New Speaker Series Events Hosted by OCuSOFT Continue to Grow in Popularity at Optometry’s Meeting

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rosenberg, TX (April 22, 2016) – OCuSOFT Inc., a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health was pleased to continue its new speaker series program at Optometry’s Meeting® in Boston, MA.  There were two dinner events hosted; the first focusing on building a Dry Eye practice featuring guest speaker Alan Kabat, O.D. and the second focusing on incorporating cosmetic products in optometry featuring guest speaker Seema Nanda, O.D.

The new educational series showcases a variety of outstanding professional speakers including Doug Devries, O.D., Alan Kabat, O.D., Paul Karpecki, O.D. and Seema Nanda, O.D.. These events are currently being hosted in numerous locations across the United States. “How to Build a Dry Eye Practice: Incorporating Eyelid Hygiene” centers on increasing practice revenue, patient compliance and overall patient health.  This is accomplished through the incorporation of specialty products into the optometric practice.  Also included would be in-office procedures and take-home maintenance routines for patients.  A focal point of the discussion was new OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS Platinum with PSG-2™ and OCuSOFT® HypoChlor™ Hypochlorous acid while respectively both ridding the eyelids of bacteria and conditioning delicate periocular tissues.  The dinner event at Lucca north End was completely full and highlighted the experiences of Dr. Kabat while developing and growing his Dry Eye practice and how encompassing new practices and new products into his existing routine positively impacted not only his practice revenue, but also the long term benefit to his patients. 

“Eyelids & Eyelashes: A Focus on Growth For Your Practice” addresses increasing practice revenue and overall patient satisfaction through the incorporation of cosmetic products into practice development. This would include eyelash intensifying serums, bruise and scar creams, facial cleansers and make-up removers and are offered by Zoria® Skin Care from OCuSOFT®.  The dinner event at Morton’s Steakhouse highlighted the experiences of Dr. Nanda in recognizing the patient’s interest in not only feeling good but looking good as well.  Often, the patient’s interest in contacts is to improve their appearance—the same can be said for tinted contact lenses or fashion frames.  Why not offer the full range of products addressing facial features while increasing practice revenue and adding to the overall patient experience?

“Each Speaker Series event provides opportunities for members of the optometric community to share outlooks and views with outstanding communicators,” said Troy Smith, Vice President Professional and Technical Relations at OCuSOFT®. “We look forward to continuing our goal of improving each patient's health by bringing together professionals to discuss the most recent developments in patient care and practice building and by always providing the highest quality products for not only eye care, but also skin care”.

Look for future Speaker Series events hosted by OCuSOFT® at all major tradeshows and in select markets. For more information, visit www.ocusoft.com or call OCuSOFT directly at (800) 233-5469.

About Alan Kabat, O.D.

Dr. Alan Kabat is an honors graduate of Rutgers University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  He completed a residency at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, and subsequently spent 20 years on faculty at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale. Presently, Dr. Kabat is a professor at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to teaching, he serves as Attending Physician in the Advanced Care Ocular Disease Service and Staff Doctor at TearWell Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Center. Dr. Kabat has published extensively in the optometric literature, and serves in an editorial capacity for Review of Optometry, Optometric Physician and Optometric Office.

About Seema Nanda, O.D.

Dr. Seema Nanda is an adjunct clinical professor in the cornea and contact lens service at the University of Houston, College of Optometry. She also practices with a corneal specialist at a hospital-based ophthalmology group, Texas Eye Institute. Dr. Nanda received her doctorate from the Indiana University College of Optometry and trained at the world-renowned Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute. She lectures nationally and also served as Chief Examiner for the National Boards.

About OCuSOFT Inc.

OCuSOFT, Inc. is a privately-held Richmond, TX USA-based ophthalmic research, development and supply company with an established reputation for innovation, particularly in the area of Ocular Surface Disease (OSD).  Since 1986, OCuSOFT® served the ophthalmic industry with a unique selection of proprietary brands. A pioneer in ophthalmology, OCuSOFT® introduced the first eyelid cleanser, the first topical anesthetic gel, the first “leave-on” antibacterial eyelid cleaner, the first supplement to enhance botulinum toxin injections and the first fourth generation preservative-free ophthalmic emulsion eye drop. Today, the company is most recognized for its #1 Doctor Recommended Brand of Eyelid Cleansers, OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub®, in addition to its standing as the preferred distributor of ophthalmic products and supplies by eye care professionals. For more information, please call 800-233-5469 or visit www.ocusoft.com.

Contact: Courtney Ahrens, Director of Marketing

Phone: 800-233-5469

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