Courses

Speakers

Samantha Toth, ABOC

President, Innereactive

Samantha Toth is an ABO certified optician and the President of Innereactive. As a professional speaker, she lectures internationally, teaching optometrists and opticians proven strategies for marketing their practices and enhancing the patient experience. Her niche expertise led her to be named one of the "Most Influential Women in Optical," and her company was named one of Michigan’s Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2016.

Jonathan Smith

Director of Training N.A. Luxottica

Mr. Smith is the Training Director at Luxottica Wholesale North America. He is an MBA graduate who began his career at Luxottica in brand management overseeing the marketing strategy for all premium fashion eyewear brands. With over 15 years of experience in branding and marketing in the luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, Jonathan brings a wealth of business experience. Today he leads the North American Luxottica training department at Luxottica in building a strong education vision and strategy to support the industry.

Ted Spera

Ray-Ban Business Manager

Business Development Manager for Ray-Ban Prescription Lenses, Ted Spera is responsible for all activities related to maximizing the sell-through of Ray-Ban Prescription Lenses within North America by spreading optics technical knowledge and educating customers. Having attended the Ophthalmic Science program at Raritan Community College in Branchburg NJ, Ted now works as a key member on their Ophthalmic Advisory board and and has been certified as an ABO speaker since 2010

Dr. April Jasper, OD, FAAO

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. April Jasper graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry with highest honors in 1995 and has a private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and 2016-2017 President of the Florida Optometric Association. Currently Dr. Jasper is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometric Management magazine and contributor to several other publications. Dr. Jasper’s passion is sharing with her colleagues in areas of practice management and technology in an effort to help them become more successful in patient care and personal growth.

Jay Binkowitz

Founder GPN EDGEPRO
Founder and EVP Professional Relations Keplr Vision
Industry Consultant

Over the last 30 years, Mr. Binkowitz has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution, technology development, national sales, and on-site interactive consulting. He has published articles in many eye care industry magazines and is a key note speaker at many industry events, both domestically and internationally.

Boyd Wilson

Boyd Wilson is an ABO certified speaker and the Training Manager for Oakley North America. In this role he is responsible for the technical and brand education for all product categories within the optical business, with a primary focus on Oakley ophthalmic and plano lenses. With the brand since 2012, Boyd has been instrumental in developing, implementing and managing the Learning & Education initiatives since relocating from the Asian Pacific to North American business.