Cap Cana

Cap Cana  | February 10 – 17, 2018

Walt Whitley, OD, MBA
Dr. Whitley is the Director of Optometric Services at Virginia Eye Consultants and serves several important roles for the practice. He is the liaison between VEC and optometrist physicians in the community, which means he is the primary point of contact for all patients who are referred for the advanced specialty services offered at the center.

As a VEC optometrist, he provides diagnosis and treatment for a number of conditions, including dry eye, ocular allergies, ocular infections, glaucoma and diabetes-related vision problems, as well as conducting evaluations for cataract surgery, refractive surgery and retinal disorders.

After receiving his doctor of optometry from Pacific University in Oregon, Dr. Whitley completed an optometric residency in ocular disease, refractive and ocular surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada and then spent several years there as a medical optometrist specializing in ocular disease and surgical/refractive eye care. Dr. Whitley also served as an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Pacific University College of Optometry and was the past secretary/treasurer of the Nevada Optometric Association.

Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, FAAO
Dr. Ben Gaddie earned his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Gaddie then completed a Residency in Ocular Disease through Northeastern State University College of Optometry at the Triad Eye Medical Clinic and Cataract Institute in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Gaddie completed both his Residency and also a Fellowship in Glaucoma and Laser Therapy at NSU College of Optometry. Currently he is the owner and director of the Gaddie Eye Centers, a multi-location full service practice in Louisville that was started by his father over 40 years ago. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Vice President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS). Dr. Gaddie is currently the chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the American Optometric Association. He is also the President of the Kentucky Optometric Association. Having published extensively in the ophthalmic literature, Dr. Gaddie serves on the editorial boards of Review of Optometry and Optometric Management and Optometry Times. In 2011, Dr. Gaddie was inducted into the Oklahoma Pioneers in Optometry Hall of Fame.

20 hours of COPE qualified credits available

Full Registration – 20 hours – $895
Partial Registration – 12 hours – $595

If registered by Nov 1, a $100 Early Registration Discount will apply to a Full Registration.

Monday, February 12 – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Walt Whitley, OD, MBA
Ocular Nutrition Friend or Foe (COPE #48735-OP)
Rapid Fire Grand Rounds (COPE #46185-PO)
Ocular Pain Management (COPE #52290-PH – CEE)

Tuesday, February 13 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Walt Whitley, OD, MBA
The Basics of Uveitis (COPE #47677-SD)
The 2020 Refractive Update Advances in Cataract, Presbyopic and Corneal Procedures (COPE #51157-PO)
Cosmetometry Integrating Aesthetics into Optometric Practice
(COPE #51846-PO)

Thursday, February 15 – 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ian Ben Gaddie, OD
Dry Eye Treatment Strategies For The Contact Lens Practice
(COPE #47823-PM)
Acquired Optic Nerve Diseases (COPE Pending)
The Pressure is On Challenging Cases in Glaucoma (COPE #50952-GL)

Friday, February 16 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ian Ben Gaddie, OD
New Technologies in Glaucoma Management From ERG to OCT
(COPE #47832-GL)
The Shifting Sands of Dry Eye and MGD-Expert Perspective
(COPE #47901-AS – CEE)
Next Generation Glaucoma Meds and Delivery (COPE Pending)

20 hours of COPE qualified credits available

All hours are submitted to ARBO electronically on the attendees behalf. All Tropical CE educational programs are administered under the auspices of the Rosenberg School of Optometry, at the University of the Incarnate Word. The University reviews and endorses all course materials, speakers, and presentations. For OD’s with Florida licenses, Tropical CE will also submit attendance hours to CE Broker.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Luxury Adult-Only All-Inclusive Resort

Tropical View Jr Suite – $259 / per person / per night
Ocean View Jr Suite – $289 / per person / per night
Swim Out Jr Suite r – $289 / per person / per night

Preferred Club Tropical View Jr Suite – $289 / per person / per night

Preferred Club – contact us for pricing

Escape into luxury at this sophisticated, adults-only hideaway located in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana. Facing the clear Caribbean Sea along the white sand of the exclusive Juanillo Beach, you’ll experience Unlimited-Luxury®—where everything is included.
The Unlimited-Luxury® experience, provides luxurious amenities that go above and beyond the typical all-inclusive.

At Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, amenities include:

-Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
-Unlimited beer, wine and international and domestic top-shelf spirits
-Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
-24-hour room and concierge services
-Pool and beach wait service
-Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
-Daily maid service
-No wristbands required
-All taxes and gratuities included

Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and local landlines with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows you to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more

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Guests will want to fly to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). Once you book your flights, please email Josh your flight itinerary so that we can confirm your travel dates and assist with airport transfers.

We have an airline discount code with United available to all of our attendees and their guests, which can save 5-10% on your airfare.

Visit and click on the “all search options” link. Input your travel information in the form and scroll down to “Promotions & Certificates”. Type in the following code to receive your discount: ZYYK900447. You will see the words “special offer” above the pricing options when the available flights appear.

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