New Stuff!

Review 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 times currently being spectacally foggy, we discussed (and tried out) many anti-fog solutions. You’ll have …

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The 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 AO Eyewear. American Optical is the oldest optical company in America (dating back to 1833) …

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Optician Education Grant – Apply Before July

The Optical Training Institute announced that it is launching a fully-funded education grant program for eyecare professionals (ECPs). The Optician Education Grant program is being established to assist individuals in their endeavors to obtain a spectacle-dispensing certification administered by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE). Since education is what we …

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How to Recycle Lenses From Glasses

Costa Del Mar recently launched their “Kick Plastic” Recycling Program which raises awareness and provides solutions for reducing plastic waste in the oceans. Costa was #BornOnTheWater by a group of fishermen in 1983. Since then, they have supported causes that contribute to the preservation of our watery world. Lately they’ve seen an increasing amount of …

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New in 2019: Weekly Instagram Features

I’m spicing up the Instagram page by featuring three frames every week! Each week I will be posting frames for on the corresponding days with hashtags: #MensFrameMonday #WomensFrameWednesday #SunglassesSaturday Head on over to IG to follow the hashtags and OpticianNow!

New Transitions Color Options

As of July 16, 2018 Transitions photochromic light intelligent lenses added four new colors to their existing three options. Existing Signature colors are Gray, Brown and Graphite Green while newly added Style colors are Sapphire, Amethyst, Emerald and Amber. I recently attended a Transitions and Walman Optical hosted webinar about this new release, during which …

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