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Inside Optics 2019

Inside Optics 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019

6 Accredited Presentations (3 CL, 3 EG/CL/RF)

3 Self-Directed Activities (Trade Show, College of Opticians Update, AGM)



Members: $125 | Non-Members: $150 | Students: $25.00

Price includes HST.

We have a lot of great things in store for this year’s marquee event… including a NEW VENUE!

Inside Optics 2019 will be held at Riviera Event Space in Vaughan to better accommodate our valued members, guests and industry partners. This venue has plenty of space to network and learn, has an amazing menu, and is accessible via TTC (just a few minutes walk from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station)!

The Opticians Association of Canada


The Ontario Opticians Association

Invite you to the


Student Night and Job Fair

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 6 – 9PM Riviera Event Space (2800 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON)

This event will be a relaxed atmosphere for students and optical community guests to network. Students will have an opportunity to explore potential employment opportunities while enjoying an evening of music, cocktails and appetizers.

This event is exclusively for students currently enrolled in an optical training program, and special guests. Bus service will be available and running between Georgian and Seneca colleges to the reception. Registration is required.

Are you an employer interested in participating in the Job Fair?  Please contact Dalie at for more information.

Sponsored by the Opticians Association of Canada

and hosted by the Ontario Opticians Association



To download or view the Inside Optics 2019 Agenda of the Day, click the link here.


Multifocal Optics: How They Work, Why They Fail and Practical Applications (A. Chow,RO)

This lecture will examine the modern RGP multifocal and how to find success with this modality in your practice.

Myopia Management Today and the Eye Care Practitioner’s Role (A. Chow,RO)

Learn about the prevalence of myopia today, the causes and consequences if left untreated, and how to provide Myopia Management in your practice. 

Amy Chow, RO

Seeing is More Than 20/20 (C. Saccarelli)

Gain a basic understanding of the functions of Peripheral Vision, Visual Processing and other aspects of vision that can’t be measured by a traditional acuity chart, and understand that 20/20 doesn’t necessarily mean Perfect Vision

What Are Peripheral Prisms? (C. Saccarelli)

Learn about different forms of visual field loss. Peripheral prisms can create visual field for patients where it’s missing. Learn how that works and how it may apply to your practice.

Charlie Saccarelli

A Simplified Approach in the Management of Dry Eye (M. Acs,OD)

A Novel Solution for the Treatment of Mixed Dry Eye

Dr. Mira Acs

MyDay toric – A premium opportunity to meet more patients’ needs (J. Schmidt)

Janice Schmidt, Retired Optician

Janice Schmidt began her career as a registered Optician in Ontario in 1975 and has been a Certified Contact Lens Fitter since 1981. She started as a faculty member at Seneca College teaching in the Contact Lens Lab and started teaching full time at Georgian College in 1986. Janice retired from full time employment in 2013 and has worked there part-time ever since. She is still active in curriculum development for Georgian and other provinces across Canada and is part of the original committee developing national educational competencies for all Opticians. Janice has served on the College of Opticians for 12 years and works collaboratively with the Opticians Association of Canada developing training programs for various groups including a computer software company. She is also a consultant and speaker for Cooper Vision.

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