The Free OpenOptix ABO Study Guide: Update

The first official "complete" version of the OpenOptix ABO Study guide is now available. OpenOptix ABO Study Guide Many thanks to everyone that has helped with this project so far! While the guide is complete now, in the sense there is information under each section,...

The Free OpenOptix ABO Study Guide

A little over a year ago, I started the OpenOptix initiative. Taking some inspiration from projects such as MIT OpenCourseware, I wanted to see if we could take the concept of open source and apply it to optical knowledge projects. The intent was to encourage people...

The Value of an Optician

Salaries, opportunities, and respect all seem to be trending downward. Thanks to a number of contributing factors, the value of an optician is on the decline. So, what does the future of opticianry hold and what can opticians do about it? There are obviously no easy...

Signet Armorlite is Absorbed

I know this is old news by now, but since I have been chronicling Essilor acquisitions, here it is... Essilor has agreed to buy Signet Armorlite, a U.S. manufacturer of opthalmic lenses with revenues of more than $130 million. Essilor did not disclose how much it paid...

Lens Availability Database – Update

We've made a significant number of changes to the Lens Availability Database with this latest release which we are now finally calling a beta. Many of the changes made were on the backend improving the data handling and uploads. These changes should be evident through...

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