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Welcome to PEN Open Campus!

Open Campus is an online education platform and learning management system to help you, your practice, and your staff to grow and succeed. 

 Open Campus classes are ideal for my-pace, my-schedule viewing. This program also allows you to:                                                         

  • Monitor your education history and certificates earned.                                        
  • Follow learning tracks for the various roles and occupations within your practice.
  • View and review PEN’s special topic webinars. Content is added regularly. Come by to see what’s new.

Getting Started

Note: First time users will be directed to register and complete a brief student profile upon taking your first course.    

 

Becoming Frame Savvy

Becoming Frame Savvy

Speaker: Mark Shupnick
Having problems positioning the need for more than one pair of frames? Learn how each person in the optical should define themselves and discover the best way to get comfortable with doubling the optical opportunity!
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: second pairs, up selling
Speaker: Jonathan Smith
Educate your patients about the importance of protecting their eyes and vision from the harmful effects of UV rays…and you also increase the sales opportunities of high-quality, premium sunglasses. Find out how!
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: sunwear, sunglasses
Speaker: Jonathan Smith
1 in 4 kids have a vision problem that interferes with their ability to learn! Grow your kid’s eyewear business by learning about sales influencers, including what motivates sales for kids vs. their parents.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: kids, frames, back to school, eyewear

Employer Essentials

Employer Essentials

Speaker: Mike Rotheschild, OD
The first day at a new job is one of the most stressful days in a person's life. Make sure new team members understand how vital they are to your practice from the very beginning. It is the only chance you have to get someone off to the best possible start.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: staff, new hires, training
Speaker: Kathy Kennady
How to properly recruit, interview and hire a competent and trustworthy workforce.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: human resource, hiring, the right person, hr, recruit
Speaker: Kathy Kennady
Learn whether your current meal and rest period policies are fully compliant and explore important vulnerabilities.  
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: hr, human resource, meals, rest

Eyecare Practice Basics

Eyecare Practice Basics

Speaker: Jill Lubbert, CPOT, ABOC
Who is a paraoptometric and what are all the initials about - CPO, CPOA, CPOT, ABO, NCLE, COA? Find out how to move your job forward as a healthcare career.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: jobs, paraoptometric, career, fast track
Speaker: Mark Shupnick
The eye is an amazing structure! This course will take you on a journey through the anatomy of the human eye. Learn all about the parts of the eye in detail.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: the eye, anatomy, beginners
Speaker: Mark Shupnick
Increase your confidence in being able to discuss the reasons why patients need glasses. The course discusses refractive errors: emmetropia, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia, and includes prescription examples.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: anatomy, beginners, the eye
Speaker: Mark Shupnick
This course covers the most common eye diseases and conditions. Each disorder is described in detail, including a doctor’s point of view as to why it is important to know about these conditions. 
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: anatomy, the eye, basics, beginners
Speaker: Cheryl G. Murphy, OD
Understand the entire process of a high-quality, comprehensive eye exam…start to finish. This course will cover the key components of the exam, test performed, equipment used, and the reasons behind each step.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: eye exam, beginner, new hire
Speaker: Rollie Stendon
No matter how much care goes into creating beautiful, custom-made glasses, your presentation of the eyewear will determine how good your patient feels about their purchase and your service. Learn techniques for providing a memorable patient experience that adds value and leaves patients wanting more!
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: patients, customer service, new hires
Speaker: Mark Shupnick
Creating a successful pair of eyeglasses is a very detailed process! Prescriptions, lenses and frames are all interrelated and depend on each other. This course will walk you through the critical steps and procedure involved in dispensing eyewear.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: frames, lenses, rx, eyeglasses

Frame Stylist or Image Consultant?

Frame Stylist or Image Consultant?

Speaker: Mindi Lewis, ABOC
This course on frame styling is designed to inform ophthalmic professionals on the importance of frame styling to the success of the practice. There are five sessions in this course. This is session one which lays the groundwork for the importance of the skill of frame styling.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: style, frames, ophthalmic, mindi lewis
Speaker: Mindi Lewis, ABOC
This session continues to discuss the importance of frame stylising to the success of the practice as well as broaden the learners thinking about patients and their lifestyle and images.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: lifestyle, image, frames, fashion
Speaker: Mindi Lewis, ABOC
In this session, we examine some of the old rules of frame styling and begin to broaden our thinking about frame styling.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: old rules, stylist, frames, image
Speaker: Mindi Lewis, ABOC
 In this session we discuss and examine the effects that movies and celebrities have on frame fashions and trends. It is important to recognize frame trends and we will talk about ways to do that. Lastly this session discusses sunwear and readers and how they can build your business.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: style, frames, ophthalmic, mindi lewis
Speaker: Mindi Lewis, ABOC
Final Session five of the Frame Stylist or Image Consultant Series covers color theory and frame selection  
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: frames, style, colors, patients

ICD-10

ICD-10

Speaker: John McGreal, OD
In this video, Dr. John McGeal demonstrates some of the available tools designed to help doctors and staff correctly pick ICD-10 codes. With clinical cases as examples, Dr. McGreal will show you, step-by-step, how and when to use the ICD-10 Code Book, the GEM (general equivalence mapping) file, and phone/tablet apps to find appropriate, billable codes.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: medical billing, icd-10, mcgreal, insurance
Speaker: John McGreal, OD
Dr. John McGreal simplifies the “complicated world of ICD-10.” Learn the basics of this new coding system including the organization and structure of the ICD-10 book. Dr. McGreal offers lots of tips and shortcuts for successful coding, as well as an overview of the chapters and details of importance for OD’s.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: icd-10, mcgreal, insurance, medical billing
Speaker: John McGreal, OD
Learn about the latest ICD-10 changes that will affect coding for common conditions like diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal venous occlusions, glaucoma, and others.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: medical billing, insurance, icd-10, OCT, mcgreal

Practice Tips

Practice Tips

Speaker: Thomas Gosling, OD
Find out how to connect with patients by educating them on the effect of light on their vision and identifying ways to mitigate it.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: blue light, eyes, light, blue
Speaker: Greg Hicks, OD
This course highlights the daily challenges Optometric Practices face and offers solutions to address those challenges.
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: challenges, hoya, practice, pain
Speaker: Anne Marie Larh, OD
Create a “WOW!” experience for patients by using technology in your practice. Find out how to improve vision with Position of Wear (POW).
Pricing: $15 Members (Non-Members $25) | Credits: | Tags: wear, position, patient experience