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Free (and discounted) Online CE’s While You’re Stuck at Home

Most of us are spending many more hours at home during this (hopefully not too long) uncharted time.  If you are still at work, you’re probably slower than usual. Let’s take this time to educate ourselves and get some continuing education credits! I’ve compiled a list of free and super-discounted online courses – most of …

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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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Opticians From Behind Bars

This post is to introduce you to Akeel, a.k.a. Mr. 0ptix. I met him on social media when I was impressed by the photos of the excellent lab work he does, and he does quite a variety of different lenses and tints. Akeel also started hosting Gucci frame giveaway contests and I started to see …

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Optician and Optical Tattoos

We all know how passionate we are about our jobs, we take pride in our work and truly love what we do. Many people have occupation related tattoos but I think Opticians and those in our industry take the cake. We perhaps may because glasses are so trendy and stylish, but mostly because we like …

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Why do Optometrists write Rx’s in negative cylinder while Ophthalmologists use positive cylinder?

Last week I came across this question in a forum, which I have always wondered why, and leave it to the Optical Yoda, Van Rue to answer and allowed me to share: Ages ago, Cylinder was ground on the front of all lenses beginning around 1835, with sphere on the back… so Cyl was noted …

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