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What’s Included

 

The easiest, most comprehensive, way to start an optician training program for yourself or your entire office.

 
 
 

Here’s what’s included…

 

Chapter 1: Ocular Anatomy and Basic Principles

 

In this chapter we’ll be putting together basic principles that will be built upon in future chapters. We’ll go over…

  • Parts of the eye so that you understand what the doctor is talking about
  • HOW lenses do the things they do to help a person to see
  • Types of lenses available and WHY a person may need each type
  • Which refractive error causes which symptoms
  • ABC’s of reading the parts of a prescription

 

Chapter 2: Lens Parameters

For this chapter, we’ll be creating rock-solid skills in how to measure each part of a pair of glasses. This chapter’s training will cover…

  • Lensometry with the use of picture-in-picture training video so that you can see the drum movements and what is seen through the eyepiece simultaneously
  • Finding the optical center of a lens and why this is important
  • Measuring base curves and detecting warpage
  • Understanding the often misunderstood 3 types of prism measurement. (Yes, there are three types) and WHY this is so important to grasp.

 

Chapter 3: How to pick the perfect frame for the patient

Great frame selection is more than trial and error, it is a purposeful blend of style and function. In chapter 3 we’ll show you how to get both of those…

  • Understand frame materials pros and cons and how the wrong material can make for a very unhappy patient
  • How to choose the right frame for the patient’s prescription and how this can keep you from getting those phone calls from the lab telling you that you need to have the patient come back in to pick a new frame.
  • The 7 face shapes and the best frame shape for each one
  • Hearing aids, oxygen tubes, and kids oh my! How to get a great fit for special populations (and a very unique frame made just for oxygen users you may not even know exists, but will make YOU that patient’s best friend for life!)

 

Chapter 4: Getting the PERFECT frame and lens fit

Getting that PERFECT fit starts at the time of ordering, that way your job is easy at time of dispensing. That’s why chapter 4 is going to be so valuable. Here’s what we’ll be going over together…

  • How to create the perfect lens and frame pairing
  • Why adjusting the frame at the time of ordering is crucially important to a successful fit (at time of dispense it is too late!)
  • The 4 ways to measure a near PD, and why choosing the wrong one may be a disaster
  • The adjustment tools and how to use each one
  • The 3 often forgotten adjustments and why they are so important (Pantoscopic tilt, faceform, and vertex)
  • Getting the bifocal, trifocal, and progressive seg height correct

 

Chapter 5: Lens Options

Providing the patient with lens options that are perfectly matched with their needs. That’s why the patient is in your chair, isn’t it? We’ll show you…

  • When the best time is to use tints, mirrors, polarization, or photochromatics
  • How to minimize aberrations on higher index materials
  • What option must ALWAYS be paired with an aspheric lens
  • How to create the ultimate in a thin and light weight lens
  • The TRUTH about high index materials (and why sometimes going with a higher index lens will actually make it heavier)

 

Chapter 6: Contact lenses

Contact lenses do not have to be complicated. We will break this topic down together into the following areas…

  • Step by step process for training your patient on application and removal of both soft and RGP lenses.
  • What is a Greenie and the only time EVER use one on a contact lens
  • Proper care and handling of soft and RGP lenses.
  • Discover the best source of information on contact lens parameters and how to order them

Chapter 7: Ocular conditions and related visual symptoms

Chapter 7 will help you understand the most common medial diagnosis that patients will be dealing with such as…

  • What are cataracts and when do they get treated?
  • What can you expect to hear from a patient with macular degeneration
  • When does a patient complaint ALWAYS require an appointment be made with a doctor?
  • Why is your glaucoma patient using all those drops?
  • And more!

Chapter 8: Special Cases – Recognizing potential pitfalls

A few skills really separate the average optician from the EXCEPTIONAL optician. That is what’s included in this chapter. By the end of this chapter you will be EXCEPTIONAL…

  • What is Anisometropia and what three effects from this condition MUST be addressed when ordering glasses?
  • Why the Prentice Rule is (almost) the only equation you will ever need to know
  • Impress your prescribing doctor by catching what he may have missed
  • A shortcut to determine if Slab-off is needed when the axis is oblique (don’t have any clue what was just said? Don’t worry, you will be a PRO at this stuff by the end of this chapter)
  • Discover when making vision more clear doesn’t always make things better for the patient

 

Chapter 9: A BONUS: Going from good to great

A great optician is one who creates a customer for life. We will show you how to do just that plus…

  • When does an unhappy patient become more loyal than if they had never been unhappy?
  • The best time to drop the price bomb on the patient
  • INCREASE your average dollar sale 20% by knowing the difference between top-down verses bottom-up discussions
  • A blueprint for troubleshooting problems. Cut the number of patients you send back to the doctor for rechecks in half, SAVES the doctor chair time and you look like a hero
  • How to diffuse the dissatisfied patient
  • Gives you a dispensing checklist to insure the glasses you ordered pass a quality inspection and deserve to be dispensed to the patient
  • A SINGLE word you can use to increase your average dollar sale and second pairs by 50% (without sounding like a salesperson)
  • When is hearing the phone ring NOT a good sign? Get the exact step-by-step blueprint to insure it does not ring for these wrong reasons
  • Improve your communication skills for more profits and happier patients
  • What is the single most important thing you can do to excel in your optical career?

Forms

Bonus #1: A collection of practice management forms including….

 

  • Dispensing checklist
  • Goal setting
  • Patient tracking
  • Troubleshooting analysis
  • Duty to warn
  • Prescription analysis
  • Contact lens fitting and pricing disclosure
  • Off work medical release
  • Medicare/Medicaid optical materials disclosure
  • Outside doctor Rx correspondence
  • With more added periodically

 

Special Reports

Bonus #2: A collection of special reports including….

 

  • Digital lenses: 10 things to know
  • Safety glasses: The three musts of prescribing
  • AR coatings
  • Product demonstrations: The psychology behind how to demonstrate frame choices
  • New product alerts
  • With more added periodically

 

The Optician Training Manual

Bonus #3: Access to “The Optician Training Manual” digital edition….

 

  • Complete access to the training manual that started it all
  • 278 pages and over 200 illustrations
  • Read from any device or print out pages, chapters, exercises (or the entire book) for everyone in your office
  • A $59 value, yours included at no extra cost when you order OptiQuick Rapid Optician Training System

 
 
 

What Happens Once You Order:

 

  • You’ll be directed to a registration page where you will create your username and password. After that, you will instantly be taken to the learning materials. Logging in again is easy right from the “Log-In” tab on our homepage. You’ll also receive an email with the same information for safe keeping.

    Your training page will include: All nine chapters of the training, outlined above, plus…
    Bonus #1: A collection of practice management forms to make your day run more efficiently.
    Bonus #2: A collection of special reports discussing the latest trends in the industry, new product alerts, and sales techniques.
    Bonus #3: Access to “The Optician Training Manual”

    All clinically relevant and able to be used with your very next patient, of course.

    You’ll have access to 9 hours worth of tools and learning materials that you can work through at your own pace. We understand how busy you are, so instead of requiring you to show up for lengthy, in-person training sessions you can take control of your own or your staff’s training on your time. Materials include: Powerpoint videos, live action videos, cheat sheets, tutorials, and PDFs that will be simple to understand and easy to integrate into your training immediately.

Decide you are not up for watching a video? No problem, the entire training is available to you as an e-book as well, with over 200 illustrations, that you may print out or read on any device.