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Amblyopia -   Amblyopia (often referred to as “lazy eye”) is a developmental disorder beginning in childhood where a perfectly healthy eye is unable to be corrected to 20/20 even with glasses.  Two ocular conditions, when left untreated as a child, are primary risk factors fo r the development of amblyopia.  These are anisometropia (a large difference […] The post Amblyopia appeared first on Optician Training.

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Corneal Cross Linking: Halting Keratoconus Progression - Keratoconus is a bilateral, progressive disorder of the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) which causes it to thin and bulge into the shape of a cone. Prevalence is about 1 in 2000. This cone shaped curvature causes a loss of vision similar to taking a picture through a warped camera lens. The […] The post Corneal Cross Linking: Halting Keratoconus Progression appeared first on Optician Training.

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Cycloplegic Refraction – What the Optician Needs to Know - The cycloplegic refraction is a cornerstone of the eye exam on young children. “Cyclo” drops, such as cyclopentolate or atropine are a class of drugs called cycloplegics. Cycloplegics paralyze the focusing muscle inside the eye. The focusing muscle inside the eye (ciliary body), when flexed, is able to help the eyes focus at near as […] The post Cycloplegic Refraction – What the Optician Needs to Know appeared first on Optician Trai...

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Myopia Control – The Latest Research - Myopia (nearsightedness) is the ability to see well without glasses correction during near activities but inability to see well for distance activities. Myopia is created primarily by “axial elongation”, meaning an eyeball that grows longer than it otherwise should. Myopia is technically considered an optical condition of the eye, not a medial condition, and therefore […] The post Myopia Control – The Latest Research appeared first on Optician Training...

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Systemic Conditions Seen During an Eye Exam - Systemic Conditions Seen During an Eye Exam Too often doctors and opticians alike do not feel as if eye/body health is in the realm of what an optician should know. We beg to differ. In that spirit, our blog post below discusses common systemic conditions and how they appear in the eye. The eye is […] The post Systemic Conditions Seen During an Eye Exam appeared first on Optician Training.

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Ideas For Your Kid’s Next Science Fair Project - Ideas For Your Kid’s Next Science Fair Project It’s that time of year. That time when your kids will start bringing home their Science Fair flyers and parents start to sweat about suggesting ideas. Our job here is to help make that time a little easier by suggesting a few projects guaranteed to peak your […] The post Ideas For Your Kid’s Next Science Fair Project appeared first on Optician Training.

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Ocular Prosthetics - Ocular Prosthetics Do you know someone with an artificial eye? You might be surprised. Prosthetic eyes are far more common than you would expect because they can now be created to match the person’s other eye almost exactly. Many people think that an artificial eye is just a “round glass ball” that someone uses to […] The post Ocular Prosthetics appeared first on Optician Training.

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Lens Tinting Tips and Tricks - Different lens materials will absorb tints and coating with variable rates of success. The material’s polymer dictates how well or poorly a tint or other coating will penetrate. The following lens tinting tips and tricks will help guide you towards both matching the best tint with lens material as well as be able to better […] The post Lens Tinting Tips and Tricks appeared first on Optician Training.

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Eyeglass History – Seeing Through The Ages - Eyeglasses have a fascinating, yet rather poorly recorded history. Today we take for granted the ability to correct our vision, but this easily acquired luxury has not always been so easy. This article will review the significant historical events in the evolution of eyeglasses. It is the Italians who are widely credited for the invention […] The post Eyeglass History – Seeing Through The Ages appeared first on Optician Training.
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