TRANSITIONS OPTICAL SPONSORS “TRANSITIONS 10-MINUTE SKILLS CHALLENGE” Opticians at ABO-NCLE Conference Square Off in Four Events
PINELLAS PARK, Fla., September 23, 2010 – Transitions Optical, Inc. sponsored the second annual “Transitions 10-Minute Skills Challenge” at the 2010 ABO-NCLE National Education Conference in Cincinnati on September 17 and 18, 2010.
More than 50 opticians visited four stations in 10 minutes and tested their skills to be named the top optician. Participants were from all over the country, and ranged from first-year students to licensed opticians with over 30 years of experience. Participants found the Lens Matching station to be the most challenging event, in the time allotted, during which competitors identified nine lens samples and matched them to the correct description. Frame Alignment was the station at which many excelled.
“The challenge was very exciting and I look forward to next year’s event,” said defending champion Frank Gimbel of West Norriton, Pa. Second and third place winners were Robert Lyons of Albuquerque, N.M. and Rebecca Morton of Knoxville, Tenn., respectively.