Primary Eyecare Network Offering Six Educational Events in April

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Primary Eyecare Network Offering Six Educational Events in April

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. (March 9, 2016) – Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, is pleased to offer eye care practitioners six educational opportunities this April. PEN's schedule includes:

  • Date: April 4 – 6
    Title: Center for Paraoptometric Education
    Location: Alameda, Calif.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
    Cost: $495 per person for PEN members; $625 per person for non-members
    About: Led by Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO, and Jill Leubbert, ABOC, CPOT, this three-day program will get newer staff members up to speed on the fundamentals of the optical department. It will cover basic duties as well as troubleshooting and problem solving. Topics include fundamental optics; understanding prescriptions; RX verification; lens types, materials and treatments; PD measurements; frames and frame materials; frame styling and selling skills; frame repairs and frame adjusting; tips for success; and more.

  • Date: April 6
    Title: Locum Tenens Billing
    Location: Live online webinar
    Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PST
    Cost: Free for PEN members; $15 per practice for non-members
    About: Led by Rebecca Douglas, CPOC, this webinar will cover billing practices for substitute doctors who are not members of a practice.

  • Date: April 26
    Title: Frame Adjusting Workshop
    Location: Irvine, Calif.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST
    Cost: $95 per person for PEN members; $140 per person for non-members
    About: Led by Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO, this interactive and hands-on workshop will cover the fundamentals of frame adjusting. Topics include front-to back, custom adjustment techniques on both plastic and metal frames, as well as troubleshooting and problem adjustments. The workshop is worth two ABO credit hours.

  • Date: April 26
    Title: Frame Selection Workshop
    Location: Irvine, Calif.
    Time: 1 to 4 p.m. PST
    Cost: $95 per person for PEN members; $140 per person for non-members
    About: Also led by Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO, this engaging workshop will cover selecting comfortable and attractive eyewear that best meets patients' vision needs. Worth two ABO credit hours, the workshop will feature the most up to date collections of designer frames and is recommended for all optical staff.

  • Date: April 27
    Title: Basic Lensometry
    Location: Irvine, Calif.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Cost: $95 per person for PEN members; $140 per person for non-members
    About: Also worth two ABO credit hours and led by Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO, this hands-on workshop will introduce beginners to basic lensometry with lectures and plenty of practice. Students will learn the use, care and principles of the lensometer, and gain practical skills to measure the powers of single vision sphere and cylinder lenses, as well as lined multifocal lenses.

  • Date: April 27
    Title: Advanced Lensometry
    Location: Irvine, Calif.
    Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Cost: $95 per person for PEN members; $140 per person for non-members
    About: This workshop is for individuals who already have a basic understanding of single vision and lined multifocal lenses. Attendees can increase their value to their patients and their practice by taking their skills to the next level. Learn how to measure prescribed and un-prescribed prism and progressive lens powers. Also led by Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO and pending two ABO credit hours.

To register for these events or for more information, visit PrimaryEye.net or e-mail education@primaryeye.net.


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.

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