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

New Eyewear Releases for the Fall
Keep your practice fashionable this season with the latest in eyewear and sunwear...

Reclaiming Contact Lenses for Opticians
Contact Lenses were once a large part of an Optician’s dispensary, and they can be again...

The Art of Lens Tinting
Tinted lenses offer various colors, design options, and benefits to your patients...
Running an Efficient Lab
Process your Lab orders quickly and efficiently and maintain a successful practice...
All About AR
Anti-Reflective Coating is the ideal product to help your patients and increase your bottom line...
ECPs on the Web
Get an internet presence and ensure your practice doesn’t fall into obscurity...
Understanding Prism
Optical Prism is wedge shaped transparent object that deviates light...
Giving Hope to the Blind 
The BrainPort Vision Device enables the blind to see shapes...
Trufocals!
Trufocals are fluid filled lenses that change focus instantly by hand adjustment...
 
 
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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