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Education & Public Service

Nicaragua 2008

Nicaragua mission trip with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity
In 2008, right before opening Focal Pointe Eye Care and the birth of his first child, Dr. Lyons took the opportunity to provide eye care services in Nicaragua. The VOSH team served thousands of Nicaraguan people in just under a week, providing eye health exams and dispensing donated glasses when needed. “This was truly an experience I will never forget,” says Dr. Lyons of the trip. “This was a time in my life that revolved around change, both personally and professionally. Making the time and effort to travel to another nation in need for care was rewarding and humbling. The Nicaraguan culture that embraced us will forever leave an impression.” Dr. Lyons is looking forward to his next mission trip that will include his entire family.

InfantSEE

InfantSEE, a public health program, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life.
infantsee

InfantSEE is the American Optometric Association’s public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Dr. Lyons has been an InfantSEE provider since the launch of the program in 2005.

Focal Pointe provides a free exam for infants between ages 6 and 12 months to screen for major conditions. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of this free service even if your child has no apparent eye or vision problems.

During this examination, Dr. Lyons will test for:

Excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
Eye movement ability
Eye health problems
It is important to identify children who have these issues at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.

To learn more about InfantSee, go to www.InfantSEE.org

Presentations

Dr. Lyons is active in the education of patients, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. Click here to view an abbreviated list of his educational programs.
Eye Health and Healthy Living – The Golden Years Seminars
West Chester Hospital, November 23, 2013 and December 4, 2013

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster”
American Academy of Optometry, October 25, 2013

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, September 24, 2013

“Boost Your Practice with Slit Lamp Photography”
Reliance Medical, October 17, 2013

“Meaningful Use (Less) Update”, “You’re Putting What in My Eye?”, “Scleral Lens Case Studies: Not Your Average Cornea”, and “The Infectious Contact Lens”
Opticians Association of Ohio, February 24, 2013 and October 13, 2013

“Update on the Primary Care Initiative”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, October 23, 2012

“Scleral Lenses: Troubleshooting Tips for Jupiter Scleral Lenses”
• Essilor Laboratories Webinar, May 2012

“Scleral Lenses: Fitting Your Not So Average Corneas”
Essilor Laboratories Webinar, October 2011

“Acanthamoeba: The Infection You Don’t Want to Miss”
American Academy of Optometry Grand Rounds, October 15, 2011

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster” and “Non-Surgical Management of Irregular Corneas”
Opticians Association of Ohio, October 2, 2011

“Boost Your Practice with Slit Lamp Photography”
Reliance Medical, August 2011

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster” and “Management of Uveitic Glaucoma”
Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, May 17, 2011

“Non-Surgical Management of Corneal Deformities Part 2”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, March 22, 2011

“Non-Surgical Management of Corneal Deformities Part 1”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, October 26, 2010

“Herpes: From Simplex to Zoster” and “Boost Your Practice with Slit Lamp Photography”
SECO International, Atlanta, February 13, 2010

“Management of Uveitic Glaucoma”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, June 23, 2009

“Management of Anterior Uveitis”
• University of Cincinnati Optometric Grand Rounds, November 27, 2007

“Acanthamoeba Keratitis – Case Study CM”
• Greater Cincinnati Optometric Society, July 31, 2007

“Uveitic Glaucoma”
• Greater Cincinnati Optometric Society, October 10, 2006

“Acanthamoeba Keratitis on the Rise”
• University of Cincinnati Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, March 29, 2006

“Anterior Uveitis”
• Ohio State University College of Optometry, May 25, 2006

“Restasis and Dry Eyes”
• Greater Cincinnati Optometric Society, February 28, 2006
• Sponsored by Allergan

“Contact Lens Advances: Fitting the Normal Cornea”
• The University of Cincinnati Corneal Symposium 2004
• Hosted by Adam Kaufman, M.D., and Edward Holland, M.D.

“Meaningful Use (Less) Update”, “You’re Putting What in My Eye?”, “Scleral Lens Case Studies: Not Your Average Cornea”, and “The Infectious Contact Lens”
• Opticians Association of Ohio, April 27, 2014.