Monthly Archives: August 2015

If you are looking for a good read then you must look at current issue  of 20/20 magazine.  Mark Shupnick has gone all out explaining the Camber lens, and yes there is a 1 CE unit attached to it if you are in need of a credit for either iVE Learn and or ABO certification. The articles is sponsored by Younger Optical.

The article is called Improving Free-Form Lenses with Variable Base Curves and Digital Individualization. A unique patented variable base curve digital progressive.

Don’t let the title scare you off.

You can find the CE by following this link:


The Next Step Winner>>>>

The question was trick.  There was not a single answer that wasn’t a lifestyle question.  Until I added None of the above, choice 6.

In your talk with your patients you should be using every question in your own way.  The post was to see what area you may not be asking by looking at your response?  and since there were many different responses to the question,the winners for participating and taking a risk are:

Natalie Avery, Uyen Hendricks, Berick Mafong, Shyanne Kakalia, Heidi Pomicter, Deborah Zimmer .

Congratulations!  Your Coffee card is on its way!

The Next Step….

San Diego VE opticians has just completed another Eyes on Communication Class.  It was 4 hours of learning about frames, and you thought you knew it all.  But honestly how many of you will take back to work with you the neuro -motor skills that David Gilman so passionately taught us.  Mirror Match and Pace from EOC 2, Bundling from EOC 3, selling frames with a purpose and partnership with our patients!  It was a lot of information.  So throughout the course of the next few weeks, I will post an early morning question to jog our memories of all the information that was taught.  For those of you who are buying in to this new experience I will also challenge you a little and hopefully encourage you to keep up the awesome work with our patients that we already do.  So here goes the first question….. The first optician who answers my question will be sent a Starbucks Coffee Card!  So Good Luck with your challenge and may the best optician win.

Which of these questions is not a lifestyle question?

  1. What do you use your glasses for?

2.How do you protect your eyes from the sun

3.How much time do you spend on a computer or tablet?

4.What do you like to do with your free time?

5.  All of the above.

6. None of the above

Please answer your question by placing it in the reply box.  You will be notified.

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Eyes on Communication IV

August 11, 2015 the first session of The Right Frame of Mind is live today at 8:30 am Claremont Mesa Clinic Classroom 1.

Vision Essentials San Diego

Eyes on Communication IV

Getting to the Right Frame of Mind by David Gilman

Coming to Vision Essentials in August Details to Follow!


Frame materials change the way your patient and their glasses look. For many opticians, describing frame style and material is often more difficult than talking the technical terms used for lenses. However, being able to differentiate materials and tell patients about style and fashion separates you from the competition. Your patients will describe their frames the way that you do. In fact, to be the most successful optician, combine the most successful attributes of a stylist.


Brands have their own identities that consumers seek. Visit the brands page online for each of your suppliers in your office. For example, from the 2009 Opticians Handbook, here are some Luxottica brands that were described. Bvlgari – Exclusive. Luxurious. Unique. For style makers with…

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VE UBT Finalizes the Eyewear Analysis Form

UBT Committee’s last meeting on July 17, 2015 revised the Eyewear Analysis according to the constituent’s recommendations.Constituents asked that several changes be made and the committee listened and updated the Eyewear analysis form. Please see below for the revised Eyewear Analysis form.

Patient name: ***

MRN: ***

Date of OD recheck: ***

Member Concern: ***

Length of time Member has worn new rx? *** {DURATION :61052}

Dispense Date: ***

New spectacle verification (Lensometer Reading):

OD:*** -***x *** Add:*** Prism:*** BC:*** PD:*** Seg Ht:*** MF type: ***
OS:*** -*** x *** Add:*** Prism:*** BC:*** PD:*** Seg Ht: *** MF type: ***

Lens Material: ***

Vision Essentials Purchase: Y or N

Compensated Lens: Yor N

Prior/Preferred Pair spectacle verification (Lensometer Reading): ***(n/a)

OD:***   -*** x *** Add:*** Prism:*** BC:*** PD:*** Seg Ht: *** MF type: ***
OS:*** -*** x *** Add:*** Prism:*** BC:*** PD:*** Seg Ht: *** MF type: ***

Lens Material: ***

Vision Essentials Purchase: Y or N

Compensated Lens: Y or N

Adjustment Verified: Y or N

Panto Checked: Y or N

Eyewear analysis prepared by: ***

2nd Optician Verification by: ***

Original Optician: ***

Original formating prevails, this is a copy of the wording only.  The formatting does not carry over to this posting.

UBT is still working on Workplace Safety Project and is trying to come up with a video to demonstrate the workplace safety message to setting up your workplace station. It will involve setting up the chair, monitor and desk .                  Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.45.50 AM

The message from the committee for you this month is :  How do you like the changes made to the Revised Eyewear Analysis?

Our next meeting will be August 21, 2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email your UBT representative.