Student Apprentice Track Courses, NYSSO Student Members Only

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NYSSO Student Members

New York State Society of Opticians, Inc. (NYSSO) is pleased to offer S.A.T. Education on Saturday, September 11, 2021.


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The first 20 NYSSO Student Members to Register for Saturday Education receive a complimentary ticket to the 2021 Annual Convention Exhibit Hall & a ticket to Saturday’s Dinner Banquet!

S.A.T. COURSE INFORMATION                                      

Saturday, September 11
10: 00 AM – 1:00 PM ET,

Presented by Barb Malobabich, Sponsored by IOT America
3 Hours, Basic, O.D.

Thick or Thin: What Really Matters When It Comes to Lens Thickness

Maximum thickness for a completed pair of eyeglasses depends on many factors including center thickness, decentration, material index, base curve and digital lens design. New processing techniques such as digital lenticularization can be utilized to further control lens thickness, but there can be trade-offs. This one-hour course will explain all factors giving opticians a better understanding of the importance of each factor and how tools at their disposal can be combined to create the most ideal lens for high Rx patients.

Understanding the Importance of POW Measurements

This one-hour presentation will explain why position-of-wear measurements are important for digital lenses and how they can impact the patient’s visual experience. The most technical section of the course will explain the different types of POW measurements, how to properly take those measurements, and understanding which measurements are the most important. This course is meant to inspire confidence when taking POW measurements and inspecting compensated lenses.

Fitting Guide

This one-hour presentation will provide a guide on how to select and dispense a pair of glasses. The most technical section of the course will be explaining how to properly inspect the lenses before dispensing them to the patient, and how to take the POW measurements and understanding the importance of them. In addition to discussing proper frame and lens selection, lens fitting, and final lens inspection, this course provides troubleshooting scenarios and how to find the cause of rejection.

Break: 1:00- 2:00 pm ET
2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Mock Practical
Presented by NYSSO Leadership

Please join us for a workshop to review the fundamentals of ophthalmic dispensing and learn firsthand what your on-the-job sponsor should be training you in.

Please bring:

  • Metal frames for you to practice adjustment skills
  • Adjustment tools
  • Measurement devices including a ruler
  • A writing instrument

The course fee for this is included in your NYSSO Membership.  Only NYSSO Student Members are able to attend.


September 11th, 2021 10:00 AM through  4:00 PM
5218 Patrick Rd Verona, NY 13478
Verona, NY 13478
United States
Event Fee(s)
I am a NYSSO Student Member (No Fee) $ 0.00
I am not a NYSSO Student Member, but would like to attend the S.A.T. Courses & become a NYSSO Student Member (Annual Membership) $ 50.00