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Armed Forces

Optometric Society

October 24-25, 2022


2022-2023 AFOS Board

Welcome from Dr. Greg Smith

Greg Smith

OD, FAAO (PHS/IHS)

Justin Sandholm

OD, MPH, FAAO (Air Force)

Meghan Elkins

OD, FAAO (VA)

Paula Johns

OD, FAAO (IHS)

Emily Sprague

OD, FAAO (Navy)

Laura Alexander, OD (PHS/IHS)

Chris Alferez, OD, FAAO (Army)

Sara Bustamante, OD, FAAO (Navy)

Jason Christman, OD, FAAO (Army)

Sean Dempsey, OD (VA)

Hanna Fylpaa, OD, FAAO (PHS/IHS)

Loralie Hodges, OD (Air Force)

Adam Preston, OD, MEd, FAAO (Navy)

Kyle Smith, OD, FAAO (Army Reserve)

Bryan Sixkiller, OD, FAAO (Air Force)

Brian Williams, OD, FAAO (VA)

Executive Director: H. Lindsay Wright, OD

On behalf of AFOS, I’d like to welcome you to sunny San Diego and thank you for

joining us for an exciting meeting. We are especially excited to see so many more

faces joining us as we all enjoy the ability to enjoy in-person CE again. As AFOS

President, I extend a hearty welcome to all and am extremely grateful to all attendees,

meeting planners, and our Sponsors for allowing us to come together to enjoy

our time together.

Dr. Greg Smith

AFOS President


New Frontiers in

Soft Contact Lens

Vision and Comfort

Introducing ACUVUE®

OASYS 1-Day MAX

Join us to learn how Johnson &

Johnson Vision is helping doctors

and patients with the introduction

of ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day

contact lenses, developed to address

more patient’s needs. Coming to you

first in sphere and multifocal!

Presented by Kurt Moody, OD, FAAO

Director; Professional Education

Johnson & Johnson Vision

Tuesday, October 25th | 2:00-3:00 pm

Dr Moody has been employed by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc. in Jacksonville, FL since 2005. He graduated from

Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania in 1979 with a BS in Biology and then received his Doctorate in Optometry

from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1983. After graduation Dr. Moody joined the Eye Care Specialists of North

East Pennsylvania; one of the largest MD/OD practices in Pennsylvania where he practiced for 22 years as the Director

of Optometric Services. During this time, he became both a Fellow and a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lens and

Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry. While in practice he held the office of President of

the North East Pennsylvania Optometric Society was OD of the Year and was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania

to the State Board of Optometry.

During the time Dr Moody has been employed at J&J he has spent 13 years in R&D in multiple positions leadership

positions. During this R&D tenure, he was part of the teams that developed both 1-Day Acuvue TruEye and led the team

that developed 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism. Dr Moody also was the R&D lead that developed 1-Day Acuvue

Moist Multifocal. It was the development of this product for which Dr Moody and his team were awarded the prestigious

Johnson Medal. In 2015 Dr Moody became the Director of the Clinical Science group, charged with the creation of clinical

development plans for new contact lens products and the establishment of the clinical

science behind these products. He then spent two years helping with the newest J&J

business; Ocular Surface Disease where he was responsible for the professional education

and KOL management. Most recently, in 2000 Dr Moody has returned to the Vision Care

side of the business taking the position of Director of Professional Education for North

America.

Dr Moody is a Board Member of the Alumni Association of the Pennsylvania College of

Optometry in Philadelphia. He and his wife Georgia have 3 children – Kaitlyn (35) Indianapolis,

Dr Kelsey, OD (32) Atlanta and Jacob (25) Kansas City.

Dr. Kurt Moody, OD FAAO, FBCLA

Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Diplomate


Monday, October 24th AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (5 hrs CE)

All Courses and Events will take place in the North Tower on the 2nd Floor

Time Event Where Who

Time Event Where Who

0900 – 1300

Registration and

packet pick-up for

attendees

Outside Marriott

Grand Ballroom 5

1200 -1300

Exhibit Hall Opening

and Lunch

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 8

Dr. Matthew Polster

1310-1400

Advanced Corneal

Evaluations in Military

Accessions

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5 Dr. Christopher Putnam

Dr. Richard Baird

(1 hr COPE)

COPE ID: 81286-TD

Dr. Jason Christman

Dr. Amanda Quelly

1500 – 1700

San Diego Sea

Harbor Tour

$25per/person

RSVP necessary

More Info on

Page 27

We will meet at 2:15pm at the North End

of the pool to walk (.75mi) to the

boat dock Or meet at 970 N.

Harbor Drive at Pier 2 at 2:45pm

1000 – 1230

AFOS Grand

Rounds

(3 hr COPE)

COPE ID 81023-GO

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

Dr. Christopher

Cordes

Dr. Courtney Rafferty

Dr. Jennifer Stowe

1830 – 1930

Laser Dazzle Threats,

Effects, and Mitigation

Strategies: From

Military Operations to

Primary Care

(1 hr COPE)

COPE ID: 81287-GO

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

Dr. Lyndsey Ferris

Dr. Thomas Heinen

Dr. Megan Tomsik

1930 - 2100

Exhibit Hall and

Welcome Reception

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 8

Dr. Christopher Luft

Dr. Lynn Ueshiro

Dr. Marcelo Moya

Dr. Kaitlin Vass


COOPERVISION PRESENTS:

CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the

world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a

full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that

feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses

for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage

of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia,

childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete

portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a

combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the

company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real

advantages for customers and wearers. For more information,

visit www.coopervision.com.

Dr. Justine L Siergey OD, FSLS specializes in hard

to fit contact lens patients including irregular cornea,

post-surgical and dry eye disease and refractive

surgery management. She has created and managed

several specialty lens clinics in both private practice

optometry and group OD/MD settings. Currently,

she is the Manager of Professional Affairs in Irregular

Cornea for CooperVision SEC’s America’s division.

She is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society

and the former fellowship chair of their international

board. Dr. Siergey is originally from Calgary, Alberta,

Canada and earned her Doctor of Optometry at

Pacific University College of Optometry in

Forest Grove, Oregon.

Justine L. Siergey OD, FSLS

Manager, Professional Affairs – Irregular Cornea, Americas.


Tuesday

Oct 25th

10:20am-12pm

So you

want to be

a presenter?!

AFOS Workshop Series

By Drs. Chris Cordes, Meghan Elkins,

Jacqueline Hallauer, and Greg Smith

Are you interested in presenting a Grand Rounds case?

Are you wanting to develop your communication skills with peers?

When was the last time you had to step up in front of a room full of people?

Do you want to pursue the opportunity tospeak atconferences on

topics or cases that interest you?

If you said “YES” to any of those

questions than this course is for you!

AFOS presents a lecture series to help educate potential future lecturers on how to develop a lecture,

acquire CE certification, and find a venue to give the lecture to a live audience.

Workshop goes through the lecture approval process and provide background on the various CE

accrediting bodies. Plus, provide tips and pointers on public speaking and lecture delivery to both live

and virtual audiences.

This is an interactive course so you are welcome to bring your laptop with a presentation or materials you

are working on for tips.

* AFOS Members Only


Tuesday, October 25th AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (9+ hrs CE)

All Courses and Events will take place in the North Tower on the 2nd Floor

Time Event Where Who

Time Event Where Who

0700 – 1200

Registration and

packet pick-up for

attendees

Outside Marriott

Grand Ballroom 5

1200 – 1300

Exhibit Hall Break

and Lunch

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 8

0700 – 0800

Breakfast and Exhibit

Hall Session

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 8

Dr. Chris Cordes

0800 – 0940

Glaukos presents

“Keratoconus

Update”

(2 hrs COPE)

COPE ID: 81181-TD

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

Dr. Tracy Schroeder

Swartz

0940 – 1020

Exhibit Hall Coffee

Break

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 8

So, you want to be a

Presenter!?

AFOS Workshop

Dr. Meghan Elkins

1300 – 1440

See page 11 for

more info

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 3

Dr. Tina Aldana

(2 hrs COPE)

Dr. Jacqueline Hallauer

* AFOS Members Only

** RSVP necessary

AFOS-AAO 2022: TBI

Visual Dysfunction,

Vision Rehab

Workshop

1000 – 1230

See page 28

for more info

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 4

Dr. Lyndsey Ferris

Dr. Greg Smith

(3 hrs COPE)

COPE ID: 81288-FV

* AFOS Members Only

** RSVP necessary

Dr. Chang Yaramothu

1300 – 1350

Autoimmune Disease

and the Eye Series 1:

Autoimmune Disease

and the Anterior

Segment

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

Dr. Anthony DeWilde

1020 – 1200

VA Grand Rounds

(2 hrs COPE)

COPE ID: 76376-TD

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

Dr. Anthony DeWilde

(1 hr COPE)

COPE ID 77216-SD


Tuesday, October 25th AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (9+ hrs CE)

Time Event Where Who

1300 – 1350

1400 – 1450

Bausch and Lomb

presents “Revive

Contact Lens

Workshop”

See page 21 for

more info

(1 hr CE)

Autoimmune Disease

and the Eye Series 2:

The Weight is Over –

The New Guidelines

Help Optometrists

Modify Plaquenil Risk

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 4

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

Dr. Melissa Barnett

Dr. Anthony DeWilde

Come see for

yourself.

ZEISS at AFOS 2022

(COPE ID 77219-PH)

1400 – 1450

Johnson and Johnson

presents “New Frontiers

in Soft Contact Lens

Vision and Comfort –

Introducing ACUVUE®

OASYS 1-Day MAX”

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 4

Dr. Kurt Moody

See page 5

for more info

(1 hr CE)

* RSVP necessary

1500 – 1640

Service Chief Breakout

Sessions

See page 16

for more info

(2 hr COPE)

Air Force Grand 11

Army Grand 12

Navy Grand 10

PHS/HS Rancho 1

VA Grand 3

Reservist/Guard Grand 4

Col Darren Rhoton

COL Kenney Wells

CDR Ann MacDonald

CDR Greg Smith

Dr. Scott Slagle

Lt Col J. Christopher Freeman

Col Jennifer Carver

1640 - 1720

Exhibitor/Sponsor

Spotlight and Raffle

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 8

1720 – 1900

Amniotic Membrane Wet

lab by CorzaMedical

See page 23 for

more info

(2 hr COPE)

* RSVP necessary

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 3

Dr. Nicholas Colatrella

Dr. Jeffrey Varanell

ZEISS CLARUS 500 and ZEISS CIRRUS 5000

We are excited to connect with you at AFOS at Marriott’s Marquis San Diego! Stop by the ZEISS booth to

experience the ultra-widefield fundus imaging of the CLARUS ®

500 from ZEISS to aid in differential diagnosis,

and the CIRRUS ®

5000 from ZEISS for advanced OCT imaging to help improve your clinical workflow.

1720 – 1900

Career Transition Panel

(2 hr CE)

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 4

Experience this lineup in real life when you visit ZEISS at AFOS!

1930 – 2130

AFOS Membership and

Awards Reception

Marriott Grand

Ballroom 5

CAP-en-US_31_030_0146I © Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., 2022. All rights reserved.


Section Chiefs

Breakout Sessions

This presentation is designed to allow each branch to meet

and discuss the latest standards, regulations and protocols

that affect their optometric mission and personal career as

a federal service optometrist. AFOS was created by the

Service Chiefs for this very purpose!

Ask

about our

year end

savings!

Air Force

Col Darren Rhoton

Air National Guard

Lt Col J. Christopher Freeman

Air Force Reserve

Col Jennifer Carver

Navy

CDR Ann MacDonald

Tuesday, October 25 at 3pm

PHS/IHS

CDR Greg Smith

VA

Dr. Scott Slagle

Army

COL Kenney Wells

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2022 AFOS Awards

Service-Specific Awards

AIR FORCE JUNIOR

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

ARMY JUNIOR

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

NAVY JUNIOR

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

AIR FORCE

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

ARMY OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

PHS/IHS OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

DR. MATTHEW THOLL

DR. JASON CHRISTMAN

DR. BRENT HUME

DR. CHRISTOPHER PUTNAM

DR. ANN RUDICK

DR. CHRIS CORDES

PUBLIC HEALTH

SERVICE JUNIOR

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

VA JUNIOR

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

NAVY OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

RESERVIST

OPTOMETRIST

OF THE YEAR

DR. RANDY COX

DR. SEAN DEMPSEY

DR. EMILY SPRAGUE

DR. CHRISTOPHER LUFT


2022 AFOS Awards

Tuesday, October 25th from 1-2pm

Drum roll please… AFOS is committed to recognizing excellence within

the field and within our organization. The overall AFOS Junior Optometrist

and Optometrist of the Year will be announced at this meeting!

Join us on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30pm for the AFOS Annual Awards Ceremony

and Reception. We are excited to honor and celebrate all of this year’s award

recipients and unveil these overall award winners!

The recipients of the Armed Forces Optometric Society

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AFOS JUNIOR

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AFOS OVERALL

OPTOMETRIST

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?

Dr. Melissa Barnett is an internationally recognized

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contact lenses, novel technologies and wellness.

Dr. Melissa Barnett


2022 AFOS Awards

Orion Award

Corza Medical presents by Dr. Jeffrey Varanelli and Dr. Nicholas Colatrella

Tuesday, October 25th

at 5:10pm

The Orion Award is the highest honor that AFOS can bestow for most significant

contributions to the advancement of AFOS and Optometry.

The recipient of the Armed Forces Optometric Society

ORION AWARD FOR 2022

for his dedication to his country, Air Force, and federal service optometry

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and Remove Lenses

The amniotic membrane is a

biologic tissue that promotes

healing of the ocular surface. This

two -hour workshop discusses

sutureless amniotic membranes

available for optometric use,

and discusses their current

indications, while allowing the

participant to insert and remove

DR. HOWARD MCALISTER

the various tissues.

(COPE ID: 79867-TD)

Dr. Jeffrey Varanelli

Dr. Nicholas Colatrella

We are very proud of the winners on their outstanding achievements and

service to not only our profession but also to our great nation.


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Air Force

Service Dress for both meetings. Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days. Air Force members traveling in a

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Army

ASUs or AGSUs for both meetings. Civilian attire is appropriate for day of arrival and departure for Army members.

Class A – day 1 of both meetings; presenting lectures and/or posters; formal events (i.e. receiving award(s),

induction into the Academy, etc…)

Class B – all other days of attendance except travel days and noted above.

Army members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.

Navy

Khaki’s or Service Dress Blues for both meetings (sweater or Eisenhower jacket is authorized with Blues unless

presenting). Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.

PHS/IHS: Service dress blues for both meetings. Business casual approved for travel days. USPHS members

traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.

VA: Business professional

Civil Service & GS: Business professional

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Join AFOS in

San Diego for a

fantastic Harbor Tour!

Monday, October 24th from 3-5pm

The Admiral Hornblower is a 151-foot mega yacht newly restyled to modern elegance.

We will enjoy the best sightseeing on San Diego Bay—with a professionally narrated

harbor boat tour of San Diego. Join us on the water as we see Seaport Village,

Shelter Island, ship-building and dry-docking facilities, Coronado Island, Point Loma,

and Cabrillo National Monument, and much more!

As we cruise, we’ll see delightful marine animals and majestic sea birds. Our onboard

staff of local history and wildlife enthusiasts can’t wait to share their knowledge with

you for a truly memorable experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture

all the sights in photos and video.

Join us for a great discounted price! $25/per person.

Limited to 50 guests so book today! Guests invited to join, as well!

www.marco.com | 800.874.5274


JOIN AIR FORCE’S

OPTOMETRY TBI

WORKING GROUP

Tuesday, Oct 25 from 10-12:30pm

This workshop will consist of an introduction to the diagnosis and

treatment of vision dysfunction in mild traumatic brain injury for

the primary care optometrist. Providers will be partnered during

the last portion of the class and have the opportunity to run

through procedures with trainers available to answer questions

and provide feedback.

Dr. Tina Aldana Dr. Lyndsey Ferris Dr. Chang Yaramothu

3 hr COPE CE | AFOS Members Only | RSVP Necessary


Career Transitions Panel

When your career path transitions from federal service optometry to a new adventure,

which path is right for you? Join AFOS for this dynamic panel discussion on options

to pursue in your future!

Dr. Robert Dinga

Dr. Dinga is a clinical and operations executive with over 20 years of

experience and a proven track record of success. Dr. Dinga’s previous

military experience as an enlisted soldier and officer helped him

develop a highly effective combination of clinical and business acumen,

enabling him to provide strategic direction and build teamwork in highly

competitive market conditions.

Dr. James Elledge

Dr. James Elledge is a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

College of Optometry. He completed a residency in Ocular Disease at the

University of Alabama-Birmingham College of Optometry in 1998 and a

Fellowship in Clinical Management at the State University of New York College

of Optometry in 2006.

Dr. Elledge has been a member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society since

1995 and was recognized as the Army’s AFOS Optometrist of the Year in 2017.

He is a two-time AFOS Orion Award nominee and has lectured at multiple

AFOS meetings.

Dr. Elledge retired from Active Duty Service on May 31, 2022. He currently

serves on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Lighthouse for the

Blind and Visually Impaired and is completing the requirements to serve as a

volunteer optometrist at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Additionally, Dr. Elledge serves as a fill-in Optometrist for LasikPlus and The

Lasik Vision Institute at their San Antonio and Austin locations. He and his

business partners will re-introduce Pearle Vision Centers to the San Antonio

Market with their first location projected to open in early 2023.

Tuesday, October 25th at 5:00pm

Dr. Osama Said

A graduate of North Carolina State University with degrees in Electrical

Engineering and mathematics, Dr. Said earned his Doctor of Optometry from

the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He is licensed to

practice optometry in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and

Florida.

Dr. Said founded Triangle Eye Institute in 2007 where he and his partner OD

quickly grew the group to 5 locations in the greater Raleigh NC metro. The

addition of a full time Ophthalmologist in 2011 helped cement the Triangle Eye

Institute as a leading provider of full scope eyecare . Dr. Said partnered with

MyEyeDr. in 2014 where he currently serves as a member of the professional

services team.

An avid educator and preceptor, Dr. Said manages the MyEyeDr. Externship

program under the Department of Clinical Excellence. The program spans

across 18 states and over 50 preceptors. He currently serves as adjunct faculty

for Salus University, Midwestern University, University of Pikeville and New

England College of Optometry. He has been named “Preceptor of the year”

on two separate occasions: In 2013 by Salus University, and most recently

in 2021 by Midwestern University. Additionally, he is a nationally renowned

lecturer and has spoken on a wide range of topics including contact lenses,

ocular disease, amniotic membranes and practice management.

Britt Clark

Working to place Doctors of Optometry in our Walmart Vision Center Practices

that offer the freedom to practice healthcare based on professional goals.

I’ve worked placing student and Doctors of Optometry for over 20 years

throughout 40+ states and Puerto Rico.


Career Transitions Panel

Lisa Marshall - Senior Manager of Optometrist and License Recruiting

Having over 30 Years of experience in the Optical Industry with

EssilorLuxottica in Field Operations, Talent Acquisition and Eyecare, Lisa now

is Leading a Dynamic Team of Recruiters Advocating for both Optometrist

and Licensed Opticians. Lisa is skilled at connecting Optometrist, based on

their personal and professional goals, with flourishing and compelling career

opportunities across the EssilorLuxottica Brands. Providing mentorship and

support through-out the process.

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