Learn how to achieve excellence and exceed expectations in fitting, dispensing, and customer-centered service. The Optician Training Manual will help you provide effective and consistent optician training, whether you are training new opticians or seasoned ones. Not an ABO study guide filled with optical theory and calculations never used in actual practice. The Optician Training Manual is designed with how you actually work in mind. This book will have new opticians trained and on the floor as quickly as possible and will feel comfortable in that role. Seasoned opticians will improve their decision making skills, taking them to the next level in providing exceptional eyeglasses and service.
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.
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.
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