June 23, 2024
9:00AM - 4:00PM

OAK Continuing Education & In-Person Apprentice Training

1 day of Hybrid Continuing Education

Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299 (NEW LOCATION)


Registration will open 04/28/2024.  A late fee of $50 goes into effect on 6/10/2024.

Sign in begins at 8:00 AM.  Meeting starts promptly at 9:00 AM.

Continuing Education - One Tract ABO & NCLE Education

Members - $185   Non-Members $325

Price includes 6 hours of continuing education and lunch.

Zoom Webinar is available for the Continuing Education session.  You must register online to participate via Zoom and a $50 Zoom fee will be added to the cost shown above.

Apprentice Training - NO ZOOM AVAILABLE

Members - $140   Non-Members - $265

Price includes 6 hours of continuing ABO education and lunch.

CLICK HERE to Register Online!

Featured Speakers:

Continuing Education - Hybrid Meeting

Cira Collins
Cira Collins


  Jerry Himes

Jerry Himes
Sponsored by
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With over 19 years as an optician, Cira Collins, NCLEC, ABOM is an independent speaker from Portland, OR who serves on faculty at Vision Expo and teaches across the country.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of ABO-NCLE as well as GoodVision USA, a non-profit organization providing sustainable eyecare services in Liberia. She currently represents Lafont in the Pacific



Licensed Dispensing Optician, Secretary-Treasurer for Arkansas State Board of Dispensing Opticians, Director for the Optician Association of Arkansas, President of the NCSORB

Jerry has 47 years of experience in all phases of the optical industry. For the past 23 years she has been employed by Carl Zeiss Vision. Currently she is the territory manager for Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois.

Apprentice ABO Basic Exam Review

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Thomas Neff



Thomas Neff is a Board Certified Optician in Florida. He has a Bachelors in Technical Education and Industry Training, and a Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education both from the University of Central Florida.

He is presently an Assistant Professor at Hillsborough Community College. Thomas is the Vice President of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools, and a Board
Member of the United Opticians of America.



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