INDUSTRY NEWS
OLA names 2008 Awards of Excellence Winners...
21st Century acquires Quick Care Frame Repair...
 
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CONTACT LENSES
Contact Lens Do's 
and Don'ts 

Educate your patients fully on every aspect of contact lens use...
Electronic 
Contact Lenses 

Innovative new contact lenses fitted with circuitry could help restore vision and treat diseases...
Silicone Hydrogels 
New technology, new opportunities...
 
OPTICAL ODDS & ENDS
Fitting Difficult Faces 
Fitting patients with physical deformities can be a challenge to even an experienced Optician...
Bionic Vision to 
Help the Blind 

A breakthrough in helping with vision disorders...
Eyewear and 
the Military 

Protective eyewear for military personnel...
 
 
FEATURES

The Latest in Colorful Eyewear
Brighten up your practice with the latest in colorful eyewear...

Making Sense of Prescriptions
Accurately reading and filling a prescription is an essential part of dispensing...

EyeCare Industry Movers and Shakers
See who's shaking up the eye care industry...
Sales Reps: Do's and Don'ts
A good working relationship with your sales reps should be mutually beneficial...
Educating the American Optician
Only through an increase in education can Opticianry reach its full potential...
Optical Job Interviews
Preparation is crucial when applying for jobs in the competitive eyecare marketplace...
Disaster Proof your Patients
With the proper planning your practice can overcome any natural disaster...
The Truth about Internet Dispensers 
What do online vendors really have to offer the consumer?...
Getting Patients to Listen
It's a challenge to get full compliance...
Rain, Rain Go Away
Rain hasn't dampened our summer sales...
 
 
FRAMES AND FASHION

The Newest in Men's Eyewear Leave a lasting impression on your male patients with the latest men's fall eyewear...

The Newest in Fall Fashions 
Leave a lasting impression on your patients with the latest 
in fashionable fall eyewear
...

Safe and Stylish 
Kids Frames
 
Excite your young patients with the latest in trendy, sturdy eyewear and sunwear...

Fit and Style your Patients for Success 
A surefire way to gain satisfied, fashionable, and loyal patients...

Dispensary Décor: Frame Boards
Make a good first impression on your patients
...

Boosting Frame Inventory 
A barren frame inventory holds a practice back...

 
 
LENS/EQUIPMENT
Understanding 
Digital Lenses 

It's important to look past the many assumptions made about Digital Processing...
Aspheric Lenses 
Aspheric Lens Designs have many features that can offer superior optics to patients...
Lab Maintenance 
One hour of equipment maintenance can save you eight hours of down time in the lab...
Abbe Number 
Abbe Number is a technical term that may be familiar to most ECP's, but what does it mean?...
Avoiding Lens Slippage in the Lab 
With the right guidelines, anyone can edge expensive lenses without fear of breakage...
Ophthalmic Calibration 
Regular maintenance tips to avoid breakage...
 
 
MARKETING
Marketing Strategies for Independents 
There are a number of marketing methods that can help level the playing field for dispensaries...
Online Dispensing 
The increase in online optical retailing and how progressive ECPs can use it to their advantage...
Increasing Dispensary Sales 
There are three simple steps to better sales...
Selling Second Pairs of Eyeglasses 
Important advice about increasing sales...
Dispensary Décor 
Essential ways in maintaining a healthy business...
The Optician: Defining the Profession for 
the Future 

Are national standards necessary?...
 
MANAGEMENT
Optical Optimism 
Ensure your practice stays profitable during these challenging economic times...
Leadership in the Work Place 
Optical Managers face many hurdles in handling the modern, diverse workplace...
Dealing with 3rd Party Insurance 
Integrating and operating Insurance Plans is essential in maintaining a profitable practice...
Opening an 
Optical Dispensary 

Success with ingenuity, hard work,...
Office Security
Reduce theft and increase safety...
Personality Profiling 
The "S" type, or social, personality...
 
 
 
 
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