARY SPONSORSHIP AT COA MONTEREY SYMPOSIUM

California Optometric Association Monterey Symposium, Nove 13 through Nov 15, 2018

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ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND TOOLS