Dispensing Academy - Spring 2020

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

Let’s 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 how to be profitable with VSP.



Wednesday we get comfortable with our tools in the workshop of fitting and repairing eyewear. Learn how to not only adjust, but restringing semi-rimless 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 6,000 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 a guest speaker from contact lenses.



We recommend staying at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington, MN. We offer a free shuttle service from the Hyatt to and from Dispensing Academy daily.  Click Here to book online with Walman's discounted room rate by February 14.



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