Mississippi Association of Dispensing OPticians

16383 South Swan Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503

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MADO Conference Agenda

Friday, April 22nd

  • Welcome Reception: Maritime & Seafood Museum

Saturday, April 23rd

  • REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast
    2nd Floor Ballroom Foyer
  • ABO Review: Exam Prep - Barry Ousley
  • The Art and Science of Rimless Eyewear
    David Laing
    ABO Technical
    The course covers common rimless mountings with descriptions of each as well as unique mounting discussion points for each style. The course also covers a review of the best lens materials for rimless with tips for greater success with rimless mountings as well as fitting tips. Finally, the course speaks to the business opportunity of selling and customizing rimless to increase profits because rimless pulls premium add on options into the sale and allows for customization.
  • Specialty and Not-So-Specialty Contact Lenses
    Diane Drake
    NCLE Technical - JCAHPO
    This course will include information on various types of contact lenses including soft, gas permeable, scleral, toric, multifocal, lenses for keratoconus and other ectasias, as well as other specialty contact lenses. This will be good for the fairly new contact lens fitter as well as information that will be useful for the more advanced fitter.
  • Digital Ray Path 2 Technology
    Shannon Toler
    ABO Technical
    Obtain access to exclusive business solution tools as well as important insight on how to better regulate frame assortment in your practice. Learn on how to improve the overall retail experience, enrich product positioning and elevate business potential to increase your overall revenue.
  • Communicate - Connect
    Alessandro Baronti
    ABO
    In this course, learn about IOT’s new Digital Ray-Path® 2 Technology, how it is used to minimize oblique aberrations in personalized and compensated free-form lenses. You will learn how IOT added the intelligent use of the wearer’s accommodation to the calculation methodology. Lastly, we will also learn about the history and mathematics of Minkwitz theorem and its overall influence on progressive designs.
  • Slit Lamp Evaluation
    Diane Drake
    NCLE Technical - JCAHPO
    This course will include history, types of slit lamps, illuminations, and how to use the illuminations conducted as a lecture and hands on workshop demonstrating the various illuminations, and when and how to use them. Parts of the instrument including the different filters will be discussed. Steps of an evaluation will be reviewed as well. This will be good for the fairly new contact lens fitter as well as information that will be useful for the more advanced fitter.
  • Thick or Thin, What Really Matters When It Comes to Lens Thickness
    Shannon Toler
    ABO Technical
    Maximum thickness for a completed pair of eyeglasses depends on many factors including, center thickness, decentration, material index, base curve and digital lens design. Opticians and laboratories can utilize new processing techniques like digital lenticularization can be utilized to further control lens thickness but there can be tradeoffs. This course will explain all factors giving opticians a better understanding of the importance of each factor and how tools at their disposal can be combined to create the most ideal lens for high Rx patients.
  • Hands On Training for Rimless Eyewear by Silhouette - No ABO Credit
    Elizabeth Hearn, Lynn DiMarco, David Laing
    No ABO Credit Available
    Course limited to 20 people.
  • LUNCH
  • Tracking Your Capture Rate to Grow
    Tara Brown
    ABO
    This course will provide optical staff with:
    • •Sample tracking forms to track current capture rate
    • •Recommendations on how to look for opportunities based on tracking results
    • •Ways to increase patient satisfaction for higher average ticket price per patient

    After this course, staff will track capture on an ongoing basis so that management and owners can better understand the state of the business and implement strategies to increase traffic, correct problems and acknowledge successful practices.
  • The Basics of Soft Toric Lens Fitting
    Diane Drake
    NCLE Technical - JCAHPO
    Today, having astigmatism will not prevent patients from being fit with soft contact lenses. This course will discuss not only what astigmatism is and the incidence of astigmatism, but will present ways to satisfactorily fit your patient with lenses. Designs, fitting basics, diagnostics, and problem solving will be covered.
  • EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

Sunday, April 24th

  • Breakfast Buffet (registered participants only)
  • MADO Business Meeting (members only)
  • Age Related Changes and the Eye
    Diane Drake
    ABO / NCLE Technical-JCAHPO
    This course will list and identify the structures of the eye, explaining the visual functions. It will also discuss the refractive status and process of the eye, identifying various conditions of the eye and possible corrections. Included will be muscles of the eye and how they work, and how to identify and manage unequal refractive errors and complications of the eye.
  • Unequal Refractive Errors and the Effects on Vision
    Diane Drake
    ABO / NCLE Technical - JCAHPO
    This course will present information regarding changes in the eye as a result of aging. As a person ages there are changes in the eye. Some of these changes would be considered normal and some may be of concern. Information on these normal changes will be discussed as well as those that may of be of concern. Information will include changes that will affect vision as well as contact lens wear.
  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye
    Diane Drake
    ABO / NCLE Technical
    TThis course will list and identify the structures of the eye, explaining the visual functions. It will also discuss the refractive status and process of the eye, identifying various conditions of the eye and possible corrections. Included will be muscles of the eye and how they work, and how to identify and manage unequal refractive errors and complications of the eye.

**ALL COURSES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION OF JCAHPO CE CREDIT**