Not So Opti-Fun: Workplace Eye Injuries Infographic

Via Nanofilm: According to the Centers for Disease Control, workplace eye injuries send 300,000 people to the emergency room every year, and the number more than doubles when you include any kind of medical treatment. The American Academy of Ophthalmology developed a Workplace Eye Injuries by the Numbers infographic that lays out the statistics. … [Read more...]

How a $5000 Injury Costs You $125,000 in Sales

Whenever I read an article like this, it brings home the important of safety eyewear, not just in the workplace. In sports, at home, at school, it is so important because it cost thousands of dollars. This is wonderful information to share with your followers, not just your patients. When there’s a workplace accident, sales feels the pain. The … [Read more...]

8 New Years Resolutions For Eye Care Professionals

The New Year always brings a renewed commitment to being our best. Exercise more…eat healthier…study a foreign language…learn to ski. How about this year we add some patient-focused goals to our list? Spend 5 minutes on lifestyle with every patient. Ask the questions that lead to better matching of frames lenses, coatings and care. Example? Ask … [Read more...]

9 Tips To Turn Complaints Into Customers

We all have customer service horror stories, don’t we? We do our best to meet and exceed expectations, but mistakes happen. Nobody likes to think about angry customers, owning up to our mistakes, or maybe worst of all, having to deal with a situation that was beyond our control.Think differently. Handle a bad situation properly, and you have a good … [Read more...]

7 Tips For Fitting Women’s Safety Glasses

This month is guest author ,John Fischer, CSP, from SVS Safety. SVS Safety provides a wide range of prescription and non-prescription safety eyewear for companies from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. Chances are, you’re seeing a growing number of women in your workplace. And it’s not just you. According to the Department of … [Read more...]

5 ways Lens Care Towelettes Can Add Profit

1. Household soap and cleaners can cost thousands in remakes. Today, home cleaning formulas often contain harsh chemicals that can damage lenses and coatings. If you don’t provide a safe alternative to dish soap or window cleaner, clothing or household towels, you’re likely to face remakes that could have been prevented. The industry remake … [Read more...]

OSHA Update On Temporary Workers

In today’s economy, it’s a fact of life so employers can efficiently adjust to market conditions. In an OSHA memo, officials noted safety concerns for these workers: “In recent months, we have received a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job. In some cases, the employer failed to provide … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things For EyeCare Providers To Do To Get Ready For Back to School

It seems like school just finished up, doesn’t it? But classes will start again before you know it. Now is the time to do your  kids eye “homework” so you’re ready when the school rush starts. Plan a mailing on eye exams to all families. Most parents don’t know that 1 in 20 preschoolers and 1 in 4 school-age children have a vision problem. … [Read more...]