___Linda Conlin founded OpticalCEUs in 1999 with the goal of providing inexpensive and informative courses for individuals in the optical field. Since that time, she has successfully accomplished that goal with more than 20 seminars, providing continuing education credits for hundreds of opticians. In addition, she has presented training seminars for the opthalmic/opticianry chain Opticare, presented at CLES and CLSA, and for state opticians' associations. She has written for 20/20 Magazine and was a columnist for EyeWitness magazine.
With more than 30 years experience in the optical field, Linda Conlin is an accredited speaker with the ABO and NCLE. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University and optician’s licenses in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a Fellow Ambassador of the National Academy of Opticianry, Past President of the Connecticut Opticians Association, and was the 1992 Connecticut Optician of the Year, has consulted for the NCLE, and is presently serving on the CLSA University Curriculum Review Sub-Committee.
Recently Linda was recognized by the NAO. "In this issue, we are choosing to use this space to highlight a particularly amazing [NAO] ambassador. Linda Conlin...has been an NAO fellow since 1999 and an ambassador for many years. Her work for us is consistently wonderful that she has won our Ambassador of the Year Award twice." That's the start of an article (page 16) in this month's Vision of the Industry, the official publication of the National Academy of Opticianry.