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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...

Optical Staff Training- Totally Optical

A site we highly recommend, Totally Optical- gives you optical business updates and online staff education and training.  Totally Optical brings together all of...

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...

Free Form Lens Measuring Tools

This article by Nallibe Mehfoud, LDO was originally published by Vision Care Product News and shows a measurement kit provided by Shamir Lens on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How To Shorten An Eyeglass Temple

Our favorite optical education site Optical Works (http://www.opticianworks.com) demonstrates a Step by step how to shorten the length of a metal eyeglass temple with...

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...

Dynamic Dispensing Tips From Optician Works

We all know that sinking feeling… the one you get when your patient puts on their new glasses and they make a face, or...

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...

Eye Need To Know: What Does It Mean When You Dream About Eyes?

Eye Didn't know this: When dreaming about eyes, means you are entering a new arena and focussing on a new direction. Symbolizes, enlightenment, knowledge,...

Eye Need To Know: Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

According to the National Onion Association  sulphuric compounds are released into the air from a cut onion, irritating the eye and causing it to...

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...

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