Bob RussoVERONA, N.Y. — New York optician apprentices and students can enhance their knowledge of the field and improve their preparation for the national American Board of Opticianry (ABO) licensing exam with an ABO exam review course to be offered Sunday, September 12, from 8 am to 3 pm at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.

As part of its Annual Convention, the New York State Society of Opticians (NYSSO) will host the course, which uses a curriculum provided by the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS). Professor Robert Russo, a professor emeritus and past chairperson of the Vision Care Technology Department at the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, will be the instructor.

The six-hour course is $140. NYSSO membership is not required. For more information or to register, visit

The New York State Society of Opticians, Inc. is New York’s only statewide professional association
serving the needs of licensed opticians, also known as licensed ophthalmic dispensers. Formed in 1936, NYSSO provides its members with continuing education, access to member benefits, ongoing communication relevant to the profession, career advancement opportunities, and government relations and advocacy.