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Gayle Harrison is an ‘optician on a mission’

By Denis Langlois Gayle Harrison made a promise to herself eight years ago. After being forced to choose a new career, and deciding to go back...

FRAMED: SPEX by Ryan an ‘outside-the-box’ optical shop

By Denis Langlois SPEX By Ryan is an optical shop located on the edge of Regina’s trendy Cathedral Village; the creativity hub of Saskatchewan’s capital...

NEXTGEN: Optician Kendra Arsenault ‘always striving for excellence’

By Troy Patterson Kendra Arsenault didn't even know opticianry was a career before entering the field. Now the optical manager at Riverview Loblaw Optical in New...

Kid-approved eyewear showcased by many top manufacturers

By Troy Patterson When it comes to pairing eyewear with children, the fit, comfort and style all play a role in helping young people develop...

Registration for Vision Expo West 2017 in Las Vegas opens June...

Registration opened June 12, 2017 for International Vision Expo West 2017. The premier event takes place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas,...

Eyecare apps provide information, assistance at your fingertips

By Troy Patterson The computing power contained in today's smartphones offers a variety of options for optical professionals as well as patients with low or...

Inside Optics 2017 jam-packed with educational opportunity

By Troy Patterson Toronto's Inside Optics 2017 was a day of networking and high-level optical education. Put on by the Ontario Opticians Association (OOA), the event...

FRAMED: An ‘Eye Deal’ Business with Erica Seyler

By Denis Langlois Erica Seyler says her Sault Ste. Marie-based Eye Deal Optical has evolved over the years from a conservative, budget-friendly eyewear shop into...

An interview with the head of the OOA: Martin Lebeau

Martin Lebeau has served for the past four years as president of the Ontario Opticians Association, which has been the official voice of opticians...

FRAMED: Born with ‘optical genes’ – Sheena Taff of Roberts &...

By Denis Langlois You could say Sheena Taff's passion for eyewear is embedded in her DNA. The daughter of two opticians, Taff followed in her parents'...