Speaker: Dr. William Underwood, Ph. D, ABOM, FNAO, FCLSA(H)

Dates:

November 17th & 18th

8 am – 5 pm both days

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

Location: Hilton Irvine / Orange County Airport

18800 MacArthur Blvd

Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 812-3724

Group Room Rate: $125 per night

Group rate expires on October 26, 2018

Click here for Discounted Room Rates

Seminar Pricing

Register before November 9th for early bird pricing

Early Bird Pricing - Register before November 9th

NAO Membership – 1 Year – $75

NAO Seminar Pricing:

  • One Day – $99
  • Two Days – $150
  • Hourly – $30

Non Member Seminar Pricing:

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

Late Registration - After November 9th

NAO Membership – 1 Year – $75

NAO Seminar Pricing:

  • One Day – $174
  • Two Days – $225
  • Hourly – $45

Non Member Seminar Pricing:

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

Seminar Courses

Click below for more information on each course

Preventing Medical Errors in the Optical Environment

Saturday / November 17th / 8 am – 10 am:

ABO Basic       NCLE Intermediate       General Knowledge 

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.

Ocular Diseases & Other Disorders for Advanced Opticians

Saturday / November 17th / 10 am – 12 pm:

ABO     NCLE   General Knowledge       

This course will present various conditions induced by disease, injury or surgery. Each condition’s impact on the patient’s system and performance will be discussed along with optical and surgical treatments for the condition. A protocol for handling ocular emergencies is also included.

Improving Protection and Performance with Safety & Sports Eyewear

Saturday / November 17th / 1 pm – 2 pm:

ABO                 Technical / Intermediate

Statistics on eye injuries should concern consumers and eye care professionals. This course will look at the occupational and recreations areas posing the greatest risk and present the latest products to provide protection and improve performance.

What’s New in Wearable Technology Eyewear?

Saturday / November 17th / 2 pm – 3 pm:

ABO                 Technical / Intermediate

This course will provide an update on the latest wearable technology eyewear. As wearable technology becomes more prevalent, eye care professionals need to understand the capabilities and impact of the device on their visual needs. In some cases, the technology is worn with prescription lenses. The optics of these lenses require 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 / November 17th / 3 pm – 4 pm:

ABO                 Technical / Intermediate

Advanced lens design 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.

Spectacle and Contact Lens Solutions for Digital Eyestrain

Saturday / November 17th / 4 pm – 5 pm:

ABO                 Technical / Intermediate

All age groups experience different levels of digital eye strain. This course will present the latest spectacle and contact lens solutions to this growing problem.

An Optician’s Guide to Visual Impairment

Sunday / November 18th / 8 am – 10 am:

ABO                 NCLE   Technical / Intermediate

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 / November 18th / 10 am – 11 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.

Polarized and Variable Tint Lens Update

Sunday / November 18th / 11 am – 12 pm:

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.

Contact Lens Solution Update

Sunday / November 18th / 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 affecting patient compliance will be reviewed.

Corneal Assessment: Diopters, E-Values and More

Sunday / November 18th / 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 / November 18th / 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.