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


REGISTER

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

Host Hotel – Rates as Low as $79/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

EYE2EYE SERIES – OptiCon @ Vision Expo General Session with Rebecca Alexander – Climbing Ever Higher: An Inspirational Story About True Vision (includes Lunch)
Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Complimentary Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: Essilor
Essilor

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.


OptiCon @ Vision Expo Welcome Event

Thursday, September 19
3:30pm – 5:30pm
OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub (Booth 16102)
Join the party and mingle with eyecare professionals celebrating OptiCon @ Vision Expo. Check back soon for more details on this event.

Sponsored by: Hoya

OptiCon Hub

Booth #16102
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.

Business

22B1  Strategies for Marketing in a Digital World
23B1  Every Frame Has a Story - How to Tell It & Sell It!
24B3  The Optical World of 3D Printing...Frames and Lenses
25B2  Methods of Leading and Managing Your Business
33B2  It's Your Optical, So What Would You Do Next?
34B1  How to Maximize Revenue and Profits with Vision Care Plans
42B1  Creating Customers for Life

Contact Lens

11O3  Analysis of Corneal Topography
23O3 Amazing Contact Lens Technologies for Today and the Future
24O2 Fitting Tips for Improving Your Success with Multifocal Soft Lenses

Clinical

45A1 Clinical Ocular Concepts for Opticians and Technicians

Hands on Workshop

25O1 – Ocular Dissection Anatomy of the Eye
31O3 – Beyond the Limbus An Introduction to Scleral Lenses
44O2 - Mastering Lens Measurements

Spectacle Lens

11O2 – The DNA of Ophthalmic Lenses
22O2 – Digital Eyestrain What Every Optician and Technician Needs to Know
23O1 – Frame Dispensing of the Future
24O1 – Commoditization of Eyewear Lens Designs That Cannot Be a Commodity
32O2 – Principles of Refraction for Opticians and Technicians
31O2 - 2020 Vision - A Sacred Cow

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

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

ABO Advanced Review Sessions

DOMAIN 1 – PART 1 - ABO Advanced Exam Review Domain I ANALYZE AND INTERPRET VISUAL ASSESSMENTPART 1
DOMAIN 1 – PART 2 - ABO Advanced Exam Review Domain I ANALYZE AND INTERPRET VISUAL ASSESSMENT PART 2
DOMAIN III – PART 1 - ABO Advanced Exam Review Domain III UTILIZE OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTATION PART 1
DOMAIN II – ABO Advanced Exam Review Domain II DESIGN FIT AND DISPENSE EYEWEAR AND OTHER OPHTHALMIC DEVICES
DOMAIN III – PART 2 - ABO Advanced Exam Review Domain III UTILIZE OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTATION PART 2

NCLE Basic Review Sessions

DOMAIN I – NCLE Basic Exam Review ABO Basic Exam Review DOMAIN I OCULAR ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY ABO Basic Exam Review DOMAIN II REFRACTIVE ERRORS
DOMAIN III – NCLE Basic Exam Review ABO Basic Exam Review DOMAIN III INSTRUMENTATION FOR MEASUREMENT AND OBSERVATION
DOMAIN IV – NCLE Basic Exam Review ABO Basic Exam Review DOMAIN IV PREFITTING
DOMAIN VI – DOMAIN VII FOLLOW UP ABO Basic Exam Review DOMAIN VIII REGULATORY
DOMAIN V – NCLE Basic Exam Review ABO Basic Exam Review DOMAIN V DIAGNOSTIC FITTING

NCLE Advanced Review Sessions

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


ABO & NCLE Exams Being Offered at OptiCon @ Vision Expo West

Opticians, Contact Lens Technicians and Allied Health Professionals can now take ABO & NCLE exam review courses and sit for exams at OptiCon @ Vision Expo West. In addition to more than 75 hours of educational content developed by the OptiCon Advisory Board – and numerous other contact lens, clinical, business, allied health and retail sessions offered through the OptiCon @ Vision Expo West education program, exam review courses for the National Opticianry Competency Exam (NOCE) and the Contact Lens Registry Exam (CLRE) will be taught by current National Federation of Opticianry Schools faculty.  Both the basic and advanced levels of the NOCE and CLRE review courses are being offered. The NOCE and the CLRE, as well as the ABO and NCLE Advanced Exams, the Online Spectacle Practical Exam, and the Online Contact Lens Practical Exam will be administered onsite on Saturday.

ABO & NCLE is very proud to announce that its ground-breaking Online Practical Examinations have now been expanded to encompass a virtual lensometer, pupilometer, frame parameter measurements, pupillary distance, slit lamp, and keratometer!

ABO & NCLE’s Virtual Practical Examinations incorporate technology that was never-before available in the Optical Community, combining virtualization of the key instruments identified above, along with “hot spot” technology, video and audio technology and interaction, item completion, and numerous other advantages in order to provide a benchmark to determine actual skills and abilities of license candidates.

For more information on registering to take an exam at OptiCon @ Vision Expo West on Saturday, September 21, 2019, please visit the ABO-NCLE website: www.abo-ncle.org.

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