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These are not only good resources for an Optician, but also good to have on hand for those who are new to the industry or other staff members who could use the knowledge.

  • New ANSI Recommendations for Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses Released
    The Vision Council today announced that the ANSI – American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z80 has released ANSI Z80.1-2020, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses – Recommendations. This standard applies to all prescription dress ophthalmic spectacle lenses in edged or… Read more »
  • 20/20 Magazine Article: Everything in One Place20/20 Magazine Article: Everything in One Place
    WOW! I had the privilege of have the resources of Optician Now featured in 20/20 Magazine! The article touches on my background and mostly shares the variety of resources offered. Read the article: Everything in One Place The post 20/20… Read more »
  • Interview with Roger Eye Design & Rain CityInterview with Roger Eye Design & Rain City
    If you’ve ever seen the frames made by these guys you will never forget them. I decided to interview them both because they work so closely together. Roger designs Roger Eye Design. Keith is the US distributor for Roger Eye… Read more »
  • INVISION Magazine Article: Optical Resources to Better YourselfINVISION Magazine Article: Optical Resources to Better Yourself
    For the new year I had the privilege of having Invision Magazine publish an article of mine about bettering yourself in the new year. The article lists a ton of resources on becoming certified at some level. Read the full… Read more »
  • Night Driving Glasses SolutionNight Driving Glasses Solution
    I would like to introduce you to a problem-solving gem on the market – a lightweight, comfortable and non-permanent night driving solution. Cocoons Eyewear provides a night driving glasses fitover to wear over regular prescription glasses. These specialized blue light… Read more »
  • Review of Anti-Fog Products for GlassesReview of Anti-Fog Products for Glasses
    I was a guest on the latest episode of the Specs Appeal Podcast. The podcast is hosted by Maddie and Steph, two opticians who conquer challenges that opticians and optical staff face in a funny and conversational way. < With the… Read more »
  • (Virtual) Vision Expo find: Cocoons Eyewear(Virtual) Vision Expo find: Cocoons Eyewear
    I am BLOWN AWAY at the options for fitover sunglasses. Hundreds of option combos that provide a solution for every single demographic. As with any sunglass line, there’s no need to carry all of the models in all of the lens colors. How… Read more »
  • Your Blue Light Questions AnsweredYour Blue Light Questions Answered
    Blue light is widely seen in current media yet many of the truthful facts remain unclear. Between proving medical claims, lens companies marketing their blue light products and other companies throwing out blue light scare tactics, there is a lot… Read more »
  • The New American OpticalThe New American Optical
    As an Optician, I have always enjoyed learning about the history of our profession and industry, part of that history is American Optical. Earlier this year STATE Optical Co, the handmade luxury eyewear division of Europa, announced their acquisition of… Read more »
  • Win This American Board of Opticianry Exam Prep Book
    Enter to win Master Optician, Carrie Wilson‘s book to prep for the American Board of Opticianry Exam (NOCE). Visit the original Facebook post here or Instagram post below to find out how you can enter.   View this post on… Read more »
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