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

Dates: October 5th & 6th, 2019

Saturday & Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm

16 Classroom credit hours + 4 home study*

* – home study hours for full two day participants

Location:

Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista

8688 Palm Parkway

Orlando, FL 32836

Negotiated room rate:  $129.00

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Seminar Costs

NAO Member Pricing

NAO Membership – $75

Early bird registration (ends September 27th)
One Day – $99

Two Day – $150

Hourly – $15 / hour

Non Member Pricing

NAO Membership – $75

Early bird registration (ends September 27th)

One Day – $240

Two Days – $340

Hourly – n/a

Seminar Classes

Click below for class times and descriptions

A Manager’s Guide to Florida Opticianry Laws & Rules

Saturday October 5th: 8 am – 10 am

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 October 5th: 10 am – 12 pm

ABO / NCLE   General Knowledge / Florida Required

This course will identify medical errors in the optical environment, an understanding of how they happen, what they can cause, and ways to prevent them.  Included in the discussion will be terms including failure mode and effects analysis, root cause analysis and assessment. We will also cover identification, documentation, and implementation of the remedial process and communication.

HIPAA

Saturday October 5th: 1 pm – 2 pm

ABO / NCLE   Level III   Technical

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 are not affected, when to comply, documentation, implementation, marketing, communication and forms.

Secrets of the Lens Cross

Saturday October 5th: 2 pm – 3 pm

ABO / NCLE   Level III   Technical

This course will discuss the powers of lenses in all meridians by placing the Rx on a lens cross.  Also presented will be information that will assist the ECP in both visualizing the final Rx as well as identifying any unwanted concerns relating to the Rx. Unwanted prism and vertical imbalance will be discussed.

Advanced Prism

Saturday October 5th: 3 pm – 4 pm

ABO Level III Technical
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.

Mirrors, Magnifiers and Telescopes

Saturday October 5th: 4 pm – 5 pm

ABO Level III   Technical

This course will present an overview of mirrors, magnifiers and telescopes and where they fit into the optical practice to improve your patients’ vision.  The presentation will begin with information regarding mirrors and the different types.  It will continue with magnification and magnifiers and conclude with optical telescopes and when they can be used to improve your patient’s vision.

Prism and Characteristics of Lenses

Sunday October 6th: 8 am – 9 am

ABO Level III   Technical

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

Absorption, Transmission, Tints and Coatings

Sunday October 6th: 9 am – 10 am

ABO Level III Technical
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 and coatings. A brief description of anti-reflective coatings, polarized lenses, photochromic lenses, UV coatings, scratch resistant coatings and tints will be included.

Considerations for Low Vision

Sunday October 6th: 10 am – 11 am

ABO Level III   Technical

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

Sunday October 6th: 11 am – 12 pm

ABO Level III   Technical

Being able to fit and adjust eyewear may appear to be simple, and it well could be, but not every dispenser has been able to master this particular art.  This course will discuss the reasons that eyeglasses fit badly and some solutions for solving these challenges.  Included in the discussion will be the fitting triangle, facial anatomical differences, sensitivities, prescription challenges with frames and certain materials, as well as individual preferences.  Effectively being able to communicate with the patient will also be discussed.

Focus on Presbyopia – Keeping Patients in Contact Lenses

Sunday October 6th: 1 pm – 2 pm

NCLE Level II    Technical

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 Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Tear Film and Contact Lenses

Sunday October 6th: 2 pm – 3 pm

NCLE Level II    Technical

Patients don’t like to hear “I’m sorry, but you have a dry eye, and can’t wear contact lenses any longer”.  This course will present some of the causes of dry eyes, and ways to manage those patients with contact lenses.  Included in the presentation will be allergies, symptoms, and medications.  Discussion will include the various structures of the tear layer as well as other parts of the eye.

The Great Cover Up: Cosmetics and Contact Lenses

Sunday October 6th: 3 pm – 5 pm

NCLE Level I     Technical

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.