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Did you know that by 2018, the wearable eye product market will be a 
$12 billion business!  Are you staking out your place in the future of vision care?


presents a


Technology in Vision Care Summit


Sunday, December 7, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

This dynamic summit will feature the latest updates on technology in the vision care industry and “hands-on” demonstrations of some of the latest products on the market.
 Join us to learn what’s really going on out there…so you can be part of the future! 
Earn 5 New York State/ABO Credit Hours.




Register Online Now!    OR    Click Here for STUDENT Registration Form





Registration/Coffee/Early Networking-Exhibitor Time          9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Summit Begins          9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Welcoming & NYSSO Updates

SESSION 1          9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Understanding a Shifting Eyewear Market
Brands, age groups, attitude drivers, online and technology, clashes to form a new set of opportunities for the eye care professional. From new, but more traditional lens forms and/or sourcing for the technically mobile to the combination of tech and eyewear (wearables), this industry responds faster than ever before. Are you ready? Do you know what product categories to offer and promote to separate your office from the rest? Join us for a candid and lively discussion.


Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Director, Education and Training
Jobson Medical Information LLC



SESSION 2           10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
A Synergistic Approach to Pioneering New Ophthalmic Technologies
This presentation will offer a peek inside Nikon to see the shared knowledge and innovation fosters the development of each lens. Attendees will learn about pioneering new technologies that are being intricately tailored to foster increased innovation in the field of optics.


Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Director, Education and Training
Jobson Medical Information LLC

Presentation sponsored by Nikon




Lunch           11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking-Exhibitor Time

Demonstrations by Sponsors…See the Future Up Close!
After enjoying lunch, please visit with our sponsors & exhibitors to learn about their products and services.  We will be presenting a number of demonstrations. These will be announced so attendees can gather around the demonstration location.   


SESSION 3          1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The Science of Blue Light - Protecting Your Patients in a Digital World
This revolutionary workshop will uncover the dangerous trends and unintended consequences that are affecting both you and your patients in today's 24/7 "Digital World." Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to: separate fact from fiction when it comes to Blue Light impact; understand blue light and how it can impact long term vision, daily vision, and overall well being; how to protect your patients using the newest lens technology; understand how unprecedented (and growing) usage of portable smart phones and tablets is contributing to dangerous blue light exposure in patient's eyes.


Michael Della Pesca, ABOM
President, Quantum Optical
Presentation sponsored by EyeSolutions




SESSION 4               2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Future of Digital Vision and Wearable Technology
Participants in this presentation will understand the products and terms associated with a new category of eyewear in the “Wearable Technology” sector. You will learn the functionality of current products on the market, the impact they can have on vision and optical lens designs that can alleviate some of the more negative vision effects.  


Brad Main, ABOC, FNAO
Education and Training Manager

Rochester Optical



SESSION 5               3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wavefront Aberrometry: High-Order Aberrations 
& What It Means to the Future of Your Business
This session will explore a basic understanding of Wavefront Aberrometry and High-Order aberrations as they relate to corrective eyewear. Participants will be able to discuss the latest technology in refraction and “High-Definition Vision Correction” in a way that the patient will be able to understand and recognize the value of clearer vision.


Robert Wallner (NYSSO Past President)
Sales Consultant 
Visionix High-Tech




Concluding Remarks         4:00 – 4:15 p.m.




Students with Education ONLY- FREE
(lunch is not included)  

Students with Lunch - $40.00
(Includes lunch, coffee breaks, summit materials & 5 NYS/ABO credits.)

Please contact NYSSO State Office 
at 518-426-0599 

Contact NYSSO

Phone: (518) 387-9619



P.O. Box 3523

Schenectady, NY 12303

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