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MASTERCLASS

As part of the comprehensive education program on offer, the Masterclass sessions will cover a mix of practical dispensing from basic lens dispensing through to advanced for experienced qualified dispensers.

 

MASTERCLASS seminars:

Relevant to optical dispensers, practice management staff and optometrists, the Masterclass series will run at the same time as the clinical conference.

Classes may attract non-clinical CPD points (subject to accreditation).

Tickets are $55 inc gst per session (non refundable) and include entry to the Free Trade Fair.

PROGRAM

Friday July 19


11.00am - 12.00am

Presented by

James Gibbins ACOD

Progressive Lens Dispensing – Getting the Basics Right

Pre-Cert IV


1.00pm - 2.00pm

Presented by

Steve Daras

Essential Anatomy and Pathology for Dispensers

 Pre- Cert IV


This lecture on the eye targets the novice optical practice staff member and acts a refresher for more senior staff members.

This talk will cover:

·       The basic anatomy of the eye

·       Common visual disorders

·       Common pathological conditions

·       What to do in case of an ocular emergency


2.30pm - 3.30pm

Presented by Leigh Robinson RMIT

How do I compete with millennial focussed optical outlets?

Pre & Post -Cert IV


4.00pm - 5.00pm

Presented by Grant Hannaford AAOO

The True Cost of Remakes

Pre & Post Cert IV


5.15pm

Presented by Michael Morton

Managing Myopia in your Practice


By 2050, it’s predicted that 50% of the population will have myopia, with 10% having high levels of myopia; creating a potential major public health crisis. However, research shows that there are ways to delay the onset and manage the progression of myopia, giving better visual outcomes for the child.

In this presentation, we will discuss why it is important to introduce myopia management into your practice. Using live polling, we will also discuss key points that optometrists and practice staff need to consider to ensure success in myopia management from both a clinical and a business perspective.


Saturday July 20


10.30am - 11.30am

Presented by Leigh Robinson, RMIT

The private world of Prism

Pre & Post Cert IV


12.00pm - 1.00pm

Presented by Grant Hannaford AAOO

Advancing Lens Dispensing

Post Cert IV

Advanced Lens Dispensing

Post Cert IV


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Presented by Chedy Kallach ACOD

Ophthalmic Practice Management - an Overview

Pre & Post Cert IV


Understanding the principles of planning, establishment, development, financial obligations and marketing of a new optometric practice. 

The presentation will look at the business plan and how it shapes the plans for the establishment of new practice. The presentation will also go through the financial obligations and reporting requirements of a business.


Objectives

Understanding the principles of

  1. Business planning,

  2. Establishing and developing the business,

  3. Financial obligations and

  4. Marketing of a new optometric practice. 


3.00pm - 4.00pm

Presented by

Steve Daras

Tools for Dispensing Best Practice

Pre & Post Cert IV


This lecture will uncover the best computing device available to all practitioners and how to get the best use out of it. This toolkit is based on how to AID your dispensing by Analysing, Identifying and then offering good Dispensing advice and by implementing a dispensing plan for each spectacle wearer.


4.30pm - 5.30pm

Presented by

James Gibbins ACOD

Hot Tips for the Successful Optical Dispenser

Pre & Post Cert IV


Sunday July 21


10.30am - 11.30am

Presented by

Chedy Kallach ACOD

Dispensing for Children

Post Cert IV


This lecture will cover paediatric dispensing, highlighting the differences in dispensing to children compared to adults. Participants will learn a variety of skills and techniques to dispense to children, whilst improving the practice’s reputation and business. 


Objectives:

  1. Identify criteria influencing lens selection and frame suitability

  2. Assess the child’s needs and requirements

  3. Select the most suitable frame and lens combination to meet the needs of the child (and the parents)

  4. Prioritize conflicting needs.


12.00pm - 1.00pm

Presented by

Leigh Robinson, RMIT

Advanced Lens Dispensing

Post Cert IV


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Presented

by Steve Daras

Top 10 Tips for Quality Dispensing

Pre & Post Cert IV


This lecture will help the novice and more experienced optical dispensing practitioner to be properly prepared to dispense and carries on from the previous lecture where we now look at the areas required to conduct quality optical dispensing for the spectacle wearer.


MASTERCLASS SPEAKER PROFILES

PRICING & REGISTRATION

Tickets are $55 inc gst per session (non refundable) and include entry to the Free Trade Show.

Registration to the Masterclass sessions does not allow entry into the Conference.