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Opticians Association of Michigan

Dedicated to your success

April 22-23, 2023 

AGENDA
*Hands-on and Review course price will be added to the ticket registration cost
$25 per Hands-On course
$50 per Review course
Class titles subject to change
AGENDA
Saturday April 22
7:30AM
8:30AM
9:30AM
10:30AM
11:15AM
Registration
  • 101 Case Histories (2hours) ABO | NCLE-3
  • 102 Definition of Low Vision 
  • 103 Foundation of Opticianry Part 1: Building Patient Relationships for Life (2 hours)
  • 104 ABO Review (continuous course 6 hours)*
Mike Gzik
Deborah Kogler
Jennifer Block
NFOS
  • 101 Case Histories (2hours) ABO | NCLE-3 (Cont.)
  • 105 How To Use: A Variety of Aids/Adaptive Daily Living Aids (Hands-On)*
  • 103 Foundation of Opticianry: Building Patient Relationships for Life (2 hours) (Cont.)
Mike Gzik
Deborah Kogler 
Jennifer Block
  • Vendor Hall Opens
    Stop in and say hello to our vendors.
  • 106 Navigating the Thin Line Between Patient & Client 
  • 107 Color Vision: Do You See What I See? 
Stephanie Kannage
Phernell Walker
12:15PM
  • Vendor Hall Cont'd
    Shop the vendor tables and network.
1:00PM
LUNCH
Phernell Walker; Keynote
A message from our Diamond Partners
3:00PM
Special Speech
3:30PM
  • 108 You've Got Style! How to Frame Style Your Client
  • 109 Basic Lensometry (2 hours) (Limit 16) (Hands-On)*
  • 103 Foundation of Opticianry Part 2: Insight to Optics (2 hours)
Stephanie Kannage
Walman Optical
Jennifer Block
4:30PM
  • 110 The Clear & Present Danger of Diabetes
  • 103 Foundation of Opticianry Part 2: Insight to Optics (2 hours)
Phernell Walker
Jennifer Block
6:00PM
  • Dinner
  •  Masquerade & Hospitality
Come as you are or dress to impress.
Sunday April 23
7:30AM
8:00AM
8:30AM
Registration
Continental Breakfast
  • 201 Handling Prescriptions that Contain Prism
  • 202 Advanced Lensometry (2 Hours) (Limit 16) (Hands-On)*
  • 203 ABO ADVANCED REVIEW* 
Phernell Walker
Walman Optical
NFOS
9:30AM
  • 204 JEOPARDY
Phernell Walker
10:30AM
  • 206 Topography & Corneal Measurement
  • 207 Foundation of Opticianry Part 1: Exam Room Basics
  • 205 Lifestyle Adjustment 
Mike Gzik
Dr. Robert Baltierra O.D.
Deborah Kogler  
11:30AM
  • 207 Foundation of Opticianry Part 2:Trial Framing
  • 208 Community Resources 
Dr. Robert Baltierra O.D.
Deborah Kogler
2:00PM
  • MBCO (6 Thirty Minute Sections)
OAM
*Hands-on and Review course price will be added to the ticket registration cost
$25 per Hands-On course
$50 per Review course
Class titles subject to change
SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS
Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM
Lecturer | Consultant | Motivational Speaker
Deborah Kogler LDO
President & Owner of Magnifiers & More 
Stephanie Kannage
Faniel Eyewear, Motivational Speaker
Mike Gzik
New York State licensed optician /contact lens practitioner.
Thomas Neff, NFOS
He is presently Faculty Instructor at Hillsborough Community Colleges Opticianry Program.
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