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November 24, 2015

Are Patients Not Asking Enough Questions?

Practice Management, Business Strategy

When it comes down to it, patients these days are more worried about how they will look in their new spectacles, rather than how they are protecting their vision. Patients even admit this, and according to a PPG research report, 84 percent of consumers surveyed said they focused on the frames more than the lenses when purchasing.

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November 12, 2015

A little about Shamir

Shamir UK is a subsidiary of Shamir Optical Ltd, one of the world’s leading manufacturers for the design, development and production of premium ophthalmic lenses and moulds.

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November 2, 2015

Slimming Down: Are High-Index Lenses Always the Answer?

Thin, Trivex 101

The number of factors that play into spectacle lens quality can be overwhelming for opticians and patients alike. The number of lens technologies and materials has grown in recent years. Undoubtedly, many of your patients ask for thin lenses. Thinner lenses are often considered by patients to be more comfortable and appealing. Many dispensing opticians will immediately recommend a high index lens material to fulfill the patient’s request for thin lenses. However, refractive index should not be the first consideration in this scenario. The most important place to always start the lens recommendation is with the patient’s prescription.