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Nutrition and the Eye XIII

Join us for a virtual series, beginning with distinguished keynote speaker Christopher Putnam, OD, PhD, FAAO. Topics include the health effects of LED lighting with consideration of the importance of both spectral and extra spectral (UV / IR) qualities when making lighting recommendations; vitamin C and magnesium as “master antioxidants”; imaging neurodegenerative disease and a comprehensive review of the vitreous humor.

Four virtual lectures: April 11, 14, 21, 28

9 hours of COPE-approved CE (Interactive Online format will count for LIVE CE under COPE rules modification). Per COPE rules there will not be CEE/TQ exams available for these lectures. 



Lt. Col. Christopher Putnam, OD, PhD, FAAO
Keynote Lecture

Topic: The Intersection of Visual Performance Clinical Biomarkers and Retinal Disease
(3 hours -  COPE 66093-PS)
Sunday, April 11, 2021 1pm-4pm Central time


Thomas Levy, MD, JD

Topic: Vitamin C and Magnesium, The Master Supplements
(2 hours - COPE 66117-PH)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7pm-9pm Central time


Rebecca Sieburth, MD

Topic: Review of Vitreous and Possible Environmental Associations
(2 hours - COPE 67170-PS)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021  7pm-9pm Central time

Dr. Richer

Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO
Program Moderator
Board Member, Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society

Topic: Let There Be Light-A Modern Update (2 hours - COPE 64964-GO)
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7pm-9pm Central time

Cancellation Policy: The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately.

Refund information: Registrants needing to cancel will be refunded the registration fees minus a $15 processing fee. There will be no refund for cancellations less than 12 hours prior to the event’s start time or for any missed lectures.


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