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The Inter-Active Apprentice Workshop

Reserve your SEAT today. Limited seating first-come, first-served.

Registration for the Inter-Active Apprentices Workshop!

Northeast Professional Development

When: April 7, 2024

Where: Hilton Garden Inn
8971 Wilcox Rd
Twinsburg, Oh 44087

Time: 8:15-4:30

*Special room rates of $89.00 Plus tax effective until March 14, 2024,* 

Sunday, April 7, 2024 - Apprentices Workshop

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

 Back by popular demand, "The Apprentice Workshop" is for apprentices who want 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.

This workshop includes eye anatomy, transposition (plus & minus), optical cross, basic prism, lensometer (plus/minus cal.), vertical imbalance, decentration, troubleshooting glasses, repairs, and measurements.

The workshop provides all attendees with tool kits, lensometers, and head mannequins for personalizing adjustments.

  • Discounted Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn through March 14, 2024.   Call (330) 405-4488 to reserve your room today. Group Name: Opticians Association of Ohio.
  • Don't forget to wear your 50's Shock Hop attire!



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 the Vice President of OAO and co-chair of the Apprentice Workshop. 

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 ophthalmology practice in Northwest Ohio. She enjoys writing and presenting continuing education material and serving as a Trustee of the Opticians Association of Ohio. Diana is a Trustee of OAO and Co-Chair of the Apprentice Workshop.

Diana Walter


Click here to register on line - Seats are limited

Schedule for the Interactive Apprentice Workshop

8:15 AM- 8:30 AM Meet & Greet AM (Note: Times may be altered)
8:30 AM -  AM Introduction, Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
8:45 AM Eye Anatomy, Presenter Cynthia Lohman ABO & NCLE
10:00 AM Principles of Optics, Presenter Cynthia Lohman, ABO & NCLE
12:30 - Complimentary Lunch
1:15 PM Manual Lensometer, Interactive, Interactive - Plus & Minus Cylinder 
2:30 PM Troubleshooting Presented by Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Hands-on Fitting Presented by Diana Walter, ABO & NCLE

4:40 Apprentice Workshop Certificates Awarded

** Laramy-K "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; we will credit your account with a DUE BILL that may be used within the year.

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.

**Please note the Apprentice Workshop is NOT eligible for continuing education hours.

Click here to register - Seats are limited

We are looking forward to meeting you! Be sure to dress for the Fifties Theme.

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