Our presenters are excited about their careers and love to share their technical, management, promotional and wellness skills with others. All lectures will be presented in English only.

The presentations on the schedule for Optical Summit 2019 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.

OODQ : 1 PNC   NACOR #110.377: 1 RF (PE: 1 RF)    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.

: 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

April 27 - 28, 2019
Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

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