The History of Sunglasses

It is said that the Roman emperor Nero liked to watch gladiator fights through polished gems to recreate with the color and image distortion. 1300-Chinese judges wore smoke-colored quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court. The "lenses" of these glasses were flat panes of smoky quartz, which offered no corrective powers but did … [Read more...]

Sunglasses For Fun – 9 Keys to Success

Many years ago, I had this sunglass conversation with another rep. His comment 'You're either in the sunglass business or you're not.' still holds true today. What it means, that if you are going to sell sunglasses- carry a big selection, train your staff, and know your products.  The best part about selling sunglasses, they spice up the inventory, … [Read more...]

Licensing Boards of Opticianary

Licensing Boards of Opticianary Alaska Board Of Dispensing Opticians American Board Of Opticianry Arkansas Board Of Dispensing Opticians Commission On Opticianry Accreditation Connecticut Licensing Information Center Contact Lens Dispensing Permit Program Florida State Board Of Opticianry Georgia … [Read more...]

Licensing Boards- Optometry

Licensing Boards of Optometry Alabama Board Of Optometry Alaska Board Of Examiners In Optometry Arizona State Board Of Optometry Arkansas State Board Of Optometry Association Of Regulatory Boards Of Optometry California Board Of Optometry Connecticut State Board Of Optometry Delaware Board Of … [Read more...]

Schools For Opticians

National listing of optician schools in the United States, providing optical educations, surfacing lab skills and general eyecare knowledge these may not be all the schools, check out local resources if not listed Master Degree - Master Degree Online Guide To Schools Canada BC College of Optics (Surrey BC, Canada) Northern Alberta … [Read more...]

Schools of Optometry-USA

ASCO - Optometry Admission Test (OAT) Association Of School And Colleges Of Optometry College of Syntonic Optometry Illinois College Of Optometry Indiana University School Of Optometry Inter American University Of Puerto Rico, School Of Optometry Michigan College Of Optometry At Ferris State National Board Of … [Read more...]

Optical Trade Associations

Eyecare and Optical Trade Industry Associations for manufacturers and distributors of eyecare products to opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists Optical Wholesalers, Manufacturer, Suppliers Optical Laboratories Association (OLA) The Vision Council Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA) Contact Lens Council … [Read more...]

International Optical Professional Associations

Orthoptic Association of Australia (OAA) British Contact Lens Association Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New Zealand Inc (CCLS) European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) European Council Of Optometry And Optics European Ophthalmic … [Read more...]

Optical Glossary

20/20 -the expression for normal eyesight (or 6/6 in countries where metric measurements are used). This notation is expressed as a fraction. The numerator (1st number) refers to the distance you were from the test chart, which is usually 20 feet (6 meters). The denominator (2nd number) denotes the distance at which a person with normal eyesight … [Read more...]

Military Optical Associations

Armed Forces Optometric Society Society of Military Ophthalmologists Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists (AVAO) National Association Of VA Optometrists … [Read more...]

Ophthalmology, Optometry, Optician Associations

Professional Societies and Organizations International International Society For Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology AMD Alliance International World Council Of Optometry WCO is an international optometric organization representing 200,000 optometrists from 75 member organizations in 40 countries. We are the worldwide … [Read more...]