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Walman Optical LAB TOUR - The Inter-Active Apprentice Workshop

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Registration for the Walman Optical LAB TOUR and Inter-Active Apprentices Workshop!

Walman Optical

This is the first time an Optical Lab Tour and an Apprentice Workshop are being offered. Registration closes on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

When: August 4, 2024

Where:  Walman Optical Lab
1201 Jefferson Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Time: 12:00 - 6:00


Sunday, August 4, 2024 - LAB TOUR - Apprentices Workshop

Limited spots are available! Register now to secure your spot and start this exciting journey toward becoming a licensed optician.


Through the Walman lab tour, you can explore the inner workings of an optical lab. You'll witness firsthand how lenses are crafted and learn about the latest technology.

Then dive into the inter-active apprentice workshop, where industry experts will guide you through the key skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of Opticianry. From 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.


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 - Seats are limited!

 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.


We are looking forward to meeting you! 

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