Healthy Eye Treatment

With all the health issues today- how many optical professionals discuss preventive eye health with patients? Is every staff member aware of the following eye health basics? Not only is this good information to be discussed at a staff meeting, but it could be an opportunity to enhance your patient relations.  Put an abbreviated list on the back of … [Read more...]

Fun Optometry Student Song by J Dog

Optometry Idiot by J-Dog!! For and by  Optometry Students … [Read more...]

Live From OptoWest- Good MoJo!

Have you ever walked into a place and it just feels right? Well here I am at OptoWest in Indian Wells and it just feels right. The mojo at the show, the energy is just perfect. Fact is- I'm having so much fun, keep forgetting to take the camera out.    Here is Page Yarwood resting after breaking his kneecap! He broke it by tripping over a … [Read more...]

Steps to Handling Optical Patient Complaints

I don't know about you, but I rarely complain, I just don't go back. But when I do complain, I do go back, whether it was resolved or not. I just feel better if I let them know what went wrong. Because if it went wrong with me, it went wrong with someone else. If the complaint was handled right, I make recommendations to other people to use the … [Read more...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Email Writing

Email, VoiceMail, Texting, Cell Phone- we are just inundated with communication. One of my pet peeves is long rambling- no get to the point emails. I don't know about you, but sometimes it seems that people would rather email or text rather than just picking up the phone to get a quick answer.  That said- Here is some Do's and Don'ts of Email … [Read more...]

Woman and Minorities Optical Association

Women and Minorities Optical Association Rewards Kansas Optician for Charitable Assistance to Kidnap Victim WAMOA Gives First Award to Dee Schmidt In March 2009, the Women and Minorities Optical Association (WAMOA) formed to improve visibility and opportunities for women and minorities in the optical industry. At the helm is Wendy Schneider, … [Read more...]

Vision Care for Kids Act Passed

U.S. House of Representatives Passes “Vision Care for Kids Act”  Alexandria, VA (April 1, 2009) – Long-standing efforts paid off yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009.” The bill received overwhelming support from the House and passed with a vote of 404-17 as part of a larger Public Health … [Read more...]

Optician Training- ABO Study Guide

Another site that has great information is Laramy K- They just started a FREE Open ABO Study Project, a communty effort to build an open and free study guide for the American Board of Opticianry certification exam. While the study guide is not yet complete, currently available materials may still be useful for exam preparation. Plus they just … [Read more...]

Opti-Fun- Optical Illusions

I always find these fun- optical illusions!  … [Read more...]

Top 20 Optical Patient Expectations

What do we expect today when we frequent any place of business? In today's competitive times our expectations are very high- because if our expectations are not met, it is very easy to go elsewhere. The challenge for any retailer today is to get your customer to come to your office instead of shopping online, going to a box warehouse store, where … [Read more...]

Optical Web Hosting by Blue Host- Free Stuff

I don't know what Web Host/Server you are using and the services they may provide. We use GoDaddy and of course signed up for 2 years (good for SEO) but in another site- Blue Host has a lot of FREE Tools you can use to track your business. If you use Blue Host- Go to Blue Host and click on  Your Domain (view)  and on the Left Sidebar there is … [Read more...]

Rocking Out at Eye Rock -Vision Expo East

This was my first Eye Rock Event- and if you go to any Vision Expo and you like to dance- Go to Eye Rock! It was a blast- the music was fantastic, everybody was dancing (even the men!) and singing and my feet hurt! Loved every minute of the show. Eye Rock, New York benefits OneSight and was sponsored by Revolution, EyeMed, Luxottica, … [Read more...]

ClearVision- Great Parties- Great Optical Swag Bags!

This is the 2nd year, that we have had the opportunity to attend parties given out by ClearVision. When they put on a party, they do it right. Unfortunately my pics didn't turn out too well. Friday nite- was the 60th anniversary party- major grazing grounds for those of us who love to eat! The food was so good! Met great people, had a lot of … [Read more...]

Top 7 Sites For Help in Organization

Believe it or not- I have a friend who has an office that look like this. It would drive me crazy! But it seem that the last week of March (We're a little late) is National Clutter Awareness Week. In lieu of that, below are listed some great sites for Organization Inspiration! Organization and Clutter Neat and Simple Living: Blog written by … [Read more...]

Types of Color Blindness

I came across some interesting sites about Color Blindness: Never really thought about this before- how does a color blind person pick out glasses? Do all color blind people know they are color blind?  Vision Simulator- Is a site about the causes of color. Offers some images and you input your 'stimulation' and the picture changes under Normal, … [Read more...]