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2023 Inter-Active North East Apprentice Workshop

Reserve your SEAT today

Registration for the Interactive Apprentices Workshop!


When: March 26, 2023

Where: Hilton Garden Inn
8971 Wilcox Drive
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

*Special room rates of $89.00 + tax are available, until March 9, 2023,* 

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - Apprentices Workshop

Seating is limited and subject to a first come, first serve!

 Back by popular demand, "The Apprentice Workshop" is for apprentices wanting to gain more knowledge and confidence.

The Opticians Association of Ohio provides Apprentices with a day full of workshops. Topics were chosen to increase your understanding and skill level of basic optics and boost your confidence as an apprentice optician.

  • Discounted Rooms are available for $89.00 + tax at the Hilton Garden Inn through March 9, 2023. Go directly to and use Event Code OPAS or call (330) 405-4488 to reserve your room today. Group Code: OPAS  Opticians Association of Ohio

Click here to register - Seats are limited


Meet the Educators

Cynthia Lohman

Diana Walter is an Ohio dual licensed optician with over 30 years of dispensing experience. She has worked in retail and private practice and is currently at an Opthalmology practice in Northwest Ohio. She enjoys writing and presenting continuing education material.   Diana is a Trustee of OAO and Co-Chair of the Apprentice Workshop.


Diana Walter

Cynthia Lohman has been a dual-licensed optician for more than 30 years. She attended Tri-C's Optician Program and Ophthalmology Assisting Course. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with the optical industry. Cyndy is a Trustee of OAO and Co-Chair of the Apprentice Workshop with Diana Walter.


Schedule for the Interactive Apprentice Workshop

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Meet & Greet
8:30 AM Eye Anatomy, Presenter Cynthia Lohman ABO & NCLE
9:30 AM Principles of Optics, Presenter Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLE
10.30 Manual Lensometer, Interactive (Plus & Minus Cylinder) Presented by Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLLE
12:15 PM Partner & Rodeo Luncheon
1:30 PM  SHOOT OUT AT THE OK CORRAL Presented by President John Bruening
1:50 PM Trouble Shooting Presented by Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
2:50 PM Hands-on Fitting, Presented by Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
4:00 PM Closing

A FREE  Study Guide will be given to each registered attendee.

OAO is happy to offer a friendly cancellation policy. If you must cancel, OAO will give you 100% credit toward a future In-Person event. Please send us a note informing us that you cannot attend by March 22, 2023, and we will credit your account.

You can check out the OAO store for more study books. If ordered with registration, you may pick them up on the day of the event.

We are looking forward to meeting you! Be sure to dress in Western Style. We personally INVITE you to the Western Party on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 6:00-8:00 pm. Just let us know you will be joining us!

SW Interactive Apprentice Workshop

Thank you for attending the Southwest Professional Development.

Congratulations to all the APPRENTICES!

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