Contributor Profile

Blair Wong

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Blair Wong is a licensed optician and the founding Chair of the Eye Health Technology Department at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, a position he has held since 2006. Professor Wong is a nationally recognized lecturer on Ophthalmic Optics, and Assistant Professor of Optics at the New England College of Optometry where he also serves as faculty advisor. He is dedicated to helping students pursue careers in optometry and as an example of his creativity and enthusiasm, his students at both colleges have formed a partnership program in which free eye exams and glasses are provided to vision needy school children in the Boston area and surrounding cities and towns. In the last four years, more than a thousand children, ranging in age from head start to high school, have received exams and glasses as a result of this program. Blair has over 30 years of experience in the optical profession and currently is the Executive Director to the Opticians Association of MA. He has earned a Master of Ophthalmic Optics from the American Board of Opticians, the highest level of certification in Opticianry. Blair also serves as a director to the American Board of Opticianry and a director to the Vision Foundation of the Opticians Association of America.

Education Sessions

  • Managing the Patient's Medical Concerns & the Optical Design

    September 18, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - 907-V

    In this interactive course, attendees will evaluate several patient medical case studies and design a solution involving prescription eyeglasses, or contact len...

    • Language: English
  • OptiCon@Vision Expo General Session with Rebecca Alexander - Climbing Ever Higher: An Inspirational Story About True Vision (Lunch Included)

    September 19, 2019, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 503-V

    Sponsored by Essilor. Complimentary Lunch will be served at 12:15pm. As Ophthalmic professionals, we are dedicated to the art of enhancing, protecting and pres...

    • Language: English
  • It's Your Optical, So What Would You Do Next?

    September 20, 2019, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 903-V

    In this interactive course, attendees will serve as business advisers and decision makers at each step of an evolving and unfolding case study. Attendees will e...

    • Language: English

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