Fall Symposium Agenda

Last Updated September 2, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

6:30 p.m. Am I Legal? Seminar – FREE!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

7:00 a.m.       Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast Served

8:00 a.m.       Are We Maximizing Efforts Vs Spinning Our Edgers? – Catherine Nocon (1 ABO)
As we go about our days being the best Opticians we can be, the question comes up: are we maximizing our capacity? Or are we spinning our edgers? This course gives a broad look at the very core of what we do: educating patients and matching visual needs with optical solutions. This course will include inventory and product analysis as well as navigating managed care options. At the end of the day, “what is good for the patient is good for the business/practice”.

9:00 a.m. Blue Plate Special…HEV – Jackie O’Keefe (1 ABO)
Blue light is causing quite a buzz in our ophthalmic world. These potentially harmful light waves come at us artificially and naturally. Yet, there is a dark side to blue light known as High Energy Visible (HEV) light. HEV exposure increases the risk of Macular Degeneration, cataracts and disrupts our daily circadian rhythms. This course will explore the electromagnetic spectrum, the visible light spectrum, dig deeper into the mysteries of HEV and offer solutions.

10:00 a.m. Strategies for today’s Ophthalmic professional – Jerry Himes, sponsored by Zeiss (2 ABO)
Explore the differences between yesterday, today and tomorrow’s Opticians and optical market places. Learn strategies to succeed in your career as an optician in the current and future worlds so that you can survive and become successful.

12 Noon Lunch and Membership Meeting – Vendor meet and greet

1:00 p.m. Understanding the New ANSI Z80.1 – Jerry Himes, sponsored by Zeiss (1 ABO)
An overview of the ANSI Z80.1 -2015 standard for prescription eyewear, examine the contents and discuss how it can be used as a guide to assure quality product is delivered if used in one’s practice. Included is an in depth look at what is new in the 2015 revision and also gives historical and technical input on the reasons for the tolerances and attributes that are covered, and how they evolved with time.

2:00 p.m. AR for the Real world – Jerry Himes, sponsored by Zeiss (1 ABO)
Why the title “AR for the Real World.”? Because AR has always been a great idea in theory. But when we first started selling it, it wasn’t necessarily a great idea in practice. That led to a lot of disappointed patients and a bad reputation for AR. This seminar is about how we’ve changed AR from a great idea in theory to a great idea in the real world. Explore why people choose AR and who benefits. We’ll cover the basics of AR, discuss how AR has evolved, and how it applies to the latest generation with regard to AR and blue light.

3:00 p.m. The Theory of Prism – Leah Exline (1 ABO)
In this Prism 101 classes, gain an understanding of the basics of prism and how it is applied on a daily basis. You will gain a fundamental understanding of prism strength, unwanted prism, imbalances and power differences.

4:00 p.m. Troubleshooting 101 – Darla All (1 ABO)
“OH MY GOSH, I just picked my glasses up, and I can’t see!” Where to begin? Basic troubleshooting methods to turn a frown upside down. Learn how to confidently evaluate a pair of glasses and determine where the trouble might be.

5:00 p.m. Classes End

* Schedule subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control.