February 2018 Lenses

Improve Pal Success With Improved Pal Fitting

Parts 1 through 4 of this series described the importance of determining the visual axis measurement to maximize patient visual comfort and satisfaction with PALs. This final installment introduces methods and devices to obtain that measurement.
February 2018 Continuing Education

Put a Little Love in Your Frame Board

On a visit to the Jobson home office last week, I got a copy of the 20/20 Magazine February print edition ‘hot off the presses.’ If you haven’t seen it yet, this isn’t a spoiler, but one of the feature articles is “Passion for Fit” by Barry Santini. The article has a quote from Alexandra Peng Charton, designer for TC Charton Eyewear, specializing in Asian fit designs. She asks, “Do you care? Do you care about new opportunities to better serve your patients?” I haven’t been able to get those questions out of my head.
January 2018 Eyes/Optics

Dry Eyes and Winter

In most places, winter is almost always cold and windy. The heaters are running full blast. This can drastically drop the humidity level in your home and vehicle, which can cause eyes to dry out quickly. Dry eyes can lead to discomfort, pain, itching, light sensitivity, blurred vision, and excessive tearing. With so many complications, it is worthwhile to discuss possible dry eye issues with all patients, especially contact lens wearers.
January 2018 Continuing Education

Welcome Deborah Kotob!

It’s a pleasure to welcome Deborah Kotob to Jobson as Director, Education and Training! Deborah was formerly the ECP Education Facilitator for Vision-Ease, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, not only in education, but in optics and the optical business as well. I have had the pleasure of working with Deborah at seminars for several years and on the Advisory Board for the Goodwin College Vision Care Technology program, and I’m excited to be working with her on Pro to Pro. Under Deborah’s leadership, you can count on Pro to Pro to continue to be your go-to for education resources.
January 2018 Eyes/Optics

Improve PAL Success with Improved PAL Fitting – Part 3

Part 2 discussed the effect of angle Kappa on PAL dissatisfaction. Part 3 defines angle Kappa and shows its relationship to fitting issues.
January 2018 Continuing Education

Future Leaders

At the college, our Vision Care Technology students are introduced to the “players” in our industry beginning with the 3 O’s (opticianry, optometry, and ophthalmology), frame, lens, and laboratory representatives, and state and national organizations.
January 2018 Eyes/Optics

Winter Eyes

Two pairs of socks, layered sweaters, and two pairs of gloves have been the norm for the past couple weeks in much of the country. But the bitter cold presents risks to eyes as well as fingers and toes, and ECPs can face some unusual patient scenarios.