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It's time for a shift!
It's time to put service first,
time for money to follow service,
not for service to follow the money.
When service is first, money follows.

It's time for a shift in thinking.
It's time for Eyewear Professionals
to be agents of change going forward;
to return to the days of providing full service;
to improve their hands-on craftsmanship skills; and
for those who know to teach those who do not know;

and for those who do not know to surrender their ego.

"If you want to learn a thing, read that. If you want to know a thing,
write that. If you want to master a thing, teach that."
Yogi Bhajan

"Service is the answer. What is the question?" Hari Kaur Bird

Shift Happens

Opticianry is defined by how well the eyewear makes contact with the patient.
Are you an Optician who fits eyewear or a merchant who sells glasses?
It's time for craftsmanship. If not us, who? If not now, when?


How many of today's 'Opticians' know how
to use any of the items shown in this photo such
as the trial frame and lenses, and the hand edger?

   

"Opticianry is defined by how well the eyewear makes contact with the patient.
All Opticianry is local. Eyeglass consumers need and deserve the following:
a) Optician-assisted, in-depth lifestyle interview;
b) Optician-assisted, design and selection;
c) Handcrafted, form-fitting eyewear;
d) Free lifetime adjustments and
minor repair services, none of
which are available online."
OpticalGuidelines.com

"More than half of all people in the United States use some type of lens
to correct their vision. How many of these have been able to acquire
handcrafted, form-fitted eyewear?" -- OpticiansForChange.com

POINTS TO PONDER

. Why do we so often consider Consumers mere customers
when they present us with a doctor's prescription for eyewear?
. Why not consider consumers Patients requiring vision care?
. Wouldn't this change the way we relate in terms of time and kind of
service we render them? (Maybe this is why we relate to them merely as
customers. We want to be simply merchants. Too much responsibility, otherwise.)
. Aren't optical dispensaries supposed to be genuine healthcare facilities where we
provide Three Dimensional Dispensing, i.e., Discovery, Design, and Delivery of
prescription eyewear, and where the Patient's health and wellness needs are served?

What is Three Dimensional Dispensing? It's time honored craftsmanship that includes:
. Discovery of the real needs of the Patient by way of an in-depth Lifestyle Interview,
. An unbiased Design of frame and lenses that fulfill the Patient's vision needs, and
. Delivery of handcrafted eyewear, which creates a multi-dimensional balance in
relation to the visual axis, the head and face, and results in a skull-conforming
frame-fitting that precisely matches the topography of the Patient's features.

"When Opticians relate to Consumers as customers, it often has an adverse
impact on the relationship. When Consumers purchase prescription eyewear
they should invariably be served as Patients, never as customers. Patients
receive healthcare. Customers receive merchandise." -- 3DDispensing.com

"For the last few decades our collective
mindset has manifested as, 'Divided we stand...
united we fall.' We must shift to, 'United we stand...
divided we fall,’ as our paradigm." See 1Plus1Equals11.com.

 

"Opticians are highly skilled Eyewear Professionals.
Optical Dispensaries are Health and Wellness Facilities."

"It's time for Opticians to receive practical form-fitting training,
an art form and craft, which cannot be taught or learned virtually.
It's time for those Opticians who know to teach those who do not know.
And it is incumbent on those who do not know to surrender their ego."

"If you will recall, Opticianry is ultimately defined by how well
the eyewear fits the Patient. So, the real issue for Opticians and
Consumers to consider, is not whether prescription eyewear can be
purchased in stores or online. The real issue is the current deficiency
in the delivery of eyewear due to the absence of the craftsmanship
and skills required to dispense form-fitting eyewear to the Consumer.
The real challenge for any Optician is to take a symmetrically, 4-point
square device and handcraft it to fit an asymmetrically shaped surface.
The answer is hands-on training, hands-on training, hands-on training.
It's time for those Opticians who know to teach those who do not know.

And it is time for any Opticians who do not know to surrender their egos.
It's been predicted that if Opticians fail to practice customizing eyewear to
fit the Patient, Opticianry will become irrelevant as a healthcare profession.
"

"Just as Hairstylists cannot practice without tactile contact with a consumer,
Opticians cannot dispense eyewear without direct contact with the Patient.
Unskilled eyeglass merchants routinely hand over prescription glasses without
hands-on assessment, nor any of the appropriate touch and feel required for
handcrafting eyewear. And when skilled Opticians dispense eyewear, they can
determine for themselves how the eyewear feels in lieu of asking the Patient."

"Today's Retail Optical paradigm needs to be upgraded to that of serving
Healthcare Patients, as opposed to only serving Retail Customers. Only then
can Opticians be seen as Healthcare Professionals, instead of mere merchants."

Here, we reintroduce the time honored practice
of handcrafted, form-fitting eyewear aka
Old Fashioned Hands-on Opticianry.

Opticianry is ultimately defined by how well the eyewear makes contact
with the Patient, not by the number of sales or customers served.

1ST STEP WHEN DELIVERING EYEWEAR
Make sure the eyewear is in standard 4-point alignment!
Check the 'x' plane especially before proceeding with any adjustments.
NOTE: A twisted bridge causes lenses to be out of square with the face.
When 'x' plane is not square, one lens is twisted out of plane with the other.
When one lens is out of plane, all other alignments will be adversely affected.

The x, y, z axes must be squared.

     X-axis - the horizontal,
Y-axis - the vertical,
                                    Z-axis - the optical axis of the system.


x, y, and z planes

'Four pointing' eyewear on a table is never a substitute for
custom fitting the frame directly on a person. For too many
ECPs the table has become the point of service, not the Patient.
NOTE: Once eyewear is bench-squared it is pointless to repeat this
procedure. Now it's time to person-square the frame directly on Patient.


Four pointing a frame

The Optician must personally place the eyewear on the Patient’s face,
thus allowing for a mental 'snapshot' to be taken of any problem areas.
This permits both visual and tactile assessments to be made in order to
handcraft and form-fit the eyewear for the long term comfort of the Patient.
The eyewear must be placed on and off the Patient by the Optician as many
times as necessary until all form-fitting issues are resolved. Dispensing should
never be rushed. Handcrafted adjustments need as much time as necessary.


Correct

YOU MUST PLACE NEW EYEWEAR DIRECTLY ON THE PATIENT
DO NOT JUST HAND THE PATIENT THEIR NEW EYEWEAR


Incorrect

Opticians always need to relate to consumers as Patients.
Only eyeglass merchants relate to consumers as Customers.
Patients receive Healthcare. Customers receive merchandise.

2ND STEP WHEN DELIVERING EYEWEAR
Place the eyewear on the Patient yourself.
Hold spectacles by temples. Spread them slightly.
Avoid forcing the eyewear onto the Patient's head.


Correct

A lot of non-verbal data is gathered and imprinted by the
Optician while placing the eyewear on a Patient. Skilled Opticians
should know how the eyewear 'feels' without even asking the Patient.

WHEN PLACING THE EYEWEAR ON THE PATIENT'S HEAD
Push temples down gently on the ears to check for fit and straightness.
NOTE: This can be done visually, but MOSTLY using Your Sense of Touch.

THE FITTING TRIANGLE


The Fitting Triangle

VISUALLY CHECK THREE POINTS
Crest of Nose (Bridge)

Above Right Ear-Crest
Above Left Ear-Crest

What bridge style will best fit this patient?

TOUCH AND FEEL THESE POINTS...
Behind each ear (the mastoid complex).
Check for gaps between the temple and skull.
Do NOT use the ears to hold the glasses in place.
The ears are to act only as a stop, not to hold glasses.

MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IN THIS ORDER
1. Temple Spread
2. Bridge of The Nose
3. Frame Front Alignment
4. Temples at Crest of Ears
5. Temple Contact With Mastoid Area

(See Mastoid-Bend and Mastoid-Wrap)

TEMPLES TOUCHING THE SKULL WITH NO PRESSURE IS THE RULE
Temples must touch at ALL points behind the ears. If NO touch, there's NO hold.
Nosepiece and temples are to hold eyewear in place on the nose, and behind ears.
Do NOT adjust temples to make contact with ears in order to hold eyewear in place!

TEMPLE-SPREAD
(Using Endpiece Adjustments)

BASIC FRAME ALIGNMENT

A: When temples too tight, spread temples
B: When temples too loose, bring temples in
C: When just right, temples touch head with no pressure


Temple-Spread

Most people have at least some subtle
facial-cranial anomalies to be reckoned with.
The Dispenser must stand up, look and feel behind
the ears
, then look down over the top of the Patient's
head to acquire the above view of the fitting triangle.
Use your hands to manipulate the head, the frame, and
to feel the temple ends relative to the mastoid complex.

Temple-touch must not exert pressure on either side of head!

If temples press on the sides of head, the frame-front will be
pushed down the nose, and temples can cut into back of the ears!

If Patient complains of glasses slipping, DO NOT INCREASE temple-spread!

Temple-touch without any pressure is necessary at the crest (top) of the ears!

Too much temple-spread will mostly cause the eyewear to slip down the nose!

TEMPLE LENGTH

   
The temples are too short in both photos, and the temple-end, right,
makes contact with the skull only at the very tip. See form-fitted temple.


TEMPLES TOUCHING THE SKULL WITH NO PRESSURE IS THE RULE
Temples must touch NOT PRESS behind the ears. If NO touch, there's NO hold.
Nosepiece and temples are to hold eyewear in place on the nose, and behind ears.
Do NOT adjust temples to make contact with ears in order to hold eyewear in place!

UNEQUAL VERTEX DISTANCE ISSUES

Caused by unequal temple-spread or an asymmetrically shaped head.

Right temple needs to be spread if left lens is too close to face.

Left temple needs to be spread if right lens is too close to face.

'BEND TO THE PROBLEM' IS THE RULE TO REMEMBER

Right frame-front too close IN? Adjust right endpiece IN.

Left frame-front too far OUT? Adjust left endpiece OUT.

SPECIAL POINTS TO PONDER


ALLOW TIME FOR CUSTOMIZING

TAKE THE TIME TO DO THE JOB RIGHT
Oftentimes many adjustments are necessary.
Hint: Split the adjustments between the two sides.

Hint: If Patient complains of pressure on one side of the nose and
the opposite side of the head, it may be due to unequal temple spread.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Practice placing a squared frame on a partner.
Customize the frame using handcrafting techniques.

Opticians are Eyewear Professionals. Opticianry
is ultimately defined by how well the eyewear makes
contact with the Patient, not by the number of 'customers' served.

ADJUSTING THE FRAME-FRONT

When Temple-Spread is achieved,
continue adjustments in this order.
1. Pantoscopic Tilt
2. Frame Alignment on Face
3. Remaining Temple Adjustments
(See Mastoid Dip and Wrap here)

PANTOSCOPIC TILT


Frame-Front Tilt


Flat-Fitting Front

General Rule: For every millimeter the pupil is positioned above
the optical center of a lens, about two degrees of pantoscopic angle
should be applied to the front. The usual inclination of the front can be
from 4 to 18 degrees from the vertical, depending on the Patient’s facial
features. Lenses and-or eyewire should not touch lashes, eyebrows or cheeks!

FRAME-FRONT ALIGNMENT ON THE FACE

Frame-Front is not in alignment because...

A. One eye is higher than other
B. One ear is higher than other
C. Temples are not parallel
D. Frame Front is crooked

No two heads or faces have the same dimensions, so the delivery
of eyewear 'as is' or as if it's one-size-fits-all, is NOT an option.

"Patients deserve custom-fitted prescription eyewear.
When adjusting glasses, you're fitting a human being
for comfort, not an inanimate table for square or for pretty.
Opticians must observe and feel glasses in-place on the Patient
and then take the time to align and handcraft the eyewear to fit."

CAN YOU SPOT ASYMMETRIES IN THESE PHOTOS?*



QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS
How will anomalies affect the design of patient's lenses?*
Do facial asymmetries translate into ear-skull anomalies?
Can these be overcome via lens-frame design and-or adjustments?

ALWAYS FIT TO THE ANOMALY


Google's Smart Specs...Prescription Eyewear

There is no right or wrong way to fit eyewear.
There is only the Patient's way.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Multi-focal lenses are routinely ordered today with the reading portion placed at matching heights because vertically equal eye symmetry is assumed to be the norm and-or "it looks better" when the segments can be observed as vertically and horizontally equidistant, and because vertical eye asymmetry is not considered as a design factor, even though its consideration is important for the Patient's visual balance and comfort at the near and intermediate points. In fact, eyewear merchants don't allow for any disparate bifocal segment height or seg inset in their lens design, even in their software. Skilled Opticians however, will compensate for the Patient's structural disparities in their frame and lens design and-or hands on the face, in place frame adjustments.

EXAMPLES OF FRAME MISALIGNMENT

ISSUES
A. Right front is too high.
B. Left lens is down.
C. Left lens is up.

REMEDIES
A. Re-angle the right temple up.
B. Re-angle left temple down.
C. Re-angle left temple up.

To make sure Frame-Front is straight, use overall appearance
of the eyes, eyebrows, floor, and ceiling as reference points.

NEVER REFERENCE THE EYEBROWS ONLY

FRAME-FRONT ISSUES AND THEIR CAUSES

Bent Endpiece
Misaligned Hinge
Unequal Temple Angle

Bent temples
Skewed Bridge

One eye higher than the other
One ear higher than the other
One ear farther back than other
Asymmetric skull, eyes, ears or nose

Remedies: Adjust bridge-pad angle and temple-bend.

RAISING AND LOWERING FRAME HEIGHT

FIXED-BRIDGE FRAMES
Very difficult to adjust.
Try shrinking-widening bridge.
Try using special pliers, or dowel rod.

ADJUSTABLE NOSE PAD FRAMES
Raise front: Bring pads in or lower pad arms.
Lower front: Bring pads out or raise pad arms.

VERTEX DISTANCE OF LENSES


x, y, and z planes

Lenses must be equidistant from each eye.
Make sure x, y, z planes are squared, especially the x plane.

SPREADING THE NOSE PADS OUT
Frame-front will come down and in

NARROWING DISTANCE BETWEEN PADS
Frame-front will come up and out

CHECK NOSE PAD ANGLES

Vertical
Frontal
Splay

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

 Practice With A Partner
Open Temple Angle
Pantoscopic Tilt
Front Alignment
Height of Frame
Vertex Distance
Pad Positioning

WHEN OPEN TEMPLE-SPREAD AND FRAME-FRONT FIT ARE GOOD

It's time for temple adjustments including behind-the-ear mastoid bends.

TEMPLES TOUCHING THE SKULL WITH NO PRESSURE IS THE RULE
Temples must touch at all points behind the ears. If NO touch, there's NO hold.
Nosepiece and temples are to hold eyewear in place on the nose, and behind ears.
Never adjust the temples to make contact with the ears to hold the eyewear in place.

KNOW YOUR TEMPLE-TYPES AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

TEMPLES USING LATERAL TOUCH
A. Library style fits straight back
B. Skull style fits skull behind the ears
C. Comfort cable-Riding bow wraps around ears

TEMPLES TOUCHING THE SKULL WITH NO PRESSURE IS THE RULE
Temple touch-points should be at the bend, i.e., just above crest of ear,
and then just past the crest of the ear, matching the contours of skull.
(See example of form-fitting Mastoid-Bend and Mastoid-Wrap here)

PROCEDURES FOR BEHIND-THE-EAR HANDCRAFTED
FORM-FITTING BENDS INCLUDING MASTOID SCULPTING

   
Note big gap between skull and temple-end.

"Where there's no touch, there can be no hold.
Temple-ends must fully contact the mastoid complex.
Temple-ends cannot hold eyewear in place for long-term
comfort if they do not make full contact with the mastoid.
Full contact does not mean pressure. Touch only is necessary."

Everyone deserves sufficiently handcrafted,
multi-dimensional, form-fitting frame adjustments, e.g.,
gaps and spaces are removed from between the frame's
temples and the skull behind the ears, in order to enhance
comfort, stability, and full-time wearability. Full contact with
a light touch of the skull, NOT THE EARS, is the primary means
by which the frame should be held in place for long-term comfort.

Note: If you're able to teach this skill, contact me at LinkedIn.com.

FORM-FITTING THE MASTOID COMPLEX
With Handcrafted Mastoid Dip and Mastoid Wrap

Form-fitted for an actual patient

    
Bends are not seen when worn!

DIRECTIONS
. Note old bend position
. Estimate new bend position
. Straighten and re-bend (3 bends)
A. Make vertical bend just past ear crest
B. Bend temple-end to create mastoid-dip
C. Bend remainder to create wrap around skull


BEFORE temple-end is in out-of-the-box condition,
i.e., it doesn't make contact with the Patient's skull,
whereas the AFTER temple has been form-fitted with
an added handcrafted mastoid dip and mastoid wrap.
It now fits the mastoid bone like a glove since it has been
shaped to make full, direct contact with this Patient's skull.
Custom-fitted by hand temples become invisible when worn
and the resultant fit avoids pressure and is extremely comfortable.
NOTE: This skill cannot be learned virtually, i.e., via lecture or online.
This skill is acquired only by handcrafting the eyewear using direct, face
to face, on the Patient, tactile, touch and feel contact with the Patient. The
availability, knowledge and skilled use of related handcrafting tools is essential.
Also, keep in mind that online merchants are incapable of providing this service.

WHEN MUCH BENDING HAS BEEN DONE ESPECIALLY BEHIND THE EARS
Show the Patient the adjustments you've made and explain the necessity.
This avoids Patient returning to say that the frame doesn't lie
“straight” on the table, or "they don't look like grandma's!"

SUMMARY OF FITTING CRITERIA

VERTICAL HEIGHT OF EYEWEAR
Symmetry of Height
Pantoscopic Tilt
Vertex Distance

BEHIND-THE-EAR BENDS
No-gap skull-contoured
If no touch, no hold

NOSE PAD POSITIONING
Nose pad angles
A. Vertical
B. Frontal
C. Splay

See that pads are flat on the nose
See that temple tension is equalized

AFTER THE FRAME IS ADJUSTED
Give instructions to Patient

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO PATIENTS


Incorrect

Always remove your eyewear with TWO hands!
One-hand removal stretches and weakens temples.

Do not leave your eyewear on the dashboard of your car!
Glasses should be kept inside a case, preferably a hard case!

When removing your eyewear, especially with cable temples...
Lay the glasses down on table with temples open, and upside down!

ALWAYS RINSE LENSES WITH RUNNING WATER BEFORE WIPING CLEAN!

FINALLY

Compliment Patient for their decision in purchasing eyewear!

And always genuinely thank Patient for their patronage and support!

MORE POINTS TO PONDER

After many years of failing to provide the public with
Hands on Patient, handcrafted services, many Opticians
have suddenly discovered that consumers are flocking to
the Internet for eyewear purchases, where likewise, they
are unable to acquire customized frame-fitting services.
Refusing to admit culpability, these same retailers now
blame cheap online prices and unethical practices for the
erosion of market share and the steep decline of revenues.
(See AARP's 'Your Money,' December, 2011, for example.)

Consumers deserve a pleasant experience.
Consumer
s deserve as much time as they need.
Consumers deserve handcrafted prescription eyewear.

What do Dentists, Manicurists, Hairstylists and
Opticians all have in common? They all make direct,
tactile contact with consumers while dispensing services.

When Opticians do not touch consumers at the time
they dispense prescription eyewear, they are acting
as unskilled eyeglass merchants, not as Opticians.

Opticians must practice Three Dimensional Opticianry:
Full DISCOVERY; Masterful DESIGN; and Touch
and Feel DELIVERY of prescription eyewear.

When Opticians relate to consumers as Customers,
it often has an adverse impact on their relationship.
When consumers purchase prescription eyewear they
should invariably be served as Patients, never Customers.
Patients receive Healthcare. Customers receive merchandise.

Opticians are vision experts who serve Patients with
comprehensive vision solutions, unlike eyeglass merchants
who mostly sell their customers eyeglasses and contact lenses.

The manager of a nationwide retail optical dispensary
advised a staff member who attempted to customize a
frame as seen here that they would be fired if they tried to
fit another "customer" with such an "ugly looking" adjustment.
Never mind that the temple ends look, feel, and fit like a glove.

Pushing consumers into Progressive Addition Lenses without
full discovery and disclosure is tantamount to the over-zealous and
now criticized universal practices of circumcision and tonsillectomy.

There is no right or wrong way to fit eyewear.
There is only the Patient's way. Therefore, Opticians must
take as much time as needed to customize the Patient's eyewear.

The conflicted relationship between Professional Opticians and
Retail Management can be likened to the current relationship
between Medical Practitioners and Insurance Industry HMO's.

What are the chances of prescription eyeglass consumers getting
handcrafted, customized fitting of their eyewear in today's market?
If you answered this question correctly, you know why they buy online.

More and more eyewear is being purchased online.
The number one complaint of brick and mortar store patrons?
"Nobody adjusted my glasses. They just handed them to me."
So, for these consumers there's little difference between the service
they receive in many of today's dispensaries and buying glasses online.

Opticians are Eyewear Professionals. Opticianry
is ultimately defined by how well the eyewear makes
contact with the Patient, not by the number of customers served.
Therefore, a conscious, precise, and personalized process of frame
selection, lens design, and in-place, hands-on fitting is required. In too
many cases unrealistic and excessive sales goals override the Optician's
mission of providing professional Healthcare, whereby the personalized,
custom fitting of eyewear is given only the most minor consideration, if any.

Opticians must assume responsibility for loss of market share.
Our gradual drift from hands-on services over several decades is
what has contributed directly to our loss of market share, today. We
can't be any more disconnected from hands-on service than the Internet.
The consumer didn't demand or cause this outcome. Opticians abdicated
their direct connection, vis-a-vis insufficient form-fitting eyewear training.
Opticians traded away direct, personal contact as providers of health care
services to PATIENTS for marketing merchandise to CUSTOMERS. Our focus is
now more on Selling than it is on Serving. Opticians must regain the lost balance.
The future of Opticianry is quite literally and figuratively in the hands of Opticians.
It's incumbent on those skilled Opticians who know to teach those who do not know.
And it is just as equally incumbent on those who do not know to surrender their ego.

The customized fitting of eyewear involves more than just adjusting a nose
piece or bending a temple. It has to include the reshaping, bending, stretching,
twisting and artful sculpting of the frame components in order to personalize the
eyewear. Anything less will most likely compromise the Patient's visual comfort
and full-time wearability. The difference between adjusting and customizing is
what's different between today's eyewear merchants and yesterday's Opticians.

Hand crafted multi-dimensional adjustments, including tactile, hands on the Patient,
touch and feel craftsmanship such as reshaping the temple ends to make direct
and full, touching-without-pressing contact with the mastoid area behind the ears,
and simultaneously avoiding direct contact with the pressure-sensitive ears, is
the single most important considerations for long term comfort and wearability.

Many dispensers practice four-pointing eyewear on a flat surface as
a substitute for handcrafting eyewear directly on the Patient. This is a
pointless, time consuming exercise after the frame is initially squared,
usually at the lab. Once four-pointed, the eyewear must be fashioned by
skilled hands, using appropriate tools, to form-fit the contours that are unique
to each Patient's face-skull, to wit four-pointing becomes an exercise in 'fluff.'


Frame fitting skills cannot be lecture-learned, they must be applied directly.

Handcrafted frame fitting, i.e., touch and feel, hands-on dispensing,
cannot be outsourced to text books or virtual sources. It is an art form and
craft, which requires direct and multi-dimensional contact with the Patient.

Opticians must 'humaneyes' their dispensing procedures.

Only touch and feel, hands on the Patient training can provide an
Optician with multi-dimensional skills required to serve consumers.

**Optical Workshops is a Florida approved Continuing Education Provider #50-13776.
Please contact them here or call 855-410-2700 to acquire hands-on training.

MORE POINTS TO PONDER

Any ophthalmic dispenser who is not practicing these Basic Guidelines is a mere eyeglass merchant, not an Optician. The absence of these practices (not cheaper prices) is the reason more of today's PRESCRIPTION eyewear consumers purchase their eyewear online.

When there is NO DIFFERENCE between the offerings of a brick-and-mortar merchant and an online vendor, other than price, many consumers will understandably choose the online source. Keep in mind that 7-11 stores are successful even though their prices are high. Why? Because consumers get the Service and Quality they want. There are only three things available to consumers in the marketplace, Service, Quality and Price. But ONLY TWO of these can be had at one time from any one source. Why not choose SERVICE, i.e., Three Dimensional Dispensing, and QUALITY as your primary offerings to consumers?

Those practitioners who remain in denial over the Internet ophthalmic sales issue, which prostitutes the profession of Opticianry, must eventually accept responsibility for the success of online vendors since Opticians collectively are the major source of, and the major solution to the matter. See Points To Ponder Discussions for more. See The Danger Independent Opticians Face.

Optical shift happens!

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

   

Be prepared to accommodate facial-cranial anomalies when
designing-fitting prescription lenses in cutting edge eyewear.

   
Google Glass


Google Bioptics...Start Here

 

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Shift Happens

Optical Guidelines

The Power of Touch

Common Complaints

Touch and Feel Dispensing

Visit OpticalWorkshops.com

Customizing Prescription Eyewear

Visit Points-To-Ponder Discussions

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Sunwear Is Not An Option

Time For Craftsmanship


   

Books, lectures and tests can take an Optician 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 direct and multi-dimensional contact with the patient."

HANDS ON THE PATIENT WORKSHOP TRAINING AVAILABLE HERE
"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."

ABO, American Board of Opticianry accredited, and Florida State Board approved CE
hours for Intermediate and Advanced Level Opticians in Handcrafted Frame Fitting
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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