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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, March 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    $150 Members (Non-Members $190) Per Person
    Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours Pending

    Like most practices, your frame inventory is doubtless your most expensive asset. Make sure you’re managing for at its highest potential.

    This seminar covers frame purchasing, handling suppliers and research on how many frames is the right amount for different size practices. We will also discuss the importance of monitoring frame performance, merchandising and changing out brands.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    $150 Members (Non-Members $190) Per Person
    Mindi Lewis, ABOC, FNAO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours Pending

    Learn the essential skills and nuances of hiring and managing staff while motivating them to higher levels of performance for your office. This seminar provides the fundamentals of human resources…hiring, managing, motivating, retaining and exiting employees…that creates a successful practice.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, May 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
    $490 (Non-Memebers $645)
    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.

     

    Day 1 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 (not included in class fee)
      1pm-5pm........................Understanding Prescriptions, Tips for Success

    Day 2 8:30am - 5pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast
      9am-11:00am......................Rx Verification & Troubleshooting
      11:00am - Noon................ Lens Types
      Noon-1pm......................Lunch (not included in class fee)
    1pm-5pm........................Materials & Treatments, PD Measurements, Frames & Frame Materials

    Day 3 8:30am - 3:30pm
      8:30am-9am...................Breakfast
      9am-Noon.................Frame Styling, Selling Skills
      Noon-1pm...........Lunch (not included in class fee)
      1pm-3:00pm.................Frame Repairs, Frame Adjusting
      3:00pm - 3:30pm.........Conclusion & Evaluations