Celebrate Paraoptometrics

By Linda Hardy, LDO, CPOT, COA
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:15 AM Alerting all optometrists and optometric managers, September 18th thru September 24th was Paraoptometric Week. This is a week to recognize all of the hard working optometric technicians in your office. The American Optometric Association observes it the third week of September annually. Doctors and managers are encouraged to recognize their staff in fun and creative ways. To help with this, the AOA has items that can be printed off the website under the Paraoptometric Recognition Week recognition kit.

Society to Advance Opticianry Honors Barry Santini, OO, as 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year

By OH Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:10 AM

AUSTIN, Texas—The Society to Advance Opticianry has named Barry Santini, OO, as the 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year. The organization plans to present him with a certificate acknowledging this honor during their annual meeting to be held in Las Vegas at Vision Expo West on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016.

Darryl Meister’s Educational Forum – The Importance of Understanding Color Deficiency

By Mindi Lewis, MA, ABOC, FNAO
Monday, August 29, 2016 1:15 PM

It is my honor and pleasure to publish in today’s Opticians Handbook eblast the first of what I hope will be many more research papers submitted by students or their instructors of vision science in the Darryl Meister Educational Forum section.

Barry Santini named 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year

By OH Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 1:35 PM

We’ve been known to brag (just a bit) from time to time about our talented and prestigious group of Contributing Editors – both past and present. We have exciting news to share about one of our past Contributing Editors for the Opticians Handbook - Barry Santini, O.O. (Ophthalmic Optician®).

Healthy Vision Month

By Linda Hardy, CPOT, COA, LDO-GA
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:25 PM

May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance established in May 2003 by the National Eye Institute. NEI is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Millions of people in the United States have undiagnosed eye diseases and vision problems. This is a month to help educate your community on the importance of a routine comprehensive dilated exam to maintain eye health and preserve vision.

Need to Get Certified?

By Linda Hardy, CPOT, LDO, COA
Monday, November 23, 2015 3:06 PM I had the great opportunity to teach a class at a recent conference in Athens, Georgia. The class was on innovations in technology in the eye field. I was so glad to see the optometric technicians that attended. We had the time to have an in-depth conversation on the topics I presented, which was great.

Mini Summit Webinars Planned For Opticians

Monday, April 22, 2013 7:55 PM

In order to give all opticians a voice in the goals, objectives and actions being implemented following last year's Opticianry Summit, the Opticianry Summit Leadership Team has announced a mini summit webinar scheduled for May.

Opticianry Summit Update

Monday, April 8, 2013 8:04 PM

Opticianry Summit Purpose: To create a shared vision for Opticianry, a practical strategic plan and commitment to action.

Today's optical industry is on the verge of major changes in healthcare and technology. Future healthcare reform may impact the role of the optician.