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Deborah Kotob

October 2021 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 18

IOT is a leading resource for all things freeform, and in this spirit, this article is on progressive lens (PAL) fitting, dispensing and troubleshooting. In this article, we will review the correct frame to face fit when worn. We will also review some troubleshooting tips.
October 2021 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 18

IOT is a leading resource for all things freeform, and in this spirit, this article is on progressive lens (PAL) fitting, dispensing and troubleshooting. In this article, we will review the correct frame to face fit when worn. We will also review some troubleshooting tips.
September 2021 Deborah Kotob

Better Together: Join the OAA and Your State Associations

Why join your state opticians association, your national optician’s association or other professional associations? According to social scientists, belonging ups our Satisfaction With Life (SWL) quotient. One of the lessons learned from living through the COVID-19 pandemic is that people need people. Who are our people? For most of us, family and personal friends are our people. “We tend to identify with groups that share our values, interests and life priorities, as well as those who support us in times of crisis, and we can see how this would link to happiness,” states Dr. Juliet Wakefield, a psychologist at Nottingham Trent University and the study’s lead researcher, examining the psychological effect of belonging to groups.
September 2021 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 17

IOT has pioneered scientific advances and formulated alternative mathematical methods to overcome the limitations imposed by the geometry of free-form lens surfaces. With the breakthrough Digital Ray-Path® 2 Technology launch, they have formulated a new method of calculating the optimal lens surface to produce accurate power for all gaze directions and object distance ranges in the accommodative space.
September 2021 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 16

The sensation is an uncomfortable, unnatural feeling of unsteadiness for anyone who has experienced the “swim effect” when wearing and trying to adapt to progressive lenses. The wearer experiences a non-stable perception of surroundings. The swim effect causes discomfort and reduces overall lens satisfaction, making adaptation more difficult. Despite advancements in progressive lenses, some patients still experience this effect.
July 2021 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 15

There are many steps in an ophthalmic lens journey, and each can impact lens optical quality and performance. It starts with precise refraction by the doctor utilizing calibrated equipment: next step, precision measurements taken by the optician/technician using calibrated instruments. With the first two steps fulfilled, the lab’s free-form surfacing generators apply the free-form design to the uncut lens blank.

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Continuing Education

Ophthalmic Lenses - Then and Now

Price: FREE
Credits: 1.00
Course sponsored by Zeiss, Inc.
CE - Opticianry Study Center

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