Target Audience

This certified CME/CE activity is designed for ophthalmologists and optometrists involved in the management of ocular disorders and diseases.

Educational Method

Presentations will consist of lectures and panel discussions, featuring question-and-answer sessions and actual case presentations

Needs Assessment

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and allied health professionals face increasing pressure to remain current in their clinical knowledge, diagnostic skills and treatment selection due to shifting demographics and increasing numbers of aging patients. 

These changes are of significance in the areas of refractive surgery. As population trends lead to changes in ocular disease prevalence, ophthalmic development in pharmaceuticals and new medical device technology continues to change the treatment strategies available to clinicians.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Comprehend the latest innovations and advances in Refractive Surgery and how to implement them into practice.

  • Identify the prevalence of keratoconus and how to implementcorneal collagen cross linking to benefit patients with keratoconus and corneal ectasia.

  • Distinguish the similarities and differences of LASIK, PRK and SMILE procedures as well as identifying the appropriate candidates.

  • Identify the current advances in Presbyopia Surgery/Therapy and the treatment options of future technologies.

  • Identify and manage complex cataract cases and post-op management of refractive lenses.

  • Recognize the importance of Refractive surgery as a first-line therapy resulting in better patient outcomes.

Accreditation Statement

Evolve Medical Education LLC (Evolve) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Evolve is an approved COPE Administrator.

Credit Designation Statement

Evolve Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COPE approval

Evolve is an approved COPE Administrator.

This course is COPE approved for 11.25 hours of CE Credit for Optometrists

COPE Course ID: 63293-RS, 63296-AS, 63312-RS, 63314-RS, 63304-RS

COPE Event ID: 117762

Any questions regarding CME / CE accreditation, please contact Erin Fletcher at

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