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It is only through the generous support of our Visionary Sponsors, Europa Eyewear and Cherry Optical Labs Inc., that these live events are able to take place. Along with their support, we would like to thank the following Regional Sponsors: Rochester Optical, Essilor USA, Kleargo USA, Inc., Halliday Financial and Mitsui Chemicals

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, New York  12211
United States
Contact: NYSSO Headquarters

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8 a.m.                  Registration


8:30 a.m.            Corneal Donation (Ophthalmic Dispensing Approved)

Joann Beach, Lion’s Eye Bank

This course is designed to instruct on the restoration of sight through cornea donation. We will also be discussing additional information regarding donated eye tissue for valuable research, along with restoring sight with the use of eyeglasses.


9:30 a.m.            Prescribing for the Challenging Patient (Ophthalmic Dispensing Approved)

Dr. Howard Kushner

This class will cover Integrative Therapy pertaining to lens prescribing concepts on Visual Basics for the Visually Impaired


10:30 a.m.          Multi-focal Contact Lens Fittings (Contact Lens Approved)

Doreen Gaede

This course will review common errors made when fitting toric multifocal lenses. Tips for rotation compensation and fine-tuning multifocal vision at all distances will be covered. Various multifocal designs and their unique fitting tips will be presented.


11:30 to noon, break with sponsors


Noon                    Second Pair Sales (Ophthalmic Dispensing Approved)

Doreen Gaede

This course will review techniques used to uncover the patient’s needs and opportunities for second pair sales. It will also include the roles the staff, the prescriber and the optician can play in identifying needs and opportunities. Sales techniques will include questions to uncover the need, questions to reinforce the need, and how to detail the various second pair options to meet those needs.


                      1:00 p.m.            Financial Planning (Business Management)

Nicholas Starks, Halliday Financial

In this presentation, we’ll take a look at some general financial planning concerns. While there’s no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” financial plan, this overview should assist you in thinking about your own needs.



It is only through the generous support of our Visionary Sponsor, Europa Eyewear, that this live event can take place, along with the support of Rochester Optical, Kleargo, Halliday Financial (speaker)

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