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2023 Inter-Active Apprentice Workshop

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Registration for the Inter-Active Apprentices Workshop!

Southwest Professional Development

When: February 26, 2023

Where: Marriott Cincinnati North
6189 Mulhauser Rd
West Chester, Ohio 45069
(513) 874-7335

*Special room rates of $114 effective until February 11, 2023,* 

Sunday, February 26, 2023 - Apprentices Workshop

Seating is limited and subject to a first come, first serve!

 Back by popular demand, "The Apprentice Workshop" is for apprentices that want to gain more knowledge and be more confident.

The Opticians Association of Ohio provides Apprentices with a day full of workshops. Topics were chosen to increase your understanding and skill level of basic optics and boost your confidence as an apprentice optician.

Click here to register - Seats are limited


Meet the Educators

Cynthia Lohman

Cynthia Lohman has been a dual-licensed optician for more than 30 years. She attended Tri-C's Optician Program and Ophthalmology Assisting Course. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with the optical industry. Cyndy is a Trustee of OAO and Co-Chair of the Apprentice Workshop with Diana Walter.

Diana Walter is an Ohio dual licensed optician with over 30 years of dispensing experience. She has worked in retail and private practice and is currently at an Opthalmology practice in Northwest Ohio. She enjoys writing and presenting continuing education material and serving on the Opticians Association of Ohio as a Trustee. Diana is a Trustee of OAO and Co-Chair of the Apprentice Workshop.

Diana Walter



Schedule for the Interactive Apprentice Workshop

8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Meet & Greet AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Introduction, Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
9:00 AM -10:00 AM Eye Anatomy, Presenter Cynthia Lohman ABO & NCLE
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM Principles of Optics, Presenter Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLE
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Manual Lensometer, Interactive, Interactive - Plus & Minus Cylinder Presented by Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLE
12:4 PM- 2:30 PM Partners Rodeo & Luncheon
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Troubleshooting Presented by Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
3:50 PM - 4:25 PM Hands-on Fitting Presented by Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE

** Laramie-K "The Ultimate ABO Study Guide" will be given to each registered attendee.

OAO is happy to offer a friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, OAO will give you 100% credit toward a future In-Person event. Please send us a note informing us that you cannot attend by February 18, 2023, and we will credit your account.

You can check out the OAO store for more study books. If ordered with registration, you may pick them up on the day of the event.

Looking forward to meeting you! Be sure to dress in Western Style.

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