Paraoptometric Program

Thursday & Friday, May 31 & June 1, 2018


Lynn LawrenceLynn Lawrence, CMSgt(ret), USAF, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC

Lynn E. Lawrence is currently a national lecturer and an ophthalmic technician for Mills Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery.  He is an approved speaker for the American Optometric Association, American Board of Opticianry, and Joint Commission for Allied Healthcare Personnel in Ophthalmology.  He retired after 30 years of service in the United States Air Force.  During his military career he was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant and worked directly for the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office. It was then that he was appointed by the Air Force Surgeon General as the Ophthalmic Career Field Manager for 540 Optometry/ Ophthalmology technicians at 90 locations and overseeing quality control for 133 optical stores world-wide. He develops training, compliance, and staff development materials because of his passion to see others grow in their professions and advance in certification. Lynn has been a COPEapproved speaker since 2008 and has had the opportunity to speak to student optometrists at the Pacific University.


Mary Schmidt

Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO

Mary E. Schmidt is the President of EyeSystems, a professional training and practice consulting firm, specializing in the eyecare field.

She was one of Vision Monday's 50 Most Influential Women in Optical in 2005.

Mary has over 37 years’ experience within the optical field including ten years of hands-on in office experience, practice administration for multi-doctor practices, outside sales and marketing experience and she was manager of education and training for a national  practice management group. Her passion is the professional development of managers and staff members.

Mary has presented programs to state wide, national, and international audiences along with personalized private training since 1995.