Agenda Items and Meeting Materials


Members of the Board

Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda

Lillian Wang, O.D., President
Jeffrey Garcia, O.D., Vice President
Eunie Linden, J.D., Secretary
Stacy Hancock, Optician
Glenn Kawaguchi, O.D.
Mark Morodomi, J.D., Public Member
Joseph Pruitt, O.D.
Jonathon M. Ross, O.D.
Sandra D. Sims, J.D., Public Member
Donald Yoo, J.D., Public Member
Vacant Governor Appointee, Public Member
Gregory Pruden, Interim Executive Officer

Members of the Committee
Jeffrey Garcia, O.D., Chair
Madhu Chawla, O.D. (Appointed)
Jonathon M. Ross, O.D.


Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. to close of business


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  1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum

    Note: The committee may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this public comment section, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Government Code § 11125, § 11125.7(a).)

  2. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
  3. Discussion and Possible Approval of the January 27, 2023 Practice and Education Committee Draft Meeting Minutes
  4. Discussion and Possible Action on Continuing Education Course Approval Requests Pursuant to Title 16, California Code of Regulations Section 1535 (COMPLETE APPLICATIONS)
    1. Coastal Vision Medical Group – Manny Monroy
      1. New Era of Cataract Surgery: Post-Operative Co-Management: Why? What? How?
      2. Extreme Refractive Cases
    2. Coastal Vision Medical Group – Manny Monroy
      1. The Double Eyelid, the Most Important Line on the Face
      2. Simplify the Patient’s Choice with Advanced Custom LASIK
      3. The Case for the Implantable Collamer Lens
      4. Never a Dull Moment with Dr. Agarwal
      5. Surgical Options to Improve Compliance for Our Glaucoma Patients
      6. Fact or Fiction: Advancements in Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment
      7. From Cataract Surgery to Custom Lens Replacement
      8. IOL Post-Op Case Management
      9. Dry AMD Masqueraders
    3. Coastal Vision Medical Group – Manny Monroy
      1. Is Refractive Lens Surgery the Same as Cataract Surgery?
      2. A New Era in Refractive Surgery
      3. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment in the Optometric Practice
      4. If the Intraocular Lens Is Not in Place
      5. Secrets to the Happy Cataract Surgery Patient
      6. The Value of Two Cents: Forever
      7. Update to Glaucoma Management
    4. Pacific Vision Institute – Dr. Ella Faktorovich, MD
      1. New Insights into Sports Vision: Data-Driven Interventions to Elevate Performance of Athletes and Non-Athletes
      2. Practical Pearls for Implementing Myopia Management into Primary Eye Care Practice
      3. Advances and Controversies in Non-Surgical Treatment of Presbyopia
      4. Refractive Surgery: What's Hot, What's Not, What's Coming Up
      5. EVO ICL Co-Management: A Practical Approach
      6. Five Compelling Lessons from the Greatest Team of Cataract Surgeons
      7. Oculoplastic Surgery: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
      8. Rumors About Tumors: Cancers of the Eye, Nevi vs. Melanoma
      9. Integrative Health: Transformational Paradigm Shift in Disease Prevention and Management
      10. New Perspectives on Eye Pain
      11. Practical Applications of Posterior Segment OCT Retina Cases - Reading Between the Lines
      12. Practical Application of Posterior Segment OCT - Neurodegenerative Cases
    5. Helm Vision Group – Dr. Craig Helm, MD
      1. OCT Interpretation for Glaucoma Evaluation
    6. Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center – Angela Hughes
      1. Asian Blepharoplasty
      2. Saying Goodbye to Multifocal IOLs
      3. Drug induced Glaucoma & Stand Alone Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
      4. Realizing the Goal
  5. Discussion and Possible Action on Continuing Education Course Approval Requests Pursuant to Title 16, California Code of Regulations Section 1535 (ONLINE APPLICATIONS)
    1. Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute - Ryan Delaney
      1. Optimizing Outcomes Through Collaborative Care
    2. Dougherty Laser Vision - Carolina Guardado
      1. Therapy Options Based on Ocular Surface Disorders
    3. Marshall B. Ketchum University – Dr. John Lee, OD
      1. Glaucoma Lasers in Optometric Practice
      2. Glaucoma or Not - The Diagnostic Dilemma of Normal Tension Glaucoma
  6. Discussion and Possible Action on Continuing Education Course Approval Requests Pursuant to Title 16, California Code of Regulations Section 1536 (KAISER APPLICATIONS)
    1. Kaiser Permanente – Dr. Jeong-Ah Kim, OD
      1. Cornea vs. Contact Lens
      2. The Not So Sexy RGP Fitting Guide
      3. Hot Eyes
      4. Not So Typical Disturbed Eye
      5. Update on Diabetic Retinopathy
      6. Swollen Nerves for Primary Care ODs
      7. Aqueous Outflow and Glaucoma Treatment Options
      8. Narrow Angles: So Simple Yet So Complicated
    2. Kaiser Permanente – Dr. Alisha Truong, OD
      1. Eye Attack: Acute Retinal Ischemia
  7. Discussion and Possible Action on BreEZe Update to Interface with the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry’s (ARBO) OE Tracker
  8. Discussion and Possible Action on Continuing Education Requirements and Options for Including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Course Requirements
  9. Discussion and Possible Action on Review Process for Continuing Education Course Approval Requests, Qualification Standards, and a Consistent Review Process
    1. Review of Course Approval Checklist
  10. Future Agenda Items
  11. Adjournment

The mission of the California State Board of Optometry is to protect the health and safety of California consumers through licensing, registration, education, and regulation of the practice of Optometry and Opticianry.

Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. Items may be taken out of order for any reason including to accommodate speakers, for convenience, or to maintain a quorum. Meetings of the California State Board of Optometry and its committees are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. Public comments will generally be taken on agenda items at the time the specific item is raised. Please respect time limits, which the Board President may request on an as-needed basis to accommodate all interested speakers and the full agenda.

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