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Sunshine Has a Dark Side

Sunshine Has a Dark Side

Sunshine Has a Dark Side

Valerie Manso BA, ABOC, FNAO
Valerie Manso BA, ABOC, FNAO
on behalf of Quantum Optical

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$15.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00

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Launch date: 22 Mar 2017

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Last updated: 23 Mar 2017

Reference: 173808

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Introduction: Clinical research continues to support the reality of the harmful effects of the sun on the eyes. As optical professionals it is our duty to educate our patients to the risks faced everyday by unprotected eyes outdoors. Then we need to provide solutions to care for our patients’ eyes.

Objectives

Objectives
As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to: be aware of the clinical research that supports the harmful effects from the sun; have the knowledge and tools to communicate the clinical research to patients; understand the various forms of radiation that negatively impact eye health; acquire the knowledge to present lens solutions to protect patients eyes outdoors; acquire the knowledge to present frame solutions to protect patients eyes outdoors; have the tools to implement an outdoor eyewear growth plan; comprehend the business benefits of providing patient education and outdoor eyewear solutions.
Valerie Manso BA, ABOC, FNAO

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Valerie Manso BA, ABOC, FNAO
on behalf of Quantum Optical

Valerie is the President of Manso Management Resources, Inc., a training and development company specializing in the ophthalmic industry. Additionally Valerie works with VSP Vision Care as Regional Vice President of Strategic Eyecare Partnerships, supervising a team of Regional Managers as they assist key clients with all facets of VSP business. As a 40+ years veteran of the optical industry Valerie brings a wealth of expertise to her current role. Her experiences include 14 years in retail fulfilling such functions as, Store Manager, District Manager, National Operations Coordinator, National Training and Development Manager, and Director of Retail Operations for a 60 store retail chain. Valerie's responsibilities at AOCO Ltd/Ltee, the retail chain, included the management of 28 affiliated Optometric practices, 3 wholesale labs and 270 retail employees, with all of the attendant challenges. In 1985 Valerie transferred to AOCO Ltd's parent company, American Optical, as National Training and Development Manager with a specific mandate to grow the manufacturer's chain retail business, while increasing American Optical's exposure at national education forums for the Independent Practitioner. Valerie has developed programs for, and lectured at every major eye care industry conference including, Optifair, Vision Expo East and West, EyeQuest, SESDO, NECO, OAA, OLA, SECO and many more. When Sola Optical USA Inc. decided to aggressively grow their all important premium spectacle lens business, they called on Valerie to join their management team as Director of Lens Consultants in April 1988. During her 5 year tenure with Sola, Valerie created, developed and managed the most successful detail force in today's ophthalmic spectacle lens industry. Her growth and development continued during her Sola years with promotions to Director of National Accounts, and Director of Account Management, Training and Development. In 1992 Valerie started Manso Management Resources Inc. , a consulting company focused on training, business development and organizational development within the ophthalmic industry. Valerie's skills and experiences were used with a variety of clients such as, OfficeMate Software Solutions, Optical Dynamics, Detroit Optometric Centers, Insight Optical, Cohen's Fashion Optical, Sterling Optical, New York Eye, Alcon Laboratories, Wal*Mart Stores, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Younger Optics, Safilo USA, Signet Armorlite, Eyecare Business Magazine, Vision Expo (East and West), Vision Care Product News, Optometric Management Magazine, and many more.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • American Board of Opticianry (ABO)
  • 1.00 Credits -
    Reference: STWQO642-2 (Technical)
  • Nevada State Board of Optometry
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 60
    -
    Reference: ABO STWQO642-2 (Technical)
  • New York State Education Board of Optometry
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60
    -
    Reference: (16-03) DISP
  • Ohio State Board of Optometry
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60
    -
    Reference: ABO STWQO642-2 (Technical)
  • Tennessee State Board of Optometry
  • 1.00 Units

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