Walman University 2017 - Perrysburg, OH

Offering 3 ABO, 2 Technical ABO-3 and 5 NCLE Credits!

7:00am - 8:00am: Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:00am - 9:00am: Advanced Optics - Through the Looking Glass  

Phernell Walker II, BSB, NCLC, ABOM 

Ophthalmic Optics encompasses geometric, applied, and physiological optics. Optical formulae plays a role in understanding these spectacle and contact lens arrays. Join Master Optician, Phernell Walker in this fun course as he shares his own latest formula combination to identify the refractive index of the unknown material, explore ramifications of lens horizontal and vertical tilt, advance resolving and resultant prism and optics of contact lenses vs. eyewear. 1 Technical ABO-3 & 1 NCLE  credit

9:15am - 10:15am: Transforming Sacred Cow into Purple Cow

Michael Karlsrud, Karlsrud Company

How do you make your practice stand out from the rest of the crowd? In a world filled with endless consumer choice for care, products and services, being "different" is becoming a very difficult challenge. We explore "sacred cows" that prevents responsiveness to new opportunities and inhibits change. We will also present "purple cows" that offer examples of how you stand out in the world of "sameness." 1 ABO and 1 NCLE 

10:45am - 11:45am Prism: Everything You Need To Know

Phernell Walker II, BSB, NCLC, ABOM 

Prism is not a four letter word, but can be frustrating for some. This fun and interactive course makes understanding and calculating prism easy. We will explore both prescribed and accidental prism, contact lens and prism applications and limitations. Students will learn about Geometric Optics of light, Prentice Rule Made Easy, decentration, prism distribution methods, verify prescribed prism and compounding and resolving prism.1 Technical ABO-3 and 1 NCLE Credit


12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch


1:00pm - 3:15pm Art of Conversation

Michael Karlsrud, Karlsrud Company

Effective conversation is the key to get you to where you want to be in your life. Simply put, it's the art of asking and listening. Communication has an impact whenever it occurs in both business and personal settings. We can use communication to influence every interaction in a positive way, by developing the skills needed to be effective in the way we get and take information. 1 ABO and 1 NCLE 

3:30pm - 4:30pm Cocktails and Conversations


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