June CE 2014 assistants and staff

All topics are based on your requests from previous CE events.  The Saturday lectures begin with ophthalmic expert Yvan Bertrand presenting SWOT Analysis for an Optometric Office ... strategic growth initiatives, followed by Dr. M. Spafford with an interesting discussion for your tobacco users.  Dr. M. Steenbakkers wraps up the morning with a "closer" look at myopia.  The afternoon lectures begin with what's new and exciting in laser surgeries with Dr. L. Willms.  Dr. L. Haines presents the intricacies of fitting the keratoconic patient and Marilyn Smith will end the OA lectures with a discussion of patient retention focused on on-line spectacles.  For the final lecture hour on Saturday, June 7, OA/staff are invited to the Distinguished Woodruff Lecture at 5:00pm with the ODs in room 1129.

Sunday workshops:  By request, a "back to basics" lensometry workshop will kick off the Sunday workshops.  As technology in many "invisible" lens designs evolves rapidly, hours 2 and 3 will have hands on experience with neutralizing and verifying measurements on the variety of excellent lens selections for the 21st century spectacle wearer.


7:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 11:45

Morning Lecture Series


Yvan Bertrand, RO
SWOT Analysis for an Optometric Office


Dr. Marlee Spafford
'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes'
Talking with Patients About Tobacco


Dr. Michelle Steenbakkers
A Closer Look at Myopia

11:45 - 1:30

Lunch/Trade Show
First Floor - Student Commons

1:30 - 4:45 Afternoon Lecture Series

Dr. Lisa Willms
What's New in Laser Eye Surgery


Dr. Lacey Haines
The Keratoconic Patient


Marilyn Smith, RO
Patient Retention in the Age of On-line Spectacles

5:00 - 6:00

Distinguished Woodruff Lecture
Dr. Jeffrey W. Jutai
Room 1129

Sunday, June 8 - Room 440

8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 Workshops

Marilyn Smith RO
Back to Lensometry Basics -
Single Vision and Lined Multifocals


Marilyn Smith, RO
Neutralizing New Designs in Enhanced Reading/
Computer Lenses


Marilyn Smith, RO
The Digital PAL

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.


All CE courses take place in the Optometry building on the north side of Columbia Street, across from the north entrance of the University of Waterloo main campus.  Parking is available in Parking Lox "X" behind the Optometry building for both days at no charge.  All Saturday lectures will be held on the 3rd floor in room 309.  The Sunday workshops will be on the 4th floor, room 440.


Please follow the link to register yourself, colleagues and staff.

Deadline for Registration:  May 23

Optometric Assistants Lectures .... $120
Saturday, June 7 - 7 hours

Optometric Assistants Workshop .... $120
Sunday, June 8 - 3 hours


Elizabeth Reidt, CE Co-ordinator
518-888-4567 Ext. 33177