An Educational Feast for the Comprehensive Optometric Physician


Course Price:

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


This course is intended to equip the audience to more comprehensively assess patient presentations over a wide range of conditions. Numerous clinical case presentations and select pharmacology topics will be discussed. The goal is to teach critical clinical points, which will enable the doctor to more accurately diagnose, and develop an action plan to maximally care for the patient.



Course Content

Learning Objectives

  •  Eye Care Update- Part 1
  •  Eye Care Update- Part 2
  •  Contemporary Glaucoma Care
  •  Glaucoma Update and Grand Rounds
  •  Melton-Thomas Clinical Grand Rounds
  •  On Call with Melton-Thomas


Ron Melton, OD, FAAO
Dr. Ron Melton has lectured nationally and internationally at over 1,000 continuing medical education meetings with the goal of educating optometrists around the world about ocular disease. He was recognized as one of the top 150 optometrists in the U.S. by Newsweek’s “America’s Best Optometrists Award” in 2021 and 2022.  He was honored as a co-recipient of the “Pioneer in Optometry” recognition by the Editorial Board of Primary Care Optometry News in April 2015 for contributions in optometry education.   Dr. Melton was named co-recipient of the American Academy of Optometry 2014 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award for outstanding and sustained contributions to the Academy’s Lectures and Workshops program.  He sits on the editorial advisory board of Review of Optometry.  Dr. Melton has authored or co-authored over 100 papers on optometry and is the co-author of the popular annual “Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs” for Review of Optometry”, now in its twenty-seventh year.  Dr. Melton has acted as an investigator in more than 50 clinical research trials.  Currently, he is a member of the adjunct faculty at Salus University (Pennsylvania College of Optometry) and Indiana University (School of Optometry).   He is certified as a Diplomate with the American Board of Optometry.  He is in a group practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he has staff privileges at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Randall Thomas

Dr. Randall Thomas is a North Carolina native. He completed his training in primary eye care at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. He has attended the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Course in “Ophthalmic Pathology for Ophthalmologists.” Dr, Thomas was also a member of the Student Optometric Service to Haiti team in 1981. He has successfully completed the National Board Examination in Optometry and the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry Examination on “Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease.”

Dr. Thomas received the “Glaucoma Educators of the Year” award presented by the American Academy of Optometry. The Southern Council of Optometrists presented the William C. Ezell Award “For the Best Article Based upon a Lecture Given at the Southern Congress of Optometry” to him. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He served as a consultant to the Council on Clinical Optometric Care and the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. He has been a consultant in the areas of pathology and ocular pharmacology to the International Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, and State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Thomas has lectured on the topics of ocular differential diagnosis and medical management of eye diseases throughout the World. He has authored many articles in the optometric literature, including the annual “Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs” in Review of Optometry. Dr. Thomas is a full-time clinician delivering primary and secondary eye care.


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