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


November 3rd & 4th

8 am – 5 pm both days

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

Location: Hyatt Place Orlando / Lake Buena Vista

8688 Palm Parkway

Orlando, FL 32836

(888) 492-8847

Group Room Rate: $129 per night

Group rate code: NAOO

Group rate expires on October 12, 2018

Hotel Website

Seminar Costs

Register before October 26th to receive early bird pricing

Early Bird Pricing - Ends October 26th

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 Pricing - After October 26th

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 Classes

Click below for more information on each course

A Manager’s Guide to Opticianry Laws and Rules

Saturday / November 3rd / 8 am – 10 am:

ABO  Basic      NCLE  General Knowledge/Intermediate         

This course will present the laws and rules for opticians in Florida.  The discussion will include history, the scope of practice, violations and penalties, the licensing process, and continuing education.

Preventing Medical Errors in the Optical Environment

Saturday / November 3rd / 10 am – 12 pm:

ABO  Basic      NCLE  General Knowledge/Intermediate         

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.

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Saturday / November 3rd / 1 pm – 3 pm:

ABO    NCLE    Technical/Advanced  

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.

Cow Eye Dissection

Saturday / November 3rd / 3 pm – 5 pm:

ABO    NCLE    Technical/Advanced  

As the parts of the cow eye are similar to other mammals including the human eye, this course will be an interactive workshop allowing the participants to dissect the eye. This course begins with a slide presentation of a cow eye dissection and concludes with a hands-on, guided cow eye dissection.

Press ‘Em On

Sunday / November 4th / 8 am – 9 am:

ABO                 Technical/ Intermediate

Whether it’s for a permanent solution or a temporary solution or even an experimental solution, press-on optics can work in a myriad of ways. This course will present information regarding the various types of press-on options and some of the applications for them.

The Optics of Strong Lenses

Sunday / November 4th / 9 am – 10 am:

ABO                 Technical/Intermediate

How do the optics change as the Rx changes and how does it affect the wearer?  Does the frame affect the optics?  How does lens material affect optics and how a patient sees?  Understanding how the optics change in a lens depending upon the vertex distance, wrap and other considerations is crucial to having your patient see well.  This course will present these issues to ensure the best visual outcome for your patient.

Unequal Refractive Errors and the Effects on Vision

Sunday / November 4th / 10 am – 12 pm:

ABO    NCLE     Technical/Intermediate

Patients want to know what their glasses will look like and we spend time discussing that with them.  But…how will they see with their glasses?  That’s an even more important question.  Unequal refractive errors not only have an effect on how glasses will look but how a person sees or even “IF” they see WELL.  This course will present answers to these questions presenting both spectacle and contact lens options in the discussion.

I just turned??? Can I still wear Contact Lenses?

Sunday / November 4th / 1 pm – 2 pm:

NCLE               Technical/Intermediate

Emerging presbyopes are one of the fastest growing populations of contact lens wearers.  If they’ve worn contact lens previously, they don’t want to stop and shouldn’t have to.  They aren’t like previous generations of presbyopes and they need and want different options.  This course will focus on the specific needs of the emerging and sometimes more than emerging presbyope, offering various options for this particular patient population.

The Basics of Soft Toric Lens Fitting

Sunday / November 4th / 2 pm – 3 pm:

NCLE               Technical/Advanced

Today, having astigmatism will not prevent patients from being fit with soft contact lenses.  This course will discuss not only what astigmatism is and the incidence of astigmatism but will present ways to satisfactorily fit your patient with lenses.  Designs, fitting basics, diagnostics, and problem-solving will be covered

New Contact Lens Technologies

Sunday / November 4th / 3 pm – 5 pm:

NCLE               Technical/Intermediate

Contact lenses play a major role in any successful optical business. This course will provide the learner with an in-depth evaluation of procedures involved in contact lens fitting, inspection, and handling. This course is designed to provide the learner with a detailed overview of contact lenses by defining pertinent terminology as well as important instrumentation used in the fitting process. The course describes special contact lens designs and their application.