cycloplegic refraction

Cycloplegic Refraction - What the Optician Needs to Know

The cycloplegic refraction is a cornerstone of the eye exam…
myopia control

Myopia Control - The Latest Research

Myopia (nearsightedness) is the ability to see well without…
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HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR OWN WEBSITE OR BLOG IN UNDER 20 MINUTES

A Step-by-Step Guide

In 2008 we started our optician training website and blog at…
systemic conditions

Systemic Conditions Seen During an Eye Exam

Systemic Conditions Seen During an Eye ExamToo often…
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Ideas For Your Kid's Next Science Fair Project

Ideas For Your Kid’s Next Science Fair ProjectIt’s…
ocular prosthetic

Ocular Prosthetics

Ocular ProstheticsDo you know someone with an artificial…
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Lens Tinting Tips and Tricks

Different lens materials will absorb tints and coating with…
eyeglass history painting

Eyeglass History - Seeing Through The Ages

Eyeglasses have a fascinating, yet rather poorly recorded history.…
Patient education

Patient Education

Patient Education ScriptCreating an educated patient…

Eye color surgical options

Eye ColorA person’s eye color can be as varied as the…
low vision services

Adding Low Vision Services To Your Optical

Adding low vision services to your optical is a huge untapped…
diabetes

Diabetes Advances Update

There have been exciting advances in the management and treatment…

The Aging Eye - What Opticians Should Know

Age is never a diagnosis. Although certain eye conditions…

Trivex

A competitor to Polycarbonate is making strong inroads into…
Anisometropía

Anisometropia - A Three Pronged Approach

Anisometropia (a difference between the eyes of 2 Diopters…

Goal Setting Your Way to Optical Greatness

Goal setting will be your single greatest work before all others…
contact lens packages

Increasing year-supply contact lens package sales

Does your marketing plan for selling contact packages need attention?…

Top 10 Nutrients For Healthy Eyes

We all inevitably will be asked by patients what we can do…
opticians are trained to help choose the perfect frames

A Frame and Lens Combination to Avoid - Photochromatic Polycarbonate Flat-Top Bifocals in a semi-rimless frame

Try to steer clear of photochromatic polycarbonate flat-top…

Sports Safety Glasses For Eye Protection

The importance of sports safety glasses for eye protection…

5 Myths About Contact Lenses

1. There is one “best” contact lensDo not think that…
compassion

Does Your Staff Know The Importance of Compassion?

Great staff training video on compassion. Too often we may label…
computer strain

7 Tips on Relieving Computer Eye Strain

If you see patients complaining about difficulty with their vision…
optometry tools

Optometrists, Ophthalmologists & Opticians

Most people don’t realize the difference between an ophthalmologist,…
customer service training

Customer service - Just Give Them the Pickle!

This timeless and entertaining customer service training…
drill mount

Drill Mount Frames - What You Need to Know

High Index materials will crack or chip around the drill…
antireflective coating

Antireflective coatings - Things to Consider

Antireflective coatings have their own index of refraction,…
digital lens

Digital Lenses 101 - 10 Things to Know

There has a rapid rise in the number of digital, or “freeform”,…
tribrid

New Product Alert - Tribrid

We dont get excited about new lenses very often, but this…
candy

The Psychology of Frame Demostrations

 For insight on how we should be maximizing frame…
how to become optician

How To Become An Optician

Our "How to become An Optician" has moved to our homepage.…