NSDO Conference Schedule
Saturday, September 10, 2016
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Digital Lenses: How Design and Competition Stack Up – Ed Robson
There are so many new lenses on the market, it’s virtually impossible to keep up with the ever changing designs and releases. So what does all of this really mean and just how different are these lenses and designs? This course provides a higher insight to the collaboration of designs, the technology used in the designs, verbiage and language used by the manufacturers and what is special about specific lenses. See for yourself which technology is really used and what the best value is for your patients when selecting a digital lens.
9:00 a.m. Blue Light
This course provides a higher insight to the collaboration of designs, the technology used in the designs, verbiage and language used by the manufacturers and what it does. See for yourself what lenses truly are and what the best value is for your patients when selecting a digital lens. This revolutionary workshop will uncover the dangerous trends and “unintended consequences” that are affecting both you and your patients in today's 24/7 "Digital World." As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to Blue Light impact; understand blue light and how it can impact long term vision, daily vision, and overall well-being; how to protect your patients using the newest lens technology; understand how unprecedented (and growing) usage of portable smart phones and tablets is contributing to dangerous blue light exposure in patient's eyes.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Child’s Play: Dispensing Pediatrics – Ed Robson
This course walks opticians through the basics of pediatric dispensing. From knowing the best materials to dispense for safety and RX, to actively measuring decentration for a smaller PD, opticians will learn the foundations to dispensing to a younger age group. While it may take a little more patience, the reward is greater. Also learn about 3rd party and pediatric benefits as well as the new governances around the ACA and Pediatric benefits as an “Essential Health
11:15 a.m. But My Child Wants to Wear Contact Lenses – Tami Hagemeyer
Contact lenses are not for every person, or for every age group. It is almost always left to the parent’s discretion. But there are times when it is the parent that desires the child to wear contact lenses. We will discuss a tactful conversation to advise mom or dad that contact lenses may not be in the child’s best interest at this time.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. NSDO General Membership Meeting
1:00 p.m. My Eyes are Red…Can’t Be My Contact Lenses – Tami Hagemeyer
Millions of individuals wear contact lenses every day. Most of them will wear their contact lenses without ever experiencing any discomfort. Approximately 6% will experience some irritation, which may or may not be directly related to contact lens wear. We will discuss some of the first physical signs of contact lens problems, and try to recognize other predisposing factors.
2:00 p.m. Practice Management: Premium Product and Multiple Pairs – Ed Robson
This course provides opticians and optical staff with the knowledge, facts, and know how to sell more premium products and selling multiple pairs. We will outline the benefits to selling based on lifestyle and truly understanding patient needs. A generous portion of this training is directed at task, safety, and sun wear lenses. At the end of the presentation we also note the different numbers that the office should be tracking in terms of exams per month, capture rate, progressive to segmented bifocals, to the materials they are selling. You first need to understand what you are selling in order to improve. This is a great course in increasing office profitability, increasing premium lenses and also increasing multiple pairs to the patients.
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Frames – Tami Hagemeyer
This course is designed to be a hands-on workshop; we encourage attendees to use the latest tools available for plastic frame adjustments and repairs.
Course will be limited to 20-25.