How To Edge and Finish Lenses In Office – An Introduction

This is your introduction to in-office lenses finishing. John walks you through finishing a simple single-vision job from the job tray to final inspection, edging the job on a Santinelli LE 700. Learn More: https://opticianworks.laramyk.com/ Known as finishing, edging, or glazing, follow John as he takes a simple single-vision job from the … [Read more...]

The Value of Admitting Mistakes

I was in a conversation with my 'know-it-all-smart-nephew' about mistakes and the importance of admitting you made a mistake. Nobody expects you to be perfect, after all to To Err Is Human, but people do want and expect someone to take ownership of a mistake, whether it was your fault or not. A perfect example is United Airlines: Were they at … [Read more...]

#nationaleyewearday is June 6

Zyloware invites all eyecare professionals and eyewear enthusiasts to join us on Tuesday, June 6th 2017 in celebration of the 2nd Annual National Eyewear Day. For anyone that requires prescription lenses to see, you know how much of an impact your glasses have on your daily life. Not only does eyewear help us see better, it makes us who we are! … [Read more...]

National Sunglass Day on Facebook In 2016

Just in case you are getting the importance of National Sunglass Day and the great opportunity it affords eyecare professionals, we thought we would present a few Facebook selfies and news in 2016. Even if you forget, there is plenty of news to share, including celebrities, fashion magazines, your local news stations, CNN, Huffington post.. the … [Read more...]

Pop Sunglass Art

We have showcased Eyewear Artists this year for many reasons: 1.) Art is one visual way to differentiate your office from the competition. 2.) Eyewear art is appropriate and can help build your brand. 3.) POP Art is colorful and expressive 4.) It's fun! We discovered two new POP Art Eyewear artists, that you might love as much as we do. … [Read more...]

What Is Compensated Free Form Lens Design?

If you’ve have ever wondered what a compensated free-form lens design is and why the lens returned from the optical lab does not match the lens prescribed. Here's your answer. It boils down the differences between the position of the lens in the wearer’s eyeglass frame and the lens in the phoropter or instrument used to determine the initial … [Read more...]

Buying Local: Optical Companies in San Diego

Over the last several years much attention has been given to buying local or shop small. There are many reasons for this: Shopping locally helps to cut down on Industrial pollution which according to the EPA is responsible for almost 50% of the pollution in the USA. Less processions, packaging and transportation waste. Buying local support … [Read more...]

WileyX Reminds Us To Honor Our Fallen Heroes For Memorial Day

For 30 years, Wiley X®, Inc. has stood for two things — providing America’s fighting men and women with the most advanced eye protection possible and recognizing the very real sacrifice our brave soldiers and their families make to serve our country.   This is particularly true for the many thousands who have made the ultimate sacrifice … [Read more...]

Allowing Dogs In Eyecare Offices: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Take Your Dog To Work Day is June 23, 2017 and National Dog Day is August 26 and I thought I would deal with the issue of having dogs in a medical/ eyecare practice. Dogs are welcome everyplace anymore. Stores and restaurants put out water bowls and carry treats. Dogs are being registered as therapy dogs so owners can carry them anywhere. Dog … [Read more...]

40 Sunglass Songs For National Sunglass Day

National Sunglass Day is June 27 and there are many ways to celebrate this international holiday. The Vision Council has lots of resources to access, you could have Sunglass Trunk Show, Have a Sunglass Donation, talk about Eye Health. Why not have some fun with it and showcase for the month, Sunglass Songs of which we found 40. There are actually … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Partners with C&E Vision Buying Group

CARLSBAD, CA (May 19, 2017) – Signet Armorlite has signed a vendor agreement with C&E Vision Buying Group. This partnership will provide C&E Vision members the benefits of the Kodak brand name with a high-quality lens portfolio. C&E Vision was founded in 1983 to provide Independent Eyecare Professionals (IEPs) the buying power to … [Read more...]

The Benefit of Benefit B Corporations

In these times of Fake News and that includes YELP, it comes as a relief when a company opts for total transparency. One can feel a company, a product or a service is for the benefit of the public not just for the almighty dollar. In 2015, we wrote about a Certified B Corporation in which Kickstarter just became. Transparency (a huge public … [Read more...]

National Escargot Day Is May 24

National Escargot Day is May 24. Did you know that you can make Escargot out of ordinary garden snails? There is no special snails for escargot, if you are lucky and like to cook, just go collecting in early morning or evening and pick up a few. In honor of escargot we have a little snail eye trivia.  Snails have very poor eyesight and grow back … [Read more...]

National Sunglass Day On Twitter In 2016

National Sunglass Day is a huge event not just for eyecare professionals. Consumers got a chance to show off their shades, optical industry professionals got involved and promoted the event, celebrities self-promoted, health professionals and more. We pulled together a few sunglass campaigns from 2016 found on Twitter using the hashtags … [Read more...]

Eyecare Resources: Small Business Association (SBA)

Online forums are a great way to network, get new ideas, learn quickly about a pesky problem,  but the basics of starting and running a business have not changed. That is where the Small Business Association comes in. Started in 1953, they have steadily grown to assist small business owners start, grow and assist them in all aspects of running a … [Read more...]