2023 WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program 
(Tech Program)

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March 10, 2023


The Meydenbauer Center
11000 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98804


Online Registration has Closed.
You may register in person at Meydenbauer Convention Center on Friday, March 10.

To the 2023 WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program!

Get Connected, Inspired and Prepared

  • Join your fellow colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest to learn about the latest trends and advances in ophthalmology through 24 unique lectures presented by our faculty of highly skilled and dedicated ophthalmologists from the best healthcare centers in the region, including:
    • University of Washington
    • Swedish Health
    • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    • Casey Eye Institute
    • Seattle Children’s Hospital
    • And many more!
  • Take advantage of hands-on, interactive learning through 24 clinical workshops provided by the best clinical application specialists in the industry, including our hugely popular Eye Anatomy and Dissection class!

Enjoy All *NEW* Courses

  • iGlaucoma: The Latest Innovations in Glaucoma Therapy
  • Premium IOL Update 2023
  • Mystery FA: Advanced Retinal FA Diagnosis
  • Killer Pediatric Eye Disease
  • And many more!

Meet the Experts

  • Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, COMT, CST, OSCWAEPS is pleased to welcome back Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, COMT, CST, OSC as part of our faculty this year! Dr. Parker has over 30 years experience as a nationally recognized ophthalmic instructor and trainer so don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Dr. Parker in person present three dynamic courses:
    • Ocular Motility: Let’s Get Moving!
    • Take a Picture! It Will Last Longer
    • Ocular Tele-Health: Ready or Not!

Relax and Rejuvenate

Relax in-between courses and enjoy a spacious layout, efficient and courteous staff, energizing continental breakfast, buffet lunch, hor d'oeuvres and many other amenities provided for your comfort and ease while you attend the program at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue!

Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to register early to secure your preferred courses. And don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird discount that is available until FEBRUARY 10TH!

We hope that you will not miss out on this PREMIER event in eye care education for the Pacific Northwest! We look forward to seeing you there with your friends and colleagues on March 10th!

Anndrea Grant, COMT, OSCAnndrea Grant, COMT, OSC
WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program Chair
Northwest Eye Surgeons


2023 Schedule
Session Descriptions

Online Registration has Closed.
You may register in person at Meydenbauer Convention Center on Friday, March 10.

Registration Fee Per Person

  On or Before Feb 10 After Feb 10
Member Practice



Non-Member Practice



Student / Military Tech



More about the Ophthalmic Personnel Program:

Target audience

Nurses, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (All levels of certified and non-certified assistants, opticians, contact lens personnel), and health care students.

Workshop prerequisites

The prerequisite for each workshop is to already possess a basic knowledge of that particular skill. The workshops are designed to help ophthalmic medical personnel further hone the skill and, through hands-on instruction, demonstrate the best clinical applications of that skill.

What's included

Your registration includes a full day of course instruction, e-syllabus, educational credits, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, access to exhibits, and a hosted reception.

Watch for your e-syllabus link

There will be no printed handouts for this meeting. One week prior to the meeting, you will receive an email with a link for access to your e-syllabus. We encourage you to use it to access important information before you arrive, including printable/downloadable speaker handouts, an updated schedule, and driving and parking directions.

Attendance verification and credit:

Note: this course has been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of CE credit. This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation. 

For workshops presented as training on the implementation of specific equipment or products, please note that this is proprietary information presented to allow students to master a specific task or process.  Alternatives to this technology may exist and a well-informed technician should have knowledge of those alternatives as well.

  1. Step 1: Submit attendance cards as you attend classes & workshops
    JCAHPO now requires that we document each participant’s attendance at each session throughout the day. Prior to the meeting you will receive by mail your nametag, personalized schedule and a set of attendance cards (one for each of your classes). Be sure to bring these with you on the day of the meeting! As you enter each classroom, you will insert your attendance card for that hour’s class into the box next to the classroom door. These cards are collected ten minutes after the class begins. Failure to deposit your attendance card into the correct box by that time means we will not be able to verify your attendance and you will not get credit for that hour. So please help us with your full cooperation in this system!
  2. Step 2: Complete evaluation
    Following the meeting you should go back to the e-syllabus and click on the link to complete your online program evaluation.
  3. Step 3: Receive your certificate
    Within 30 days after the program, the WAEPS office will send you (via email) a certificate showing the courses you attended. Please feel free to contact us in mid-May if you have not yet received your certificate and we’ll resend it.


Lunch is included in your registration. If you choose to leave the building during the lunch break, please be sure to return on time for your next class.

President's Reception

Immediately following the conclusion of the physician program at 5:15 p.m. please join us for the President's Reception.

Reciprocal society members:

WAEPS has reciprocal arrangements with ophthalmology societies in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Employees of physicians who are members of their respective state and provincial societies may register at the discounted member rate. Please contact our office for details if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity: [email protected]

Hotel accommodations

A discounted room block is available at the nearby Marriott Seattle/Bellevue 200 110th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004. The Marriott Hotel is located an easy 2 block walk to the Meydenbauer Center. The rate is $197 per night. Space is limited. Rooms can be booked until 2-15-23 or until all rooms in the block are filled. To go directly to the reservation website and receive the discounted room rate click here.

Book your group rate for WA Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Room Block


WAEPS encourages participation by all individuals. If you require accommodations, please notify the WAEPS office at 206-956-3652 at least two weeks prior to the conference. Advance notification is essential in order for us to serve you better. Note that our conference venue is fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Other attendee needs

Moms needing access to our 'pump room' during breaks should contact WAEPS staff for access when they arrive on site.
Special dietary needs? Indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email at least two weeks prior to the conference and we'll do our best.


Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004


Underground parking is available at the Meydenbauer Center.


Fee & Registration

In order for you to register at the WAEPS member rate, the ophthalmologist you work for must be a member of WAEPS and his or her 2023 dues must be paid. Early-bird discount applies to registrations received no later than Feb. 11, 2023.

We encourage all participants to register online on our website.  You’ll have the option to pay online or to request an invoice at the end of the registration process which you can forward to the person at your practice who pays the bills. If you need assistance or need to register via hard-copy registration form, please email [email protected] or phone 206-956-3635.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 1, 2023. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2023.

WAEPS 2023 Acknowledgements

WAEPS expresses sincere appreciation to all our corporate sponsors, vendors, and equipment companies for their ongoing support and generous loan of instruments to be used in the workshops.

Special Thanks to our Corporate sponsors and Equipment Companies:

  • Carl Zeiss Meditec
  • Oculus
  • Heidelberg Engineering
  • Northwest Eye Surgeons
  • Retina Consultants of Seattle
  • Madigan Army Medical Center

Questions regarding registration

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3635 or email [email protected]

Information about each of the other components of our annual meeting

For information about the other programs and for printable brochures, please click on the links below:

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Ophthalmic Coding, Documentation, and Reimbursement Seminar
Physician Program