Primary Eyecare Network Offering Three Educational Events in May

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Primary Eyecare Network Offering Three Educational Events in May

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. (March 25, 2019) – Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), ABB OPTICAL GROUP's practice management division, is pleased to offer eye care practitioners three educational events in May led by American Board of Opticianry certified optician and certified paraoptometric Mary Schmidt and ABO certified optician and fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry Mindi Lewis.

The May events include a Center for Paraoptometric Education workshop May 8-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, a frame adjusting workshop on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a frame selection workshop, also on May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. All three workshops will be held at the PEN Education Center, 1750 N. Loop Road in Alameda, California.

"We are committed to helping ECPs enhance their practices through the variety of informative and hands-on workshops we offer," said Melanie Miller, manager of strategic projects and initiatives for Primary Eyecare Network. "By bringing together industry experts like Mary Schmidt and Mindi Lewis, we are confident that ECPs and their staff will have the tools they need to put their best foot forward in growing and managing their business."

In the Center for Paraoptometric Education workshop, Schmidt will cover fundamental optics; prescription verification and troubleshooting; lens types and materials; frames, including styling, adjusting and repairs; selling skills, and more. The three-day workshop is $490 for PEN members and $645 for non-members.

During the Frame Adjusting workshop, Lewis will offer participants a hands-on look at the fundamentals of frame adjusting, covering front-to-back, custom adjustment techniques on both plastic and metal frames as well as trouble shooting and problem adjustments. During her Frame Selection Workshop, participants will become expert frame stylists and learn tips on how to find the best eyewear for their patients' vision needs. Both workshops are worth two ABO credits and are $150 for PEN members and $190 for non-members.

To register or for more information, visit PrimaryEye.net or e-mail education@primaryeye.net.

PEN's Schedule at a Glance:

Center for Paraoptometric Education
When:
May 8-10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Where: Alameda, Calif.
Cost: $490 per person for PEN members; $645 per person for non-members.
About: Led by American Board of Opticianry certified optician and certified paraoptometric Mary Schmidt, the three-day CPE workshop will cover fundamental optics; prescription verification and troubleshooting; lens types and materials; frames, including styling, adjusting and repairs; selling skills, and more.

Frame Adjusting
When:
May 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Alameda, Calif.
Cost: $150 for PEN members; $190 for non-members
About: This interactive workshop will offer participants a fundamental, practical, hands-on frame adjusting experience, covering front-to-back, custom adjustment techniques on both plastic and metal frames as well as trouble shooting and problem adjustments. The workshop will be led by Mindi Lewis, an ABO certified optician and fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry (FNAO). It is worth two ABO credit hours.

Frame Selection Workshop
When:
May 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Alameda, Calif.
Cost: $150 for PEN members; $190 for non-members
About: Also worth two ABO credit hours and led by Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO, this informative workshop will help participants become expert frame stylists and give tips on how to find the best eyewear for their patients' vision needs.


About Primary Eyecare Network (PEN):
Founded in 1984 by a group of private optometrists, Primary Eyecare Network is a division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP focused on enhancing the independent professional optometrist's ability to compete in a rapidly changing marketplace. This includes providing favorable purchasing arrangements, business management and marketing support, quality educational programs for practitioners and staff, medical billing services, and other support services provided by PEN's knowledgeable and experienced staff. "Like" Primary Eyecare Network on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrimaryEyecareNetwork or follow @PrimaryEye on Twitter. For more information, visit PrimaryEye.net.

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