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2023 Summer Inter-Active Apprentice Workshop

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Registration for the Interactive Apprentices Workshop!

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

 The Opticians Association of Ohio is meeting the demands of requests. OAO offers a summer schedule of ONE-DAY interactive Apprentice Workshops beginning in May.

The one-day apprentice workshop has limited seating to extend personalized attention to each attendee. Each attending apprentice will work on their own lensometer, tools, and head mannequin. You will learn and explore; Anatomy, Physics of Optics, Manual Lensometry (+/- cylinder), Troubleshooting glasses, Fitting, and Adjusting.

The topics are chosen to increase your understanding and skill level of basic optics and to boost your confidence as an apprentice optician.

Please be sure to read through the information and details before registering.


Meet the Educators

Cynthia Lohman

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.

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 and serving on the Opticians Association of Ohio as a Trustee. Diana is a Trustee of OAO and Co-Chair of the Apprentice Workshop.

Diana Walter


Schedule for the Interactive Apprentice Workshop

9:00 AM Eye Anatomy  Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLE
10:00 AM Physics of Optics Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLE
11:00 AM Manual Lensometry (+/- Cylinder) Cynthia Lohman and Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
1:00 PM Troubleshooting Glasses  Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
2:00 - 4:00 PM Hands-on Fitting & Adjusting Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE


The Ultimate ABO 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 one week before the event.

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.

Date Location Link to Register
05/21/2023 Powell, OH SOLD OUT!!!
06/25/2023 Spectrum Eye Care - 15840 Medical Dr. South, Suite A Findlay OH, 45840 Click Here!!
07/16/2023 Spectrum Eye Care- 2300 Baton Rouge, Lima OH, 45805 Click Here!
08/27/2023 Spectrum Eye Care - 15840 Medical Dr. Suite A Findlay OH, 45840 Click Here!

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