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Inside Optics Spring 2018




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Members Only $75+HST

Non-Members $100+HST

Don’t Miss Canada’s Largest Opticians Show

Earn A Minimum Of 6 Accredited Hours Plus Self-Directed Hours

Great Lineup Of Unique Speakers And Topics

Great Food

Earn Up To 6 Accredited Hours &  4 Self-Directed Hours

Inside Optics 2018 will be as you have come to expect from your association. The OOA works hard to bring you a great experience. You’ll be comfortably seated at tables enjoying tasty meals and snacks while having the opportunity to win great prizes throughout the day. Inside Optics will be an enjoyable day of professional learning, networking with friends and the suppliers of our products and services at the trade show.


Flight Accommodation, Meals, Tour Of The Europa Frame Manufacturing Facility

Courtesy of Europa Optical

*OOA Members Only


Fax To: 416-226-6879

Frame Manufacturing, Visual Stress Solutions, Specialty Prescriptions, Contact Lenses, College Update, And More…


Booths Are Going Fast

Don’t miss your opportunity to display your products and services at Canada’s largest Opticians event of the year

For information contact

Be A Master In Your Opticianry Skills

Opticians of Ontario:  It is your turn

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to increase your skill set.  The Opticians Association of Canada has united with the Ontario Opticians Association to bring you the OAC-M Level 1 program at Inside Optics!


Speaker Spotlight

Why should this piece of plastic cost as much as an iPhone?

Scott Harris Shapiro grew up in the eyewear industry. His parents founded Europa Eyewear in 1977 and for 40 years the company has been designing, importing and distributing eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Scott studied journalism in college and spent 10 years on morning radio before finally joining his family’s business.

In 2014 he teamed up with two innovative entrepreneurs to build a first-of-its kind American eyewear factory and produce a new luxury brand called STATE Optical Co. Today he works out of the company’s headquarters just outside of Chicago, IL, but spends a great deal of his time traveling around the country talking about his commitment to bringing a lost craft back to the U.S. and the unique challenges he’s faced getting STATE Optical Co. to what it is today.


“Prism Lenses: More Than Meets the Eye”

Although prisms are a common optical tool, they are often misunderstood. We will discuss the properties of prism lenses (beyond Prentice’s Rule), and the different applications of prism lenses from a Neuro-Optometric point of view.

Dr. Wareham is now happily applying a neuroscientific approach to the practice of optometry by providing Vision Therapy for patients with developmental vision problems or who require vision rehabilitation following brain injury. He loves a challenge and celebrates in the success of his patients.

Dr. Wareham is the clinical director of Pupils Vision Development & Rehabilitation with offices in Ottawa and Belleville, Ontario. He lives in the Ottawa area with his beautiful wife, three children and their dog, Missy.


Visual Stress: How to recognize it and alleviate your patients’ symptoms

This presentation outlines the basic theory of visual stress, a sensory processing disorder, by demonstrating the research and explaining neurological basis for the condition. The participants will learn how to identify signs of the condition, classify the reported symptoms, and understand the triggers to these symptoms so the patient can be made aware of them. The presentation will also include instruction on how to screen for the condition and a description of the assistive tools they can offer their clients to immediately reduce their symptoms. Other solutions will be presented including suggesting environmental modifications and accommodations to be requested from school or work. The presentation will close with information on precision tinted spectral filters.

Karen completed General Optical Council (UK) approved training on “Colorimetry in Clinical Optometry and Education” and has spent several hundred hours performing assessments and providing training to specialists on how to recognize and treat their clients or patients. The assessment process and medical device Opticalm© uses for the screening and treatment of Visual Stress follows the clinical protocol outlined by the UK Medical Research Council and Association of Optometrists. Karen is a member of the International Institute of Colorimetry and is currently developing the Visual Stress Association of Canada. Karen has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University and over 25 years of experience in marketing and new business development.


April 29, 2018 Time: 7:15 am – 6:00 pm Venue

Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel & Suites 9005 Leslie Street Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2 Canada + Google Map Phone: 905-881-2121 Website:

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