Friday, September 20, 2013

Reservations Moving Fast for OpticalCEUs Fall 2013 Conference

"Reservations for our fall conference are coming in quickly," notes Linda Conlin, founder of the OpticalCEUs continuing education program for opticians. The program permits licensed opticians to renew their licenses and receive the ABO/NCLE certificationi with a7-credit program from F.E. Enterprises at the Grand Pequot Ballroom, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT on Sunday, October 20. Participants can register for the conference by clicking this link.

The seminars include the following:

1. The Miracle of Sight and How to Preserve It Speaker: Deborah Kotob (2 ABO) 9am-11am NEW!
2. Grading Contact Lens Complications Speaker: Linda Conlin (1 NCLE) 11am-Noon
3. Fitting Irregular Corneas Speaker: Joe Forte (1NCLE) 1 pm-2 pm NEW!
4. Beam Me Up! Understanding the Slit Lamp Speaker: Linda Conlin (1 NCLE) 2 pm-3 pm NEW!
5. Diseases of the Eye Speaker: Joe Forte (1 ABO) 3pm-4pm NEW!
6. Augmented Reality Contact Lenses Speaker: Linda Conlin (1 NCLE) 4 pm-5pm

For more information about the conference, send an email to

In addition, speakers for the conference have achieved several milestones in the past six months.

ABO/NCLE (American Board of Opticianry/National Contact Lens Examiners) has approved OpticalCEUs speaker Joe Forte as an Advanced, Level III speaker for ABO/NCLE courses. Level III speakers can give level I, II or III courses.

Earlier this year, Deborah Kotob, a sales consultant for Vision-Ease and an OpticalCEUs speaker, received an ABO Advanced Certification. According to ABO/NCLE, “the Advanced Certification designation, ABOC-AC is earned only after a practitioner has attained several years experience, completes a prescribed curriculum of advanced education, and achieves a passing score on the rigorous examination."

At the same time, Linda Conlin, founder of OpticalCEUs and a speaker at all the conferences, was recognized by the NAO. "In this issue, we are choosing to use this space to highlight a particularly amazing [NAO] ambassador" Linda Conlin. That's the start of an article (page 16) in this month's Vision of the Industry, the official publication of the National Academy of Opticianry.

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