2015 Agenda

Hosts & Sponsors


Special Events




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Venetian Hotel / Palazzo Conference Center

  11:30-12:30PM   Registration / Lunch / Networking Sands Expo Meeting Room
  12:30-1:00PM   Program Introduction Frank Giammanco / Ron Blum
  1:00-1:15PM   Sponsor Insights Dorsey & Whitney
  1:15-1:45PM   Progress Report Highlighting 2014 Innovations
  "Where are they today?"
Richard Clompus, presenter
Digital Vision Systems - The Vision Optimizer
Vision Solutions Technologies - A multifocal IOL
LaForge Optical - Augmented Reality Eyewear
DRI Systems - The Vue, a wearable low vision aid
eVision Smart Optics - electro-active lenses
Enchroma - lenses providing color for the color blind
Encore Vision - eye drops to reverse presbyopia
Change Cola - a healthy cola with Omega 3
  1:45-2:30PM   Keynote Address:
  "Electronic Wearable Devices & the Ophthalmic Industry"
Paul Karpecki
  2:30-2:45PM   Break / Coffee / Snacks
  2:45-3:00PM   Innovation #1:
  EyeNetra & Blink
Vitor Pamplona, Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer
New highly accurate hand-held diagnostic instruments
using smartphone technology that enables eye exams
almost anywhere
  3:00-3:15PM   Innovation #2:
  High Performance Optics

Larry Rodriguez, CEO
New selective filtering technology that blocks damaging
blue light while improving vision with increased contrast
sensitivity with minimal impact on circadian rhythms

  3:15-3:30PM   Innovation #3:
  Prescription Programmable Display
Prof. Brian Barsky, Univ of California, Berkeley
A vision-correcting display to enable a specific viewer to
see it in sharp focus directly without using any corrective
eyewear. Selected by Scientific American as one of 2014's
ten "World Changing Ideas."
  3:30-3:45PM   Innovation #4:
  Kamra Inlay
Nick Tarantino, OD, Chief Clinical & Regulatory Officer, Acufocus
A corneal inlay that provides a range of vision from near
to far without blurry zones as presbyopia progresses
  3:45-4:00PM   Innovation #5:
  Witricity Mobile Wireless Power
David Lowe, Director Global Sales & Business Development
New MIT-invented wireless power system that uses magnetic
fields to transmit power eliminating power cords

  Sponsor Insights


  Panel Discussion/Q&A:
  "What Emerging Technologies will Change the Optical Landscape?"

Richard Clompus, moderator
Information Technology - Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, CEO, OcuHub
3D Printing - Pia Taveras, Engineer, ClearVision
Pharma & Implantable Devices - Bill Burns, CEO, Encore
Electronic Wearable Devices - Jay Sales, Co-Founder, The Shop
Internet Ophthalmic Sales - Kevin Hundert, Founder, Made Eyewear
  5:00-5:15PM   Innovation Awards & Summary Ron Blum / Frank Giammanco
  5:15-6:00PM   Networking / Cocktail Reception Sands Expo Meeting Rooms
    Additional Corporate Sponsors Vision Service Plan, The Vision Council, Adlens, CareCredit