Laramy-K Optical has acquired 100% interest in the optician training website OpticianWorks.com, whose purpose is to help opticians “earn more, be happier, and make a difference.”Coinciding with the merger announcement, is the release of a new website that brings a higher level of interactivity and additional training material.
New features on the site include progress tracking, certificates of completion, and a new ABO exam study book available via a free membership option. Full membership to the site is available as a benefit for Laramy-K lab customers. The website will continue to operate as OpticianWorks.com.
John Seegers, the creator of Opticianworks.com, has been retained by Laramy-K as Director of Education. He will continue operating and writing for OpticianWorks along with Keith Benjamin, Director of Marketing for Laramy-K.
“We have always been committed to providing the best online education. We saw what John had done with OpticianWorks and knew that we could work together to bring optician training to a higher level and offer it as a service to our customers, as well as opticians throughout the industry.”, says Janet Benjamin, President of Laramy-K.
John Seegers, Director of Education for Laramy-K says, “OpticianWorks was always about trying to offer a top-tier, online education, for opticians. I was struggling to make that dream a reality doing everything on my own. Having the shared vision and resources of an organization like Laramy-K was just what I was looking for.”
The merger reflects both companies dedication to educating opticians and using technology to provide superior products. Laramy-K is a pioneer in the use of free-form processing and OpticianWorks is the first 100% web-based education portal for optician education.
Laramy-K Optical is a wholesale lab established in 1989 in Indianola, IA. Laramy-K is known as being innovative pioneers in free-form technology. They employ 29 people. They offer a complete range of uncut surfaced lenses and AR coatings, serving all industries.
OpticianWorks was established in 2008 as the premier, online source, for up-to-date optician training. Since 2008 they have provided lessons to over a thousand members spanning the globe. Training courses include optics, anatomy, optical products, sales and business management and finishing.
Janet Benjamin, President Laramy-K Optical
John Seegers, Director of Education Laramy-K Optical