November 2020
Pride Power Progress
Dear Opticians,

This Virtual Leadership Experience is for YOU!

"But what if I'm not a leader?"
This is for all opticians who want to GROW in their profession and personally!

"I'm a manager in my shop, is there anything for me?"
Yes! You will find amazing breakouts to help you in the workplace!

"I'm a state leader, what's in it for me?"
There are specific breakout sessions specifically designed for state and national leaders.

Hang on, more information to come soon...

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What YOU Need To Know About the New FTC Contact Lens Rule
(Attention Contact Lens Fitters)
What Is The Contact Lens Rule?
In place since August 2004, the Rule imposes obligations on both eye-care prescribers and contact lens sellers. The prescriber must automatically provide the patient with a complete copy of the contact lens prescription after completion of a contact lens fitting, and also must verify or provide the prescription to authorized third parties. The Rule also requires that contact lens vendors sell contact lenses only in accordance with a valid prescription the seller has received from either the patient or prescriber, or has verified via direct communication with the prescriber.
What is the Final Rule?
The Final Rule requires prescribers to request that their patients confirm that they have received their prescription, and allows flexibility in the way the prescription and confirmation are provided.
The New FTC Rule, which went into effect on October 16, 2020, will require opticians who fit contact lenses to provide this information in the following way:
  • request that the patient acknowledge receipt of the contact lens prescription by signing a separate confirmation statement;
  • request that the patient sign a prescriber-retained copy of the prescription that contains a statement confirming the patient has received it;
  • request that the patient sign a prescriber-retained copy of the sales receipt for the examination that contains a statement confirming the patient received the prescription; or
  • provide the patient with a digital copy of the prescription, and retain evidence that it was sent, received, or made accessible, downloadable, and printable.

Find All Compliance Information Here
To help members comply, below find a PDF Contact Lens Release form for your convenience.


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NOV

SUN. 1
Opticians Association of Kentucky
Conference

Opticians Association of Michigan
Virtual Conference

SAT. 7
Opticians Association of Iowa
(Virtual Meeting)

SAT. 7 — SUN. 8
North Carolina Opticians Association
Asheville Seminars
(Crown Plaza Resort & Hotel)
Available CE Hours: 16
Cancelled Due To Covid

SAT. 7 - SUN.8
Opticians Association of Ohio
Professional Development Education Event

SUN. 8
Opticians Association of Massachusetts
Opticians Association of Vermont
Opticians Association of Rhode Island
Society of Connecticut Opticians
New Hampshire Opticians Society

OPTICIANS OF NEW ENGLAND

(MORE INFO TO COME)
Fall Education Conference
(Virtual Meeting)

SUN. 15
Opticians Association of Kentucky
Conference

DEC

WED.9
New York State Society of Opticians
Webinar


JAN

SAT.23-SUN.24

Opticians Association of Ohio
Professional Development Education Event


SAT.23

Calling All Illinois Opticians
Professional Development Education

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