Facing Today’s Challenges Globally in Optometry

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Optometrists have been forced to rapidly rethink how to best provide patient care in light of COVID-19. Can close patient-clinician interaction be eliminated, or at least reduced to a minimum during the ocular exam? What type of technology can help to optimize workflows that are safer for all? Practitioners from around the globe will talk through these new challenges and share how they are implementing best practices to maintain the highest standard of care. 


Kerry Salsberg, OD   |   Moderator

Dr. Kerry Salsberg earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the University Of Waterloo in 1994. He owns and operates an 8 doctor practice in mid-town Toronto. Originally started by his father, Dr Stan Salsberg, the practice is now celebrating 50 years in business. Dr. Kerry Salsberg has always been a futurist and embraces new and innovative technologies to help streamline patient flow, increase office efficiencies, and create memorable patient experiences. Dr Salsberg recently opened up a new 10 000 sqft, state-of-the-art office incorporating the latest in cleaning and disinfection protocols in response to the current COVID 19 crisis. He is also the founder and CEO of 3conX, a healthcare software company specializing in digital signage and patient communication tools.

Michael Chen, OD   |    Panelist

Dr. Michael Chen graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and works in a private practice in Santa Clara, CA. He has also consulted and worked for various ophthalmic medical device companies in research and development, and currently works at Topcon. Dr. Chen is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and American Academy of Optometry. He is also an active member of his local optometric society. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and playing music.

Jay M. Haynie, OD   |   Panelist

Dr. Jay M. Haynie graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1992 and completed a residency at American Lake Veterans Hospital in 1993 where the focus was on the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. He served as the Executive Clinical Director of Retina and Macula Specialists until 2018 after which time he joined Sound Retina in Tacoma Washington. He is an adjunct clinical professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Retina Society. He is a sponsor of a 4th year internship for Optometry students in his private practice. He is a clinical investigator and continues to be involved in clinical studies regarding retinal disease management, both as a principle and sub-investigator. He is a published author and has become a nationally recognized speaker on advances in technology and the management of retinal disease.

Koh Liang Hwee, OD, PhD   |   Panelist

Dr. Koh Liang Hwee graduated from the University of Bradford (UK) with honors in Optometry. He pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (now known as University of Manchester) and earned a PhD researching ocular accommodation. Dr. Koh returned to Singapore and for the last 20 years he has worked with the Singapore Optometric Association to improve professionalism and increase the clinical job scope of optometrists there. He was the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Optometric Association (2010 to 2019) and is currently an executive council member of the association. He is also a board member on Singapore’s Optometrist and Opticians Board.