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"The Changing Tides of Optometry:
 Navigating the Sea Change"



Christmas Week 2017


7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Saturday - Saturday
Dec. 23 - Dec. 30, 2017




Presented by  

Marc Bloomenstein, O.D., F.A.A.O.


This course will provide the optometrist with some new approaches to treating common conditions. As the primary eye care profession  a shift towards preventative medicine is the new paradigm. Case studies and evidence medicine will be used to present the case for optometry's role in eye care. The clinician should be able to dock and head straight to the chair to implement new treatment modalities


Co-Management of Surgical Patients:          4 hours
Anterior Segment Disease and Treatment:  4
New Treatment Paradigms:                          4
Pharmacology:                                              4 hours






  Marc R. Bloomenstein  (click for CV)


Dr. Marc R. Bloomenstein is a 1990 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Biology.  He received his optometric degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1994.  After graduation Dr. Bloomenstein finished a residency in secondary ophthalmic care at the Barnet Dulaney Eye Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  He received his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in December 1998 and is a founding member of the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology (OCRT), serving as President from 2009-2011. Currently Dr. Bloomenstein is the Director of Optometric Services at the Schwartz Laser Eye Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and President of MRB Eye Consultants. Dr. Bloomenstein is on the editorial board of Primary Care of Optometry News, Review of Optometry, Optometry Times, Advanced Ocular Care, Optometric Management and a frequent contributor to various optometric journals. Dr. Bloomenstein currently serves as the Chairman of the AOA Continuing Education Committee and served on the board of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry (OSSO), as well as a founding member of the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, Refractive Society (OCCRS). Dr. Bloomenstein has served as the President of the Arizona Optometric Association, Legislation Chair and President of the Board of the Arizona Optometric Charitable Foundation. Dr. Bloomenstein has delivered over 500 invited lectures worldwide and serves as a consultant to numerous industry-leading pharmaceutical, biomedical and information technology companies.







Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC is an approved COPE provider.
COPE applied for 16 CE


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     * Discounted fee based upon purchase of vacation package. If purchased
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Course given during days at sea




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