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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, September 26, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 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

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    $150 Members (Non-Members $190) Per Person
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA
    2 ABO Credit Hours

    Learn how to spot the early signs of staff problems and effectively address them. This class will also show you how to create a winning team by setting measurable standards and communicating effectively.

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
    $150 Members (Non-Members $190) Per Person
    Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
    Alameda, CA
    3 ABO Credit Hours Total

    Purpose of a Leader – 2 ABO Credit Hours

    In addition to juggling schedules and responsibilities, find out how to successfully managing different personalities and help staff reach their full potential.

     

    Practice Growth Through Leadership – 1 ABO Credit Hour

    Increase your ability to accurately assess employees and chart a development plan that is realistic and effective. Also, discover how to choose the best new employee and prevent bad hires.

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    PEN Members Free (Non-Members $15)
    Ann Bina, CPC
    Live Webinar

    October is a good time for your practices to begin reviewing your fee schedules and setting prices that are “defensible.” This webinar will also look at cash pay discounts and other areas that may cause trouble in an audit.

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    PEN Members Free (Non-Members $15)
    Ann Bina, CPC
    Live Webinar

    We will review ICD and CPT code changes for 2019, along with other published changes for the new year. In addition, CS EYE leadership will review its most popular programs and their upcoming plans to further assist, protect and make a difference to vision practices.