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10k Giveaway on Instagram

My Instagram page recently gained it’s ten-thousandth follower! As a thank you to all of my followers and those who helped me reach this milestone, I am hosting a giveaway! Prizes will be announced daily between 4/11-4/22. Entries for each prize will be accepted until midnight PST on 4/27/22. Head on over to @OpticianNow each day to see the prize for that day and to enter!

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EyeLoveLifeDesigns x OpticianNow shirt collab

T-Shirt Collaboration with EyeLoveLifeDesigns

I’ve teamed up with Dr. Nickell, who runs her own Etsy shop, EyeLoveLifeDesigns, to bring you this custom shirt that I designed! The shirt is available in: 10 colors 6 sizes $20.99 – $22.99 Get the shirt in your fav color here: EyeLoveLifeDesigns x OpticianNow Shirt 

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ROWT Magazine feature on Optician Now

New Optician & Frame Rep Magazine

Reps and Opticians Working Together (ROWT) The backstory: One idea and a blossoming friendship turned into a waterfall of brainstorming when Mikki who is a frame rep, and Chelsea, who is the owner of her own online independent frame company met on Instagram in late winter 2020. Mikki began her career transition from Certified Ophthalmic Assistant to Territory Sales Frame Rep in July 2020 with no background in sales, just a love for eyes. Coming into a new career in the

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Join in on Project #MyFavoriteGlasses

I’m starting a project for all of the Instagrammer’s out there. This will be a collaborative effort for those in the Optical industry to share their own favorite glasses. The photos will be gathered and shared as collections industry wide. Here is how you can participate: Take a look through the gallery of submissions that were published in INVISION Magazine: Eyecare Pros Show Off Their Absolute Favorite Glasses More coming soon so check back!  

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Review of anti fog products for glasses

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 to listen to the episode to get our feedback on how the products worked and how effective we felt they were. See below for links

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American Optical, reviewed by Optician Now

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) and STATE has long looked up to them. Although the companies were founded over 150 years apart, both were born out with the belief that

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Optician Education Grant

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 do, we want to support the ECP community and make education accessible to any optician who may have been impacted by COVID-19 but still has

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New: Shamir Glacier Anti Fog Treatment

If you wear glasses you’ve likely been frustrated with fogging while wearing a face mask. Working in healthcare, us Opticians (as well as everyone else in our offices) are required to wear PPE.  I don’t know about you but for myself contact lenses are not an all-day comfortability option. I’ve tried a face shield, which is excellent for breathability, but the glare from the plastic drives me bananas and it’s nearly impossible to use the pupilometer while wearing it; I

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recycle glasses lenses

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 plastic pollution on their adventures. Plastic is not only clogging our landfills but is finding its way into our waterways and oceans at an unprecedented

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