GWCO Congress: CE Make-Up Sessions

November 21, 2020 | 8:00 AM — 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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About the Event

Due to technical issues with our Virtual Platform, some GWCO Congress 2020 attendees were not able to access certain sessions during the September event. Additionally, some attendees were not able to meet time requirements to gain credit for certain courses. GWCO is now providing all Congress registrants with the opportunity to attend repeats of Sessions 1, 4, and 17. We will be hosting these GWCO Congress: CE Make-Up Sessions on November 21, 2020. Attendees can claim up to 5 hours of COPE CE credit. If you have already earned credit for any of these courses you are not eligible to earn additional credit.

Thank you to those who attended these sessions. More information can be found on the GWCO Virtual Platform.

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Registration Information

Registration is required to attend any and all of these make-up sessions. Registration for these sessions is free and only available to those who registered for the 2020 GWCO Congress.

Be sure you have all of the materials and details ready to submit registration:

  • Full Name
  • Title & Organization
  • Email, Phone & Address
  • OE Tracker # (if applicable)
  • Optometrist License # (if applicable)

Registration is now closed. Thank you for attending!

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 Saturday, November 21
This schedule is subject to change. All times listed below are Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Start Time Event Audience
8:00 AM-
9:00 AM
Make-Up Session 1: The Swollen Optic Nerve: Now What
Previously GWCO Congress Session 1
Nathan Lighthizer, OD

OD Education
1 Credit Hour

9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
Make-Up Session 2: Going Viral: HSV, HZO, EKC
Previously GWCO Congress Session 4
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
OD Education
2 Credit Hours
11:00 AM-
1:00 PM
Make-Up Session 3: Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma
Previously GWCO Congress Session 17
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OD Education
2 Credit Hours



Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO

Vice President, Intrepid Eye Society

Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Nate Lighthizer, O.D., F.A.A.O., is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he completed a residency in Family Practice Optometry with an emphasis in Ocular Disease through Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. Dr. Lighthizer has since joined the faculty at the Oklahoma College of Optometry and serves as the Chief of Specialty Care Clinics and the Chief of Electrodiagnostics Clinic. In 2014, he founded and now heads the Dry Eye Clinic at the College of Optometry. Also in 2014, he was named the Director of Continuing Education as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Care Services at the Oklahoma College of Optometry. He is a founding member and currently serves as vice president, of the Intrepid Eye Society, which is a group of emerging thought leaders in optometry. He was named a member of PCON 250, a list of the top 250 optometrists in the country who practice progressively, provide innovative patient care, conduct optometric research or excel in academia, and share what they have learned with other optometrists to advance the profession. Dr. Lighthizer lectures nationally on numerous topics, most notably advanced ophthalmic procedures, electrodiagnostics, and ocular disease.

Noted Disclosure:

Consultant: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, EyePromise, Reichert, Diopsy, Nova Oculus, Quantel, Sight Sciences

Speakers Bureau: Novartis, RevolutionEHR, Diopsys, Sight Sciences, Ellex, Sun Pharma, Nidek, Optovue

Honoraria: Novartis, Quantel, Diopsys, Sight Sciences, Ellex, Sun Pharma, EyePromise, Optovue


Robert Wooldridge, OD, FAAO

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

Dr. Wooldridge is the Director of The Eye Foundation of Utah, an optometric co-management center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A graduate of the Indiana School of Optometry, he formerly served on the staff of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine.  Dr. Wooldridge is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  He has served as President of the Utah Optometric Association, four terms as President and Education Director of the Mountain West Council of Optometrists and as a Director of the Great Western Council of Optometry. He is a member of the Utah State Board of Optometry, Department of Professional Licensing. As an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at several schools and colleges of optometry, he directs the clinical education of optometry students at the Eye Foundation. He is a two-time recipient of the Utah Optometrist of the Year award and currently serves as the UOA Education Committee Chairman. A nationally known speaker, he has provided lectures over the past thirty years to optometrists across the U.S. and internationally.

Noted Disclosure:

Grant/Research Support: Reichert

Speakers Bureau: Aeri Pharmaceuticals, Ivantis, Glaukos

Honoraria: Aeri Pharmaceuticals, Ivantis, Glaukos


 Note: No relevant commercial financial relationships exist for the planner and speakers of the above-noted program unless otherwise indicated above.