Ever heard of OpticianWorks? In case you haven't, OpticianWorks is an online training program created by John Seegers. His resourceful website is for people who aspire to have a career as either a licensed optician or a non-licensed optical dispenser. Seegers' passion for optical education comes from many years as an optical professional himself. He is a great thought leader in the eyecare industry and fulfills his need of passing on knowledge through OpticianWorks, by providing opticians and their staff eyecare product resources, including textbook and video lessons to both aspiring and current opticians. The most exciting part of OpticianWorks – this high quality online training is absolutely FREE!
What’s included in John Seegers’ complete online education program?
- Lessons tailored to each ‘need-to-know’ optician category
- Study and review time for each lesson
- Online tests
- Video Tutorials
- Resources through outside website links
- Independent study time for other materials
- A visit to an optical lab and shop
To complete this online education program you would need to set aside about 96 hours and have the ability to apply yourself and study! This may seem like a lot of time and effort to some, but as Seeger mentions “if becoming an optician was quick and easy and anyone could do it then you would not earn a living by being one!” As mentioned before, you can also become a member of OpticianWorks and utilize these online lessons to brush-up on your optical dispensing skills!
OpticianWorks also offers consulting, concentrating in creating custom-designed technical writing products to support the various end customers in the optical industry, tailored to meet your individual needs. Consulting avenues vary, including staff progress reporting and individual product placement. John's diverse experience has given him the ability to develop easily-affordable packages that are just right for each individual case.
As I mentioned, joining OpticianWorks is completely free, so even if you're just curious as to how resourceful this website can be for you, I encourage you to become a member and try out just one tutorial that could potentially benefit your eyecare practice - you've got nothing to lose! To give you a better idea of some fo the resources OpticianWorks provides, here's a breif tutorial video that describes the concept of Axis:
Our Customer Service Team is always working with VisionWeb users to make the online ordering process as simple as possible. Recently, we asked them if they have any tips that they would like to share and they immediately brought up the "Favorite Order Template", which we thought was pretty cool.
Essentially, VisionWeb users have the ability to save a partially completed order to pending so that they can return to it later. Super handy if you're in the middle of an order and need to step away for some other task in the practice because you won't lose your work. But, the other thing that you can do with this feature is use it create spectacle lens ordering template for orders that are popular or common in your practice. It can save you a lot of time if you've got a common order that you're constantly re-entering!
Here's a video that walks you through the process of creating the template:
And of course, you can always call the Customer Service Team at (800) 874-6601 if you need more help!
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