Speaker: Diane Drake & Jane Buckland

Dates:

April 6th & 7th

8 am – 5 pm both days

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

Location: Hyatt Place Tampa Airport Westshore

4811 W Main Street

Tampa, Fl 33607

(813) 282-1037 Ext. 5103

Group Room Rate: $159 per night

FOR CALL-IN RESERVATIONS: You can call 1-800-233-1234 for Hyatt Reservations and mention you are with the “NAO Group” or reference the group code G-NAOG to receive the special group rate.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE: The online booking link is: http://tampaairport.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-NAOG To make a reservation, copy and paste the link into your Internet browser, enter your arrival and departure dates (4/5-4/7), and click “check availability” to view the special rate. The “Corporate/Group Code” section under “Special Rates” page will auto-populate with the code G-NAOG.

Seminar Pricing

Register before March 29th for early bird pricing

Early bird pricing - Register before March 29

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 March 29th

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 April 6: 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 April 6: 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.

Troubleshooting RX Complaints

Saturday April 6: 1 pm – 3 pm

Troubleshooting RX Complaints                                             Diane Drake

ABO / NCLE – Level II

Troubleshooting Rx Complaints often begins with identifying what the problem and whether it is real or perceived. This course presents information that can help the participant to look at the reality of perception without prejudging, and find solutions to both real and perceived complaints while turning lemons into lemonade.

Anatomy and Physiology – How Does the Eye Work

Saturday April 6: 3 pm – 5 pm

Anatomy and Physiology – How Does the Eye Work                    Diane Drake

ABO – Level III

This course will list and identify the structures of the eye, explaining the visual functions.  It will also discuss the refractive status and process of the eye, identifying various conditions of the eye and possible corrections.  Included will be muscles of the eye and how they work, and how to identify and manage unequal refractive errors and complications of the eye.

Designing & Dispensing Eyewear

Sunday April 7: 8 am – 9 am

Designing & Dispensing Eyewear                                            Diane Drake

ABO – Level II

This course will challenge the attendee to review scenarios and deduce the correct solution to the patient/customer needs.  You will learn investigative techniques to determine their true visual, functional and aesthetic requirements.  The tools include detailed interviews, optical analysis, multiple measurements and custom fitting.

Digital Age Dispensing - New Visual Technology Demands New Protection

Sunday April 7: 9 am – 10 am

Digital Age Dispensing – New Visual Technology Demands New Protection                                                        Diane Drake

ABO – 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.

Business Management

Sunday April 7: 10 am – 12 pm

Business Management                                                        Diane Drake

ABO / NCLE – General Knowledge

Learn to describe hiring and exit interview skills, discuss applicable government regulations, execute benefit packages and effective record keeping and appraise motivation, leadership and conflict resolution techniques. Discuss how to produce a business plan including inventory plan. Learn to create and implement an employee manual and develop and implement training programs.

Fundamentals of GP Lens Fitting

Sunday April 7: 1 pm – 2 pm

Fundamentals of GP Lens Fitting                                            Jane Buckland

NCLE – Level I

This course presents a comprehensive foundation in the concept and skills needed to competently understand rigid contact lens principals. Topics covered include basic rigid lens design and application, lens verification and modification techniques. Rigid lens care and maintenance will also be discussed.

Basic Optics for the Contact Lens Technician/Assistant

Sunday April 7: 2 pm – 3 pm

Basic Optics for the Contact Lens Technician/Assistant                Jane Buckland

NCLE – Level I

“Spectacle prescription” to “contact lens prescription” conversion tools are a must in any practice. This course is designed to identify various refractive anomalies and how they are corrected or neutralized by spectacle as well as contact lens application. Formulas will be presented to describe calculation for vertex distance and astigmatic variances. Lens-to-cornea relationship, explaining the principles of how the contact lens relates to the corneal plane as well as how to calculate the “tear lens” will be explored. The participant will learn how to identify a contact lens prescription.

Patient Work-Up and History Taking; What goes on?

Sunday April 7: 3 pm – 5 pm

Patient Work-Up and History Taking; What goes on?                   Jane Buckland

ABO – General Knowledge / NCLE – Level I

The patient work-up is critical in helping the doctor or ECP determine the course of action to be taken with each individual patient’s ocular condition, problems and needs. This course will give the technician/assistant the necessary tools to aid in gathering information necessary for the doctor to make informed choices in diagnosis and treatment.  In addition, tools will be presented to help in assessing the basic history and physical, visual acuity, pupil evaluation, ocular motility, visual fields, tonometry, and much more!