The must-have optical training system whether you are an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optical manager responsible for training opticians or are an optician trying to better your skills. Training opticians, new and seasoned, is a daunting task. Are new opticians ready to hit the floor running? Are seasoned opticians remembering the principles that make a good pair of glasses great? These are the questions this book will answer in an easily implemented fashion. Not a text filled with equations and theory never used clinically. This book is written with how you actually practice in mind. Extensive use of short 'Focus Points' help highlight important principles. Understanding of clinical relevance is primary objective of this book, and as such it aims to take you from ordinary to extraordinary in your ability to create and deliver excellence in your optical career. With this book you will be able to analyze every part of a pair of glasses, pick the best frame for a patients face, learn which lens options complement each other (and which ones don't), be able to research contact lens parameter availability, understand symptoms of the most common eye diseases, and separate yourself from the average optician by addressing special circumstances many opticians may handle incorrectly. In addition to ophthalmic optics, you will learn techniques for improving sales and service to help you stand out in the mind of your patients. For example, making each patient a spokesperson for the practice, how to diffuse the dissatisfied patient, increasing your average dollar sale without being a salesperson, troubleshooting, and many more patient-centered skills necessary to keep your patients coming back again and again. This book is unlike others in that it emphasizes clinical relevancy, has extensive training on improving patient perception of quality and service, has forms for copying and using immediately to improve efficiency and patient care, and helps you formulate goals for both professional and personal achievement. Second edition includes discussion on digital lenses and lab knowledge for the non-lab optician.
The ultimate ophthalmic dispensing reference, this book provides a step-by-step system for properly fitting and adjusting eyewear. It covers every aspect of dispensing — from basic terminology to frame selection to eyewear fitting, adjusting, and repairing. Perfect for both students who are just learning about dispensing and practitioners who want to keep their skills up to date, this resource offers in-depth discussions of all types of lenses, including multifocal, progressive, absorptive, safety, recreational, aspheric, and high index. Plus, it goes beyond the basics to explore the "how" and "why" behind lens selection, to help you better understand and meet your patients' vision needs. A glossary of key terms provides easy access to definitions. Proficiency tests at the end of each chapter reinforce your understanding of the material through multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and true/false questions. A new full-color design with hundreds of illustrations that clearly demonstrate key procedures, concepts, and techniques. Updated coverage of the latest dispensing procedures and equipment. Detailed information on the newest types of lenses, including progressive, absorptive, aspheric, and atoric. Updated photos feature more current frames and lenses, keeping the book up to date with today's eye care trends.
Opticianry is a large and growing ophthalmic specialty. This practical resource provides readers with a basic working knowledge of optics and office procedures. Offering a solid foundation of "need to know" information within about 4 weeks, this handbook is an ideal, basic reference for the non-optician receiving on-the-job training. Essential information is presented in a clear and easily digested format. A trainer schedule/checklist provides consistency in training. Coverage of optics provides readers with the basic knowledge they need. Assessments are included at the end of each section to help assess the level of knowledge. Answers are included at the end of the book. Each level begins with objectives and a list of tasks to master, so readers know exactly what is expected of them prior to beginning each section. Up to date references and suggested readings refer the reader to additional titles for more in-depth coverage. Basic line drawings of anatomy and spectacle lenses enhance reader understanding and comprehension of each topic presented.
THE COMPLETE OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT will be your valued guide through all of the above. Sarah Morgan draws on her experience as an optometrist teaching optometric assistants to take you step-by-step and with clarity and authority through each of these areas and more in one handy volume. Comprehensive and extremely practical, this book will be indispensable reading for all front-line practice staff, as well as being enormously useful to students and dispensing opticians.
NOCE Test Review for the National Opticianry Competency Exam
Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
National Opticianry Competency Exam Secrets helps you ace the National Opticianry Competency Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive National Opticianry Competency Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. National Opticianry Competency Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to National Opticianry Competency Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: Ultraviolet Rays, Refraction, Polycarbonate Lens, Specific Gravity, Datum System, Vogel's Rule, Prentice's Rule, Chromatism, Focimeter, Compound Lenses, Annulus of Zinn, Vergence, Strabismus, Aphakia, Carbon Fiber Graphite, Nominal Power, Toric Transposition, Bicentric Grinding, Angle of Deviation, Compound Prism, Numont Mounting, Bicentric Grinding, Monocular Pupillary Measurement, Nylon Suspension, Frontal Angle, Apparent Thickness Formula, Pupillometer, Astigmatism, Vertex Compensation, Lensmeter, Layers of the Cornea, Tint Specifications, Index of Refraction, Strap Bridge, Anisometropia, Effective Power Formula, Total Internal Reflection, Hyperopia, Boxing System, and much more...
A short book on common eye conditions, geared for use as a reference guide by patients and their families, containing descriptions, symptoms, treatment options, and prognoses of general opthalmologic conditions.
The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses. The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes and current practices, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care. The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume. A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible. Key information is presented so it can be quickly located. Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do. Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care. Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice. Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.
Clre Exam Review for the Contact Lens Registry Examination
Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
CLRE Secrets helps you ace the Contact Lens Registry Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CLRE Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CLRE Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CLRE Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: Eye Anatomy and Physiology, Lenticular Flange, Arcus Senilus, Tunnel Vision, Keratometer, Layers of the Cornea, Slit Lamp, Apical Clearance, Aqueous Layer, Corneal Distortion, Soft Contact Lens, HEMA Extended Wear Lenses, Vision Changes, Patient Instruction, Function of the Eyelid, Glands, Conjunctiva, Four Recti Muscles, Cornea, Nerves in the Cornea, Uveal Tract, Inner Layer of the Eye, Primary Colors, Color Blindness, Cataracts, Chronic glaucoma, Refraction, Prism, Lens Model, Vertex Power, Myopia, Astigmatism, Contact Lenses, Toric Lens, Prefit Evaluation, Silicone Lenses, Usefulness of Tears, Lipid Layer, Tear Meniscus, Layers of the Eyelids, and much more...
This book is a practical guide to the dispensing of spectacles for optometry trainees and opticians. Divided into twenty chapters, the text begins with an overview of frame types and materials, different parts of a frame, and frame selection. The next chapters discuss the selection of lenses for different ocular conditions, including prescription sunglasses, followed by detail on fitting and ordering spectacles. The final chapter describes ten real life case studies experienced by the author. Full of photographs, diagrams and tables, this useful manual provides trainees with step by step guidance on selecting, fitting and dispensing spectacles. Key points Practical guide to dispensing of spectacles for optometry trainees and opticians Provides step by step guidance on frame types, lens types, and fitting for different ocular disorders Includes chapter on prescription sunglasses Features ten real life case studies experienced by the author
Both opticians and optometrists are trained to grind and polish lenses and then to take the surfaced lens and finish it by centering it optically and grinding the edges so that the lens fits in the shape of the chosen frame. Thoroughly revised and updated with seven new chapters to cover changes in the industry, this 2nd edition provides a step-by-step understanding of lens finishing for the optometrist or optician. Content has been completely updated, reorganized and expanded to include the most recent industry changes. Updated photos illustrate the most current types of lenses and enhance comprehension of lens finishing. Seven new chapters cover rimless and semi rimless frames; environmental and safety concerns; lens insertion and standard alignment; nylon cord and other groove mountings; lens tinting and engraving; progressive addition lenses; and lens impact and resistance testing. An appendix of specific British Standards allows the book to easily travel to the UK and other countries that fashion their dispensing programs after the UK model. The Lens Centration Skills Series provides exercises to practice lens finishing and reinforce material from the text.
All parts of the body need exercise for optimal health, and the eyes are no different. Vision for Life presents an approach to eye health for people with 20/20 vision who wish to maintain their perfect vision as well as people who see poorly and would like to improve their eyesight. Clients of the Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method experience their own capacity to bring about recovery, reversing the progress of a wide range of degenerative conditions including eye disease. Based in part on the established Bates Method of eyesight improvement and in part on his own professional and personal discoveries, Meir Schneider's pioneering approach has helped thousands of people successfully treat a host of eye problems, including near- and farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, double vision, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, and nystagmus. This revised edition includes a new chapter on children's eye health and new research and exercises for specific conditions, i.e., glaucoma and nystagmus, near- and farsightedness. Born blind to deaf parents, Schneider underwent a series of painful operations as a young child and was left with 99 percent scar tissue on the lenses of his eyes, resulting in his being declared incurably blind. At the age of seventeen, he discovered how to improve his vision from less than 1 percent to 55 percent of normal vision with the eye exercises presented in this book. Today Schneider drives a car, reads, and enjoys the benefits of full natural vision. He and his clients prove time and time again how much vision can improve with exercise. His contributions to the field of self-healing are recognized by alternative health practitioners and medical doctors alike. In Vision for Life, Schneider shares forty years of discoveries made on his personal and professional journey. The book details simple but effective techniques to gain great vision such as sunning and palming. Such exercises are not only strengthening but also restorative and deeply relaxing. The reader learns how to reverse developing issues before they cause damage or to remedy existing problems, including pathologies such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and optic nerve neuropathy.
The Deep Trance Training Manual Volume I is the book for everyone exploring deep trance phenomena. Building upon the reader's existing practical ability and basic knowledge, this systematic training approach holds the keys to inducing deep trance states quickly and easily. This work presents practical exercises designed to improve technique and core theoretical principles from all the major hypnotic perspectives, supporting the development of elegant, individual style and language, and mastery of powerful approaches for dealing with others. Chapters include: - Principles in formulating suggestions - The language of deep trance (the Milton Model made easy) - Rapport and personal power - Calibration - Deepening techniques - Rapid inductions (including three different handshake inductions) - Trance termination - Language patterns (including a vital section on creating a natural flow of language).
Whether you're an optical designer, optician, shop manager, or optics procurer, a working knowledge of optical fabrication can be invaluable. Have the information at your fingertips with this new Field Guide . In Field Guide to Optical Fabrication, Ray Williamson distills the extensive knowledge gained from his long career—ranging from his work at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona to positions at Spectra-Physics, Coherent, and Los Alamos National Lab—into a ready reference for anyone needing to understand optical fabrication. This Field Guide is a concise reference explaining: • What every designer should know about fabrication before making final design choices • How to specify components before they are ordered • The details of conventional, alternative, and emerging fabrication methods • How an optical manufacturer plans the work, evaluates product, and the calculations involved
This book is a collection of more than 250 specific Spanish language commands, statements, and questions that help opticians better serve their Spanish-speaking clients. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required to use this book. Practicing opticians and native Spanish-speakers have reviewed the book for authenticity/accuracy. The book and audio CD help opticians assist clients in selecting and fitting glasses, accept glasses for repair and/or adjustments, collect personal, medical and insurance information, and much more.
Peter K. Kaiser,Neil J. Friedman,Roberto Pineda II
Author: Peter K. Kaiser,Neil J. Friedman,Roberto Pineda II
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology is the must-have medical reference book for the ever-changing field of ophthalmology. Thoroughly updated to include the latest advances in the field, the fourth edition of this renowned manual features high-quality color images and an intuitive design for easy comprehension and reference. Ideal for ophthalmic practitioners and allied health professionals alike, this indispensable resource is your comprehensive guide for the speedy diagnosis and treatment of the most common eye disorders. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Accurately diagnose problems through the support of full-color photographs and real case studies. Rapidly locate key information with a highly templated format that includes chapters organized anatomically, not by ophthalmic subspecialty, in addition to key boxes and highlighted emergency management boxes. Apply the latest knowledge and techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, including anti-VEGF therapy for retina disorders; optical coherence tomography and high-resolution imaging modalities; new corneal and refractive surgical approaches; advances in uveitis, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology; and more. Stay abreast of the most recent spectral domain OCT with numerous scans included throughout the book. Quickly address critical situations with highlighted emergency management boxes, as well as bonus appendices that provide a wealth of supplemental information helpful for the non-specialist, including guidance on the basics in examination methods, differential diagnosis, common medications, measurements and more. Identify subtleties and nuances by examining over 800 full-color illustrations depicting a complete range of clinical disorders, imaging and testing methods, and surgical techniques, as well as brand-new videos of eye movement examination. Access the videos at Expert Consult.
This book is designed to help optometrists in any size practice, big or small, do an even better job of increasing staff productivity while improving the level of patient care provided by their team. The following topics are covered: What are your obstacles to growth? How big does your team need to be? When do you need an office manager? How much should you pay your staff? How to deal with salary creep. Do staff bonuses really work? How to give your team a sense of purpose. How often to have team meetings. How to hold employees accountable. Hiring top performers. What Other ODs Are Saying About Jerry's New Book "Jerry uses his down-to-earth writing style to share his vast knowledge and experience in staff management and team motivation. A must-read, this book will help you make more money." - Neil Gailmard, OD, MBA, FAAO; President, Prima Eye Group; CEO, Gailmard Eye Center "Just finished Jerry's book, it is a must read for every OD!" - Tom Stout, OD, FAAO "Jerry deserves to take a bow for producing a book on practice management that is chock-full of his vast experience and insight yet simple, practical and useful real-life examples... and a fun read as well!" - Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO - Founder, ODs on Facebook "Dr. Hayes exposes the road blocks to success that all Optometrists face in private practice." - Howard R. Day, OD - Gardendale, AL "I encourage all ODs who are trying to improve their practice to follow the recommendations and guidelines in this book. You will find your office runs much more efficiently and confidently." - David Miller, OD - Miller Vision Specialties, Greensboro, NC "This book combines a lifetime of business experience with meaningful data and is a "how to" that provides a successful way to move to the next level of optometric practice." - Billy Cochran, OD - Former President, Southern College of Optometry
Now updated and expanded to cover the latest technologies, this full-color text on clinical refraction uses an easy-to-read format to give optometry students and practitioners all the important information they need. Also covers a wide range of other aspects of the eye exam, including anterior and posterior segment evaluations, contact lens, ocular pharmacology, and visual field analysis. Four new chapters cover wavefront-guided refraction, optical correction with refractive surgeries, prosthetic devices, and patients with ocular pathology. Offer precise, step-by-step how-to's for performing all of the most effective refractive techniques. Presents individualized refractive approaches for the full range of patients, including special patient populations. Contriubtors are internationally recognized, leading authorities in the field. New full-color design with full-color images throughout. Completely updated and expanded to include current technologies. A new chapter on Optical Correction with Refractive Surgeries, including keratoplasty, traditional refractive surgeries (e.g. LASIK and PRK), crystalline lens extraction with and without pseudophakia, the new presbyopic surgery, etc. A new chapter on Wavefront Guided Refraction provides information on the advantages and limitations the Hartmann-Shack Method for objective refraction plus aberrometry and the refraction and the use of in the correction of the eye with spectacles, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. A new chapter on Patients with Ocular Pathology reflects the most current knowledge of patients with ocular pathologies. Provides information on Optical Correction with Prosthetic Devices, including corneal onlays, stromal implants, phakic intraocular lenses, etc. Includes new chapters and/or discussions on such topics as: Aberrations of the Eye, Refractive Consequences of Eye Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye, Diagnosis of Pathology of the Anterior Segment, Diagnosis of Glaucoma, and Diagnosis of Pathology of the Posterior Segment. Visual Acuity chapter expanded to include the effect of refractive error on visual acuity and statistics on how much of a change in visual acuity is significant. Objective Refraction, Corneal Topography, and Visual Field Analysis chapters include the addition of new electro-optical and computer techniques and equipment. Chapters on Multifocal Spectacle Lenses and Contact Lenses now cover newer progressive addition lenses and contact lenses that are now on the market. Electrodiagnosis chapter revised to take a more clinical approach.