Over my years in this industry I’ve found that most Optical Dispensers (Opticians) ‘fell’ into this job – I’m sure that there are some people out there that planned it, but the majority of us had no idea that we would end up in this profession until it happened. And I for one wouldn’t change … More Life as an Optical Dispenser
Ah lens ‘extra’s’. Apparently we all need every single one of these lens ‘ad-ons’ no-matter what our prescription is, or what we use them for. Well, it’s time for me to myth-bust, and tell you that it’s simply not true. Unfortunately in our industry these days there is a culture (especially in the big groups … More Would you like fries with that?
Say the word ‘Influencer’ and you get a very mixed reaction from almost every audience. The most well known type of influencer is a fashion or travel influencer, who you see sharing stunning pictures every day in the world’s most exotic places, and wearing the latest fashion trends and making their pages look like a … More The Eyewear Girl: Australian Eyewear Advocate
When purchasing eyewear there are many things to consider. Size, style, colour and comfort just to name a few. The materials the frames are made from have a huge impact on not only the design, but also the fit and weight of the frame. Today we are going to take a quick look at the … More Titanium Frames
(Side Note: Optical Dispenser is the Australian term for Optician.) These days Being an Optical Dispenser in Australia in 2019 is extremely underrated. Not only do we deal with the day to day running of a store, keeping up with changes within the industry, health care policies and procedures, fashion and new products (all fun … More Your Customers’ Inner Voice
Let’s talk prescription sunglass lenses for a minute. Luckily for me, my prescription has been mainly for computer use and reading but I’m starting to now find it beneficial for driving as well, so it seemed VERY appropriate for me to try a pair of prescription sunglasses. And when I was told about the new … More Chroma Pop by Smith Optics
Time for the truth – Even though I have been in this industry for 17 years now, even my mum still argues this point with me: “Wearing glasses will make your vision worse“ It’s a very common thought amongst people that need or get glasses for the first time, and I actually completely understand where … More Does wearing glasses make my vision worse?
June 6th is World Eyewear Day. I’m not exactly sure when this started, but I think it’s a significant day that shows how far we have come in recognising Eyewear and Eyecare around the world. Glasses are no longer seen as a negative requirement. In 2019 glasses are as much of a fashion statement as … More World Eyewear Day
We all know about them, and know someone that has them. But what do ready-made glasses actually do for and to our vision? You know the ones I’m talking about right? The +1.50 or +2.00 cheap glasses that are sold at the Chemist and Petrol stations amongst other places, most of the time for under … More Ready- Made readers
If you do know what a PD is, you probably know where I’m going with this. If you don’t, it’s VERY important that you keep reading! Let me start by saying, If you don’t know what PD stands for If you’ve never had this measurement taken professionally before If you actually care about the health … More Time to talk PD’s