November 2022 Resources

News for Opticians

Occasionally in our profession, it is important to reach out to our legislators to let them know our opinions. If it is recommended to you that you reach out to your legislator, do you know how to find them? Not sure of your congressional district or who your member is? This service will assist you by matching your ZIP code to your congressional district, with links to your member's website and contact page HERE.
October 2022 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 30

There is no end to the complexities associated with correcting vision. Laurie Pierce recently spoke with Dr. Peter Shaw, who invented the Shaw lens, to address several of those complexities. Aniseikonia is an ocular disorder characterized by dissimilar ocular images received in the brain, and anisophoria is due to the difference in prismatic effect associated with unequal refractive powers in eyeglasses. Pierce shares what she learned from her interview with Dr. Shaw.
September 2022 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 29

IOT CEO and president Daniel Crespo describes the key IOT characteristics that help laboratories deliver excellent free-form lenses to every patient, every time. If you have never met him or heard him speak, you’re missing something special. The passion and commitment to excellence he brings to his life’s work are evident, as are the academic roots that helped him grow his lens software company. We asked Daniel what it takes to make exceptional lenses. While a written interview cannot capture all that is Daniel Crespo, it certainly explains why his company continues to flourish.
September 2022 Resources

Giving Back: What Opticians Are Doing

OAA's charitable arm, the Vision of Hope Foundation's program was developed in order to assist opticians who are looking for an opportunity to provide vision care to those less fortunate. The Foundation will partner with spectacle & lens manufacturers.
September 2022 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 28

Your laboratory is your most crucial vendor relationship. From my perspective, I observe how a lab can be an eyecare professional’s best ally. Because no matter how beautiful a frame is, if you can’t trust your laboratory to make a good pair of lenses, you won’t have a happy customer.