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Wave Winter Weekend Workshop - February 7-9, 2014
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Doctor Comments From The Meeting
Meeting Information
Lecture Topics Covered
Photos From The Meeting
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The meeting was held at the GALLERYone Hotel on Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal.
The hotel address is 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.


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Doctor Comments

The meeting was quite a success and was very well received by the attendees. Comments from the attendees taken from the feedback forms, public postings, and emails;

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"Like to thank Meryl for all the hard work and excellent hospitality. Excellent workshop. Ken has great knowledge and explained well, in the clinical way, which is what most of us want."

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"OMG. This lecture was far and away better than any of the others about Sclerals and Wave that I have attended. Thank you."

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"Ken, Unbelievable experience! I couldn't be happier. From all the prep, to the actual event, all the i's were dotted and all the t's were crossed. Thank you so much for taking this on. I know it had to involve an amazing amount of time."

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"Hello all from sunny Ft. Lauderdale, I am sitting in the back of the room and after 3 days of all Wave all the time, I'm just about maxed out from myopic OK, hyperopic OK, sclerals and corneals for cones and post-surgical corneas and more This weekend has been fantastic in terms of upgrading my Wave knowledge and confidence. The opportunity to meet and network with Wave fitters from all over. There has been a huge amount of info about Wave 8.02 as well. Ken mentioned that the event is being video recorded, so you might want to check that out when he announces it.

I will see many of you in Chicago in April! I am pumped for that meeting!"
- Nate

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"I second Nathans positive feedback regarding Ken's Winter weekend. Quite simply....Ken is amazing. Thanks Ken for the tremendous amount of work that went into creating what I feel is the best Wave event ever!!!"
- Jeff Ward

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Ken's course was phenomenal. The wealth of information was immense. To dissect, digest, and apply? Much work needed. Besides improving my WAVE knowledge and skills, the class also seems to have given me the "Maller touch" for the day. Bring it on. (Thanks Ken)
- Graham

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Graham, I second that. It was phenomenal and the hospitality was great. Great work by Meryl.
- Dr Nitesh Barot Bsc Hons FBDO FIAO

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I wanted to send a shout out to Ken for an inspiring event and for the countless hours he put in with such in depth material. I'm grateful for all the case studies that were included and on the plane ride home going through some of the topographies and wave calculations was helpful. Also wanted to thank Meryl with event planning and the frustrations she had to deal with the restaurant bookings. It was a pleasure meeting so many Wavers. Nitesh didn't get a chance to say good bye to you, it was enjoyable speaking to you at dinner. Have fun in Shanghai.
Thank you!
- Altaz
Dr. Altaz Shajani, Optometrist

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Ken,
I did not get a chance to say goodbye after the course finished on Sunday. I wanted to thank you for a great weekend of learning and instruction. I feel like you opened a new realm of wave fo me that I have been hesitant to enter into. I know I still have a lot of studying to do but now feel confident in being able to move forward and understand what exactly I need to look for in many of these cases. Please say thank you to Meryl for me as well she did a great job! I had taken Grady's course years ago but I never felt like I really got a good plan for why I was doing what I was doing. I appreciate your guidance. Again I appreciate your help and thank you for a great educational weekend.
- Tim Koop

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Hi Ken,
I just wanted to thank you again for an outstanding conference. I could've listened to you for another 16 hours. Truly career altering stuff.
Thanks,
- Dr. Jonathan Garretson,
Optometrist

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Hi Ken,
Hope you are finding some time to relax after all your hard work putting on the meeting. Thanks for all the insights. Please tell Meryl that she did an excellent job with the venue and meals. She should be an event planner if she's not one already.
Thanks,
- Lisa
Lisa N. Davis, OD, FAAOMC

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Ken,
Thanks for the wonderful meeting. I learned a lot and feel more prepared to start using sclerals now.
- Joshua Gooden, O.D.
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Dear Ken and Meryl:
Thanks so much to both of you.
Ken; I learned a lot and have already applied some of what I learned.
Meryl, thanks again for going far beyond expectations.
- Moshe
S. Moshe Roth, OD, FCOVD
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Hello Ken,
Here are my thoughts on the seminar last week.
-1- First and foremost, I love Meryl. She was fantastic. She made me feel like family. Please pass my thanks to her.
-2- You presented some of the most thought provoking lectures I have ever had with wave. Both from a theoretical standpoint and from a practical one.( these are the thought grenades that you lobbed at me) I will be wrestling with these for a while. I am very happy that you spent more time with the pupil size calculator. I have been trying to figure out the practical application of that since your orthok and the presbyope lecture.
-3- I am very sorry that the live design aspect of the lecture was sacrificed. That was one of the reasons why i attended. As I stated during our conversations someone needs to have a Scout class. Yes I would be interested in attending a "live design only" class.
-4- Your lecture style is enjoyable, you fluctuate between fact, theory, conjecture, anecdotes, and experience like a world class concert pianist.
-5- I am always leaving your lecture feeling informed but trying to process the voluminous amount of info you provide, which sometimes makes it challenging for me to distill out what i need to do for my patient designs. I am appreciative of when you state simply "if you are doing HOK just press the 'B' button.
-6-I loved your extensive illumination regarding your 'hatred' of sclerals. I really appreciated you taking the time to clear up your stance on the matter and I am reconsidering their place in my diagnostic/therapeutic arsenal.

Overall Ken, It was extremely enjoyable, extremely informative, extremely successful lecture. You did a great job. It was a pleasure attending. The weekend flew by.
One more thing. Thank you for including the mdb files. I think those will go a long way in terms of providing me with guideposts regarding my future designs.
Sincerely,
- Kyle

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Ken,
First of all I thought the education and non-educational aspects of the weekend were great!
My background with Wave and RGPs is very limited. I started using Wave for RGPs, sclerals and OrthoK for about the last 6 months. Before I signed up for the workshop I asked you if the information would be way over my head or if I would be ready for it. Your advice was right on the money. Basically you told me if I was using Wave and becoming familiar with software then it would be worthwhile. I jumped right in and started fitting all varieties of lenses with mixed success.
Some of the [lecture] highlights for me were:
1. I had no idea that the edge of the lenses are hand done. I ordered a corneal RGP multifocal on Monday after the workshop which fit well and vision was good at distance and near, but comfort was poor. I'm fairly confident that the inside edge needs to be modified to improve comfort. Without the knowledge from the workshop I would have ordered a new lens...likely with a poor result. Now I need to learn how to modify the lens but I'm guessing that just takes practice.
2. Multifocals in both corneal and scleral designs were hit or miss for me. Now I have a logical approach for designing and modifying both the power and the fit of the lenses to maximize vision. In the week since the workshop I have already used this information a few times.
3. Toric/Oval OrthoK. Even though you didn't cover this specifically in the lectures it was embedded in some of the cases and you answered a couple of questions from the group that have added to my understanding of this subject.
4. Hyperopic Presbyopic OrthoK. This is another area where I was having mixed results. I feel much more confident that I will be able to address the issues I was having especially apical cyl.
5. Myopic OrthoK. I have very limited experience in this area, but am looking for the right patients to try this on.
6. Having the actual database of lenses to look at during the lectures and also to review at home is a huge help.
It would have been nice to have time to design lenses in version 8, but I also learned quite a lot from the questions that were asked. All in all I thought it was handled very well.
Thanks for taking the time to put the weekend workshop together!
- Kelvin

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Hey Ken,
I did not return my evaluation form, but I am really happy, and pleased by the whole experience. The lectures were great by the information inside it, plus we all had a wonderfull week end thanks to both you and your wife. I consider that I am not over yet; I still have to go over the lecture and designs. This time I have to thank you because you included the wave data and your actual designs. Regarding the [live] designing issue you may consider an online course for the people interested. Thank you my friend for the very best seasoned wave seminar thus far.
- Angel

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Ken,
Once again, thanks again for taking the time to create an amazing Wave event. And a huge thank you to Meryl for going out of her way to see my dietary needs were met. She couldn't have been more proactive.
I'm sure it will not come as any surprise that I got a lot out of the lectures as you know I am a big fan and have always commented that you steered in the right direction from the very beginning. I got so much more out of this than I did out of the Wave meeting at last year's OK meeting (other doctor's lecture). It is clear to me that nobody has a command of RGP's and Wave like you do. We are very lucky to have someone like you as a resource.
I felt the presentation was overall fantastic. I know some of the newer Wavers felt like their head was spinning. But perhaps it would make more sense to have two tracks in the future: Wave for Newbies at a separate meeting, and an Advanced Wave meeting. That way you don't have to worry about the newbies feeling like it was over their head. And that way the more advanced users don't have to worry about precious time being spent on more basic things.
I think a meeting where you start with a case and then design lenses in front of us would be more productive than a class where we all design. I can see lots of dead time when the participants were waiting for your critiques. Also, I can see where newer Wavers would perhaps need much more of your time and therefore your not being able to adequately review all the participants designs. I know it is one thing to be in the driver's seat, but to sit and watch you design lenses and be able to ask questions like "why did you move the pink ball here or there" I think would be more productive. In fact, a really cool thing to do would be to start with one of your actual cases. You could present the case history and topograhies and then design initial lenses. Then show the pics of the Nafl pattern on the eyes at dispense/follow up. Then redesign in front of us based on the NaFl problems.....then continue to show NaFl patterns and continue to design in front of us until we got to design that worked. We could all see how you went about problem solving the case. And while you were designing we could ask questions. Still wouldn't get through as many cases, but no dead time and we would gain valuable experience watching you problem solve.
Hope that helps, and see you in Chicago,
- Jeff

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Ken,
I thoroughly enjoyed the event. I must confess, I was dreading the trip and sacrificing my entire weekend to sit in class while the Florida sun shone brightly outdoors. But the knowledge I gained over the weekend far outweighed any inconvenience I may have experienced. I enjoyed the fellowship, the food, the hospitality and above all, your presentation. You are the grand master. I returned home reinvigorated and excited about putting this all into practice. Thanks again. I hope to see you in April.
Take care,
- Ben King

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Hi Ken,
Sorry, been too busy since I got back to thank you and Meryl for putting together a nice weekend! I got a lot out of the lectures you put together, its helping me think about my designing a little differently, and also picking some of the brain power sitting next to me was also great!
See you some time in the future!
- Jim Ng
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The dates for the meeting were Feb. 7, 2014 to Feb. 9, 2014, and there were 34 attendees. The schedule for the meeting was;

Date Start Time End Time Activity Location
Fri. 2/7/14 1:00 pm 5:30 pm Lecture Metropolitan Room
Fri. 2/7/14 3:00 pm 3:30 pm Break Lower Lounge
Fri. 2/7/14 6:30 pm 9:00 pm Dinner Restaurant
Sat. 2/8/14 7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast Lower Lounge
Sat. 2/8/14 8:00 am 6:00 pm Lecture Metropolitan Room
Sat. 2/8/14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm Lunch Lower Lounge
Sat. 2/8/14 3:30 pm 4:00 pm Break Lower Lounge
Sat. 2/8/14 6:25 pm 10:00 pm Dinner Restaurant
Sun. 2/9/14 7:00 am 8:00 am Breakfast Lower Lounge
Sun. 2/9/14 8:00 am 12:30 pm Lecture Metropolitan Room



The Outline of Topics Covered
1 - Technical/Theoretical Foundations
a) Understanding the topographer, dots editing, and data processing.
b) Lens manufacturing/limitations.
c) Scleral lens optics, oxygen, and a multitude of other concerns
d) Making Corneal lenses comfortable (yes even more comfortable than soft and scleral lenses), tear film dynamics and structure, edge profile.
e) Dr. Jim Edwards and the Wave 8.0 features.
 
2 - Principles of Design -
Corneal
a) Multifocal
b) Irregular Cornea
c) Keratoconus/Pellucids
d) Post-RK
e) Post-Lasik
f) Post-PK
 
3 - Principles of Design -
Orthok (Corneal)
a) Progressive myopia.
b) High myopia.
c) Myopic presbyopia.
d) Hyperopia.
e) Hyperopic presbyopia.
 
4 - Principles of Design -
Scleral
a) Irregular cornea (Multifocal).
b) Keratoconus.
c) Post-RK.
d) Post-Lasik.
e) Post-H-Lasik.
f) Pathologically Dry Eye.
 
5 - Case Management
a) suggested protocols to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness
b) clinical predictions, assessments, troubleshooting, and resolution
 
The above designs and case management protocols were taught and reviewed through theory and actual cases.



Below are pictures from the weekend. (click on thumbnail to see full size picture)
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Purchase DVDs

The above lecture weekend was all captured professionally on video. This entire lecture (total running time ~16 hours) was then professionally edited, produced, and manufactured into an 8 Disc DVD set. The 8 discs are all indexed into a total of 43 chapters making it very easy to find the specific lecture material that you would like to reference.

Disc 1
  • 01 General Introduction
  • 02 Topography Theory - Processing
  • 03 Dots Editing - Nonsense
  • 04 Manufacturing Limitations
  • 05 Scleral Optics
  • 06 Scleral DK Issues
Disc 2
  • 07 Scleral DK Issues
  • 08 Additional Scleral Concerns
  • 09 Additional Scleral Concerns
  • 10 Additional Scleral Concerns
  • 11 Additional Scleral Concerns
  • 12 Scleral Lens Summary
  • 13 Corneal GP Comfort
Disc 3
  • 14 Wave 8.0 features (Jim Edwards Lecture)
  • 15 Conclusion
  • 16 Principles of Design Corneal Introduction
  • 17 Multifocal - Case #1
  • 18 Irregular - Case #2
Disc 4
  • 19 Keratoconus/PMD - Case #3
  • 20 Post-RK - Case #4
  • 21 Post-Lasik - Case #5
Disc 5
  • 22 Post-PK - Case #6
  • 23 PMD - Case #7
  • 24 Principles of Design - Orthok (Corneal)
  • 25 Orthok Progressive Myopia - Case #8
  • 26 Orthok High Myopia - Case #9
  • 27 Orthok Presbyopia Introduction
Disc 6
  • 28 Orthok Myopic Presbyopia - Case #10
  • 29 Orthok Myopica Presbyopia - Case #11
  • 30 Orthok Hyperopia Case #12
  • 31 Orthok Hyperopic Presbyopia - Case #13
Disc 7
  • 32 Orthok Hyperopic Presbyopia - Case #14
  • 33 Orthok Hyperopic Presbyopia - Case #15
  • 34 Orthokeratology Summary
  • 35 Principles of Design - Scleral
  • 36 Irregular - Case #16
  • 37 Keratoconus - Case #17
Disc 8
  • 38 Post-RK - Case #18
  • 39 Post-Lasik - Case #19
  • 40 Post-H-Lasik - Case #20
  • 41 Pathologically Dry Eye - Case #21
  • 42 Irregular - Case #22
  • 43 Conclusion
ATTENDEES
The fee for the 8 Disc DVD set for attendees is $495.00 ($3000.00 discount) including Free Priority Mail Shipping, Continental U.S. Only. (Shipping outside the Continental U.S. will have a surcharge charged separately.)

NON-ATTENDEES
The fee for the 8 Disc DVD set for non-attendees (was $3495.00) is now 25% discounted for $2621.25 including Free Priority Mail Shipping, Continental U.S. Only. (Shipping outside the Continental U.S. will have a surcharge charged separately.)
For an additional (was $200.00) $150.00 totaling $2771.25, the following lecture materials can also be included;
  1. The Full Color 124 page printed booklet containing all 740 slides that were used for the lecture.
  2. A .pdf file containing each of the 740 slides in high resolution with one slide per page making it easy to see all of the information on each slide (on a USB Flashdrive).
  3. A PMD vs. Keratoconus vs. Keratoglobus Matrix summarizing and contrasting the 3 conditions in an Excel spreadsheet (on a USB Flashdrive).
  4. The Pupil Area Calculator (used for multifocal Orthok) in an Excel spreadsheet (on a USB Flashdrive) .
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