Delegate Profile

Laurie Pierce


Company NameHillsborough Community College


Ms. Pierce is an Instructor in the Opticianry program at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. Laurie is a graduate of Newbury College's opticianry program in Boston, and managed Lugene Opticians, an upscale optical boutique in Boston's Copley Place. Ms. Pierce lectures extensively on optical theory and management topics at local, regional and national optical conferences. Ms. Pierce is an ABO Master Optician and is certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners. She received the National Federation of Opticianry Schools Educator of the Year award in 2003, and was named one of America's Most Influencial Women in optical by Vision Monday, 2010.

Education Sessions

  • The O'Keefe Sisters Top Dispensing Tips

    September 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Dispensing prescription eyewear is an enjoyable and challenging process. Many times throughout the day, eyecare professionals troubleshoot optical problems. Oft...

    • Language: English
  • 3D Printing for Lenses and Frames

    September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The world of 3D Printing has arrived in ophthalmics. During this course, you will be introduced to the optics of 3D lens printing, including the 'ink' used, an...

    • Language: English
  • Anatomy of a Successful Optical Business

    September 25, 2020, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    The need for personalized, customer-focused service is ever present. In order to be successful, we must be able to identify, meet and exceed customer/client/pa...

    • Language: English
  • Connecting the Refraction with the Patient's Prescriptions

    September 25, 2020, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Understanding the relationship between the refraction and the patient's Rx is vital for communicating visual situations with our patients/clients. Knowing how ...

    • Language: English