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PEN has offered quality educational programs to independent optometric practices since 1984…honoring our commitment to enhancing our members ability to compete in a rapidly changing eyecare marketplace. 

Registrants will receive immediate email confirmation.

 

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
    PEN Members Free (Non-Members $15)
    Ann Bina, CPC
    Live Webinar

    Private practice is being targeted by hackers and Optometry specific audits! Find out how to protect your practice.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:30am to Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
    $520 Members (Non-Members $675) Per Person
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA

    Newer staff, get up to speed in the optical…fast! Understand WHAT to do and WHY you’re doing it. Troubleshoot and solve problems on your own, and contribute more to quality patient care.

     

    Monday, Apr 10 8:30am - 5pm
    8:30 am-9:00 am................Breakfast & Registration
      9am-9:15am......................Welcome and Introductions 
      9:15am-11:00am.....................The Eye: It's Parts & their Function, Refractive Status of the Eye
      11:00am - Noon..................Fundamental Optics
      Noon-1pm.......................Lunch (included in class fee)
      1pm-5pm........................Understanding Prescriptions, Tips for Success

    Tuesday, Apr 11 8:30am - 5pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast<br/>
      9am-11:00am......................Rx Verification & Troubleshooting<br/>
      11:00am - Noon................ Lens Types
      Noon-1pm......................Lunch<br/>
    1pm-5pm........................Materials & Treatments, PD Measurements, Frames & Frame Materials</p>

    Wednesday, Apr 12 8:30am - 3:30pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast
      9am-Noon.................Frame Styling, Selling Skills
      Noon-1pm...........Lunch
      1pm-3:00pm.................Frame Repairs, Frame Adjusting
      3:00pm - 3:30pm.........Conclusion & Evaluations

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    $110 Members (Non-Members $155)
    Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    A hands-on workshop introduces beginners to Basic Lensometry. Students will learn the use, care and principles of the lensometer, and gain practical skills to measure the powers of single vision sphere and cylinder lenses, as well as lined multifocal lenses. This is an interactive workshop combining lecture and plenty of practice.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    $110 Members (Non Members $155)
    Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    Take your skills to the next level and learn the tough stuff. Measuring prism and progressive lenses takes practice, and this workshop will get you where you need to be. Learn to measure prescribed and unprescribed prism, and progressive lens powers.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
    $520 Members (Non-Members $675)
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA

    Newer staff, get up to speed in the optical…fast! Understand WHAT to do and WHY you’re doing it. Troubleshoot and solve problems on your own, and contribute more to quality patient care.

     

    Wednesday, May 10 8:30am - 5pm
    8:30 am-9:00 am................Breakfast & Registration
      9am-9:15am......................Welcome and Introductions 
      9:15am-11:00am.....................The Eye: It's Parts & their Function, Refractive Status of the Eye
      11:00am - Noon..................Fundamental Optics
      Noon-1pm.......................Lunch (included in class fee)
      1pm-5pm........................Understanding Prescriptions, Tips for Success

    Thursday, May 11 8:30am - 5pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast<br/>
      9am-11:00am......................Rx Verification & Troubleshooting
      11:00am - Noon................ Lens Types
      Noon-1pm......................Lunch
    1pm-5pm........................Materials & Treatments, PD Measurements, Frames & Frame Materials</p>

    Friday, May 12 8:30am - 3:30pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast
      9am-Noon.................Frame Styling, Selling Skills
      Noon-1pm...........Lunch
      1pm-3:00pm.................Frame Repairs, Frame Adjusting
      3:00pm - 3:30pm.........Conclusion & Evaluations

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
    PEN Members Free (Non-Members $15)
    Ann Bina, CPC
    Live Webinar

    Ensure you are doing it right! We will review commonly denied claims, filing appeals, resubmitting denied claims, and DMERC and post-op cataract billing.

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
    8:00am to 12:00pm
    $110 Members (Non-Members $155)
    Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    Join this fun and interactive workshop for a fundamental, practical, hands-on frame adjusting experience. You will learn front-to-back, custom adjustment techniques on both plastic and metal frames. In addition to common adjustments, we will cover troubleshooting and problem adjustments.

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    $110 Members (Non-Members $155)
    Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    Become an expert frame stylist! Find out how to give your patients the best eyewear for their vision needs that are also comfortable, attractive and make them feel good. This fun and informative, hands-on workshop is recommended for all optical staff, and features current collections of designer frames.

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 - 8:00am to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
    $520 Members (Non-Members $675)
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA

    Newer staff, get up to speed in the optical…fast! Understand WHAT to do and WHY you’re doing it. Troubleshoot and solve problems on your own, and contribute more to quality patient care.

     

    Monday, July 10 8:30am - 5pm
    8:30 am-9:00 am................Breakfast & Registration
      9am-9:15am......................Welcome and Introductions 
      9:15am-11:00am.....................The Eye: It's Parts & their Function, Refractive Status of the Eye
      11:00am - Noon..................Fundamental Optics
      Noon-1pm.......................Lunch (included in class fee)
      1pm-5pm........................Understanding Prescriptions, Tips for Success

    Tuesday, July 11 8:30am - 5pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast<br/>
      9am-11:00am......................Rx Verification & Troubleshooting
      11:00am - Noon................ Lens Types
      Noon-1pm......................Lunch
    1pm-5pm........................Materials & Treatments, PD Measurements, Frames & Frame Materials</p>

    Wednesday, July 12 8:30am - 3:30pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast
      9am-Noon.................Frame Styling, Selling Skills
      Noon-1pm...........Lunch
      1pm-3:00pm.................Frame Repairs, Frame Adjusting
      3:00pm - 3:30pm.........Conclusion & Evaluations

  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
    PEN Members Free (Non-Members $15)
    Ann Bina, CPC
    Live Webinar

    Risk Assessments are required to meet compliance guidelines and meaningful use attestations. Learn what do you must do and how to manage the identified risks.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    $110 Members (Non-Members $155)
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    Lens materials, types, and treatments…oh my!There are so many options involved in choosing the perfect lens for your patients’ needs that the task can be daunting. And, each patient relies on you to ensure they will make the right decision.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    $110 Members (Non-Members $155)
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    Knowing how to present your products and services is the best selling technique you can have. When patients are confident you know your stuff, they are more likely to buy… and buy again!

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 1:30pm
    PEN Members Free (Non-Members $15)
    Ann Bina, CPC
    Live Webinar

    ICD-10 has changed again! Find out about updates for 10/1/2018 and how they will affect your practice.