Para Optometric Program 2022
*All classes taught by Phernell Walker and are both ABO and CPC approved
Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM, LDO, NCLEC
Anyone who meets Phernell Walker knows that optics is is passion. He has become a nationally-recognized speaker because of his unique talent for teaching his students everything they need ot know to become a professional optician. He authored the textbook, Pure Optics, to help his students prepare for the ABO exams. Mr. Walker is one of only a few hundred people to earn a Master in Ophthalmic Optics (ABOM). He currently serves as the Director of Optometric Relations at VSP Ventures. His educational achievements include an MBA, BS in Business, and an AS in Ophthalmic Optics. He is certified by both the American Board of Opticianry (ABOC) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLEC).
Friday, June 10th, 2021
Friday Classes: (Please note the para program is single track)
9–10 am: (1 hour): Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD): Vision Therapy & Ophthalmic
10–11 am (1 hour): Color Vision: Do you see what I see?
11–12 pm (1 hour): The Clear & Present Danger of Diabetes
12–1 pm Installation Lunch Hosted by Hoopes Vision
1:30–4 pm Exhibit Hall
4–5 pm (1 hour): Theory of Refraction
5–6 pm (1 hour): What's New for Opticians and Technicians?
Saturday, June 11th, 2021
Sponsored full Breakfast Provided Saturday Morning at 7 am with a Presentation from Waite Vision
8–9 am (1 hour): Handling Prescriptions that Contain Prism
Prescriptions with prism can create some unique challenges. This fun and interactive course explores both prescribed and accidental prism. Topics include Prentice Rule, decentration, therapeutic vs. adverse prism, prism distribution, verify prescribed prism, compounding and resolving prism, and prism thinning.
9–10 am (1 hour): Pure Optics Q & Q: What is Optical Jeopardy?
10–1:00 pm Exhibit Hall and Drawing, Box Lunch at 11:30 am drawing at 12:30 pm
***Optional Saturday Afternoon Program to attend with your Doctor in the main Ballroom. This does NOT have ABO credit!
Family Carnival Hosted by Utah Eye Centers 6:30pm
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