Category: Opticianry

Carissa Dunphy on Defocus Media Podcast

Become A Better Optician Podcast Interview

Dr. Glover recently had me as a guest on the Defocus Media Podcast. We discussed the different credentials opticians can obtain, including my own path to becoming an optician, and my latest article (which is also an accredited COPE CE), Exploring the Impact of Lens Coatings on Emotional Connection.   Watch the video below or visit Defocus Media to read more, listen, or subscribe.

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Apply Now: Four $5,000 Opticianry Student Scholarships

The James Michael Morris Family Scholarship, four $5,000 Opticianry Student Scholarships, is now live on Key points: Eligibility Requirements: Any Education Level. Major/Career of Interest: Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions. Essay topic: How do you plan to make a positive impact through your career as an Ophthalmic Support Service Professional? Application deadline is May 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 29, 2023. APPLY HERE   About the James Michael Morris Family James M. Morris’ passion for

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Four $5,000 Opticianry Student Scholarships – Coming Soon!

The James Michael Morris Family Scholarship, for four $5,000 Opticianry Student Scholarships, will be published on in mid-January 2023. About the process: All opticianry students interested in applying for the James Michael Morris Family Scholarship must visit before January 15th, 2023, to create an account. The scholarships will be published on and open for application soon after January 15th (I will send out another email when the application is open) When applying, submit a 400–600-word essay about how

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Optician Student Travel Grant to OAA Leadership Conference

The Opticians Association of America is looking to bring deserving students/apprentices to their State Leadership Conference on February 9-11, 2023 in Asheville, NC. If you want to attend the Leadership Conference, this grant can include expenses up to $800 per person for conference admission, food, hotel and airfare. Apply here by December 22, 2022.  If you were awarded a grant last year, it is ok to apply again.

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Optician Student Virtual Event

Virtual Event for Aspiring Opticians

What’s next in your career journey? Hosted by Professor Shan Khan of Seneca College School of Opticians and Shelley Logan, Ontario Regional Sales for WestGroupe and OWA Canadian Membership Lead, this special event will feature an expert panel of industry professionals discussing post-graduation opportunities for a career in the optical industry. Registration Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022 Read more about the event and RSVP here by emailing the host Optician Life After Graduation – Student Virtual Event Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00

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Becoming An Optician

Becoming An Optician Series

See a need, fill a need… One thing I have seen over and over again is people asking where to get optical knowledge. It’s simple to show you where you can get the information but truly learning is different. If you take a step back, everybody started somewhere and we all have taken different paths that got us to where we are today. I thought I would take advantage of the platform and readership I have built and share others’

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My Experience Creating a CE Course

After I created my first CE course I was reflecting on all of the things I had learned during the process… not to mention all of the content I had come up with to put into the course. I came up with so many great things that I thought it would be a great idea to share with others! Take a look at the process and what I learned by reading my article at Women in Optometry.

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Win These ABO & NCLE / NACOR Study Guides

Modern Optician is giving away his Eyeglass Dispensing Study Guide AND Contact Lens Study Guide AND Cheat Sheets so you can study to prepare for the ABO / NCLE / NACOR exams! The contest runs through 7/31/2021. You can enter here on Instagram or on Facebook – or on both to increase your odds!

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Take My New ABO CE, For Free!

I’ve been working on an ABO CE for a while now, and it is finally complete and ready for you to take! If you want to see more CE’s, visit the Continuing Education page. Take Optician Now’s free ABO CE here       Course Authored By: Carissa Dunphy, ABOC, FNAO. This course is supported by an unrestricted education grant from Shamir (Optical Industry Ltd.)  

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Your 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 of information to sift through. I have personally done a lot of research on my own so I can educate my “engineer” customers. This article compiles a wide variety of information from several sources that can hopefully help you make

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