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Complimentary Education for Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians provided by VSP.

NAO LIVE CE Saturday #3 powered by SECO University

Six hours of LIVE CE! | December 5, 2020

NAO and SECO present 18 hours of FREE ABO/NCLE education for Opticians, compliments of VSP

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Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLEC
Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLEC
Buddy Russell, FCLSA, C.O.M.T., FSLS
Buddy Russell, FCLSA, C.O.M.T., FSLS
Diane Drake
Diane Drake

9:30AM-10:00AM
Lobby Opens
Facilitator: Walt Mayo, OD


10:00AM-10:15AM
Announcements from VSP and Introductions
Presenters: NAO


10:15AM-10:45AM
Framing the Future of Eyewear Through Frame Board Management
Speaker: Dion Feagan, Regional VP, Marchon Eyewear
ABO/NCLE Credit: No


10:50AM-12:30PM
Basic Principles of Refraction for the Optician and Technician
Speaker: Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLEC
2 Hours Level II ABO
ST20R363-2 (ABO)

Understanding the relationship between the refraction and the patient's Rx is vital for communicating visual situations with our patients/clients.  Knowing how the numbers came to be in the prescription helps the ophthalmic dispenser understand the connection between the refractive procedure and the final Rx.  This information is extremely valuable when troubleshooting an optical problem, and when explaining facts about vision to our clientele.


12:30PM-12:45PM
Break


12:45PM-1:15PM
Marchon and Altair Welcome you to 2021
Speaker: Toni McElroy, Regional VP, Marchon Eyewear
ABO/NCLE Credit: No


1:20PM-3:00PM
A Little of This and A Little of That
Speaker: Buddy Russell, COMT, FCLSA,FSLS,LDO
2 Hours Level II NCLE
CT20R135-2 (NCLE)

There are many reasons why a patient may wear a contact lens. A contact may be worn and considered “want to lenses” while others may require “have to lenses”. These small pieces of plastic can impact the quality of life for patients in a positive way. In regards to medically indicated contact lens wear, few areas in eyecare are more rewarding for the eyecare professional. This course will present various conditions that require a contact lens for visual rehabilitation. In addition, fitting techniques and evaluations for each entity will be explored. 


3:00PM-3:15PM
Break


3:15PM-5:00PM
Anatomy and Physiology-How The Eye Works
Speaker: Diane Drake, LDO, ABOM, NCLEM
2 Hours Level II ABO and NCLE
ST20R364-3 (ABO)
CT20R134-3 (NCLE)

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.


5:00PM-
Closing Remarks and Q&A
Facilitator- Walt Mayo, OD / NAO


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