Speaker: Diane Drake & Jane Buckland

Dates:

February 16th & 17th

8 am – 5 pm both days

Full two day attendees receive a voucher for 4 home study credits

Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton

2987 Apalachee Parkway

Tallahassee, Fl.  32301

(850) 402-9400

Group Room Rate: $134 per night

Group name for calling in: “National Academy of Opticianry”

Use group code for booking online: “NAO”

Seminar Pricing

Register before February 8th for early bird pricing

Early Bird Pricing - Register before February 8th

NAO Membership – 1 Year – $75

NAO Seminar Pricing:

        • One Day – $99
        • Two Days – $150
        • Hourly – $15

Non Member Seminar Pricing:

        • One Day – $240
        • Two Days – $340
        • Hourly – n/a

Late Registration - After February 8th

NAO Membership – 1 Year – $75

NAO Seminar Pricing:

    • One Day – $174
    • Two Days – $225
    • Hourly – $30

Non Member Seminar Pricing:

    • One Day – $315
    • Two Days – $415
    • Hourly – n/a

Seminar Courses

Click below for more information on each course

A Manager’s Guide to Florida Opticianry Laws and Rules

Saturday / February 16th / 8 am – 10 am:

A Manager’s Guide to Florida Opticianry Laws and Rules             Diane Drake

ABO / NCLE – General Knowledge/Florida 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 16th / 10 am – 12 pm:

Preventing Medical Errors in the Optical Environment                 Diane Drake

ABO / NCLE – General Knowledge/Florida 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.

Considerations for Low Vision

Saturday / February 16th / 1 pm – 2 pm:

Considerations for Low Vision                                                         Diane Drake

ABO – Level III

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.

What Makes Eyeglasses Fit Badly and What to Do About It

Saturday / February 16th / 2 pm – 3 pm:

What Makes Eyeglasses Fit Badly and What to Do About It           Diane Drake

ABO – Level III

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

Prentice’s Rule and Finding the Power of a Lens in Any Meridian

Saturday / February 16th / 3 pm – 5 pm:

Prentice’s Rule and Finding the Power of a Lens in Any Meridian   Diane Drake

ABO – Level II

This course will include unwanted prism, prism by decentration, Prentice’s Rule, prism imbalance and finding the power of a lens in any meridian.

Defining the Chief Complaint to Maximize Vision

Sunday / February 17th / 8 am – 9 am:

Defining the Chief Complaint to Maximize Vision                       Diane Drake

ABO / NCLE – Level II  

While patients/customers may come to an Optical office for any number of reasons, it is incumbent upon us to determine the particular reason or reasons and address them in particular.  Part of a patient history is identifying the “Chief Complaint” from your patient.  Whether it is visual, emotional, or something else, satisfaction is depending upon finding the source of the complaint to maximize vision.  This course will help to identify the standard history “chief complaint” as well as digging to uncover any other concerns.

Prism and Characteristics of Lenses

Sunday / February 17th / 9 am – 10 am:

Prism and Characteristics of Lenses                                        Diane Drake

ABO – Level III

This course will explain how to identify the characteristics of a lens.  Included will be plus lenses, minus lenses, prism and focal length.

HIPAA

Sunday / February 17th / 10 am – 11 am:

HIPAA                                                                              Diane Drake

ABO / NCLE – 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.

Absorption, Transmission, Tints and Coatings

Sunday / February 17th / 11 am – 12 pm:

Absorption, Transmission, Tints and Coatings                    Diane Drake
ABO – Level III
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.

Contact Lens Options to Refractive Surgery

Sunday / February 17th / 1 pm – 2 pm:

Contact Lens Options to Refractive Surgery                              Jane Buckland

NCLE – Level II

How does one handle the previous lens failure or the patient that is not a good candidate for refractive surgery? This course is intended to familiarize the participant with relevant methods of refitting and managing the previous or failed contact lens wearer. Current available lens materials, problem solving as well as follow up care will be discussed. A brief explanation on current re-fitting philosophies will be reviewed

Managing Today’s Presbyope with Contact Lenses

Sunday / February 17th / 2 pm – 3 pm:

Managing Today’s Presbyope with Contact Lenses                     Jane Buckland

NCLE – Level I

The Presbyopic population is growing exponentially. This course is intended to explain to the participant the various screening methods currently available to assist in identifying the presbyopic patient’s visual and environmental needs. An explanation of the various soft lens modalities for the presbyope as well as how to utilize and adapt these designs to fit the patient’s needs will be discussed. A description of monovision and modified multifocal options will also be presented.

Presbyopia – Through the Looking Glass II

Sunday / February 17th / 3 pm – 5 pm:

Presbyopia – Through the Looking Glass II                                Jane Buckland

ABO – Level II / NCLE – 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.