Alicia Thompson FBDO
Plans are firming for the third annual Specsavers Dispensing Conference, which is open to all optical dispensers and will take place during August in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
The conference will be opened by Donald Crichton FBDO, President of the Association of Dispensing Opticians New Zealand and Vice President of the International Opticians Association (IOA). Setting the scene for SDC, Mr Crichton’s lecture will emphasise the value of dispensing professional development and provide an introduction to the IOA, which is dedicated to the enhancement and development of the optical profession around the world.
Specsavers is offering 20 free conference entry passes valued at up to AU$380 + gst to non-Specsavers delegates
Also joining will be Alicia Thompson FBDO and Miranda Richardson FBDO, both from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).
Ms Thompson, who will be presenting at her third SDC, is ABDO’s Director of Professional Examinations. This year, her lecture and case discussion workshop will highlight the importance of understanding what a typical day looks like for a patient, as well as how patients use their spectacles, hence the importance of the best dispensing recommendations.
Ms Richardson, Assistant Director of Professional Examinations at ABDO, will be returning for her second SDC. Through a lecture accompanied by peer discussion, she explore prescription analysis and how to meet complex patient requirements. Examples of seemingly impossible dispensing requests to laboratories will also be presented for discussion.
Also joining will be Sofia Fazal, Professional Services Manager at Carl Zeiss Vision UK. Ms Fazal will speak about the visual demands that digital devices place on the eye before the full onset of presbyopia. Additionally, Craig Johnston, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Younger Optics will discuss polarisation and why it is used in the spectacle world.
All Dispensers Welcome: Free Passes on Offer
Specsavers is offering 20 free conference entry passes valued at up to AU$380 + gst to non-Specsavers delegates – five for each city in which the conference is being held.
The third Specsavers Dispensing Conference will be held at:
Sunday, 4 August Perth – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tuesday, 6 August Melbourne – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Wednesday, 7 August Brisbane – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sydney, Friday 9 August Sydney – International Convention Centre
Visit www.spectrum-anz.com/specsavers-dispensing-conference/ for more information.