NAO Seminar: Tallahassee, FL

Date: February 4th & 5th, 2017

Speaker: Dr. William Underwood

Hours: Saturday 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday 8 am – 5 pm

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

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee Central
1330 Blairstone Road

Tallahassee FL 32301

(850) 893-8300

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Courses and Descriptions

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Preventing Medical Errors in the Optical Environment

Saturday February 4th: 8 am – 10 am

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 remedial process, and communication.

Florida Laws and Rules Quiz Show

Saturday February 4th: 10am – 12 pm

ABO       NCLE     General Knowledge           FL  Required 

This course will challenge participants to answer questions related to Florida Opticianry Laws & Rules as well as current OSHA & ANSI Standards.  The jeopardy style format will entertain and inform attendees about current regulations.

New Technologies: AR Coating

Saturday February 4th: 1 pm – 2 pm

ABO       Technical / Intermediate

This course segment will focus on the impact of recent advances in anti-reflective coatings. The advancements will include ultra violet and blue light protection. Applications to various lens substrates and elements impacting quality will be presented.

What’s New in Wearable Technology Eyewear?

Saturday February 4th: 2 pm – 3 pm

ABO       Technical / Intermediate

This course will provide an update of the latest wearable technology eyewear. As wearable technology becomes more prevalent, eye care professionals need to understand the devices capabilities and impact on their visual needs. In some cases the technology is worn with prescription lenses. The optics of these lenses requires modifications to optimize viewing with the devices. The course will include tips for measuring and fitting prescription lenses worn with the devices.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Digital Measuring Devices

Saturday February 4th: 3 pm – 5 pm

ABO       Technical / Intermediate

Advanced lens designs and digital surfacing provide an opportunity to individualize patient’s eyewear. To take full advantage of this customization, precise measurements are required. Computerized image capture and measuring systems can now record the eye data, frame data and behavior data for every patient. This course will provide an in-depth description of current systems and provide an opportunity for hands-on measurements.

Polarized and Variable Tint Lens Update

Sunday February 5th: 8 am – 9 am

ABO       Technical / Basic

This course provides a comprehensive review of the latest polarized, variable tint and combination lenses. A comparison of manufacturing technologies and expected performance will be presented. Lens material and design options will be discussed.

Mentoring New Opticians

Sunday February 5th: 9 am – 10 am 

ABO       NCLE Technical / Intermediate     

Eye care professionals serving in the role of a mentor lack training and references regarding mentoring procedures and the evaluation of competencies performed by mentees. New Opticians learning on the job, participating in a formal apprenticeship program or attending a degree program all need guided hands-on experience in the workplace. This course will provide an overview of a new Mentoring the Mentor program to support mentoring in several competency areas.

Eye Dissection

Sunday February 5th: 10 am – 12 pm

ABO       NCLE Technical / Intermediate     

Participants in this course will perform a guided dissection of a cow eye. Working from the outside to the inside, they will gain a greater understanding of the ocular muscles, conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, iris, crystalline lens, vitreous and retina. Relevant human eye conditions will be discussed as each part is examined.

Contact Lens Solution Update

Sunday February 5th: 1 pm – 2 pm

NCLE     Technical / Intermediate

This course will present recent developments in the area of contact lens solutions for gas permeable and soft contact lenses. Advantages of these new developments will be discussed. Solution tonicity, Ph, buffering agents, viscosity, wetting agents, preservatives and factors effecting patient compliance will be reviewed.

Corneal Assessment: Diopters, E-Values and More

Sunday February 5th: 2 pm – 3 pm

NCLE     Technical / Intermediate

Corneal assessment and measurements are needed to plan refractive surgery, fit contact lenses and detect pathology. This course will review the progression of devices and methods used to measure and assess the cornea. Instrument operation and interpretation of findings will be presented.

The ABCs of Fitting Soft Contact Lenses

Sunday February 5th: 3 pm – 5 pm

NCLE     Technical / Basic

This course will provide an overview of the soft contact lens fitting process from pre-fit evaluation to follow up care. Methods of selecting lens type and lens parameter s based on pre-fit findings and patient needs will be presented. Lens fit evaluation and troubleshooting will be discussed.