Dispensing Pavilion Created At AAO Meeting

October, 2016, Hauppauge, NY – Four industry leading companies have joined forces to create a first-of-its-kind Dispensing Pavilion for the AAO Annual Meeting, October 15-18 in Chicago. Fashion Optical Displays, FastGrind International, Santinelli International and ClearVision Optical have come together to create the Dispensing Pavilion, … [Read more...]

PUPIL Launches Eyewear Line, On-Demand Mobile Optician Services

The race is on with mobile eye exams. Now new company PUPIL has announced the debut of its new Rx eyewear line and addition of optical on-demand mobile services. After the successful launch of mobile eye exams back in April of this year, the company will expand services to offer complimentary custom frame fittings and try-ons at a time and location … [Read more...]

Fuel3D Signs Deal With Augmented Reality Co Fitting Box

New 3D scanning feature developed with FittingBox enhances eyewear virtual try-on solution 2016 – Fuel3D, a leading 3D capture and imaging innovator, and FittingBox, the world leader in virtual try-on solutions for eyewear announced a new 3D scanning collaboration for in-store try-on systems. FittingBox currently offers an in-store virtual … [Read more...]

3M Press On Optics

Bulky eye patches or thick eye glasses are not the most desirable long-term solution for those experiencing visual disorders, however it’s often difficult to find a remedy that’s both effective and comfortable.  Committed to solving this challenge through innovative technology, 3M has developed the 3M Press-On Optics, which offers a permanent or … [Read more...]

PFO Global launches the JUSTtheRx.com Website and Program

PFO Global is announcing the launch of two new websites and a new associated program to reseed clientele lost through online internet eyewear sales back through Eye Care Professional (ECP) practices; so as to regrow the ECP’s patient portfolio while utilizing the professional care necessary for dispensing eyeglasses. The program and B2C … [Read more...]

A Spexy Safety Specs Success Story

It is always nice to tell a safety eyewear success story. Recently a patient came in who had just retired. She was about to fulfill a lifelong dream of working with Habitat for Humanity building houses. Habitat requires that their volunteer workers have safety eyewear and she had quite a high prescription. She was quite unhappy with the idea of … [Read more...]

How He Did It!

How do you make your clients feel? Do you make them feel special? You have to do this if you want your clients to continue to return to you. People today are bombarded by sales gimmicks and opportunities to save money on a variety of products. Not the least of these is Eyewear. I had a client tell me after paying her copay for her eye exam she … [Read more...]

Eyewear Repair Series: Soldering By Hilco

Hilco's  5th in the series is on frame soldering and repair. … [Read more...]

Eyewear Repair: Screw Removal And Replacement by Hilco

Another eyewear repair video series by Hilco. This is on Screw Removal and Replacement - Screw removal techniques using heat, slotting files, screw extractors, and drilling techniques - How to find and use both standard replacement and self tapping screws   … [Read more...]

Eyewear Repair Series: Screw Removal And Replacement (Part 1)

Hilco's part one: Screw Removal and Replacement - Screw removal techniques using heat, slotting files, screw extractors, and drilling techniques - How to find and use both standard replacement and self tapping   … [Read more...]

Eyefo-Graphic- How To Find The Perfect Eyeglasses That Fit Your Face

I don't always agree with all of these How To Find The Perfect Eyeglasses to fit your face, this one is pretty good, a general description of the basics of eyeglass dispensing. … [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...]

Do Your Eyeglasses Give You a Muffin Top?

Maybe eyeglasses don't create an actual "muffin top" but there are millions of sore ears, headaches, rubbed noses and wonky ill-fitting eyeglasses which are just as bad as all those muffin tops caused by ill-fitting jeans! Sylvie Putman, ABOC of Pro-Style Optical in Lubbock, Texas has made it her mission to put a stop to the equivalent of muffin … [Read more...]

AIT Lens Club

Guest post by Matt Curtin of AIT: For over 60 years now AIT has earned the recognition of the eye care industry as a leader in lens edging technology. In 2008 we revolutionized the industry by expanding our product line to include examination equipment and ophthalmic instruments in the first step in an effort to become a one-stop source for … [Read more...]

Eyehow – Digital Refraction – Is it Better?

We have done several posts about the benefits of digital freeform lenses and most recently we discussed advanced inspection techniques and measurements. But we haven’t talked much about the benefits of digital refraction or relationship to each other. More and more practices are selling digital freeform lens technology because they understand … [Read more...]