#1
Friday 26 October
09:40—10:40

Going for gold

This lecture will highlight the growing need for sports specific eyewear in many cases to correct ametropia & in others as protective eyewear. Case studies will also be presented to enable delegates to seek appropriate information from patients to enable appropriate product selection & dispensing.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#2
Friday 26 October
12:55—13:55

Bringing It All Together – Hot Tips for the Successful Dispensing Optician

The Dispensing Optician has a crucial role to play in the successful dispensing of today’s high-tech prescription lenses, and the skills required to do so are complex and varied.

On occasions in the past, as an industry and as educators, we have erred when we felt that a comprehensive understanding of lens theory alone, or that highly tuned practical hand skills alone, would ensure excellent dispensing outcomes.

During this presentation James will highlight the complex and widespread skills the accomplished dispenser must develop to ensure excellent and repeatable dispensing outcomes.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#3
Friday 26 October
14:05—15:05

Practice management

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 and plan for the establishment of new practice. The presentation will also go through the financial obligations and reporting requirements of a business.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#4
Friday 26 October
15:30—16:30

Becoming a Deaf-friendly business

This presentation covers the two perspectives of being Deaf, the medical and cultural. Communication tips and an insight into the Deaf community will assist participants to connect with their customers in a culturally acceptable way. NZSL is an official language of New Zealand and as awareness grows it is essential for services to adapt and be accessible.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#5
Saturday 27 October
09:00—09:35

DIY lens thickness calcs at your fingertips

  • CPD Credits: 0.5
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#6
Saturday 27 October
09:35—10:00

Record Keeping

  • CPD Credits: 0.5
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#7
Saturday 27 October
10:15—11:15

Myopia Control

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#8
Saturday 27 October
11:25—12:25

Mono-focal vs Multi-focal Intra-Ocular Lenses – the Debate Heats Up

With the recent introduction of newer designs of multi-focal IOLs (trifocals and EDOFs – extended depth of focus IOLs), there is increasing temptation for surgeons to encourage patients to request MFIOLs at the time of cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. This talk will review and update the ongoing debate about whether mono-focal or multi-focal IOLs are in the patient’s best interest? Specific topics relevant to dispensing optician’s explanation and discussion with their clients who may ask about the pros and cons of newer design MFIOLs vs mono-focal IOLs (as well as mono-focal associated mono-vision) will be highlighted. There are also recognised ‘issues’ with every IOL design that can lead to client complaints; confident diagnosis and management of these problems is essential for client/patient satisfaction

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#9
Saturday 27 October
13:00—14:00

Getting Customers to come Back

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#10
Saturday 27 October
14:10—15:10

Children in the digital age

We will consider the effect the digital age has had on eyesight and its possible role in the increase in myopia around the world.

We will also look at the advice we should be giving children regarding how best to perform close work. Finally, we will discuss updates in eye care in the paediatric population.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: Clinical
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#11
Saturday 27 October
15:25—16:25

Triaging and offering advice to patients with dry eye

Dry eye is a common condition experienced by up to 30% of patients presenting to the optometrist for an eye examination. Symptoms reported include burning, grittiness and foreign body sensation. The Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society recently published a series of consensus reports on various aspects of dry eye disease, in which diagnostic criteria, based on the revised definition and classification of dry eye, were proposed. Part of ensuring an accurate dry eye diagnosis is ensuring that conditions that might masquerade as dry eye are differentially diagnosed. Dispensing opticians are ideally placed to assist with the triaging process that helps ensure that presenting patients are offered the best advice with regard to the assessment and management of their condition. Key features of dry eye and masquerading conditions will be discussed in the context of the presenting patient, to help guide practitioners in providing informed advice to patients. Management techniques for patients with dry eye disease, including those which may be delegated to dispensing opticians, will also be described.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#12
Sunday 28 October
09:40—10:40

Lumps and bumps - the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Sun-related skin lesions are very common on the face, neck and scalp. Many of these are benign and of cosmetic consequence rather than anything more sinister. But others may be life-threatening. As optical dispensers, you will often be in a position to see and potentially recognise and advise your clients on these lesions. This presentation will focus on lesion identification as well as covering some aspects of treatment.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians
#13
Sunday 28 October
11:05—12:05

UV or not UV

This lecture will cover traditional & new innovations in lens tints, treatments & coatings. It will also present scenarios & discuss when each solution is appropriate. It will also present the importance of research & development into new technologies and their impact on public health & advice to patients.

  • CPD Credits: 1
  • Type: -
  • For: Dispensing Opticians