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INVISION Supports SECO International and National Academy of Opticianry in Expansion of Virtual Education for Opticians

INVISION will serve as the exclusive media partner.




(PRESS RELEASE) ATLANTA – SECO International, the world’s leading annual conference providing eye care professionals with outstanding educational opportunities since 1923, is pleased to announce the partnership with the National Academy of Opticianry to expand virtual education opportunities for Opticians via the platform.

The NAO, founded in 1963, represents over 4000 Opticians worldwide and is committed to providing opticianry education and training in a variety of formats. Their mission is dedicated solely to education and training of all Opticians.

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“The NAO’s core values are rooted in providing all Opticians, beginning to advanced, the educational resources they need to succeed with quality, relevant content delivered by key thought leaders,” said Russ Tolar, president of NAO. “SECO’s mission is aligned with these values, and we are confident that our members will benefit from the partnership.”

The inaugural offering of the SECO/NAO collaboration will include three full days of ABO/NCLE accredited Opticianry online webinar education for the fall of 2020. NAO LIVE CE Saturdays powered by SECO are currently scheduled for Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 5.

“SECO International is pleased with the opportunity to join forces with the NAO to develop and deliver cost-effective remote education for Opticians,” said Max Raynor, OD, president of SECO International LLC. “Expanding the educational opportunities and offering high quality content, while utilizing innovative formats, is key to meeting our organization’s mission of providing continuing education worldwide to all eye care professionals. We look forward to collaborating with the NAO as they bring distinct and diverse knowledge and experience to the SECO community. Working together we ultimately provide better patient experiences and outcomes.”


SECO and NAO are also excited to announce INVISION Magazine as the exclusive media partner for the NAO LIVE CE Saturdays powered by SECO.

“INVISION Magazine is thrilled to be joining forces with SECO and NAO to offer opticians access to leading-edge ABO/NCLE accredited Opticianry online education,” said Matthijs Braakman, publisher of INVISION Magazine. “We are fully supportive of organizations that deliver unique value driven solutions to independent ECPs. Offering accessible online CE programming is an area INVISION is enthusiastically developing and working together with SECO and NAO is an excellent fit.”



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