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Announcing: Practical Training for Opticians at MCO

Michigan College Of Optometry  The Michigan College of Optometry, in its ongoing role of supporting
  the educational needs of eyecare professionals announces the
  “Practical Training for Opticians” in conjunction with GLEC.

  This course is being held as a response to a common question
  heard from eyecare professionals: “Where do I send a staff member
  who is new to the optician role to learn the fundamentals necessary
  to provide quality care to my patients?”.
The prospective attendees
  for this course are Optometry or Ophthalmology personnel who are performing optician tasks and are new to the position. The courses in conjunction with GLEC are not for CE nor is it ABO certification test preparation. Course enrollment is limited to 20 attendees to ensure maximum interaction with our expert instructors.

Course Description:

Content will focus on answering the most common questions a new optician will have.

  • What do all of these numbers mean on the doctor’s prescription?
  • What are all these different lenses and when do I recommend them to patients?
  • With so many frame options how do I suggest the proper one for an individual patient?
  • What measurements are important in the selection of eyewear and how do I perform them?
  • Are all of those adjustment tools really necessary?
  • Can I make any repairs in the office or should I send them to my laboratory?
  • Is there a way for me to improve the patient’s adaptation to their new eyewear?

Course Dates and Length:

The first day’s education is from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with dinner to follow) and the second day is from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. The course is approximately 12 hours, split between lecture and hands-on application of techniques discussed.