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Find out the latest news from the NFOS Fall 2013 newsletter.
Multiple Pairs White Paper
The sale of multiple pairs of eyewear is a relatively rare occurrence—but one with major practice-building potential. Achieving a 25 percent multiple pair sales ratio can produce a large revenue gain and is within the capability of any practice which structures its eyewear presentation process to encourage multiple pair sales.
INCLUDED HERE ARE CRITICAL INSIGHTS INTO:
- How patients benefit from owning more than one pair of eyewear
- How practices benefit from presenting multiple pairs to their patients
- Techniques to effectively present multiple pairs to all ages and income groups
- Understanding patient vision needs—and serving all of those needs
- How an effective patient financing program can help achieve each of these goals
click here to access the paper
Position of Wear White Paper
I thought that many of you might appreciate the attached technical communication that I recently created regarding the optical principles and practical implications associated with the position of wear. I wrote this paper in support of some standards activities within the Vision Council, but your students may also find some of this information useful.
Nothing like 14 pages of optical stuff to ring in the New Year!
I will keep the most current version of this document at the following link:
Darryl Meister, ABOM
Manager, Technical Marketing
Carl Zeiss Vision Inc
2013 NFOS Member School Transitions Winners
Transitions Optical would like to thank you for encouraging your students to live Life well lit. Below is a list of the finalists and grand prize winners. Congratulations to everyone!
Andrew Pearce - Durham Technical Community College
Kelly Bangs - J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Grand Prize Winners ($500 & an all-expenses paid trip to Transitions Optical home office in Florida):
Benjamin Cohen - Erie Community College
Sara Donnan - Roane State Community College
Lanaeda Tortalita - Vision Care Technology at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Lydell Cayaditto - Vision Care Technology at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Shirleen Charley - Vision Care Technology at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
On behalf of the Opticianry Summit Branding Team- I would like to ask that you consider completing this survey.
Proud to be an optician!
New Foundation Being Formed to Further Opticianry Efforts
The Opticianry Summit Steward Team is pleased to announce the initial groundwork has begun to form the new Opticianry Summit Foundation. Created to provide a way for others in the optical industry to contribute to the future of opticianry projects, the foundation will serve as the fundraising vehicle to support to the project goal areas created during the May 2012 summit.
Ed DeGennaro, MEd, ABOM, LDO, will serve as chairman of the organization and an initial board of directors has been named, including:
- Ed DeGennaro, Chairman
- Sam Morgenstern, Vice Chairman
- Wesley Scott, Secretary
- John Girdler, Treasurer
- Tom Barracato
- Dianna Finisecy
- Tom Hicks
- Doug Pelkey
"We know that opticians play a critical role in the delivery of eyewear and eyecare to patient," said DeGennaro. "The project and goals created after the summit, will pave the way for opticians to be optimally suited to deliver the best to their patients. By creating this new foundation, we can allow others in the optical community to contribute to this important effort."
For the remainder of 2012, the Opticianry Summit Foundation Board of Directors will continue communicating with Summit attendees and the opticianry community at large, as well as develop bylaws, fundraising plans as well as further the projects and goals as identified in the summit.
For more information about the Opticianry Summit, visit www.opticianrysummit.com.
Why We Do What We Do - Opticians and Opticianry Educators
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