A Digital Media-Fueled Collective of Ideas For and By Opticians

By Marge Axelrad
Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 AM HASTINGS, Minn.—Conceived “to create a new voice for practicing opticians,” DailyOptician.com, a new digital media-driven website and innovative blog concept, is growing to engage opticians.

Dynamically Digital Dispensing

By Barry Santini
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:03 AM Some tools seem to last. Take a PD ruler. In any single dispensing day, most of us use the PD ruler as if our professional careers depended on it. We look at our PD rulers as old friends: They’re comfortable, familiar and dependable. But old friends are...well...old, and can rarely offer all of the latest benefits contained in the most up to date technologies.

Dynamically Digital Finishing

By Barry Santini
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:01 AM Where’s the pattern for this frame?” Even opticians with just a few years experience in a finishing lab will remember this question all too well. Those were the days when lens finishing was a simple affair, with glass lenses still comprising a fair percentage of the lab’s weekly orders.

Great American Optician Video Contest Celebrity Judges Named Honorary Lifetime Members of the Opticians Association of America

By Staff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The celebrity judges of the Opticians Association of America’s (OAA) Great American Optician Video Contest have been named honorary lifetime members of the national opticianry organization.

Opticians Association of America Announces Winners in the Great American Optician Video Contest

By Staff
Friday, September 26, 2014 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—American Idol’s Randy Jackson announced the winners of the Opticians Association of America’s (OAA) Great American Optician Video Contest at the Zyloware booth during Vision Expo West at the Sands Expo & Convention Center here last week on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Leaders of U.S. Opticianry Groups Discuss Aligning to Advance the Profession

By Staff
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A group of 27 opticianry leaders representing 11 different organizations gathered here for a recent Opticians Collaboration Summit to discuss how to advance the profession of opticianry.

VisionWeb Announces Annual Royalty Payment to the Opticians Association of America

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Tex.— VisionWeb announced that the Opticians Association of America (OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment of $7,075.34 earned for eyecare product orders placed by their members on VisionWeb over the last 12 months.

‘Great American Optician Video Contest’ Names Celebrity Judges, Extends Deadline

By Staff
Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:36 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America’s (OAA) “Great American Optician Video Contest” has named four celebrity judges and postponed the deadline for submissions until Friday July 18, 2014.

OPTICIANRY STUDENTS

By Staff
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:02 AM

Best in Class: Success Stories in the Making

By Staff
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 AM

Opticians Association of America is Accepting Entries for its 2014 'The Great American Optician' Video Contest

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has announced that the organization, in a partnership with Transitions Optical, will be hosting a video contest to help define opticianry.

Briot USA Debuts Opti Tab, a Versatile Device for Opticians

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM CUMMING, Ga.—Briot USA is releasing an optical tablet that is designed to assist opticians with fast and accurate measurements, frame selection and lens option descriptions along with an enhanced virtual reality feature.

DailyOptician.com Seeking Opticianry Contributors for New Website

By Staff
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:21 AM HASTINGS, Minn.—Designed “to create a new voice for practicing opticians,” DailyOptician.com is a new website/blog concept just getting off the ground to help opticians share ideas, best practices and their enthusiasm for eyewear dispensing.

Hoya Fields Two New iD LifeStyle 2 Designs

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 PM Hoya Vision Care is launching two customized progressive lens designs, iD LifeStyle 2 Clarity and iD LifeStyle 2 Harmony.

Shamir Debuts Two New PALs, ‘Computer’ and ‘WorkSpace’

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 PM Shamir Insight is launching two new freeform progressives designed for the occupational environment and daily tasks: Shamir Computer and Shamir WorkSpace.
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