Goodwin College's Ophthalmic Program Accredited
At the October 2, 2016 meeting, the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA) approved accreditation for Goodwin College’s Ophthalmic Science Program. The program was found to be in compliance with the Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for Opticianry. The accreditation lasts for two years. This accreditation classification will be in effect retroactive to May 25, 2016 and expiring May 24, 2018. The accreditation status will include all graduates of the program in 2016. This accreditation status will be extended to 6 years when the program is able to demonstrate full compliance with the remaining potential/non-compliant sections of the Essentials. This is standard for newly accredited programs.The commissioners said that they are honored to list the Ophthalmic Science Program at Goodwin College among its accredited programs.
Linda Conlin Speaking at CE Meeting for New Hampshire Opticians
Linda Conlin will speak at the annual New Hampshire Opticians Conference. The conference will be held on Oct. 16 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concorde, NH. She will have presentations on keratonus, the cornea, malpractice, complications associated with grading contact lenses.
The Story of Vision Airs Oct. 13; The Story of Vision eBook Follows
A one-hour documentary produced for PBS broadcast and distribution. The story’s threads will weave the tale of the journey of humanity that discovered the science; technology and medicine that allows us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye and correct vision. Efforts will be made to make this a co-production with international partners like BBC, NHK, ABC (Australia) and other international broadcasters."For more information, click.
will also be able to download the eBook or iBook also entitled
Story of Vision,
produced by Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson’s director of
education and training content. Four articles by Linda Conlin
appear in the book.
OpticalCEU Speaker Joe Forte Earns His NCLE Masters
Joe Forte recently earned his NCLE Masters Certificate. The percussionist and the director of contact lens services for Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates, Greenwich, CT, has long served the education needs of opticians. He lectured at CUNY Tech, Vision Expo and Optifair. He is certified as an Advanced Level speaker. He was program director of the Interboro Institute College of Opticianry where he taught courses in various areas of contact lenses and optics. Joe has been a Fellow of the CLSA since 1992.
In order to attain this esteemed status, Joe had to do the following for NCLE examiners:
NCLE Master in Contact Lens Technology designation
demonstrates to the public and colleagues that an individual has
attained a superior level in Contact Lens Technology.... [And he
needed to satisfy the following conditions:]
Conlin Teaches in Goodwin
With the start of the Fall 2015 semester, Linda Conlin is teaching in the Ophthalmic Science Program at Goodwin College, E. Hartford.
The two-year associate degree education tract enables individuals to learn about opticianry. Working with a dedicated team of eye care professionals, students learn to design, fit, and dispense corrective eyeglass and contact lenses in the school's state-of-the-art optical fabrication laboratory, contact lenses laboratory, and training store. The program also prepares students to sit for ABO's and NCLE's exams.
Attendee Evaluation of OpticalCEU's Conferences
Seats are just about gone. Call to register for OpticalCEUs Annual Fall Conference for continuing education. The number is 203-366-5591. (Online registration is closed.)
Pick up the latest ideas in the field - from lens technology to reduce blue light exposure to contact lens fitting for irregular corneas. Earn your ABO/NCLE credits with 7 courses at the GRAND PEQUOT BALLROOM, Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Sunday, October 23rd.
Advise your patients about the effects of blue light exposure
Provide top-notch patient care with new technology for managing ocular allergies
Expand your knowledge of contact lens materials, treatments and their applications
As always, conference attendees can enjoy a delicious hot buffet lunch compliments of OpticalCEUs
Register by phone (203-366-5991). Earn accreditation! Have some Foxwoods fun!
For over 15 years Linda, an Adjunct Instructor with the Goodwin College Ophthalmic Sciences program, has provided continuing education and training for opticians at the state and national levels. She is ABO and NCLE certified, licensed in CT, MA and RI, and has written for 20/20 and EyeWitness magazines. She founded OpticalCEUs and launched OpticalCEU.com and Optical News from OpticalCEUs news blog for opticians.
Deborah, the ECP Education Facilitator for Vision-Ease, creates and presents ABO, NCLE and JCAHPO seminars related to optics and best practices. A Massachusetts-licensed optician, she has owned two optical businesses and was a sales representative for MODO and Luxottica. Deborah has achieved ABOM and NCLE certifications.
Joe, the director of contact lens services for Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates, lectured at CUNY Tech, Vision Expo and Optifair. He recently received his NCLE Masters Certificate. He is certified as an Advanced Level speaker, and was program director of the Interboro Institute College of Opticianry where he taught courses in various areas of contact lenses and optics. Joe has been a Fellow of the CLSA since 1992.