The presentations on the schedule for Optical Summit 2018 will be submitted for accreditation across Canada.
The full Educational Summit schedule will be posted, along with the result of their accreditation reviews, as speakers and topics are confirmed and accreditations are received from the Regulatory Colleges. Stay tuned!
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
|9:00 to 10:00 AM|| Dare to be Different
Presented by Elaine Grisdale Sponsored by ABDO
Every customer wants to be special. Elaine Grisdale from the UK will be talking about specialization in your practice. There are many ways to stand out in a crowd and Elaine will examine several including handmade custom eyewear and consumer experience.
OODQ: 1 PNC NACOR #110.359: 1 EG (PE: 1 EG) COO #3614: 1 EG CCOA: 1 hour
|10:00 to 11:00 AM|| Rock Your Multipairs
Presented by Raymonde Pigeon Sponsored by Essilor
The reality of visual needs among all generations of Canadian consumers today is that one pair of eyewear is not enough. They deserve more, and Essilor Canada will present the recipe to Rock Your Multipair success in 2018. Included in the recipe for Multipair success is a deeper look at the art of powerful conversations with your clients, with the goal of truly uncovering all of their eyewear needs.
OODQ: 1 NPC NACOR #110.369: 1 EG COO: 1 SD CCOA: 1 hour
|11:00 AM to 12:00 PM|| Colour Vision *
Presented by Al Lens Sponsored by Silmo
Does everyone see color the same? We know that they don’t, but do we know what it is like to have color deficiency? Al Lens will explain the types of color vision, as well as what it is like to have issues seeing color and why it happens, and out like all the color vision tests.
OODQ : 1 PNC NACOR #110.366: 1 EC COO #3624: 1 EG/CL/RF CCOA: 1 hour
|12:00 to 1:00 PM||LUNCH|
|12:00 to 12:15 PM||Opticians Association of Canada AGM *|
|1:00 to 2:00 PM|| Get on Board with Smart Glasses
Presented by François Boutrouille Sponsored by Humanware
Do you know the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality? Join Francois Boutrouille as he explains how new wearable technology and these altered reality devise are helping individuals with low vision be able to see and navigate this busy world better and with more confidence. Learn the advantages and limitations of current devices and how quickly thigs are evolving.
OODQ: 1 PNC NACOR #110.348: 2 EG (PE: 1 EG) COO #3565: 1 EG CCOA: 1 Hour
|2:00 to 3:00 PM|| An Apprentice Optician : The Keys to Their Success
Presented by Emmanuelle Beaudoux Sponsored by CCI Maine-et-Loire
Taking a student into your dispensary is a commitment to being part of that future opticians lifelong learning journey. Emmanuelle Beaudoux will present the different education paths in France and how to guide an apprentice optician so that they are a key part of your dispensary.
OODQ: 1 NPNC NACOR #110.371: 1 RF (PE: 1 RF) COO: 1 SD CCOA: 0 Hour
|3:00 to 7:00 PM||TRADE SUMMIT & JOB FAIR (Trade show)|
Sunday, May 27, 2018
|9:00 to 10:00 AM|| Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management
Presented by Marie-Christine Albert Sponsored by Association des opticiens du Québec
Ms. Albert promotes life and relationship quality to ensure the health, satisfaction and effectiveness of individuals and organizations. According to her, success in the broadest sense in assured by the development of our emotional intelligence and more specifically, our authenticity.
OODQ : 1 NPNC NACOR #110.373: 1 RF (PE: 1 RF) COO: 1 SD CCOA: 1 hour
|10:00 to 11:00 AM|| The Power of One
Presented by François Piuze Sponsored by Alcon
This program will help build your practice through increased patient retention, enhanced interactions with your patients, and matching your lens choice to best suit their lifestyle. It will demonstrate that by moving to the one day modality an office will see incremental benefits across many channels of the practice and equip you with the tools and strategies to do so.
OODQ : 1 PNC NACOR #710.005: 1.5 CL (PE: 1 CL) COO #3519: 1 CL CCOA: 1 Hour
|11:00 AM to 12:00 PM|| Get Your Organization Ready for the Ultimate Customer Experience
Presented by Alain Lachambre Sponsored by Audace Lunettes
We are entering a 20-year cycle where the customer has expectations and very high requirements, and where the only companies that will stand out will be those that will ensure a 'connection' exceptional with the customer to maintain his loyalty.
NACOR #110.377: 1 RF (PE: 1 RF) OODQ, COO, CCOA: Pending
|12:00 to 1:00 PM||LUNCH|
|1:00 to 2:00 PM|| Peripheral Prisms for Homonymous Hemianopia *
Presented by Charlie Saccarelli Sponsored by Chadwick Optical
This learning session is a review of visual fields, eye movement, and visual acuity. You will learn which lens designs are better for HH, as well as temporary or permanent prisms.
OODQ: 2 PNC NACOR #110.360: 2 EC (PE: 1 EC) COO #3607: 1 EG/CL/RF
CCOA: 1 hour
|2:00 to 3:00 PM|| The Entrepreneurial Optician
Presented by Patrick Rwagatore Sponsored by The National Bank
This will outline a guideline of support that an Optician should be aware of before opening a dispensary of their own. It also discusses programs that the National Bank has in place specifically for Licensed Opticians.
OODQ: 1 NPC NACOR #110.349: 1 RF COO: 1 SD CCOA: 1 hour
|3:00 to 4:00 PM|| The Myopia Boom*
Presented by Jim Thompson Sponsored by Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec
The next decade will see a distinct increase in Myopic patients. This lecture discussed the causes and how Opticians should prepare for the boom.
OODQ: 1 PNC NACOR #110.279: 2 EC (PE, SK: 1 EC) COO #3473: 1 EG/CL/RF
CCOA: 1 hour
* These presentations are delivered in English. All other presentations will be in French. Live translation service in English and French is available.
COO: College of Opticians of Ontario NACOR: National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators
OODQ: Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec CCOA: The Canadian Association of Optometrists