Welcome, Eyewear Professionals!
My mission statement:
A Brief Personal History
I am a native of the Midwest. I am also a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Sikh minister and chaplain. My career as an optician began following active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1958. I maintain active optician licenses in Florida and Arizona. I am certified by the American Board of Opticianry, and National Contact Lens Examiners. I am currently an ophthalmic dispenser training consultant. And I am a passionate advocate of a) resurgence of the optician as a skilled health care provider as opposed to those dispensers today who are trained merely as eyeglass merchants; b) resurgence of the unbiased full discovery and disclosure life-style interview and design of prescription eyewear; c) conscientious delivery of prescription eyewear; and d) practical hands-on-the-patient training for aspiring opticians in the art and craft of custom designed lenses and handcrafted, form-fitted prescription eyewear. See Letter to Eye Care Professionals. See Opticianry Today.com. See Shift Happens. See My Code of Ethics.
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optician's first purpose is as a highly
"It's time for a shift in thinking.
"For the last few decades our collective
time to end the lecture-only-training of opticians.
and more eyewear is being purchased online.
"Opticianry is ultimately defined by how
customized fitting of eyewear involves more than just adjusting
"Dentists, Manicurists and Hairstylists make direct, tactile contact with the
"Eyeglass Consumers need and deserve the following:
A Special Note
As a senior Ophthalmic Healthcare Professional and founder of Optical Course.com and Optical Workshops.com, I am interested in sharing my experience in the dispensing of handcrafted prescription eyewear. If you are an Eyewear Professional who recognizes the decades-old decline in dispensing skills and you are looking for additional training or consultation, or you need assistance in order to improve your profitability, please visit these sites, Opticianry Today.com, OpticalGuidelines.com, Shift Happens, and ToServeIsToSucceed.com for more details, then click here, or call 855-410-2700.
"It is incumbent on those who know to teach those who do not know." Hari Singh Bird
HANDS ON THE PATIENT WORKSHOP TRAINING AVAILABLE HERE
Board of Opticianry accredited and Florida
State Board approved CE hours
"The job of a teacher is to poke, provoke, confront and elevate." Yogi Bhajan
"It is incumbent on those who know to teach those who do not know. It is
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