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Illinois 2022 Annual Meeting
Speaker: Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
Mary E. Schmidt, ABOC, CPO is the founder of EyeSystems a professional training and practice consulting firm, specializing in the eyecare field.
She provides full scope paraoptometric education with a focus on dispensing skills and patient care. Her emphasis is on organization and professionalism. The American Optometric Association and the American Board of Opticianry have accredited her programs.
Mary has over 30 years experience within the optical field including ten years of hands-on in office experience along with practice administration for multi-doctor practices, outside sales and marketing experience and she was manager of education and training for a large practice management group.
Mary has presented programs to state wide, national and international audiences along with personalized private training since 1995. She is a popular speaker with the ability to motivate and inspire.
She was one of Vision Monday's 50 Most Influential Women in Optical in 2005.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00am-11:00am, continues 1:00pm-2:00pm
There are so many options involved in choosing the perfect lens for your patients' needs. Each patient relies on you to ensure that they will make the right decision. This course will help you understand which choices are best for your patients. You will be more comfortable in communicating the advantages of products.
There are so many misunderstandings about prism. Do you find yourself breaking out in a cold sweat when you see it cross your desk? If you understand the basics, you can better understand the big picture. Don't let prism intimidate you...attend this program and establish a lasting and loving relationship with prism.
We all want to help a patient in distress but it's knowing how and when to respond that will make the difference. Do you know the difference between an ocular emergency and an optical urgency? Which one requires immediate action and which can wait? Learn the simple questions to help determine how you respond and which action id best for the patient.
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Finding good employees is always a challenge but keeping good employees is critical! You must manage different personalities, create positive momentum, and keep everyone focused on patient care and not petty problems. Understanding what motivates each team member, takes skill and effort but it rewards the practice with a great work environment and happy patients. This course will enable you to achieve all those responsibilities with greater ease and we will help you with a no-nonsense approach to the most important aspect of the practice: your team.