The Optician Training Manual

Author: David McCleary
Publisher: Santa Rosa Publishing
ISBN: 9780615193816
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

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.

Complete Optometric Assistant

Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750688888
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

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.

Optical Training

Author: Davey M. Wooton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0750674776
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

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.

System for Ophthalmic Dispensing

Author: Clifford W. Brooks
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750674806
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

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.

National Opticianry Competency Exam Secrets

Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1610722957
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

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...

Optics For Dummies

Author: Galen C. Duree, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118024397
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The easy way to shed light on Optics In general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter. Optics For Dummies gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals. Tracks a typical undergraduate optics course Detailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equations Valuable tips for study from college professors If you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let Optics For Dummies shed light on the subject and help you succeed!

Clinical Optics and Refraction

Author: Andrew Keirl
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750688895
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

It provides a comprehensive and clinically based guide to visual optics. With its suggested routines and numerous examples, this new book offers a straightforward "how to approach" to the understanding of clinical optics, refraction and contact lens optics. Designed for easy access, it presents information in a concise format that highlights key, need-to-know points. Part 1 addresses the basic visual optics of the eye along with emmetropia, ametropia and the correction of ametropia with spectacle lenses. Part 2 turns to the optics of contact lenses and the use of contact lenses in vision correction. Numerous worked examples based on real examination questions Practical and user friendly text Over 190 clear line diagrams An essential passport to examination success and a valuable quick reference for practitioners

NeuroKinetic Therapy

Author: David Weinstock
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583945926
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns—reprogramming the body at the neural level.This easy-to-follow practitioner’s manual presents a series of muscle tests specially designed to uncover and resolve compensation patterns in the body. Author David Weinstock begins by explaining how this approach stimulates the body and mind to resolve pain. Organized anatomically, each section of the book includes clear photographs demonstrating correct positioning of the muscle accompanied by concise explanations and instructions. Labeled anatomical illustrations appear at the end of each section showing the relationships between the muscles and muscle groups. This essential resource is especially useful for physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedists, and massage therapists looking for new ways to treat underlying causes of pain.

Better Sight Without Glasses

Author: Harry Benjamin
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 0722527705
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Contact lenses

This manual provides a complete system of self-treatment for eye troubles which enabled the author to discard the strongest glasses possible to subscribe. The book combines the naturopathic approach to health with the system of eye training of the improvement of vision devised by Dr William H. Bate, a New York ophthalmologist. The book shows the reader how the eye works, looks at the causes of defective vision and describes special eye exercises.

Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing

Author: Clifford W. Brooks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702038563
Release Date: 2003-11-07
Genre: Medical

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.

Low Vision

Author: Christine Dickinson
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 0750622628
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

Comprehensive review of the optometrist's work with the visually impaired. Details the theoretical background to aids used and explains how the optometrist works. For students and new optometrists. Halftone illustrations.

Vision for Life

Author: Meir Schneider
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623170080
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

OphthoBook

Author: Timothy Root
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1448638828
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

OphthoBook is the printed version of the amazing OphthoBook.com online book and video series. The combination of this text, along with the online video lectures, creates the most informative and easy-to-understand ophthalmology review ever written. It is geared toward medical students, optometry students, and non-ophthalmologists who want to learn more about the eye without getting bogged down with mindless detail. The book is broken down into ten chapters: 1. Eye History 2. Anatomy 3. Glaucoma 4. Retina 5. Infection 6. Neuroophthalmology 7. Pediatric Ophthalmology 8. Trauma 9. Optics 10. Lens and Cataract Each chapter also includes "pimp questions" you might be asked in a clinic. Also, an entire chapter of ophthalmology board-review questions, flashcards, and eye abbreviations. Perhaps most useful, each chapter corresponds to the 20-minute video lectures viewable at OphthoBook.com. And lots of fun cartoons!