Rapid Fire: Therapeutic Management in Anterior Segment Disease

Recorded On: 11/11/2016

This interactive and rapid-fire course examines the use of oral and topical pharmaceuticals in the treatment/management of a variety of anterior segment diseases. Topical areas include HSV keratitis, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, bacterial/allergic conjunctivitis, lid/periocular tissues, uveitis and dry eye disease/Sjogrens. In order to receive distance learning credits for this course, please view it here: https://learning.aaopt.org/pro...

Blair Lonsberry, OD, MEd, FAAO

Dr. Lonsberry obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning. 

Currently, Dr. Lonsberry is a Full Professor with Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. 

Dr. Lonsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Retinal Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry. 

Carl H Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO

Dr. Spear completed his undergraduate education at Western Kentucky University and is a 1991 graduate of the University Of Alabama School Of Optometry at Birmingham. Additionally, Dr. Spear completed a Residency in Primary Care Optometry/Ocular Disease at Northeastern State University College of Optometry, in Tahlequah Oklahoma and a Master’s in Business Administration at Auburn University. 

Dr. Spear has worked in a variety of clinical and industry settings including: 
- Senior Director, Professional Relations, Vision Group Holdings 
- Consulting Director, Professional Development and Program Implementation at Alcon 
- Assistant Professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University College of Optometry where he taught courses in laser therapy, systemic medications, and advanced therapeutic and diagnostic clinical procedures. 
- Southeast Region Director Growth and Development Vision Source 
- Director of Professional Relations for Novartis Ophthalmics 
- Director Education and Vendor Relations Consultant, Vision Source 
- Center Director, Omega Health Systems 
- Military Practice at Fort Benning Georgia 

Currently, Dr. Spear and his wife Dr. Katie Gilbert Spear practice in a multi-location private group optometry/ophthalmology practice in the Panhandle of Florida. In addition to lecturing, writing and consulting, Dr. Spear is also a member of the Florida Board of Optometry, Commander of the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron at Duke Field, Florida, Chairman American Academy of Optometry Exhibits Committee and an active member of The American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. 

April Jasper, OD, FAAO

Private Group Practice

Dr. Jasper is in private group practice in WPB, FL. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry with highest honors. She has authored numerous publications and currently serves as professional co-editor of Women in Optometry magazine. She served her colleagues as past president of the Florida Optometric Association 2016-2017 and lectures all over the country on several topics including contact lenses, ocular disease and practice management.

Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Nathan 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. 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. He was recently named the Director of Continuing Education as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Care Services at the Oklahoma College of Optometry. Dr. Lighthizer lectures nationally on numerous topics, most notably advanced ophthalmic procedures, electrodiagnostics, and ocular disease.

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