Allegany Optical/National Optometry Continuing Education Lecture Series XV – 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

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6 hours of COPE, pending approval

Fee $115
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks, COPE CEUs and handout materials

Learn about the following topics from top leaders in the field:

  • Retinal Vascular Occlusions
  • Corneal Dystrophies
  • Current Ocular Therapies
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Scleral Lenses and Hands-On Fitting Workshop


Dr. Todd Peabody is a nationally known clinical educator in the field of optometry. He has given local and national lectures on various current topics in the field. He is sought after for expertise and regularly consults for organizations including the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Accreditation Council for Optometric Education. He has presented at national conferences including the Optometry's Meeting (AOA) and American Academy of Optometry's annual meeting. His expertise is in clinical optometry, clinical education, and strategic management.

Dr. Peabody completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the highly regarded Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in May 2013. Dr. Peabody is a Remote Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO). By serving as an Examiner, he participates in the important assessment process that is required for professional licensure. Specialties:

  • Medical Optometry
  • Clinical Education
  • Strategic Management
  • Professional Communication

Dr. Jeffrey D. Perotti received his B.A. in Chemistry from Wabash College in 1983 and an M.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University in 1986. He taught computer science at DePauw University until 1992 before deciding to change careers. In 1997 he received his O.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and completed a fellowship at Eye Surgeons of Indiana the following year.

In January of 2006 he became a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor. He has served the school as Community Outreach Director - coordinating all of the outreach activities of the School of Optometry - for several years before turning his attention to teaching our Anterior Segment Examination Techniques and Posterior Segment Examination Techniques courses. Dr. Perotti is a member of the American Optometric Association, and has served three terms as the President of the Stonebelt Optometric Society of the Indiana Optometric Association, and was accepted as the first optometrist in the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Fellowship program in 2008. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Indiana Optometric Association in 2010.

Sandeep K. Kakaria, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, who has performed thousands of ophthalmic procedures. Dr. Kakaria completed his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, where he graduated as valedictorian. He was then an award-winning student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. After performing an internal medicine internship at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Kakaria completed his ophthalmology training at the prestigious Cornell University/ New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Kakaria has published numerous textbook chapters, articles, and abstracts, as well as given lectures in the field of ophthalmology. One of his most recent works includes “Chapter 3: Corneal Biomechanics” in the popular ophthalmology textbook, Irregular Astigmatism. Dr. Kakaria is an avid reader, spending his free time keeping up-to-date with the latest ophthalmic literature and current events. He enjoys personal fitness, including running, swimming, and lifting weights. He is married and has two children.

Dr. Greg DeNaeyer is a 1998 graduate of The Ohio State College of Optometry and joined Arena Eye Surgeons in 1999. Arena Eye Surgeons is an anterior segment ophthalmology practice. Dr. DeNaeyer has successfully fit hundreds of patients in scleral contact lenses in order to manage anterior segment disorders. Dr. DeNaeyer has lectured and published articles on both anterior segment disease and specialty lens fitting, including scleral contact lenses. Specialties:

  • Comprehensive eye care
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Specialty contact lens fitting for post-surgical, post trauma, and Keratoconus
  • Scleral contact lens fitting
  • Treatment and management of glaucoma
  • Management of post-surgical cataract, glaucoma, and corneal transplant patients
  • Evaluation and treatment of dry eye syndrome
  • Low vision rehabilitation

Dr. John Carter attended medical school at University of Virginia School of Medicine and graduated in 1984. Additional Ophthalmology training was conducted at Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Carter has over thirty years of experience in Ophthalmology. Dr. Carter is also a volunteer with ORBIS.

ORBIS as pioneers in global eye health, we see an opportunity to cultivate better futures where we work. With steadfast partnerships, boundary-pushing tools, techniques and training, we can collaborate to achieve optimal, quality eye health for all. And, by improving access to quality eye health, we’re sharing our vision. ORBIS operates the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), a fully equipped mobile teaching hospital. On the outside, our ORBIS plane is like most other aircraft. Inside, it's like nothing you've ever seen. This is a mobile teaching hospital with onboard ophthalmic training center, which hosts a 48-seat classroom, full surgical suite, laser room and more.

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