September 2020
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What Is An Optician?
Educate Your Community!
Who You Are? What You Do?
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South Carolina Association of Opticians successfully held a
face to face educational seminar on August 2nd.

How did they do it???
With great care and attention to detail!
Six feet apart seating, masked, release forms, temperature recordings, one touch CE's, one way traffic, byo lunch, disinfection stations and following the state and local guidelines to a tee.
All this led to hosting 125 opticians safely and successfully.
Bravo South Carolina!!!
Your State Association Protects Your Profession.

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Mask Safety Update

Face Shields and Valved Masks Offer More Comfort but Less Protection

"Face shields and valved masks — two options many people find more comfortable than cloth face coverings — appear to be less effective at blocking viral particles than regular masks, a new study shows.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already stated that clear plastic face shields and masks equipped with vents or valves are not recommended, because of concerns that they don’t adequately block viral particles." New York Times Sept 1, 2020
CDC-Everything Your Wanted To Know About Masks ...

  • What Kind Is Best
  • How To Wear A Mask
  • When To Wear A Mask
  • How To Take Off Your Mask
  • How To Launder Your Mask
  • What Not To Do



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SEPTEMBER

FRI. 11 — SUN. 13
Professional Opticians of Florida
Contact Lens Fitting Course For Board Certification
(Safety Harbor Resort & Spa)

FRI. 11 — SUN. 13
Professional Opticians of Florida
2020 West Coast Better Vision Conference
(Safety Harbor Resort & Spa)

FRI. 11 — SUN. 13
Professional Opticians of Florida
Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program
(Safety Harbor Resort & Spa)

SAT. 19
OAA-HOYA Education Expo
Idaho-Wyoming-California
All Welcome


SAT. 26 — SUN. 27
North Carolina Opticians Association
Fall Beach Seminars
(Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach)
Available CE Hours: 16
Cancelled Due To Covid

SUN.27
South Carolina Association of Opticians
Columbia, SC

OCT

SUN. 4
New York State Society of Opticians
ABO Review
Jamaica, New York

SUN. 18
Opticians Association of Washington
Fall Education Via Zoom!
MOREINFO

FRI. 23 — SUN. 25
Professional Opticians of Florida
Vision Preview 2020
(The Westin Ft Lauderdale Beach Resort)

SUN.25
New York State Society of Opticians
ABO Review &
Symposium
Waterloo, New York

SAT. 31
Opticians Association of Kentucky
Conference


NOV

SUN. 1
Opticians Association of Kentucky
Conference

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

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)

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

SUN. 15
Opticians Association of Kentucky
Conference
Our Valued Partners 2020