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Spring Seminar Returns!
After setting record attendance at its fall seminar, OpticalCEUs returns with its Spring 2018 Seminar for opticians. We are here to help you earn 7 ABO and NCLE credits so you can easily renew your state license. If you don’t need 7 credits, you can tailor the program to better suit your needs at the conference with the best value in continuing education at the best location. Either way, F.E. Enterprise’s OpticalCEUs is here for you.
Mark your calendar. Our direct mail and our email promotions will go out soon. Keep your eyes on your mailbox or email inbox for a great deal for continuing education for opticians.
Opticians from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts can earn continuing education for license renewal.
As of last fall, New York opticians also can earn credits good for license renewal, courtesy of the Opticians Alliance of New York.
As in the past our lectures will be the accredited Linda Conlin, Deborah Kotob, and Joe Forte will present seven courses enabling you to earn three ABO and four NCLE credits.
For over 15 years Linda, the new Managing Editor for 20/20 Magazine’s Pro to Pro, 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, now the new director of education for 20/20 Magazine, is now responsible for the education opportunities for opticians, provided by 20/20 Magazine. She has created and presented 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. Prior to working for 20/20 Magazine, she was education facilitator for Vision-Ease.
Joe, the director of contact lens services for Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates, lectured at CUNY Tech, Vision Expo and Optifair. He received his Master in Contact Lens Technology (NCLEM), 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.
GRAND PEQUOT, FOXWOODS is located at 39 Norwich-Westerly Rd, Ledyard, CT 06339 on Route 2 between I-395 and I-95. Go to the Foxwoods website. Valet parking is free. For accommodations, call Foxwoods at 1-800 PLAY BIG. Overnight reservations are not associated with the seminar.
Conlin Named Managing Editor
Also, as the new Managing Editor of Pro to Pro for 20/20 Magazine, Linda Conlin invites you to check out the latest issue at https://www.2020mag.com/
An almost record number of opticians from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts came to Foxwoods Resort and Casino for OpticalCEUs Annual Spring Seminar on April 30. They listened as gifted and knowledgeable speakers Joe Forte, Deborah Kotob of Vision Ease spoke about the following:
The opticians also enjoyed a complimentary breakfast as well as OpticalCEUs renowned buffet lunch of soup, salads, pulled pork, and other offerings as well as a wonderful dessert bar.
OpticalCEUs Fall 2016 Succeeds Again!
Some twelve dozen opticians from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island attended OpticalCEUs Annual Fall Conference for continuing education in the Grand Pequot Ballroom, at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino on October 23. They picked the latest ideas in the field - from lens technology to reduce blue light exposure to contact lens fitting for irregular corneas. They listened to the following presentations:
OpticalCEUs Spring Continuing
Some 150 opticians came to Foxwoods Hotel and Casino to sharpen their skills, dusted off their imaginations, and picked up the latest optical ideas—from sun lens technology to specialty contact lenses. It all happened at OpticalCEUs Spring Seminar on April 10 in the Celebrity Ballroom of Foxwood's Fox Tower (formerly MGM Grand). In the second level ballroom, they earned up to 7 ABO/NCLE credits.OpticalCEU's speakers covered the following topics:
In February of 2018, OpticalCEUs speaker Deborah Kotab was selected as the director of education for 20/20 magazine. Her duties include creating programs that furthers the magazine’s education mission for opticians.
OpticalCEUs founder and speaker Linda Conlin was named managing editor of the magazine’s Pro to Pro section in late 2017.
Linda and Deborah invite you to check out the latest issue at https://www.2020mag.com/. You can contact Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up for Pro to Pro "Email Blasts".
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 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 Aired 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 The Story
of Vision, produced by Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson’s director of
education and training content. Four articles by Linda Conlin appear in the
OpticalCEU Speaker Joe Forte
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
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
2014 Spring Conference