OptiCon @ Vision Expo

OptiCon @ Vision Expo brings the industry’s premier Optician and Contact Lens Technician education program to the complete event for ophthalmic professionals; where eyecare meets eyewear and education, fashion and innovation mingle.

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


PRE-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.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM

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

OptiCon @ Vision Expo General Session + Lunch

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | 12:30 PM – 1:45 AM

Rebecca Alexander

Climbing Ever Higher: An Inspirational Story About True Vision 
Speakers: Blair Wong, Rebecca Alexander

As Ophthalmic professionals, we are dedicated to the art of enhancing, protecting and preserving vision. In cases of profound loss of vision, we are also presented with the added challenges of providing patient care associated with physical and emotional stress. Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, extreme athlete, activist, and author of the memoir "Not Fade Away". Born with Usher's Syndrome type III, a disease that leads to loss of both vision and hearing, Rebecca shares with us her personal story of "senses lost and found", and her ability to cope with the physical, psychosocial, and philosophical challenges that we all face.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Welcome Event
Join the party and mingle with eyecare professionals celebrating OptiCon @ Vision Expo. Check back soon for more details on this event.

Please note: as part of your registration, you are eligible for one complimentary pass to this event. You must visit the OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub on Thursday, September 19 to pick up your wristband for the party. You must have the wristband for entrance to the party. If you wish to purchase additional passes to the party, you can do so in the OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub. Booth 16093

OptiCon 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

Advisory Board Top Picks

The OptiCon Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from The 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 room in your schedule to attend as many of these must see sessions as possible.

Digital Eyestrain - What Every Optician and Technician Needs to Know
Principles of Refraction for Opticians and Technicians 20/20 Vision - A Sacred Cow?
Clinical Ocular Concepts for Opticians and Technicians
Amazing Contact Lens Technologies for Today and the Future
Fitting Tips for Improving Your Success with Multifocal Soft Lenses
Analysis of Corneal Topography
Commoditization of the Eyewear: Lens Designs that Cannot be a Commodity
The DNA of Ophthalmic Lenses
Frame Dispensing of the Future
The Optical World of 3D Printing...Frames and Lenses
Every Frame Has a Story - How to Tell it & Sell It
Creating Customers for Life
Strategies for Marketing in a Digital World
How to Maximize Revenue and Profits with Vision Care Plans
Methods of Leading and Managing Your Business
It's Your Optical, So What Would You Do Next?
Mastering Lens Measurements
Ocular Dissection: Anatomy of the Eye
Beyond the Limbus: An Introduction to Scleral Lenses

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.

ABO Basic Review Sessions

ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain II: OCULAR ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY OF THE EYE; Domain VI: LAWS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain I: OPHTHALMIC OPTICS
ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain III: OPHTHALMIC PRODUCTS; Domain V: DISPENSING PROCEDURES
ABO Basic Exam Review - Domain IV: INSTRUMENTATION

ABO Advanced Review Sessions

ABO Advanced Exam Review - Domain I: ANALYZE AND INTERPRET VISUAL ASSESSMENT (PART 1)
ABO Advanced Exam Review - Domain I: ANALYZE AND INTERPRET VISUAL ASSESSMENT (PART 2)
ABO Advanced Exam Review - Domain III: UTILIZE OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTATION (PART 1)
ABO Advanced Exam Review - Domain II: DESIGN, FIT, AND DISPENSE EYEWEAR AND OTHER OPHTHALMIC DEVICES
ABO Advanced Exam Review - Domain III: UTILIZE OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTATION (PART 2)

NCLE Basic Review Sessions

NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain I: OCULAR ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY; Domain II: REFRACTIVE ERRORS
NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain III: INSTRUMENTATION FOR MEASUREMENT AND OBSERVATION
NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain IV: PREFITTING
NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain VI: DISPENSING; Domain VII: FOLLOW-UP; Domain VIII: REGULATORY
NCLE Basic Exam Review - Domain V: DIAGNOSTIC FITTING

NCLE Advanced Review Sessions

NCLE Advanced Exam Review - Domain IV: ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY FOLLOW-UP VISITS
NCLE Advanced Exam Review - Domain I: PREFIT, PREPARATION AND EVALUATION
NCLE Advanced Exam Review - Domain II: DESIGN, FIT AND DISPENSE STANDARD & SPECIALTY LENSES
NCLE Advanced Exam Review - Domain III: PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS AND DELIVERY PROCEDURES; Domain V: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES


Our Partners

  • NCLE
  • NAO
  • NFS
  • OAA




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