Opticians work hard and like to play harder. Be a part of SOCO's event committee & help plan our summer get-together, regional gatherings, and CEC events.
2021 SUMMER SOCIAL
WHEN: JULY 31,2021- EVENING
WHERE: STONY CREEK BREWERY, BRANFORD, CT
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
SPRING 2021 Continuing Education
All Connecticut Opticians, Apprentices, & Students, SOCO will offer Continuing Education Credits throughout the year. Mix & Match. Remember for your Connecticut's opticians license, you need 7 CECs annually.
SPRING 🌸5 credits offered
FALL 🍁 3 credits offered
📣📣SOCO Spring CECs📣📣
SPRING CECs will be held virtually. Click on the date to register!
Sunday, March 28, 2021, (1) ABO or (1) NCLE, Annual Meeting, 7:00-8:00pm The meeting is the course! Thank you to all who attended.
Sunday, April 25, 2021, (2) ABO, 6:30-8:30pm Ophthalmic Prism (2) ABO CREDITS. 6:30-8:30PM; Technical Level III. Taught by Rebecca Soto. Full-Time faculty member Goodwin University, East hartford, CT. Vision Care Technology Program. CUTOFF DATE TO REGISTER IS THURSDAY, EARTH DAY, APRIL 22, 11:59PM. THIS GOES FOR MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS. REGISTER NOW!Thank you to all who attended.
Sunday, May 23, 2021, (2) NCLE, 6:30-8:30pm Refraction & Retinoscopy: A Review of the Objective and Subjective Techniques (2) NCLE or (2) ABO Credits Taught by Bernie Stewart, MA Western Washington University Ophthalmic Educator FCLSA(H) NCLE/M LDO ABO/C CUTOFF DATE TO REGISTER IS THURSDAY, May 20, 11:59PM. THIS GOES FOR MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS.
Not a member?JOIN SOCO, become a member today! Not only will you have unique opportunities to earn your credits, you will have networking/social events to attend. 🤩
SOCO IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE OAA. ALL MEMBERS ENJOY JOINT MEMBERSHIP AS A SOCO MEMBER.
FALL 2020 Events
ONE-Opticians of New England ABO-NCLE Credit conference Virtual Education Meeting
Come Join Us: Sunday, November 8th--New Virtual Seminar Format, a unique collaboration between New England states. https://zoom.us/.../5616018593595/WN_zQDZZNizTqeThzhV2fK_GQ In order to ensure the health and safety of our attendees and speakers, our regional opticians associations have decided to hold their fall educational seminars virtually (and jointly) through Zoom conferencing on Sunday, November 8th! This conference will be an exciting, new partnership, entitled, ONE "Opticians of New England". ONE is a continuing education opportunity for all opticians. To register for our Exciting event please click the link below; https://zoom.us/.../5616018593595/WN_zQDZZNizTqeThzhV2fK_GQ See Less
New England States Join For Virtual Conference
On November 8, 2020, Opticians Association of Massachusetts, Opticians Association of Rhode Island, Opticians Association of Vermont, Society of Connecticut Opticians and New Hampshire Society of Opticians will join together for a ONE Virtual Conference, Opticians of New England.
With the help from Blair Wong and Kevin Silva, Executive Director and Vice President of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts, and a team from each state association, ONE will deliver 7 hours of education for the needs of each society. More info to come...
SOCO honors and celebrates the optical graduates from Goodwin University's Vision Care Technology program and Middlesex Community College's Ophthalmic Design & Dispensing program virtually. Come celebrate your current and future colleagues.
OAA Leadership 2020 attendees had a truly amazing opportunity to listen to Jim Trick speak as he did his Keynote address and spoke during workshop break-outs. Join Jim on Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 PM