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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 11:30 AM
The topic of measuring bifocal add powers is a common source of confusion in the industry.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:00 AM
A successful vision therapy practice has many proven techniques and interesting tools (called orthoptics) at their disposal.
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.
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)...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:00 PM
Most of us understand that vision is our keystone sense. It is the most relied on and integrated sense in human cognition.