11th Annual Optometric Assistant & Staff Continuing Education (CE) Program
Registration is now open!
All topics are based on the theme of this year’s CE, Primary Eye Care. The Saturday lectures cover topics for both the everyday & special needs patient. Need sports vision in your practice? Dr Kristine Dalton, is our sports vision specialist. Ruby Van Eeken highlights services from CNIB & Alex Donkin presents tips for today’s consumer market. Your low vision (LV) patients may need more than just eye care & Melinda Szilva, LV counselor, is the expert. Dr Tammy Labreche specializes in elderly & LV care and will be presenting how falls affect the aging patient. To end the day, Dr. Lacey Haines will offer tips for specialty contact lens fits. For the final lecture hour on Saturday June 1, OA/staff are invited to the Distinguished Woodruff Lecture at 5:00pm with the ODs in room 1129.
Sunday workshops: Do you know what loss of vision feels like from various conditions? Experience it in Hour 1. Devices for the Low Vision client can be complicated & overwhelming. In hours 2 & 3 we will work with powers & dispensing of magnifiers for close work & devices for distance vision. Dr Labreche & Heidi Panchaud will help you know how to discuss, understand and adjust various LV devices.
All CE courses take place in the Optometry Building on the north side of Columbia Street, across from the north entrance of the UW main campus. Parking is available in Parking Lot “O” beside, and Parking Lot “X” behind Optometry. All Saturday lectures will be held on the 3rd floor in room 309. The Sunday workshop will be on the 4th floor, room 440.
DEADLINE DATE FOR REGISTRATION: May 20
Optometric Assistants Lectures
Optometric Assistants Workshop
Sunday, June 2 (3 hours)
Contact: 519 888-4567 ext 33177
Elizabeth Reidt, CE Coordinator
Saturday, June 1
(lecture order is subject to change)
7:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Room 309 8:30 – 11:45
Morning Lecture Series
Dr Kristine Dalton Sports Vision – Your Patients, Your Practice, Your Community
Ruby Van Eeken CNIB Services & Products
Alexandra Donkin Lessons for Selling & Marketing Success
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch/Trade Show (1st floor – Student Commons)
1:30 – 4:45
Afternoon Lecture Series
Melinda Szilva Psycho-Social Aspects of Vision Loss
Dr Tammy Labreche Falls and the Aging Patient
Dr Lacey Haines Specialty Contact Lenses 101
Distinguished Woodruff Lecture
Dr. Phil Hooper Room 1129 5:00 – 6:00
Sunday, June 2
8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Room 440 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Simulators, Sensitization & Sighted Guide Dr T Labreche & Heidi Panchaud CVRT
Near Vision Aids & Magnifiers Dr T Labreche & Heidi Panchaud CVRT
Distance Aids & Field Enhancers Dr T Labreche & Heidi Panchaud CVRT
Workshop space is limited. A minimum of 10 participants is necessary. Maximum of 40. Delegates will be notified in advance if cancellation of workshop occurs.
All hours for Optometric Assistants Continuing Education credits are subject to approval for accreditation through the CAO.