Speaker: Diane F. Drake, LDO, ABOM, FCLSA, FNAO

Dates: October 21st & 22nd, 2017

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

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

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Irvine / Orange County Airport

2381 Morse Avenue

Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: (949) 224-3900

Room Rate: $139/night (discounted $12/day parking)

Discounted rate good for Oct. 20-23.  Mention National Academy of Opticianry when booking for discounts

Block room rate expires September 20th

Hotel Website

Seminar Pricing

Early Bird Pricing (Now - Sept 30)

Early Bird Pricing: (Now – September 15)

          • NAO Membership – $75
          • NAO Members
                    • One Day – $100
                    • Two Days – $150
                    • Hourly – $15 / hour
          • Non-members
                    • One Day – $240
                    • Two Days – $340
                    • Hourly – N/A

Late Pricing

Late Registration Pricing: (On and After September 16)

    • NAO Membership – $75
    • NAO Members
        • One Day – $175
        • Two Days – $225
        • Hourly – $30 / hour
    • Non-members
        • One Day – $315
        • Two Days – $415
        • Hourly – N/A

Seminar Classes

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

Saturday Oct 21: 8 am – 9 am

ABO #__________– Technical, Level III

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.

Implementing and Managing a Frame Inventory

Saturday Oct 21: 9 am – 10 am

ABO #__________– Technical, Level II
This course will present information on implementing a frame inventory and then give ways to
control that inventory. Included in the presentation will be patient demographics, establishing
practice identity in a frame inventory, how to compute the inventory level, selecting vendors,
budgets, ordering and replenishment procedures, improving cash flow, and how to say no to
impulse purchases.

Current Trends for Managing the Transmission and Absorption of Light Through Lenses

Saturday Oct 21: 10 am – 12 pm

ABO # __________– Technical, Level II
This course presents absorption and transmission of lenses as well as the different types of tints
and coatings used on lenses. Included in discussion will be different types of lens materials and
the properties of them with regard to absorption/transmission/tints/coatings. A brief description
of anti-reflective coatings, polarized lenses, photochromic lenses, UV coatings, scratch resistant
coatings, and tints will be included.

Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye

Saturday Oct 21: 1 pm – 3 pm

ABO # __________– Technical, Level III
NCLE # __________– Technical, Level III
This course will introduce the participant to the basic refractive status of the eye. Included in
discussions will be terminology with descriptions of the different refractive errors of the eye. Eye
anatomy will be included that pertains to the refractive errors of the eye. Discussions will include
correction for the various types of refractive errors. Included in this discussion will be muscle
imbalances.

Cow Eye Dissection

Saturday Oct 21: 3 pm – 5 pm

ABO # _________ – Technical, Level III
NCLE # _________– Technical, Level III
As the parts of the cow eye are similar to other mammals including the human eye, this course
will be an interactive workshop allowing the participants to dissect the eye. This course begins
with a slide presentation of a cow eye dissection and concludes with a hands-on, guided cow eye
dissection.

HIPAA

Sunday Oct 22: 8 am – 9 am

ABO # _________ – Technical, Level II
NCLE # __________– Technical, Level II
This course will introduce the participant to the principles of HIPAA. Included in discussion
will be regulations, where to find information, who is affected, business associates, who is
not affected, when to comply, documentation, implementation, marketing, communication
and forms.

Keep it in the House - How to Increase Your Rx Capture Rate

Sunday Oct 22: 9 am – 10 am

ABO # _________ – Technical, Level II
NCLE # __________– Technical, Level II

This course will provide a systematic approach to evaluate and assess the current capture rate
and introduce ways of improving it. Identifying why Rx’s are lost will help in implementing ways
of improvement. Information will include the roles of each person in a practice in contributing to
an improved capture rate.

Digital Age Dispensing - New Visual Technology Demands New Protection

Sunday Oct 22: 10 am – 11 am

ABO # __________– Technical, Level I
Life has changed dramatically over the last 25 years for you and your patients/customers. “There’s an app for that” has become a common phrase. The digital age is upon us and with it comes high tech equipment that impacts our vision, both positively and negatively. This course will present some of the common concerns and methods for protecting our patients/customers.

The Secrets of Advanced Prism

Sunday Oct 22: 11 am – 12 pm

ABO # __________– Technical, Level III
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.

Frame Materials, Selection and Adjustments

Sunday Oct 22: 1 pm – 2 pm

ABO # __________– Technical, Level I
This course begins with the basics of learning what all of the frame parts and classifications
are, and there are many. We will take an in-depth look at plastic and metal frame materials
of today. This course continues with the fundamentals of frame adjustments, starting with
the fitting triangle to ensure an individual and comfortable fit for the patient. And a review of
frame selection will be included.

Patient Education: The Contact Lens Dispenser’s Responsibility

Sunday Oct 22: 2 pm – 3 pm

NCLE # __________– Technical, Level I
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.

Focus on Presbyopia: Keeping Patients in Contact Lenses

Sunday October 22: 3 pm – 4 pm

NCLE # __________– Technical, Level II
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.

The Great Cover-Up: Cosmetics and Contact Lenses

Sunday Oct 22: 4 pm – 5 pm

NCLE # __________– Technical, Level I
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.