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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 attract clinical or ethical CPD points as outlined individually below.

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

PROGRAM

Friday July 19


11.00am - 12.00pm

Presented by

James Gibbins ACOD

Progressive Lens Dispensing – Getting the Basics Right

Pre-Cert IV


This presentation will lead the optical assistant through the essential basics that underpin quality progressive lens dispensing.


Objectives:

1. Identify frame selection criteria

2. Outline the steps for frame adjustment

3. Highlight the various facial measurements that apply

4. Reflect on the critical importance of the handover


1.00pm - 2.00pm

Presented by

Steve Daras

Essential Anatomy and Pathology for Dispensers

 Pre- Cert IV

1 CPD Point: Clinical


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

1 CPD Point: Ethical


Don't do what the others do. Do what the others don't do! Learn that competing is not the same as copying.


4.00pm - 5.00pm

Presented by Grant Hannaford AAOO

The True Cost of Remakes

Pre & Post Cert IV

1 CPD Point: Clinical


Dispensing mistakes can be expensive but many practices do not realise just how costly. This session will show the real cost through the entire supply chain and the effect errors can have on your business.


5.15pm - 6.15pm

Presented by Michael Morton

Managing Myopia in your Practice

1 CPD Point: Clinical


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

1 CPD Point: Clinical


Prism is in every spectacle lens with power. This light hearted and useful explanation of prism, explains it in simple terms. This is for those who have never known, as well as those who have perhaps forgotten.


12.00pm - 1.00pm

Presented by Grant Hannaford AAOO

Advancing Lens Dispensing

Post Cert IV

1 CPD Point: Clinical


Despite deregulation optical dispensing is a sophisticated science and often undervalued. In this session Grant Hannaford will present a selection of real life dispensing problems and solutions for particular patients.


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Presented by Chedy Kallach ACOD

Practice Management overview

Pre & Post Cert IV

1 CPD Point: Ethical


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

1 CPD Point: Clinical


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

1 CPD Point: Clinical


This presentation will highlight the complex and widespread skills the accomplished optical dispenser must develop to ensure excellent and repeatable dispensing outcomes.


Objectives:

1. Highlight the outcomes and benefits of quality dispensing

2. Identify the prime skill sets of the successful optional dispenser

3. Provide a variety of tips and insights for specific dispensing scenarios.


Sunday July 21


10.30am - 11.30am

Presented by

Chedy Kallach ACOD

Paediatric Dispensing

Post Cert IV

1 CPD Point: Clinical


This lecture will cover paediatric dispensing, high lighting 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 practices 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 CPD Point: Clinical


Not just a piece of plastic! Learn about lens development, aberrations, Abbe value, base curves, aspherics and compensated prescriptions.


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Presented

by Steve Daras

Top 10 Tips for Quality Dispensing

Pre & Post Cert IV

1 CPD Point: Clinical


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.