VCA Sponsors Free Continuing Education Courses at Vision Expo East

VCA Sponsors Free Continuing Education Courses at Vision Expo East

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2007) – The Vision Council of America (VCA) is pleased to offer attendees at International Vision Expo East 2007 a variety of free continuing education (CE) courses designed to improve and enhance their practice management. These courses, taught by nationally renowned educators, cover topics ranging from successfully adding low vision to a practice to making informed decision in order to meet unique patient needs.

“We want all eyecare professionals that attend Vision Expo to take advantage of these courses as they provide a wealth of information and skills that help make any practice more successful,” said Ed Greene, chief executive officer of VCA.

In addition to many business and management courses, VCA also offers several free courses. Of note, VCA’s Low Vision and Lens Processing Divisions are sponsoring the following free courses:

Saturday, March 24, 2007

  • Providing Low Vision Care: A Checklist for Success
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Course MS-200-3, COPE approved
    Speaker: Michael R. Politzer, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
  • Reimbursements: How to Get Paid for Low Vision Services
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Course MS-200-4, COPE approved
    Speaker: Thomas L. Porter, OD, FAAO

Sunday, March 25, 2007

  • How to Control Your Quality, Destiny and Profits (focuses on in-house processing)
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Course MS-300-1, COPE and ABO approved
    Speakers: Dennis Leung, OD, FIOS and Mark Mattison-Shupnick
  • Generating Low Vision Referrals and Creating Consumer Awareness
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Course MS-300-2, COPE approved
    Speaker: Jean A. Astorino, OD, PC

Eyecare professionals praised VCA-sponsored courses at past Vision Expos. “The CE courses were great – education you can’t find anywhere else and all in one place,” said Christy Graham, optical manager of Tracy Optometry.

To find complete course listings and descriptions or to register, please visit For further information, please contact Rene Soltis, VCA director of training and education, at