October 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Up Close and Personal With Silhouette

I love the phrase “Up Close and Personal.” It encases so much of what we do in our industry. If you think about it, we are up close and personal with all of our patients every single day.
October 2014 Frames

The Last Word on Nerd

Nerd glasses.

Readers familiar with my column (you guys exist, right?) know what that phrase means to me, and my long and antagonistic history with the Geek Chic trend of the 2000s.
July 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

A&A Optical's Alexander Collection: Fitting The Hard To Fit Patient

I hate to admit I was unfamiliar with an eyewear line, but even with my many years in the Optical industry, I was completely unfamiliar with the Alexander Collection from A&A Optical. That is what made this assignment interesting to me.
June 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Eyeglass Challenges for Children With Down’s Syndrome

Normally, I like to start out my articles with some kind of witty turn of phrase or a backhanded story that somehow segues into my main point. My topic this month, however, is too serious for either of those approaches, so I’m just going to get right into the thick of it: We need to be aware of the needs of children with Down's Syndrome.
May 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Hip to be Square: Frame Selection for the Square-faced Man

Quick question: Would you let an optician style your hair?
March 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Polar Vortex Got You Down?

So, are you part of the majority of the population who is mentally fed up with this winter? Are you one who never wants to hear the term "Polar Vortex" repeated again ever? 
February 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

A Classic in the Making: Marc Ecko's Snake Eyes and Scrambler

Pop in an old movie from the 50s or 60s—or even about the 50s and 60s— and scope out someone wearing a pair of glasses, and there’s a very good chance you’ll find that they’re wearing Art Craft Optical’s Clubman frame.
December 2013 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

What Happened to the Oval Frame?

Recently, a patient with a high-minus prescription purchased a pair of new frames from our dispensary. Despite counseling to the contrary, he insisted upon purchasing a pair of metal, rectangular frames.
July 2013 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Optical Triumph: The Victory and Power of Eyewear

"Why do you love glasses so much?"
My wife asked me this recently, as I was drooling over an eBay auction for a lot of vintage 1960s browlines and fades (which, sadly, I lost).

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