Toledo Optical Conference Offers Practice Development Ideas

MAUMEE, Ohio—Several hundred eyecare professionals and staff members attended Toledo Optical’s “Attainment 2012,” a daylong educational event held here on June 13. Guest speakers offered a range of practice building ideas, including Andrew Karp, group editor, lenses and technology for the Jobson Optical Group, who presented an overview of optical industry trends, Clint Longenecker, PhD, professor of leadership at the University of Toledo, who discussed the importance of time management and Tom Bowen of the Williams Group, who offered strategies for growing an optical practice in the current economic climate.

A panel of optometrists shared practice management ideas before keynote speaker, Tom Sullivan, wrapped up the program by describing how he overcame the challenges of blindness to achieve success in the sports and entertainment fields.

Clint Longenecker, PhD, Professor of Leadership, University of Toledo, speaking at Toledo Optical’s “Attainment 2012” event.
 Taking part in the optometry panel discussion were,
(l to r) Dr. Mile Brujic, Dr. Mark Pifer, Dr. John Kruszewski, Dr. Tom Cable, Andrew Karp, Dr. Rachel Bostelman and Tom Bowen.

 Attendees listen intently to Tom Bowen of The Williams Group.
 Toledo Optical’s Jeff Szymanski welcomes guests.

Motivational speaker Tom Sullivan giving a dramatic presentation about how he overcame his struggles with blindness.