In order to be considered a knowledgeable, reliable optometrist, it is required that you keep up with the times in terms of business solutions, optometric software, and technology through continuing education credits. New products, developments, and discoveries are happening constantly, and it is very easy to fall behind. This is why courses are offered at Vision Expo, to help you catch up and learn about the topics you aren't as familiar with, and this year there are many courses that look intriguing. We picked out a few that we think are going to be highly useful and informative! Which classes are you looking forward to attending? Let us know in the comments below or tweet them to us! And don’t forget to find us at Vision Expo at Booth #MS9035! Add us to your show planner here to make sure you don’t miss out on our booth.
Optometric Software, Technology, and Business Solutions: What Most Interests You?
“The student becomes the master in this crowd steered course. Using audience response system (ARS) technology and mobile polling, you'll be able to engage, interact, and hone in on information you really want to learn. Through interactive discussions and polling, we'll discuss what to benchmark, where to find the numbers, and how to report, manage, and set goals related to benchmarks.” Track: Business Solutions
“Monitoring and managing ones online reputation is a key component of your marketing in the age of the Internet. This course teaches methods of gaining positive online reviews, handling negative reviews, and responding to reviews to positively affect ones online reputation.” Track: Business Solutions
“Want to expand your practice by adding a pediatric optical to it? Want to attend an optical bootcamp for the pediatric population? In this course, you will learn how to take measurements accurately and effectively, learn the types of frames and bridge styles that are perfect for each age group and learn what mishaps to avoid! To hone in your craft to the maximum, this workshop includes a practice session where you get to try out your newly acquired skills on real live pediatric patients and learn tips and tricks of the trade from national experts!” Track: Optical Technology
“This course includes a discussion of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. It is highlighted by a review of common clinicolegal pitfalls for optometric practitioners, citing actual malpractice litigation cases. This two-hour presentation also fulfills the Florida continuing education requirement for Medical Errors.” Track: Clinical
BUT, not every moment at Vision Expo is going to be educational or dull. Don’t forget: you’re going to be in Las Vegas! There are so many attractions around the city that it would be a shame not to take advantage of some of them- especially since, as an attendee of the expo, you get discounts at popular shows around town. Check out Madame Toussauds Wax Museum for $10 off, the Bodies Exhibit with a $5 off admission promotion, or take a discounted helicopter tour of the famous Las Vegas strip! The beauty of such a diverse city is that there is something enjoyable for everyone, so make the most of it and do not forget to enjoy yourself!
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