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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, 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.

  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
    7:30am to 2:30pm
    FREE
    Yue Liu, OD, Daniel Press, OD, Craig W. Norman, FCLSA
    San Ramon
    3 COPE Hours Pending Approval

    Orthokeratology has entered the mainstream of contact lens fitting! It’s an exciting time to get involved
    in one of the fastest growing modalities in the global contact lens market. With mainstream practices
    focusing on increased profit-per-patient, Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses can provide a seamless way
    to achieve higher profit margins while minimizing chair time.

    Morning Session: Three Hours of COPE Credits

    Evidence-Based Management of Progressive Myopia
    A three-year perspective from UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic
    This course covers A brief introduction of the UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic including its mission
    and the clinic flow is followed by a overview of the demographic characteristics of the patients. A review
    of the major evidence-based treatments utilized in this clinic will be provided, as well as a summary of
    the efficacies of myopia retardation in each treatment.

    Myopia Applying Research to Practice
    This course will cover updates in myopia research and practice management. The content of the course
    is geared towards private practitioners who are interested in learning more about how to develop a myopia control practice.

    Corneal Reshaping - Options, Methods and Potential Pitfalls
    Description While today there is a lot of emphasis on its use for myopia control this course will emphasize
    the advantages that corneal reshaping orthokeratology provides in caring for patients that dont need it for
    this indication. Techniques for successfully implementing corneal reshaping into practice will be presented
    with an emphasis on enhancing patient lifestyle and sporting activities, contact lens related dry eye, and
    correcting hyperopia and presbyopia. Potential Pitfalls will also be discussed.


    Lunch Session

    Wet Lab Training & Certification
    The wet lab will provide the practitioner instruction necessary to fit Paragon CRT ® Contact Lenses and
    hands on experience evaluating the lens on patient eyes. Practitioners not currently certified will have the
    opportunity to take advantage of our onsite certification! There will also be Practice Management Consultants
    to provide information on the marketing resources to begin the integration in your practice!

  • 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.