May 2020 Education

ABO-NCLE Currently Offers Additional Testing Opportunities

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the obligations that the American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners, Inc., (ABO & NCLE), has to its Certificants, Applicants for Certification and Continuing Education, ABO & NCLE has undertaken substantial measures to assist in these unprecedented times. 
May 2020 Lenses

IOT Free-Form Technology Insights

As the Director of Education and Training Development for Jobson Optical Group, I often need credible sources to provide science-based support for claims. I always refer to the IOT website when looking for or asked to recommend a good source on the topic of free-form (FF) technology.
April 2020 Retail Strategies

Lessons From a Survivor: CALM

My name is Brian Boddy and I am going to share some business tips/skills for surviving the current crisis we find ourselves facing. I survived the financial crisis of 2008, and these are some of the valuable lessons I learned that helped me rebound.
April 2020 Education


“Here at The McGee Group, we are redirecting our marketing efforts to bring to you free continuing education in the safety of your home. Prior to the CDC announcement for many of us to limit our business hours, we were receiving emails and calls daily asking for best practices to clean frames between patients.  Our goal is to have this training be both timely and impactful as we all review our business processes before we reopen. To all of the optical community from all of us at The McGee Group, stay safe. #AloneTogether" David Reeves – Director of Marketing 
April 2020 Retail Strategies

Essential or Nonessential: That is the Question

In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, 46 states and Washington, D.C. had closed what are deemed to be nonessential businesses as of April 3. The designation of essential versus nonessential businesses, however, varies from state to state.
April 2020 Business

How Can We Help?

It's unbelievable what can change in just a month...  Certainly, the COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all, and unfortunately, it's not done yet.