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Registration is OPEN for the ABO Basic Review for Certificate Examination and APPRENTICES Workshop!!!

Registration is now open for the ABO Basic Review Course and the Apprentices Workshop!

Central Annual Professional Development

When: September 10, 2023

Where: Quest Conference Center 
9200 Worthington Rd. STE 400
Westerville, Ohio 43085
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


*Special room rates of $149 effective until August 11, 2023,* 

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September 10, 2023 - Apprentices Workshop

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

 The Apprentice Workshop is for new apprentices or apprentices that want to gain more knowledge.

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, manual lensometry (+/-), hands-on fitting and adjustments on your mannequin, identifying tools, troubleshooting, and much more to boost your confidence and knowledge as an apprentice optician.

Directors Cynthia Lohman and Diane Walter are expert optician instructors making learning fun, easy to understand, and memorable.


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Click HERE to download the informational brochure.

September 10, 2023 - ABO Review Course

8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

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

This ABO Basic Review course is designed for apprentices that are ready and preparing to take the ABO certification examination.

OAO, in conjunction with the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), will offer the ABO Basic Review and Prep Courses. Professor Robert J. Russo, the immediate past president of NFOS, will conduct the exam materials and assist you in your exam preparation. Professor Russo will answer questions and give you directions on appropriate study materials. Study handout material will be provided.

Be sure to visit or Click here to visit OAO. The home page has a complete list of upcoming Professional Development events.


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