Optician Success 41


Video Training Of The Week

This week, John answers your question! What is Toric Transposition and How Is It Done? with 9 Quick Examples.

We don’t plan on stopping with these videos anytime soon. We’ll cover much more of the basics and get into advanced topics as well, including an entire, comprehensive series on edging and finishing, coming soon!.

If you’d like to show your support, please do me a favor subscribe to our YouTube channel (likes and comments help too). This helps make sure 1) You don’t miss out on a single new lesson and 2) This amazing free training reaches the widest audience possible, helping to raise the standard for opticians everywhere.

We are having a blast making these videos and want to make them even better for you, so if you have any suggestions or have topics you would like covered, make sure you leave a comment on any of the videos on our YouTube channel or send me an email.

Of course, if you or your staff would like access to all the Laramy-K OpticianWorks training, you can join us at OpticianWorks.com for a paultry $9.99/month—it also happens to be another great way to show your support while becoming the best optician you can be. Don't forget Laramy-K lab customers and their entire staff get access for free. What a perk!

Thanks for all your support!


Self-Refraction Technology Promises Optician Independence (Sort of)

Anything that improves customer experience will benefit brick and mortar opticians and ODs interested in selling eyewear. Separating medical and optical is one the most powerful ways to do just that. New refraction technologies could be the savior of our profession and even our industry. Refraction technology could, in time, allow a high percentage of opticians to become, once again, truly independent. The resulting separation of optical and medical would make the eyewear experience more palpable to consumers and would benefit everyone involved. A company called Vmax is trying to do just that. How might this happen? John Seegers talked with the CEO of Vmax Vision to find out.

If you are going to VEE, check them out and let me know what you think?


30 Things I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

Many of these I didn’t learn until I was much older. But they’re all things I try to emphasize in my own life, instill in my son, and teach all you crazy RockStar Opticians



Three Simple and Difficult Steps

Get smarter. Hurry.

Learn something new and difficult and valuable. Learn it today and continue learning it tomorrow.

Solve interesting problems.

Ignaz Semmelweis saw the same problem that others saw. But he took responsibility and solved it (worth a read).

Care. More.

This takes guts because it means you'll have to do something.

If you can invest in these three assets, what happens to your leverage? Your value? Your choices?

There are people who can cut corners better than you, work more hours than you and certainly work cheaper than you. But what would happen if you became the person who was smarter, better at solving problems and cared the most?

-Seth Godin



The Pareto Principle

...also known as the power of accumulative advantage, the 80/20 rule, or why a small number of people seem to have all the luck.

The good news is, you can use the 80/20 rule to your advantage in becoming a RockStar Optician and the best version of you.

Because Optics Is Cool

...and about to get a lot cooler! The Future of Astronomy

Thanks again for reading! I hope you enjoyed this issue of Optician Success. If so, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and tell a friend.


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