NAO Seminar: Jacksonville, FL

Date: February 18th & 19th, 2017

Speaker: Diane Drake

Hours: Saturday 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday 8 am – 5 pm

* – 4 additional home study credits to those who attend two full days

Location: Doubletree By Hilton Jacksonville Airport
2101 Dixie Clipper Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32218

(904) 741-1997

For NAO negotiated room rates, call (800) 445-8667 and use

Group Code: NAO before Feb. 7, 2017

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Course List

A Manager’s Guide to Florida Opticianry Laws and Rules

Saturday, February 18: 8 am – 10 am
ABO       NCLE                     General Knowledge           FL  Required 

This course will present the laws and rules for opticians in Florida.  Discussion will include history, scope of practice, violations and penalties, the licensing process, and continuing education

Preventing Medical Errors in the Optical Environment

Saturday February 18th: 10 am – 12 pm
ABO       Basic     NCLE     Intermediate        General Knowledge FL  Required

This course will identify medical errors in the optical environment, an understanding of how they happen and what they can cause, as well as introduce ways to prevent them.  Included in the discussion will be terms including failure mode and effects analysis; root cause analysis and assessment; as well as identification, documentation, implementation of the remedial process, and communication.

Troubleshooting Dispensing to Seniors

Saturday February 18th: 1 pm – 2 pm

ABO       Technical / Intermediate

This course will present information regarding the unique dispensing skills needed to dispense eyewear to the aging population.  Sometimes considered a challenge, this course will discuss the “Senior” opportunity.  As “Generation X” enters their presbyopic years, ways of dispensing have changed dramatically regarding options and information given to patients.  Information on the personality traits of the different generations of the older population will be included.  Identifying specific needs in fit, fashion and function for older patients will be presented, including proper measurements and anatomical considerations. This course will also present the importance of communicating. Information on ocular changes as patients age will also be included.

Troubleshooting Pediatric Dispensing

Saturday February 18th: 2 pm – 3 pm

ABO       Technical / Intermediate

This course will present information regarding the unique skills needed to dispense eyewear to children. The course will focus on toddlers and children as well as tweens and teens.    Identifying specific needs in fit, fashion and function for eyewear on children will be presented, including proper measurements, and anatomical considerations. This session will also present the importance of communicating with children and their parents, and dispensing eyewear.   Statistics will be presented on children’s visual needs. It will begin with an ocular embryology and vision disorders of children.

Managing the Effects of Unequal Refractive Errors

Saturday February 18th: 3 pm – 5 pm

ABO       Technical / Intermediate

Patients want to know what their glasses will look like and we spend time discussing that with them. But…how will they see with their glasses?  That’s an even more important question.  Unequal refractive errors not only have an effect on how glasses will look, but how a person sees or even “IF” they see WELL.  This course will present answers to these questions presenting both Spectacle and contact lens options in the discussion.

Understanding the Need for Task Specific Eyewear

Sunday February 19th: 8 am – 9 am
ABO       Technical / Intermediate

This course will present information related to the ophthalmic prescription and how this information can be used to maximize the visual performance of your patients.  Understanding how to identify specific visual tasks in order to make the proper recommendations will be stressed.

The Secrets of Advanced Prism

Sunday February 19th: 9 am – 10 am
ABO       Technical / Advanced

This course will present information including splitting prism, compounding prism, prism notation, resultant prism, and resolving prism.  An understanding of basic prism would be helpful for the learner to comprehend the more advanced knowledge in this course. This course will be a more advanced level regarding prism.

What are Lens Aberrations and What Can We Do About Them?

Sunday February 19th: 10 am – 11 am
ABO       Technical / Advanced

This course will present information regarding lower order lens aberrations as well as higher order aberrations.  It will explain the role that lower order lens aberrations have played in lens design and the effect these aberrations have on patient vision.

Considerations for Low Vision

Sunday February 19th: 11 am – 12 pm
ABO       Technical / Advanced

This section will present information regarding low vision.  Topics included will be identifying low vision categories, how to change distance in testing the low vision patient, different types of magnification and how they benefit the patient as well as communication with the patient on how to properly use low vision aids.

The Great Cover-Up: Cosmetics and Contact Lenses

Sunday February 19th: 1 pm – 2 pm

NCLE     Technical / Intermediate

This presentation covers cosmetics as they relate to the contact lens wearer. The obvious COLORED cosmetics as well as the not so obvious cosmetics such as hairsprays, aftershaves, colognes, and soaps will be discussed.

Focus on Presbyopia: Keeping Patients in Contact Lenses

Sunday February 19th: 2 pm – 3 pm
NCLE     Technical / Intermediate

Today’s presbyope has different contact lens needs than other generations. They are mobile with varied lifestyles and activity demands. If you can keep them in contact lenses, they are very loyal. This course will focus on the specific needs of the presbyope, offering successful fit options for this patient population.

Patient Education: The Contact Lens Dispenser’s Responsibility

Sunday February 19th: 3 pm – 5 pm
NCLE     Technical / Intermediate

This course will introduce the contact lens dispenser to the responsibilities of properly educating patients on the proper care and handling of contact lenses, along with potential dangers. Basic methods for insertion and removal will be included.