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.

System for Ophthalmic Dispensing

Author: Clifford W. Brooks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702038914
Release Date: 2006-10-12
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.

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.

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.

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...

Optical Formulas Tutorial

Author: Ellen D. Stoner
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750675047
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Designed for students and professionals preparing for the ABO certification exam or wishing to quickly brush up on optical formulas, this easy-to-use workbook contains optical formulas, definitions, and walk-through problems with practical examples throughout. Rather than searching through dozens of optics books, readers will find all relevant information here in one source. Coverage includes everything from sine, cosine and tangent to resultant prism and resolving prism to polarized filters - and much more! Features a user-friendly format that facilitates the review process, with practical examples throughout. Provides a convenient review of optical formulas and basic math problems. Begins each chapter with a brief discussion of the topic, then proceeds with exercises and examples; answers are provided at the end of the book. New work-text design allows the reader to complete practice exercises within the book and section being studied. More complex formulas include "how to use the calculator" boxes, and multiple choice review sections have been added to the sections. Advanced exercises such as non-formula exercises are now included throughout.

Frames and Lenses

Author: Jenean Carlton
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 1556423640
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, low vision, surgical assisting, opticianry, and contact lens examiners. This book was written by a licensed dispensing optician for the express purpose of teaching optometric and ophthalmic assistants everything they need to know about frames and lenses. Ophthalmic frames are discussed in great detail, including basic principles, materials, special adaptations, and selection. Fitting and dispensing instructions are also included to help you satisfy your patients and customers.

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.

Optics For Dummies

Author: Galen Duree
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118017234
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Science

Presents an introduction to optical science, covering such topics as the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices; and laser lights.

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.

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.

Theory And Practice Of Optics And Refraction

Author: Khurana
Publisher: Elsevier India
ISBN: 8131211320
Release Date: 2008-01-01

The second edition of Theory and Practice of Optics and Refraction has been thoroughly revised and updated keeping in mind the tremendous advances which have occurred in the field of optics and refraction. The main aim of the book is to meet the needs of trainee and practicing ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthopticians in the subject of theory and practice of optics and refraction. About the Author : - AK Khurana is currently Senior Professor and Unit Head, RIO, PGIMS, Rohtak. He has been teaching Ophthalmology for more than twenty eight years. He has published ten books and more than 110 scientific papers in national and international journals of repute. He has been editor of Haryana Journal of Ophthalmology and North Zone Journal of Ophthalmology . Dr Khurana was awarded WHO fellowship for higher studies at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He was also selected for a study course at International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), Institute of Ophthalmology, London, and awarded Certificate in Tropical Ophthalmology (CTO) by the University of London (UK). He is a life member of several Ophthalmological Societies of India. In addition to attending various conferences and workshops in India, he has the pride of participating in a well organized course on Strabismus and Ocular Motility at the world s most prestigious Orthoptic Department at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

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.

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.