Opticians-Can You Band Together Or Are You Doomed To Always Be ‘Second-Rate?

Every day, in my little virtual world, I read about issues that are unique to the optician profession.  Because they work in a quasi-medical/retail...

7 Tips For Fitting Women’s Safety Glasses

This month is guest author ,John Fischer, CSP, from SVS Safety. SVS Safety provides a wide range of prescription and non-prescription safety eyewear for...

Are You Biased?

I have visited literally dozens of opticals in the last several years. One of the biggest issues  I find in the dispensary is what...

Ribbons & Bows

A family member on mine likes the expression, “It is all fun and games until the flying monkeys…” I realized yesterday while working with...

Eye Need to Know; What Is A Dacryocystorhinostomy?

This “big” word is not hard to figure out if you break it down into medical terms. Medical Term Meaning dacry tear cyst sac rhin nose ostomy incision into A dacryocystorhinostomy is a surgical procedure...

Eye Need to Know: What Is the Stroop Effect?

Try this: name the colors of the words in the box.  Do not read the word; just say the color of word’s letters. Did you...

6 Best Practices for Online Ordering Optical Dispensing

We know how hard it can be working in a busy practice: between appointments with patients, the phone ringing, and other office duties, it's usually...

Eye Need to Know: Are a Chalazion and a Stye the same thing?

A chalazion and a stye are similar in that they are both aggravating lumps that appear on the eyelids; however the terms are not...

Save The Date: Paraoptometric Webinairs From AOA And Vision West

American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Section to Offer New Webinar Series St. Louis, Mo. – June, 2012‐ The American Optometric Association (AOA) Paraoptometric Section (PS) will...

New From Optician Works: Understanding & Working With Vision Insurance

John over at OpticianWorks just released a new lesson plan Understanding and Working With Vision Insurance Plans. He has other lessons scheduled and would...

eyeTech Talk-Nystagmus

Nystagmus is an involuntary, oscillating, rapid movement of the eyeball. While most people with nystagmus are born with the neurologic condition or develop it...

EyefoGraphic: What Does Your Eye Color Say About You?

Did you know that green eyes are rarer than blue? Eyes are not only the window to the soul but to your genes! Read...

Dynamic Dispensing: Back To Basics

Having recently re-done my Eyeglass Frame Fit Photo Gallery I was thinking about the importance of frame fit. Sure enough a few weeks go...

Eye Need to Know: Why Is Ophthalmology Commonly Misspelled?

Words using the root, “ophthalm” are commonly misspelled.  An example is “ophthalmology” with is commonly misspelled as “opthalmology” due to the way that most...

Eye Need to Know: Why Does The Eye Color of Some Babies Change?

The color of our eyes, hair and skin comes from a yellowish-brown pigment called melanin.   A newborn baby will continue to produce more melanin...

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