Every time you see athletes in any sport do incredible things and wonder, “How did they do that,” it involves an amazing successful coordination of sensorimotor skills. The same is true when athletes struggle and make mistakes—this time there is a breakdown in the sensorimotor skills.
The best athletes recognize patterns no one else sees, whether it’s a tennis player tracking the path of a 225 km/h serve, a race car driver weaving through the bumper- to-bumper grind of the Daytona 500, or a hockey player skating at 32 km/h and backhanding a no-look pass to a teammate across the ice. These athletes possess highly developed, highly integrated eye-mind-body speed (EMB Speed).
EMB Speed is not about visual acuity but can be affected by poor visual acuity. EMB Speed is more about the ability to discern and process the most import visual cues to an action and react with accuracy without much thought. Continue Reading...
The OAC is thrilled to announce a partnership with Weave. Weave’s mission is to bring local businesses and the people they serve closer together. They do this by modernizing the way businesses interact with their customers, unifying their data and all channels of communication onto one smart platform.
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SYSTEMIC RACISM: STATEMENTS FROM THE COBC AND COO
COBC, June 23, 2020 - [...] Systemic racism is not unique to the United States but reaches into every corner of our world. In BC, we have recently seen a rise in cases of anti-Asian racism reported to police. Across Canada, we know colonization continues to be devastating to Indigenous people and it has created a legacy of racism that shows up through individual prejudices and in our institutions.
As healthcare professionals, we must be particularly aware of the systemic racism present in our own sector. We all remember the tragic death of Brian Sinclair in Winnipeg, MB, and this report from the Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium 2020 details the race-based disparities in the provision of healthcare as experienced by Black Ontarians. [...] READ MORE
COO, June 19, 2020 - [...] The College recognizes the existence and impact of systemic racism and discrimination in Ontario. As the regulator for opticians across Ontario, our College is committed to working with opticians to ensure that practice environments are inclusive, tolerant, diverse, safe and equitable spaces.
Patients place their trust in health care providers. They expect to receive the best possible care, delivered in a safe, ethical, inclusive and equitable manner. [...]READ MORE
MY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WITH NAIT OPTICAL SCIENCES
I am an apprenticing student optician going into my third year with NAIT and this is my first online school experience, which has been very positive! I get my learning online, and while at work I get my hands-on experience that is also required. I am so lucky to have an amazing mentor that guides me into becoming knowledgeable and successful.
The main reason I was interested in online learning was that there is no travel. Not only am I able to do all my studies from the comfort of my home, I am able to keep my job. For some, it can be difficult to juggle the demands of school and work simultaneously, but if you're organized and self-disciplined, it's often possible to do both! It’s great that I don't have to attend class at a specific time, I can study during my free time, and I can still fulfill the functions of my job. READ MORE
Learning online complemented by on-the-job clinical training, the next intake of the NAIT Optical Sciences Programs (Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses and Refracting)
What is it and where to find it?An Association ID is a unique number issued to one person only when an OAC profile is created. This number is available under the section “Profile” once you are logged in onto the OAC member Portal.
What do I need my Association ID for?Your association ID will be sometimes requested when registering to OAC events. Indicating this number will allow the OAC to import CE certificates directly into your OAC profile very quickly.
Why don’t you use my license number and my name? For certain kind of data entry, license numbers and names cannot be used because they are not always unique.
What if I make a mistake when entering my Association ID? Making a mistake when entering your Association ID is like making a mistake when entering an email address. It will accept your entry, but your information, in this case your CE certificate information, will be sent automatically to another OAC profile. If this happens, please contact the OAC as soon as possible, so one of our staff members can fix the issue.
What if I receive CE certificates I was not supposed to receive? When opticians participate to certain events, the OAC collects personal information and it happens that it could contain mistakes. The OAC tries its best to correct it before issuing CE Certificates, but it could be sometimes hard to find them all. Those mistakes could result to the import of CE certificates, by the OAC staff members, in the wrong OAC profile. If this happens, please contact the OAC as soon as possible and an OAC staff member will update the profiles to put everything back in order.
NSCDO EXTENDS 2020/2021 DEADLINE FOR LICENSING FEES Considering the current situation and the well being of its Members, the NSCDO Board has made the decision to extend the 2020/2021 deadline for licensing fees to July 31, 2020. For more information, go to the new NSCDO Online Portal: https://nscdo.ca
THE OAC DONATES TO The CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Sending big bear hugs right back to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. We are happy to support our community by contributing to such a worthy cause.
UPCOMING LIVE WEBCAST
BEYOND 2020 - PERFORMANCE VISION - July 15th, 2020 (7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT) Presented by Warren Modlin, OD and sponsored by The Optical Group NACOR #110.441: 1 EC | COO: Pending | CCP: 4.4, 6.2, 7.1, 8.2 | OODQ: Pending | CCAO: 1 hour
This presentation outlines the difference between visual acuity and visual performance. It also covers the techniques and applications of this training. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
NOW AVAILABLE IN THE OAC CE LIBRARY
TRANSITIONS SIGNATURE GEN 8 - Presented by Robert Dalton, LO NACOR #110.422: 1 EG | COO #3781: 1 EG | OODQ: 1 Domaine professionnel, commercial | CCP: 3.5, 6.2, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2 | CCOA: 1 hour