The Ocular Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics Update


Course Fees

*Discounted fee based upon purchase of vacation package. If purchased separately, please add $400 to the above fees.


The “The Ocular Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics Update” program is going to be a comprehensive and thorough review of all aspects of ocular disease from the front of the eye to the back including laser procedures, injections, and surgical procedures. A thorough review of dry eye, eyelid lesions, viral eye disease, swollen optic nerves, diabetes and diagnostic testing, laser procedures, optometric surgical procedures, prescribing oral medications, intense pulsed light therapy, and uveitis, among other topics will be covered. Numerous lectures will have video grand rounds component, with all lectures having a case-based lecturing style. Interactive audience response/polling will be used throughout all lectures to allow the attendees to actively engage with the speaker.

At the completion of this course, the attendee will have reviewed and gained a better understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, and management options for a variety of ocular disease conditions from the anterior segment to the posterior segment.


Course Content

  1. Diabetes:  New Testing and Treatment for Retinopathy – 2 hours
  2. OCT & OCT-A in the Optometric Practice – 2 hours
  3. Going Viral:  EKC, HZO, HSV – 2 hours
  4. Oral Pharmaceuticals in Ant Seg Disease – 2 hours
  5. The Glaucoma Compass – 2 hours
  6. The Dry Eye Compass – 2 hours

Learning Objectives



Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Nate Lighthizer, O.D., F.A.A.O., is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry.  Upon graduation, he completed a residency in Family Practice Optometry with an emphasis in Ocular Disease through Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO).  Dr. Lighthizer has since joined the faculty at the Oklahoma College of  Optometry and serves as the Chief of Specialty Care Clinics and the Chief of Electrodiagnostics Clinic.   In 2014, he founded and now heads the Dry Eye Clinic at the College of Optometry.  Also in 2014, he was named the Director of Continuing Education as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Care Services at the Oklahoma College of Optometry.  Starting in 2020, he was named the Associate Dean of the NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry.  He is a founding member and currently serves as President, of the Intrepid Eye Society which is a group of emerging thought leaders in optometry.  He was named a member of PCON 250 – A list of the top 250 optometrists in the country who practice progressively, provide innovative patient care, conduct optometric research excel in academia, and share what they have learned with other optometrists to advance the profession.  Dr. Lighthizer lectures nationally and internationally on numerous topics, most notably advanced ophthalmic procedures, electrodiagnostic, and ocular disease.
Associate Dean, NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry
Director of Continuing Education
Chief of Specialty Care Clinics
Immediate Past President – Intrepid Eye Society



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