Dispensing Academy - Spring 2019

Learn the basics of optics.


MONDAY 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Introduction day! Learn optical terminology, ocular anatomy and conditions of the eye, exam instruments, prescriptions, frame fit and boxing systems.


TUESDAY 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Lets talk about lenses! Learn the different lens materials, lens types and base curves. Understand how to calculate lens thickness and understand prism and prismatic effects. Finish this day with understanding 3rd party insurance and the Affordable Health Care Act.



Wednesday we get comfortable with our tools in the workshop of fitting and repairing eyewear. Learn how to not only adjust, but restring and fix drill mount frames. We will take it to Lensometry and get hands on experience neutralizing eyewear. We will close out the day with specialty lens options and frame selection.


THURSDAY 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Get to see Walman’s famous Optical Service Center. This is the MEGA Lab creating and sending out more than 4,500 jobs per day. After the tour we will head back and discuss progressive lens options and manufacturer portfolios. Understand when to use specialty lenses and how lenses differ.


FRIDAY 8:30AM – 2:00PM

We will go over sunwear options, consultative selling techniques and work through sales examples and product selection with our patients as well as have guest speakers from contact lenses and Transitions Optical.



We recommend staying at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown Minneapolis. We offer a free shuttle service from the Crowne Plaza to and from Dispensing Academy daily.  Click here to book online. Please put in the corporate ID of 100214452 to get our discounted rate.


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