It's Jetsons!

By Barry Santini, ABOM
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:10 AM

Technology-driven change has been impacting the optical field for years. From smartphone auto refractors to Optos imaging, it's "out with the old and in with the new!" But despite the onward march of new tech, the ins and outs of choosing and fitting frames has hardly been impacted at all. Sure, virtual try on (VTO) frame technology popped up...but it also popped back. It seemed safe to say that the gold standard of in-person try on, consultation and frame fitting would never be surpassed.

Unleashing Your Inner Optical Educator

By Johnna Dukes, ABOC
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:10 PM The kids are back in school now, and they’re learning new things every day. In that spirit, I’d like to ask the question - When was the last time you learned something new? Or better yet, when was the last time you taught someone something new?

Bevel, Bevel, Where For Art Thou?

By Johnna Dukes, ABOC
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:45 PM How many zyl frames do you dispense on a daily basis? Is that number more than it's been in the past few years?

Kid's Eyewear: Delivery and Fitting, Part Two

By Danielle Crull, A Child’s Eyes
Monday, May 12, 2014 1:00 PM A young child's bridge is not developed yet, so it is often soft and fleshy. You will likely see impressions left on the nose just from the sheer weight of the glasses alone.

Kid's Eyewear: Delivery and Fitting, Part One

By Danielle Crull, A Child’s Eyes
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:30 PM Have the child put on their new glasses and wear them for a short period of time. Go for a full ten minutes if you can. Have them play; go for a walk.

Never Be Screw Loose, Part 3

By Preston Fassel, BS
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:00 AM While frame repair really can be as simple as popping a screw into place, there are situations, which can prove more difficult, and tools, which can greatly aid in the process.

Never Be Screw Loose, Part 2

By Preston Fassel, BS
Monday, November 25, 2013 12:00 PM Newcomers to Opticianry will discover a very heated and passionate debate over the efficiency, durability, and desirability of hinge type.

Never Be Screw Loose, Part 1

By Preston Fassel, BS
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:00 AM In the world of optical repair, perhaps the most common problem encountered is that of a loose or missing screw.

Fitting of Eyeglasses and Forming Relationships

By Maggie Sayers, ABOM
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 2:44 PM The Fitting of Eyeglasses starts with the frame selection.

When Your Patients Speak, Do You Hear Them?

By Johnna Dukes, ABOC
Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:23 PM We've all heard the old adage that listening is twice as important as speaking, as shown in the fact that humans have two ears and only one mouth.

The Right Tools For Success

By Barry Santini, ABOM
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:19 PM As soon as I heard that crack, I knew I hadn't avoided driving over the rolling 2-liter glass bottle. After entering the mall, I parked and shopped. All the while, keeping hope that my old friend, Mr. Flat, wouldn't be back to pay me a visit.

2 CE Courses That Can Help...

By Staff
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:29 AM Getting Adjusted, Parts 1 and 2.

Fitting and Adjusting Pearls

By Staff
Monday, November 21, 2011 9:11 PM Here are some terms and definitions to help you when fitting and adjusting frames...

Mounting Screws: 3-Piece Rimless

By Staff
Monday, November 21, 2011 7:12 PM Rimless mountings will ultimately become loose where the lens is mounted to the frame.

Nose Pads: 3-Piece Rimless

By Staff
Monday, November 21, 2011 6:56 PM Most pad arms are soldered to the back of the bridge. The bracing plier firmly holds the frame while manipulating the nose pad or pad arm.