Opticon @ Vision Expo

OptiCon @ Vision Expo brings the industry’s premier Optician and Contact Lens Technician education program to the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas.

Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians will have access to a comprehensive $249 package that includes:

  • 15 hours of ABO & NCLE approved continuing education including an exclusive General Session
  • Exhibit Hall access
  • 2 Lunch vouchers
  • Tailored special events including a welcome party and peer networking
  • Access to discounted rates at a dedicated OptiCon hotel


REGISTER

Please Note: Additional continuing education hours may be purchased at an additional rate.

Host Hotel – Rates as Low as $75/Night

Extend the opportunity to network with your peers on the Las Vegas strip at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino. This convenient hotel, located just minutes from the Sands Expo & Convention Center is a one-stop shop in the heart of the Strip offering an array of dining options, entertaining bars & pools, and easy access to Las Vegas shopping.

Go to: visionexpo.com/Harrahs and use the password Opticon18 to book hotel rooms for as low as $75 per night.

Please Note: You will receive more information on how to reserve your room during the registration process once you have selected the OptiCon package. 

Event Highlights

General Session & Breakfast

BACK TO THE FUTURE: WHY OUR PAST MATTERS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Join Dr. David Fleischman, as he takes a look at how past and current leaders have profoundly impacted the eyecare profession. You’ll get a look at history and a peek into the future as you get
inspired to explore the possibilities of how you can make a difference and create your own memorable past.
*Includes breakfast.

Party

Sponsored By:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Public House
Join the party at Public House to meet and mingle with eyecare professionals celebrating OptiCon@VisionExpo. Located right on Las Vegas Boulevard, you’ll be in walking distance of the Strip where you’ll have easy access to an array of dining, shopping and entertainment
options! Please note: as part of your registration, you are eligible for one complimentary pass to this event. If you are interested in additional passes, you can stop by the OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub (located in Booth #16903) to purchase an additional pass or passes.

Hub

Booth #16093
This dedicated show floor destination is designed specifically for Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians and will host meet and greets, networking, social events and access to representatives and
resources from ABO & NCLE, NAO, NFOS, OAA, and vendor partners.

Education

General Session & Breakfast

The OptiCon Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners, The Contact Lens Society of America, National Academy of Opticianry, National Federation of Opticianry Schools, and the Opticians Association of America, has selected their top education picks below. Make sure to allow time in your schedule to attend as many of these must-see sessions as possible.

Business

22B2 Retail Tactics: Differentiating Yourself and Your Practice
23B3 How To Respond to the 64 Million Dollar Question - Why Do Glasses Cost So Much?
24B2 Profiting from Vision Care Plans
24B3 Dynamic Dispensing
31B3 Demystify Managed Vision Care
33B1 Double Your Sales In One Week
34B1 Answering the Challenge of Online Eyewear

Contact Lens

1102 Clinical Approaches to Spectacle and Contact Lens Formulas
25O2 Eye Diseases That Opticians and Technicians Should Know About
31A1 Ocular History Taking - The Ten Most Important Pieces of Information You Need to Provide Your Doctor
31O2 No Wonder You Don’t See Well - How Eye Diseases Affect Vision
32A1 Screening for Diabetic Eye Diseases - What Every Optician and Technician Should Know
32O2 Clinical Ocular Concepts for Opticians, Technicians and Ancillary Staff
42O2 Contact Lenses: Building on the Fundamentals

Spectacle Lens

12O1 Dispensing to the Generations
23O2 My Top Ten Tips for Excellence in Dispensing
25O1 Spectacle Lens Update: Everything You Need to Know
33O2 Prism Applications A to Z
33O3 The Truth About Optical Myths, Half Truths, and Falsehoods
34O1 Light Filtering Lenses
43O2 Advanced Optics- Through the Looking Glass

ABO & NCLE Exam Review Courses & Testing

ABO & NCLE is excited to offer exam review courses for the National Opticianry Competency Exam and the Contact Lens Registry Exam for both basic and advanced levels at OptiCon @ Vision Expo. All exam review courses will be taught by current National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) faculty.

The American Board of Opticianry National Opticianry Competency Exam (NOCE) and the National Contact Lens Examiners Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE), ABOC and NCLE Advanced Exams, online Spectacle Practical Exam, and online Contact Lens Practical Exam will be administered at Vision Expo West on Saturday, September 29, 2018. If you would like to register to sit for any of these exams at Vision Expo West, please contact ABO-NCLE directly at 703-719-5800.

ABO Basic Review Sessions

Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Domain VI: Laws and Regulations
Ophthalmic Optics
Dispensing Procedures
Instrumentation

ABO Advanced Review Sessions

Analyze and Interpret Visual Assessment (Part 1)
Analyze and Interpret Visual Assessment (Part 2)
Use of Ophthalmic Instrumentation (Part 1)
Design, Fit and Dispense Eyewear and Other Ophthalmic Devices
Use of Ophthalmic Instrumentation (Part 2)

NCLE Basic Review Sessions

Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Domain II: Refractive Errors
Instrumentation for Measurement and Observation
Prefitting
Dispensing; Follow-Up; Regulatory
Diagnostic Fitting

NCLE Advanced Review Sessions

Routine and Emergency Visits
Prefit, Preparation Evaluation
Design, Fit, Dispense Standard and Specialty Lenses
Patient Instructions; Administrative Procedures


Our Partners

  • NCLE
  • NAO
  • NFS
  • OAA

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