For Eyewear Professionals
the over 67,000 opticians designing, manufacturing
and dispensing eyewear, less than half have any formal
certification or licensure. -- U.S. Department of Labor
Opticians relate to consumers as customers,
it often has an adverse impact on the relationship.
When consumers order their prescription eyewear, they
should invariably be served as Patients, never customers.
Customers receive merchandise. Patients receive health care.
is ultimately defined by how well the eyewear makes
contact with the Patient, not by the number of Customers served.
the truly skilled Optician, the standard of care must include
a customized design and form-fitting of eyewear on each
mission is to humanize the dispensing
of prescription eyewear." -- Opticians
is no right or wrong way to dispense eyewear.
There is only the Patient's way. Therefore, take as much time
as needed to customize their eyewear." -- Hari
S. Bird, Optician
"Hands on the patient
dispensing is a soon-to-be-lost art and craft. If the
trend to the narrower and strictly retail approach to ophthalmic
continues its pace, a) The marketing of ready-to-wear, over-the-counter,
and Web-source eyewear will continue to flourish; b) Hands-on-the-patient
dispensing skills and services will disappear; c) Patients will
suffer from substandard quality of service; and d) Prescription
will continue to be delivered by an ever increasing number of
dispensers. The fact is that the majority of today's eyewear dispensing
professionals require major upgrading in their skills without
which they will
become increasingly irrelevant to the eyecare industry."
S. Bird, Optician
Opticians are skilled Healthcare Professionals.
skilled Optician must take as much time as needed to handcraft eyewear.
and Advanced Dispenser Workshops
Association of Technical Opticians
Fundamentals of Progressives
The Y-Stick For Fitting PALs
Eyewear For Hard-To-Fit Patients
Basic Refraction Procedures
Letter to Eye Care Professionals
Tips For Dispensing Opticians
Basics of Aspheric Lenses
Principles of AR Coatings
Dangers of Night Driving
Hands-on Optical Workshops
Online Training Videos
To Transpose The Rx
Basics of Lens Design
Basics of Lens Power
Basics of Lens Form
Jobs For Opticians Jobs
Online Training Courses
for Eyewear Professionals
Opticians For Change
happened to old-fashioned
Hands on the Patient Opticianry?
Lens Care and Compliance
NCLE No Fee CEs For Opticians
Rap on Wrap-arounds
Is Not An Option
About Professional Egos
Time For Craftsmanship
lectures and tests can take an Optician's skills
only so far.
It is time for touch-and-feel, Hands on the Patient training.
Only one on one craftsmanship training provides this.
Craftsmanship cannot be learned virtually.
"Handcrafted frame fitting, i.e., touch and feel, hands-on dispensing,
cannot be outsourced to lectures or virtual sources. It is an art form,
which requires actual and multi-dimensional contact with the patient."
HANDS ON THE PATIENT
WORKSHOP TRAINING AVAILABLE
"It is incumbent on those who know, to teach those who do not know.
It is incumbent on those who do not know to surrender their ego."
Board of Opticianry accredited, and Florida
State Board approved CE
hours for Intermediate and Advanced
Level Opticians in Handcrafted
are currently offered under the sponsorship of POF,
the Professional Opticians of
Florida. Click or Call 855-410-2700 to arrange for Training Session.
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