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September 15th

  • Aging America: Clinical Care Symposium for the Geriatric Population

Credit Hours: 8 Hours Accreditation Pending

Early Bird Deadline

Wednesday August 21, 2019 (62 days from today)



Join UHCO as we step into the visual world of the elderly patient. Learn about the trends and common issues amongst the geriatric population from a dynamic array of speakers during this one day program. Earn a total of  8 COPE approved continuing education hours, including the 2019 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists, while learning about the clinical management of the elderly patient. Topics include:

  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma Update
  • Communication
  • Visual Disturbance/Vision Loss
  • IOL Update
  • Ocular Surface Disease
  • Profesional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists


Select the Agenda tab for complete program details.


Registration coming soon! 



REGISTRATION NOTE:  Participants wishing to register after 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 11th, will be considered a Walk-In Registration and will need to be handled onsite the day of the event. An additional fee will be applied to the regular registration fee.  




Ryan Patel, OD, FAAO, CourseMaster 

Dr. Ryan Patel received his Bachelor of Science degree, with high distinction, in Biochemistry at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and a Doctor of Optometry. Additionally, Dr. Patel completed a Primary Care/Low Vision Residency at the VA Medical Center in Lake City, Florida. Following his residency, Dr. Patel served as the Director of Optometric Services at a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice in North Carolina. There, he managed pre- and post-operative care for cataract, glaucoma, anterior segment lasers and refractive surgery patients. He developed a dry eye clinic specializing in LipiFlow® technology and managed the practice’s optometric referral network and continuing education programs. In 2016, Dr. Patel was named the Clinical Director of nJoy Vision at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), as well as, joined the UHCO faculty as a course instructor and attending clinical optometrist. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director for the UHCO Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). As Clinical Director, Dr. Patel provides and supervises the pre- and post-operative education for third- and fourth-year optometry students, residents and fellows. He manages the clinical operations of the ASC, as well as facilitates optometric co-management network programs. Dr. Patel has conducted several FDA/Clinical Studies in the evaluation of surgical equipment and software, the use of toric IOLs in cataract patients, and corneal cross-linking products. He has lectured nationally on a variety of topics including surgical procedures, glaucoma, contact lenses and anterior segment disease. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and holds memberships with the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.





Pat Segu, OD, FAAO, CourseMaster 

Dr. Segu graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science in 1988. She continued her education at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) receiving a doctorate degree in 1992.  Dr. Segu completed a residency in hospital-based optometry at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Segu holds a therapeutic license in the state of Texas with glaucoma privileges. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  Dr. Segu is actively involved and serves on the Advisory board for Eye Care for Kids Foundation, chair-elect for the APHA Vision Care Section, consultant for Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, and state board member for Prevent Blindness of Texas.  Dr. Segu is currently a clinical professor, director of the family practice residency program and clinical teaching fellowship program, clinic director for the Houston vision collaboration project-See to Succeed, and regional director for the Houston community based clinics for UHCO. Dr. Segu is the recipient of the 2015 American Public Health Distinguished Vision Section Service Award, 2014 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award under the Community Engagement category, and 2013 Texas Optometric Association Educator of the Year Award.


Will be held in the

Health District: Health 1 Building, in the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute


University of Houston College of Optometry

4901 Calhoun Road
Houston,TX 77204

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