Teaching your patient to properly clean

As an optician it falls on us to teach care and cleaning to our patients.  Cleaning is an issue many patients have, not just the first time wearers but many long time wearers have been incorrectly cleaning their glasses for years.  I continuously hear people ask me, "Why can't I ever get my glasses this... Continue Reading →

Sunglass lens colour selection

Many patients will choose a colour for their sunglass lens based on cosmetics, :what will look better in my frame?” I like to approach selection based on visual performance rather than on cosmetics. I tell the patient that once you are wearing the frame the lens just looks dark and people can't tell what colour... Continue Reading →

Parallax error

Parallax for opticians: We deal with parallax every day as opticians, though many of us don't know the word parallax or really what it means.  It is an important topic of discussion and, as opticians, we need to be mindful of this all the time. Wikipedia defines Parallax error as "Measurements made by viewing the... Continue Reading →

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