Advanced Practical Training for Opticians
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The Michigan College of Optometry of Ferris State University, in its ongoing role of supporting the educational needs of eyecare professionals, announces the offering of the course, Advanced Practical Training for Opticians.
This course is being held as a response to the overwhelming requests for an additional training event focused upon more advanced Opticianry skills. There will be a limit of 20 attendees per event to ensure maximum interaction with our expert instructors.
The advanced training program is designed for those who have had extensive experience in the optical field and a good understanding of the science of optics and ophthalmic lenses. The attendee should possess a working knowledge of progressive addition lenses, refractive index, base curves, slab-off, ophthalmic lens materials (plastic, polycarbonate, high index material, etc.) in order to maximize learning. If the attendee does not have these prerequisites, they should attend our Basic Practical Training for Opticians course which introduces the basic foundation for working in the optical field.
- Advanced Progressive Lenses - 2 hours (ABO Level III)
- Advanced Lensometry - 2 hours (ABO Level III)
- Geometric Optics - 1 hour (ABO Level III)
- Computer Lenses - 1 hour (ABO Level III)
- Prism In Lenses - 2 hours (ABO Level II)
- Frame Repairs - 1 hour (ABO Level II)
- Spectacle Fitting & Adjustments - 1 hour (ABO Level II)
- Troubleshooting Spectacles - 1 hour (ABO Level II)
- Understanding Lenses - 1 hour (ABO Level II)
Friday, September 7, 2018: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018: 8 am - 12 pm
Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University
1124 South State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
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$495 per attendee/course, which includes 12 hours of instruction, handout materials pertaining to area of instruction, continental breakfast and lunch each day, and an evening dinner event.
Lodging is not included in the course registration fee. Available lodging options in Big Rapids, Michigan include:
James (Jamie) Brady, ABOC, MEd
Tracy Dard, ABOC, NCLEC