Tuesday, November 1, 2016

OpticalCEUs Succeeds Again!

Some twelve dozen opticians from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island attended OpticalCEUs Annual Fall Conference for continuing education in the Grand Pequot Ballroom, at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino on October 23. They picked the latest ideas in the field - from lens technology to reduce blue light exposure to contact lens fitting for irregular corneas. They listened to the following presentations:
  • Just the Blue Light Facts, Ma’am! 
  • Lensology – Lens Basics Review 
  • Become a Contact Lens Fitter 
  • A New Approach to Fitting Irregular Corneas 
  • Contact Lenses – How We Got Here From There 
  • Managing Ocular Allergies.
We love hearing from our attendees. Laura Crane wrote a while ago: "I always like to tell people that I was at the very first seminar that you ever did for opticians in Connecticut. I'm so glad to see how much you've grown over the years! I will always continue to attend your seminars as I find them very informative. Thank you for providing us with alternative options!"
Our Lecturers
Accredited lecturers Linda Conlin, Deborah Kotob of Vision-Ease and Joe Forte presented the seven courses for ABO/NCLE credits.

For 17 years Linda, an Adjunct Instructor with the Goodwin College Ophthalmic Sciences program, has provided continuing education and training for opticians at the state and national levels. She is ABO and NCLE certified, licensed in CT, MA and RI, and has written for 20/20 and EyeWitness magazines. She founded OpticalCEUs and launched OpticalCEU.com and Optical News from OpticalCEUs news blog for opticians.

Deborah, the ECP Education Facilitator for Vision-Ease, creates and presents ABO, NCLE and JCAHPO seminars related to optics and best practices. A Massachusetts-licensed optician, she has owned two optical businesses and was a sales representative for MODO and Luxottica. Deborah has achieved ABOM and NCLE certifications.

Joe, the director of contact lens services for Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates, lectured at CUNY Tech, Vision Expo and Optifair. He recently received his NCLE Masters Certificate. He is certified as an Advanced Level speaker, and was program director of the Interboro Institute College of Opticianry where he taught courses in various areas of contact lenses and optics. Joe has been a Fellow of the CLSA since 1992.