Refraction for Opticians

By Maggie Sayers, ABOM
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:03 AM

There was excitement at the West Coast Better Vision Conference in Florida on June 5, 2015. POF, the Professional Opticians of Florida Association, introduced the education program “Refraction for Opticians” to their membership.

How Do You Know Your Lens Is The Right Power? (Part Three)

By Dick Whitney – Carl Zeiss Vision
Executive Director – Optical Heritage Museum
Chair of ANSI Z80.1 and the Vision Council Lens Technical Committee

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:05 AM I was fortunate to have access to the NBS 1916 calibration set, from which I was able to make my own secondary set, which I still use today. Since I had confidence in their powers, it has proved especially useful. What does one do if there is a need to assess an instrument but one does not have such a set?

Insert Blue Pun Here: An Overview of Blue Blocking Lenses

By Preston Fassel, BS
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:00 AM

And so we move forward, on to part three of my groundbreaking series on blue blocking lenses, a collection of thoughts and observations that will sure to become part of optical lore and studied by apprentice opticians years down the road...

What Are Patients Looking For In Their Eyewear?

By Nathan Troxell,
Marketing Manager, Optical Materials, PPG Industries

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:58 AM PPG Industries recently conducted a survey among spectacle wearers in the U.S. that affirmed while consumers are interested in lenses that provide a combination of features, they are unfamiliar with their choices.

Insert Blue Pun Here: An Overview of Blue Blocking Lenses

By Preston Fassell, BS
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:00 AM Dispensing with the niceties (haha, optical pun!) of a long-winded, winding and witty introduction, I’m just going to get right on to it. After all, we all know why we’re here: This is the Blue Blocker crucible, where lenses are ground down and only the truth remains.

How Do You Know Your Lens Is The Right Power? (Part Two)

By Dick Whitney – Carl Zeiss Vision
Executive Director – Optical Heritage Museum
Chair of ANSI Z80.1 and the Vision Council Lens Technical Committee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:07 PM In Part One of this three-part series, I described the history and early use the American Optical (AO) “NBS Truepower lens set” developed in 1916, which was used to assess the calibration of the AO Lensometer when first introduced to the market.

The Battle Over the PD

By Mike Karlsrud, M.Ed.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:00 AM We are in a new age of consumerism. This new consumer desires nothing more than transparency and control of their health care spend.

How Do You Know Your Lens Is The Right Power? (Part One)

By Dick Whitney – Carl Zeiss Vision
Executive Director – Optical Heritage Museum
Chair of ANSI Z80.1 and Vision Council Lens Technical Committee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:00 PM I was recently asked what I thought was the most valuable item in the Optical Heritage Museum collection.

Insert Blue Pun Here: An Overview of Blue Blocking Lenses

By Preston Fassel, BS
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:53 AM I'm pretty sure all of my colleagues have taken all of the good puns for themselves when addressing this topic, so, I'm just going to jump right ahead on into it.

The Vision Therapy Opportunity, Part Four

By Erich Mack, B.S., ABO, NCLE
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 11:00 AM A recent report from Canada thoroughly examined the efficacy of vision therapy and found an apparent research war over its use.

Why Conventional Bifocals Are Reversed To Properly Measure The Addition Power of a Bifocal Lens

By Dick Whitney – Carl Zeiss Vision
Chair of ANSI Z80.1 and Vision Council Lens Technical Committee

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 11:30 AM The topic of measuring bifocal add powers is a common source of confusion in the industry.

The Vision Therapy Opportunity, Part Three

By Erich Mack, B.S., ABO, NCLE
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:00 AM A successful vision therapy practice has many proven techniques and interesting tools (called orthoptics) at their disposal.

Buying Groups vs. Practice Management Groups: What Are You Getting?

By Joan Hollywood Alten
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 PM Optical buying groups and practice management consultancies emerged decades ago; primarily to support independent eyecare practices going it alone against corporate retailers.

The Vision Therapy Opportunity, Part Two

By Erich Mack, B.S., ABO, NCLE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00 AM Research has demonstrated vision therapy can be an effective treatment option for, ocular motility dysfunctions (eye movement disorders)...
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