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Eye See… Eye Learn®

Good vision is critical for children to achieve their full learning potential. Eye See… Eye Learn provides information and coverage for children having their vision checked as they enter school for the first time.

OAO Membership

Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more.

OAO Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more.

Below you will find a list of OAO events. OAO members who attend events are eligible for reduced rates. For more details on how to become a member, please visit our Membership page.

January is OAO Insurance Month

OAO and its Broker of Record, HUB HKMB International, and their partner Crain and Schooley Financial, a division of Johnson Inc., have developed an OAO Insurance Info Series featuring five information sessions on all the insurance offerings exclusive to OAO members.

Sessions

Live webinars:

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017: Office/Store Insurance, presented by: HUB and OAO
Launching new Best-in-Class Office Insurance, designed specially with Practice Owners in mind.




Monday, Jan. 30, 2017: Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) presented by: HUB and OAO
Find out what’s new this year in coverage features, and how OAO’s Malpractice coverage is OAO’s premier member benefit and its original Best-in-Class offering.




Pre-recorded webinars:

Three pre-recorded webinars will be posted  on OAO’s website during Insurance Month.

Jan. 12, 2017: Personal Lines: Savings are clear with HUB 
In this pre-recorded webinar find out how ‘bundling’ optimizes and maximizes the savings on your personal insurance coverage. Bringing your home and auto together with one insurer can mean more savings. Multi line discounts > Multi vehicle discounts > BUNDLING means you can better manage your insurance and it paints a more realistic picture of you and your insurance needs and one broker does everything for you!

Jan. 24, 2017: Group Benefits with Crain and Schooley Financial, a division of Johnson Inc.
In this pre-recorded webinar find out about coverage features in the OAO plan and what life insurance, income protection, health, dental and out of country medical insurance coverage is best suited to you, your employees and your practice. These OAO insurance products are underwritten by Green Shield Canada and Manulife. Health, Dental and Travel plans are offered through Green Shield Canada and the Income Protection and Life Insurance are offered through Manulife.

Jan. 26, 2017: Health Spending Account (HSA)
In this pre-recorded webinar find out what a Health Spending Account is, and whether this new option for employee benefits is a better fit for you, your employees and your practice. This effective way to offer benefits to your employees while staying within a set budget is offered exclusively to OAO members by Wellknit Services Inc.

OAO CE@Home Webinars


All CE@Home webinars are free for OAO members.

Feb. 6 from 8 - 9:30 p.m.: Multi-Modal Retinal Imaging - Sponsor: TOPCON

Speaker: Dr. Netan Choudhry

Key Learnings 
This course will utilize a case-based format to provide present the latest advances in OCT and multi-modal-imaging, including swept-source OCT, OCT- angiography. Diagnostic imaging pearls for disease discrimination and management will be highlighted. 

1 Hour Category B Continuing Education Credit



Feb. 22 from 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.: Scleral Specialty Contacts - Sponsor: X-Cel Specialty Contacts

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Biondo 

Learning Objectives 
 scleral lens patient selection 
 insertion and removal techniques 
 fitting the Atlantis Scleral: from start to finish 
 proper care and handling of scleral lenses 
 troubleshooting: fogging, wetting, wear time and more 
 incorporating scleral lenses into your practice 

1.5 Hour Category B Continuing Education Credit



Mar. 6 from 8 - 9:30 p.m.: The Art of Retailing - Sponsor: Luxottica

Speaker: Alessandro Baronti 

This is a learning opportunity with a different perspective. We are on a journey to discover how the customer shops and thinks. Discover how to attract and capture consumer attention, engage on an emotional level and create a unique shopping experience with the Art of Retailing. Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to Understand the changing customer demographics. Learn how store traffic and layout affects sales Understand contemporary merchandising and communication concept structure 1 Hour Category B Continuing Education Credit



May 8: Premium Sun Selling from 8 - 9:30 p.m. - Sponsor: Luxottica

Speaker: Alessandro Baronti 

Recognize the sales opportunity when educating the patient/consumer on how high quality, premium sunglasses are the only choice for consumers to protect their sight and understand the harmful effects of UV rays on our eyes and vision.  Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to: 
 Understand the harmful effects of UV rays on our eyes and vision. 
 Recognize the sales opportunity when educating customers on how high quality, premium sunglasses are the only choice for consumers 
 To best protect their sight. 
 Teach how to better educate customers on Premium Sunwear 

1 Hour Category B Continuing Education Credit




OAO Symposium and InfoMart 2017 - April 7-9, 2017

Registration is now open for this year's Symposium and InfoMart, taking place at the Sheraton Toronto Centre in Toronto from April 7-9.

Highlights:
President’s Keynote Lecture: Dr. Walt West
TPA Update: Dr. Kyle Chetham
Also featuring speakers Drs. Cindy Hutnik, John Gonder, Richard Maharaj, Clara Chan
Optometric Staff program
Patient Excellence Day for optometrists and staff 
OCT Seminars
Concussion and Low Vision Workshops
College of Optometrists update: Record keeping and new Violence in the Workplace regulations

Go to www.oaosymposium.com for more details and to register.