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“Making the Optometrist the Go-To Doctor

for Primary Eye Care"



Presented by  

Whitney Hauser, O.D., F.A.A.O.


Friday - Sunday
July 30 - August 8, 2021


9- Night Northern European Capitals Cruise


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This program will provide a comprehensive overview of clinical optometric care.  Courses will cover ocular surface disease, pharmacology, glaucoma, inflammatory eye disease, surgical eye care and practice management.  The courses will offer case studies to illustrate didactic information and offer an evidence-based approach to disease management.

Courses will include how to create a dry eye center of excellence with tips on demographics, equipment acquisition and staffing. Additional courses will provide insight into pre- and post-operative management of surgical patients as well as medical management of ocular inflammation. 



Courses (Topics subject to change):

·        Dry Eye That's Not Dry Eye 

·        Advances in Ocular Surface Disease:  Treating Dry Eye

·        Ocular Inflammation 

·        How to Develop a Dry Eye Center

·        Glaucoma Surgery:  Trabs to MIGs

·        Inflamma-story:  The Role of Inflammation

·        The Impact of Oral Medications on Ocular Surface Disease

·        Management of Laser Surgery in Primary Care Optometry






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Dr. Whitney Hauser received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from Southern College of Optometry. She completed a postgraduate residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in 2003.


Prior to joining the SCO faculty as Assistant Professor, Dr. Hauser served as Clinical Director and Research Coordinator at an ophthalmology referral center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hauser has authored many articles focusing on the management and treatment of ocular surface disease, the anterior segment and practice management. She has been an invited speaker across the United States and internationally. 


Dr. Hauser serves as Clinical Development Consultant at TearWell: Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Center and the Advanced Care and Ocular Disease Service at Southern College of Optometry.  She is also founder of DryEyeCoach.com, the leading ocular surface disease educational hub.

Dr. Hauser serves on the boards of TearLab, RySurg, Paragon BioTeck, Science Based Health and 1800DOCTORS. She also serves on the editorial board of Advanced Ocular Care.






This program is presented in partnership with the
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians

Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC is a COPE Approved CE Provider
This course is either approved or pending approval for a total of 16 CE


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  * Discounted fees apply when purchased in conjunction with the cruise, if purchased separately, please add $400



Course given during days at sea




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