The SeaVision Conference

SeaVision 2010 offers world-class continuing education by four of America’s top optometric educators.  With 12 hours of COPE-approved courses, you can fulfill your C.E. requirements while enjoying a family vacation you will never forget!

With the distractions of spectacular scenery and the endless delights of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, it would be easy on a beautiful trip like this to let the continuing education courses take a back seat.  But we're going to make it tough on you by offering 12 hours of advanced-level seminars that are so compelling and vital to your practice, you won't dare miss them.  Our speakers will present topics which are clinically relevant and aimed at making your practice more successful:

SeaVision 2010 Faculty

Dr. Legerton is a veteran of 26 years in multi-specialty group practice in San Diego, CA.  He is an accomplished author & lecturer in practice management, low vision, contact lenses, refractive surgery & ophthalmic technology.  Dr. Legerton served as the Benedict Professor of Practice Management at the University of Houston College of Optometry 1997-98. He is a technical consultant for many of the nation’s largest eyecare companies, and is a member of the Editorial Board for Primary Care Optometry News. He is formerly Director of Clinical Research for Pilkington Barnes-Hind. He is the inventor for eighteen refractive surgery and contact lens patents.

Widely respected lecturer and author on contact lenses, anterior segment disease and practice management, Dr. Schachet is in private practice in Denver, CO.  He has served as Adjunct Professor, Southern California College of Optometry, and as president of  the Colorado Optometric Association, 1980-81.  He is a charter member of the AOA Contact Lens Section and was  director and chairman of the board, Colorado Vision Service Plan 1985-1996.  Dr. Schachet is an FDA clinical investigator for many contact lens and solution manufacturers and has served as consulting editor for Contact Lens Forum and Review of Optometry.  He has lectured widely in the US, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Greece, New Zealand & Canada.

Dr. Rigel, whose experience spans over 35 years in the East Lansing community, is the founder of VisionCare Associates. He began his practice in 1972 and is a member of the Michigan Optometric Association. In 1990 Dr. Rigel was named the organization’s “Key Person.” He has lectured extensively on contact lenses and management, an area in which he is also widely published. Dr. Rigel serves on several contact lens and ophthalmic laboratories advisory and investigation panels, while also participating in FDA studies. As past chair of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens Section, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the AAO Cornea and Contact Lens Section, he is an expert in the field recognized by his colleagues around the world. Dr. Rigel serves as a state administrator for the Vision Source network of independent practitioners.

Dr. Michael Lipson is an optometrist/assistant professor at University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, at the Livonia location.  He works with all types of contact lenses with emphasis on specialty contact lens fitting for overnight corneal reshaping, keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery and for severe dry eye patients. He has spoken to optometrists and ophthalmologists nationally on the subject of overnight corneal reshaping and conducts fitting workshops on corneal reshaping for private doctors and at schools of optometry. He has been the principle investigator for studies on corneal reshaping, visual quality of life and new lens designs published in peer-reviewed journals.  He received his optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry and did undergraduate studies at Michigan State University.


Now in its fifteenth year, The SeaVision Conference continues to set new standards for what a continuing education conference can be!

From beginning to end, from the high quality courses to the cruise amenities, SeaVision is designed by doctors and for doctors.   The principal organizers of the SeaVision Conference are practitioners just like you, who have grown tired of the usual, boring C.E. formats.  With over 40 years collective experience in running national professional conferences, the organizers know how to deliver just what you'd expect in a great vacation combined with the best possible education program.

 Their concept is simple.  Get the best speakers.  Offer practical, enjoyable courses on the topics you need to know.  Go to the finest travel destinations available.  Involve top corporate sponsors to provide classy amenities, such as parties, great prizes, and special events.  Work hard to make each conference a great experience for everyone.

Our previous years’ SeaVision Conferences have taken us on cruises throughout the Caribbean, from Mexico to Aruba to the Virgin Island.  We’ve traveled throughout the Greek Islands and to Turkey.  We’ve done the Mediterranean from Italy to Tunis to Spain and to France.  We've done the Rhone River in southern France as well as the great cities along the Danube River, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. We've cruised to the the great cities of Scandinavia and the Baltic, including St. Petersburg, Russia. Last year, we sailed past  over 100 storybook castles on the Rhine and Mosselle Rivers from Amsterdam to Frankfurt, Germany.

If you’ve traveled with us in the past, we know you’ll be with us again on this one!  And if you’ve never been on a SeaVision cruise, this is the most perfect way to get started. 

So get on board with SeaVision to take you to exotic places around the world. Let us show you how great continuing education can be.

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