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How Color Lens Technology Improves Both Performance and Quality of Life
Start Time : 08:00
Duration : 2 hr(s).
Color technologies today can influence and impact both performance and quality of life. From advances in filters that bring tears to the eyes of the red-green color deficient to activity-specific lenses that dramatically improve sports and hobby performance to lenses that reduce symptoms of dyslexia, visual distress and stutter, the science behind these color enhancement technologies will be fully explained in an easy to understand and fun presentation.

Understanding Ocular Medications – What Does What?
Start Time : 08:00
Duration : 2 hr(s).
There are a number of pharmaceutical agents, prescribed and over-the-counter, that are frequently used in the eye care practice. Diagnostic drugs used during an eye examination and meds prescribed for therapeutic purposes will be discussed. This course will help the eye care professional understand why they are used, what they do and how they help our patients.

All About The Base Curve
Start Time : 10:10
Duration : 1 hr(s).
The base curve is perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of optics faced by opticians. Learning to handle the hurdles in the continuing war between optics and cosmetics is essential. Further, understanding exactly why and how base curve choice impacts cosmetics, perception and peripheral acuity is important for every optician.

Virtual Slit Lamp Workshop
Start Time : 10:10
Duration : 2 hr(s).
The ocular health is assessed in detail with the slit lamp. This course will be an interactive course that will allow the optician to see what really happens through a "virtual presentation" of the slit lamp exam and how it pertains to examining the ocular structures.

The Perils and Pearls of Taking Accurate PDs
Start Time : 11:10
Duration : 1 hr(s).
The PD has become a lightning rod of interest for both the public and practitioner. Although the traditional objectively determined PD has proven satisfactory, there is compelling information indicating the subjective PD is superior. Attendees will learn the theory behind subjective PDs and have hand-on experience with newest devices.


The Doctor is Out: All About Smart Refraction
Start Time : 13:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Advances in TeleMedicine, simply defined as “The remote diagnosis and treatment of healthcare by tele communications technology” is rapidly becoming the most commended and controversial topic in healthcare in the early 21st Century. The how, why, and where it will impact traditional refraction, the eye exam and general eye health care is an important topic for all opticians for both opticians and the public to become acquainted.

Scleral Lenses – From Start to Finish
Start Time : 13:30
Duration : 2 hr(s).
Scleral lenses have changed the way care for a number of corneal conditions including keratoconus, dry eye and severe corneal compromise. Implementing scleral lenses into your practice will be discussed. The handling and care of lenses as well as fitting considerations will be discussed. This course will take the attendee through the process of scleral lens fitting from start to finish

How To Customize, Create and Fit Bespoke Eyewear
Start Time : 14:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
With tens of thousands of frames styles and brands, picking out a frame often boils down to trial and error. Rather than searching for a needle in a haystack, opticians should reacquaint themselves with how to fit, create and customize a bespoke frame for a wearer’s needs.


Getting The Best Return From Your Discontinued Frames
Start Time : 15:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
Most optical people will return or exchange a frame when they discover it has been discontinued. But is this really the best way to leverage your precious inventory-investment dollars? You'll learn how to properly curate and display the styles you carry and understand the current dynamics behind a consumer's decision to make a purchase. You’ll understand how to price obsolete inventory to obtain maximum profit and raise your perceived value added.

Contact Lenses Make My Eyes Dry
Start Time : 15:30
Duration : 1 hr(s).
With the number one reason for patients discontinuing contact lens wear being discomfort, it is important to understand the reasons that cause it. This course will empower the attendee with a better understanding of both the ocular and contact lens surfaces and the reasons that comfort with contact lenses may be affected as well as the strategies to make these people more successful in them.
 


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