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...

eyeTech Talk-Malingering

The term, “malingering” is used when a patient is being dishonest concerning visual ability. Malingering is most commonly seen in school age children who...

Eye Need to Know: Are Traffic Lights a Problem For Someone Who is Color...

Daniel Flück, a blogger and author who is red color deficient writes, “Most people think that traffic lights are one of the biggest issues...

eye Dispense: Patient Wants Bifocal With No RX??? Whaaaa….

A patient picked up glasses with the following Rx:  -2.50 -1.75 X 3 -2.25 -0.75 X 172 Add = +2.00 He proceeded to tell me how much he...

Eye How – DRIVE for Success

We are very pleased to bring you our third guest post from Valerie Manso on optical staff training. Topic: A prescription for business success -...

eyeTech Talk: Clues That Assist in Achieving Monocular Depth Perception

Stereopsis is described as “the impression of depth that is perceived when a scene is viewed with both eyes by someone with normal binocular...

Eye Need To Know: What Is The Best Eye Patch For Children

Earlier this month, I answered the question, “What is lazy eye?” where we learned that a standard treatment for lazy eye is patching the...

Eye How – Coaching for Success

We are very pleased to welcome Valerie Manso as a guest blogger. We have known and worked with Valerie for a long time. She...

Eye Need To Know: What Is Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye is a common term for the condition amblyopia, a decrease in central vision due to abnormal visual stimulation of one or both...

eyeTech Talk: Best Magnifier Vision

How to Help Your Patient Get the Best Vision From a Magnifier Anyone working with low vision patients is familiar with the statement, “I have...

Eye Need to Know: What is Daltonism?

The term, daltonism has its origin from British chemist and physicist, John Dalton (1766-1844) who is best known for his work as an early...

Eye Need to Know: What Is A Scotoma?

A scotoma (Greek for darkness) is an area of diminished or absent retinal sensitivity.  It is most commonly referred to in visual field test...

Fun FlashCards For Eyecare Training

This is pretty cool- EyeTrain4You is now offering online interactive optican study flashcards. Over 700 of these cards are currently available with Rebecca Johnson...

Eye Need To Know: What Are Starry Eyes?

Have you ever seen “stars before your eyes”? Seeing stars before the eyes does not only happen in cartoons.  The experience of seeing light without...

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