Optometrists, Opticians and Paraoptometric Staff Invited to Learn about Best Practices through Primary Eyecare Network

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Optometrists, Opticians and Paraoptometric Staff Invited to Learn about Best Practices through Primary Eyecare Network

ALAMEDA, Calif. (January 5, 2018) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP's, Primary Eyecare Network (PEN) is offering eye care practitioners three educational opportunities in February.

To register for any of the courses below, visit PrimaryEye.net/Education.

Frame Adjusting Workshop
When: February 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: PEN Education Center, 1750 N. Loop Road, Suite 150, Alameda, CA 94502
Cost: Free for PEN members; $15 for non-members
About: Led by certified professional coder Ann Bina of CS Eye, an optical billing and compliance firm, this webinar will cover various billing scenarios to determine the steps needed to file a clean Medicare/Medicaid claim. Participants will receive a packet of class materials prior to the webinar.

Webinar: Claims Review
When: February 7, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PT
Where: PEN Education Center, 1750 N. Loop Road, Suite 150, Alameda, CA 94502
Cost: $110 for PEN members ($82 before January 12); $155 for non-members ($116 before January 12)
About: Also worth two ABO credit hours and led by Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO, this informative workshop will help participants become expert frame stylists and give tips on how to find the best eyewear for their patients’ vision needs.

Frame Selection Workshop
When: February 15, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: PEN Education Center, 1750 N. Loop Road, Suite 150, Alameda, CA 94502
Cost: $110 for PEN members ($82 before Jan. 12); $155 for non-members ($116 before Jan. 12)
About: This interactive workshop will offer participants a fundamental, practical, hands-on frame adjusting experience, covering front-to-back, custom adjustment techniques on both plastic and metal frames as well as trouble shooting and problem adjustments. The workshop will be led by Mindi Lewis, an American Board of Opticianry certified optician (ABOC) and fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry (FNAO). It is worth two ABO credit hours.


About Primary Eyecare Network (PEN):
Founded in 1984 by a group of private optometrists, Primary Eyecare Network is a division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP focused on enhancing the independent professional optometrist's ability to compete in a rapidly changing marketplace. This includes providing favorable purchasing arrangements, business management and marketing support, quality educational programs for practitioners and staff, medical billing services, and other support services provided by PEN's knowledgeable and experienced staff. "Like" Primary Eyecare Network on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrimaryEyecareNetwork or follow @PrimaryEye on Twitter. For more information, visit PrimaryEye.net.
Marielle Sologuren, ext. 226 msologuren@piersongrant.com
Kimberly Rodriguez, ext. 257 krodriguez@piersongrant.com