RSA Refractive Technicians


Refractive Surgery Alliance Continuing Education: Mission Statement

Our purpose is to educate, equip and inspire leaders in the field of refractive surgery and visual sciences who will build strong organizations and communities, contribute to the health and care of patients globally, and create lasting value for the field of medicine. The world will know us for:

  • Our grounded wisdom that is guided by the power of collaboration;
  • Our courageous spirit that embraces the power of the team;
  • Our forward vision that challenges convention and drives change across organizations, industries, and communities.



RSA Refractive Technicians:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021: “TOPOGRAPHY”

60 Minute Course

Open to ALL RSA Member Staff, Technicians
& Collaborative Care Teams Globally


Register Here!


Content for this Activity was Planned and Prepared Independently
by the Participating Faculty without Input or Funding by Commercial Interests


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM GMT / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT


Discussion Lead by:

Liz Brennan, BSc, MSc
Wellington Eye Clinic
Dublin, Ireland

Cory Pickett, BSN, RN, CRNO, COA
Panhandle Eye Group
Texas, USA

Lindsay Kuykendall, COA
North Carolina, USA

Marissa Martinez
Heart of Texas Eye Institute
Texas, USA


Wednesday, December 1, 2021: “TOPOGRAPHY”


We begin a new training outreach for Refractive Technicians.

As we all know this role requires a high level of expertise and experience to master. Every step of the diagnostic exam is critical. The more complete our technicians’ knowledge is, the better able they are to perform accurate diagnostic exams and refractions, make the patient feel at ease, and catch mistakes before they happen.

With the mission of supporting, and training the very best refractive technicians, we have curated a lecture series to be given by technicians, for technicians.

First Lecture: TOPOGRAPHY
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM GMT / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
Duration: 60 Minute Format

Please arrange your schedule so that you can attend this “LIVE Training Session” This is a great opportunity to invest in their education.

Topics will include:

  • Topography – What is it, Why is it Important?
  • Key Definitions
  • Application in Refractive Surgery
  • How to Capture: Tips for Positioning and Optimizing Image
  • Validation
  • Intro to Interpretation
  • Relevant Pathology
  • Our All-Star Technician Training Committee Includes:

  • Liz Brenan, BSc, MSc – Wellington Eye Clinic, Dublin, Ireland
  • Cory Pickett, BSN, RN, CRNO, COA – Panhandle Eye Group, Texas, USA
  • Lindsay Kuykendall, COA – NVISION Eye Centers, California, USA
  • Marissa Martinez – Heart of Texas Eye Institute, Texas, USA
  • The lecture is FREE for the technicians and staff of an RSA Member. After gauging your feedback from this pilot lecture, we hope to turn this into a course as well as a certification program for Refractive Technicians.


    Registration is REQUIRED. Register Here!

    December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM GMT / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT