Speakers: 

Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Times: Saturday & Sunday – 8 am to 5 pm*

(4 free home study credit voucher for full two day attendees)

Location: Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village

100 North Atlantic Avenue

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Phone: (386) 254-8200

Room Rate: $129/night

(also for attendees discounted parking and resort fees waived)

Use Reservation Code: NAO17

Hotel Website

Seminar Pricing

Early Bird Pricing (ends Oct 31st)

Early Bird Pricing: (sign up before September 30, 2017)

    • NAO Membership – $75
    • NAO Members
        • One Day – $100
        • Two Days – $150
        • Hourly – $15 / hour
    • Non-members
        • One Day – $250
        • Two Days – $300
        • Hourly – N/A

Late Pricing

Late Pricing: (after November 15th, 2017)

    • NAO Membership – $75
      • NAO Members
          • One Day – $175
          • Two Days – $225
          • Hourly – $30 / hour
    • Non-members
        • One Day – $325
        • Two Days – $375
        • Hourly – N/A

Seminar Classes

Click the titles below for more information and class times

Medical Errors: Recognition and Prevention

Saturday December 2nd

8:00am – 10:00am     Medical Errors:  Recognition and Prevention

 Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

ABO # _S17R401__ NCLE # _C17R063__ General Knowledge

This course will identify potential medical/surgical/pharmacology and contact lens related errors and provide dialog on how to identify and prevent errors. An explanation of preventive measures in the Optical/Medical/Optometric and Contact Lens practice environment with specific emphasis on contact lens related errors will be discussed.

Florida Laws and Rules

Saturday December 2nd

10:00 am – 12:00 pm   Florida Laws and Rules

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

ABO # _S17R402__ NCLE # _C17R064_ General Knowledge

The Florida Board of Opticianry was established to ensure that every Optician practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The practice of Opticianry is a privilege granted by the state. The Board license, disciplines, educates, and when appropriate, rehabilitates licensed practitioners to assure competency in their service to the people of Florida.

PRESBYOPIA: “Through the Looking Glass”

Saturday December 2nd

1:00pm – 2:00pm      PRESBYOPIA:  “Through the Looking Glass”

Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

NCLE # _CT17R204-3_ Technical, Level  III

For over 60 years modalities for managing presbyopia have existed. This course is intended to take the participant through a brief history of several early bifocal modalities. Current lens characteristics and designs will be discussed supported by case histories. A description of various screening methods currently available to assist in identifying the presbyopic patient’s visual as well as environmental needs will be presented.  An explanation of how to utilize and adapt these designs to fit those needs will be reviewed.  A discussion of Monovision and modified Monovision options will also be addressed.

RGP or SOFT? “The Great Debate”

Saturday December 2nd

2:00pm – 3:00pm      RGP or SOFT? “The Great Debate”

Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

NCLE # _CT17R205-1_ Technical, Level  I

Gas Perm or Soft lenses? How do we choose? This course is designed to describe to the participant how to approach the needs of the previous wearer based on evaluation of visual and physiological background. Design characteristics and problem solving will be demonstrated. A brief explanation of current soft as well as rigid lens fitting philosophies will also be discussed.

Optics for the Contact Lens Clinician

Saturday December 2nd

3:00pm – 4:00pm      Optics for the Contact Lens Clinician

Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

NCLE # _CT17R206-2_ Technical, Level II

“Spectacle prescription” to “contact lens prescription” conversion tools are a must in any practice. This course is designed to identify various refractive anomalies and how they are corrected or neutralized by spectacle as well as contact lens application. Formulas will be presented to describe calculation for vertex distance and astigmatic variances. Lens-to-cornea relationship, explaining the principles of how the contact lens relates to the corneal plane as well as how to calculate the “tear lens” will be explored. The participant will learn how to identify a contact lens prescription.

Boost Your Dispensing Aptitude with Digital Freeform Lenses

Saturday December 2nd

4:00pm – 5:00pm      Boost Your Dispensing Aptitude with Digital Freeform Lenses

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

ABO # _ST17R463-2_ Technical, Level II

The course reveals how manufacturing advancements and consumer demand is pushing opticians to the next level of understanding spectacle lens solutions.  A discussion of new terminology of digital and digital freeform lenses will create new understanding and improve dispensing skills. Participants will learn the dos and don’ts of dispensing the latest lenses.        Will introduce new math and position of wear compensation formulas.

Intelligent Lens Technology with Unity Via

Sunday December 3rd

8:00am – 9:00am       Intelligent Lens Technology with Unity Via

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

ABO # _ST17R464-2_ Technical, Level II

How can something so easy be so advanced? With dispensers’ input, we’ve created a lens design so intelligent that with a few, simple measurements your patients will see their best, every time. Via progressive lenses use the latest freeform design technologies to solve many of the longstanding problems associated with wearing progressive lenses.  New “intelligent” algorithms take customization and personalization to new levels by addressing 4 critical design areas.

Synsync Photochromic Lenses: Understanding Light and Vision

Sunday December 3rd

9:00am – 10:00am     Synsync Photochromic Lenses: Understanding Light and Vision

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

ABO # _ST17R465-2_ Technical, Level II

This course will review the physiological connection between light and vision, the hazardous nature of UV and the science of blue light, and consider how changes in visual environment make photochromic lenses an increasingly appropriate product choice for a broad range of patients. Additionally, this course will provide the ECP with a basic understanding of photochromic technology and a series of best practices for explaining the features of photochromic lenses and demonstrating their benefits to patients.

AR Coatings: Product Science and Sales Techniques

Sunday December 3rd

10:00am – 11:00am   AR Coatings: Product Science and Sales Techniques

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

ABO # _ST17R466-2_ Technical, Level II

When light interacts with an uncoated lens there are three effects that take place: Reflectance, transmittance and absorbance. Theamount of inherent reflectance in lens materials varies by refractive index- the higher the refractive index, the higher theamount of reflectance that will occur. Anti-Reflection coatings beneficially manipulate light to reduce reflectance in an optical lens based on the principle of destructive interference. In the course, we will explore how this science works to provide better vision.

The Thirteen Temperaments (and How to Work with Them)

Sunday December 3rd

11:00am – 12:00 pm  The Thirteen Temperaments (and How to Work with Them)

Carole Bratteig FL LDO, ABO, NCLE,  FNAO

ABO # _S17R403_ General Knowledge

Part lecture- part self-discovery- designed to identify, measure and quantify your own as well as your patients’ fiscal and psycho/social receptivity towards eyewear purchases. Participants will be asked to join in an amusing but revealing self-assessment exercise to identify their own Temperament when considering an eyewear purchase.  This exercise will allow them to learn the methodology to assess their patients’ temperament while in moments of decision making and create a more positive interaction and outcomes for all.

Patient Work-Up and History; What goes on?

Sunday December 3rd

1:00pm – 3:00pm      Patient Work-Up and History; What goes on?

Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

ABO # _S17R404__ General Knowledge

The patient work-up is critical in helping the doctor or ECP determine the course of action to be taken with each individual patient’s ocular condition, problems and needs. This course will give the technician/assistant the necessary tools to aid in gathering information necessary for the doctor to make informed choices in diagnosis and treatment.  In addition, tools will be presented to help in assessing the basic history and physical, visual acuity, pupil evaluation, ocular motility, visual fields, tonometry, and much more!

Basic Ocular Anatomy and Physiology for Technicians and Assistants

Sunday December 3rd

3:00pm – 5:00pm      Basic Ocular Anatomy and Physiology for Technicians and Assistants                     

Jane S. Buckland, FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

ABO # _ST17R467-2  Technical, Level II;  NCLE # _CT17R207-1_ Technical, Level  I

This course describes a comprehensive foundation in the concept and skills needed to competently understand basic ocular anatomy and physiology. Particular attention will be directed to pathological and ocular complications and how they relate to contact lens selection, evaluation and follow-up. The participant will be presented tools to help identify common ocular pathologies such as: dry eye, lid disease, corneal irregularities/infection, glaucoma, infection, allergy and much more!