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IcareLabs Teaching The Next Generation Of Opticians

Posted by J. Tyler Payne on Nov 8, 2018 9:07:00 AM


Recently, our very own Director of Sales and Marketing, James Stephany, took time out of his busy schedule to give a lecture at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.


This was a great opportunity for James to share his belief in the importance of opticians and their labs being on the same page. This cooperation is paramount in ensuring every patient can get the best possible pair of glasses to fit their needs and lifestyle.

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Topics: Lab Technician's Corner, Eyewear 101, Eye Care Community, Optical Sales Coach

4 Simple Ways You Can Help Your Lab Help You!

Posted by James Stephany on Oct 15, 2018 3:17:31 PM

As a wholesale optical lab, we do not wake up in the morning hoping we can create issues for you and your patients. It is actually the exact opposite. We love the fact that by partnering with you and your practice, we're able to provide your patients with the best vision possible.

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Topics: Eyewear 101, Trade Talk, Eye Care Community, Optical Sales Coach, Insider

Kodak Precise Progressive Lenses Working For You!

Posted by Sue Cushman on Jun 1, 2018 9:51:00 AM

We constantly hear Eye Care Professionals asking how they can lower their lab bill without sacrificing the quality their patients have come to expect from them.


Have you thought about thinking outside the camera lens with Kodak progressive lenses?


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Topics: Eye Care Community, Sales Strategies, Optical Sales Coach, Revenue Tactics, Insider

3 Best Practices For Choosing Your Patient's Transitions Lenses

Posted by James Stephany on May 29, 2018 11:10:00 AM
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Choosing the right Transitions product ensures maximum satisfaction , loyalty , and practice growth .

We also understand Transitions lenses have several products to choose from. We sometimes hear our ECP's ask how they can make sure they are choosing the best Transition product for each patient.

So how do you do that? It's easy!
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Topics: Eyewear 101, Eye Care Community, Optical Sales Coach, Revenue Tactics, Sales Strategies

Have Your Practice Stand Out With Kodak Unique Prescription Glasses

Posted by Sue Cushman on May 22, 2018 12:04:00 PM

Are you looking for a good way to have your practice stand out from the big box retailers and other competition? Of course you still want to provide excellent customer service too. So what's an eye care professional to do?

You can utilize the built-in branding of Kodak progressive lenses to improve patient satisfaction and grow your optical business!


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Topics: Eye Care Community, Optical Sales Coach, Insider, Marketing, Sales Strategies

New Infographic: 10 Eye Health Problems Detected Through Our Eyes

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Apr 4, 2017 11:18:46 AM

Just in case you missed it, there's a great infographic in the March 13, 2017 issue of Vision Monday. It gives great information you can share with your patients about factors that can effect eye health. "Studies have shown that eyes are definite windows to our overall health."

Remind your patients that annual eye exams are an important key to healthy living, and that many health issues may be identified and/or predicted during their eye doctor visit.

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Topics: Eye Care Community, Health Issues, Infographics

Make Eyeglasses from Scratch?

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Jan 27, 2017 3:41:28 PM

Imagine, if you will, a post-apocalyptic world where  wholesale optical labs like IcareLabs no longer operate. <Gasp!> What could you use to make prescription eyeglasses from scratch? How would your patients see to find you? Who could supply the squinting masses with eyeglasses?

Seems far fetched, doesn't it? Well, we found a video with a guy who did just that. One of the guys at How to Make Everything has done the unthinkable. We're talking about making glass from sand and a frame from a tree he personally downed with an axe he crafted from aluminum foil. Okay, I made the axe thing up - but he really did make glass lenses and frames from scratch.

How'd they turn out, you ask? Let's just say it's very complicated and required a lot of steps. Gotta give the guy credit for trying...

Check it out:

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Topics: Eye Care Community

Helping Your Low Vision Patients

Posted by Eric Jaqua on Dec 2, 2015 4:02:53 PM


There is a growing category in the optical business that is somewhat disregarded and certainly somewhat misunderstood. One in 28 Americans age 40 and above suffers with low vision. That number will grow over the next 20 years due to the fact that approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. It is estimated that more than 39 million Americans have low vision or a disorder that can lead to it.

Eyecare Business Magazine first referred to low vision as “the most underserved category in optical” back in the early ‘90s. Twenty years later, not much has changed except that the growing number of patients who suffer has increased as the population increases.

These patients, for the most part, are being told that “nothing can be done” or they’re not being seen at all. While it’s true that there is no cure, there are solutions that can help people improve quality of life, such as daily living aids, low vision devices and sophisticated spectacles.

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Topics: Sales Strategies, Eye Care Community, Health Issues, Trade Talk

Eye Care Professionals Affiliating With Helpful Causes

Posted by Pamela Ramsdell on Aug 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM
As optical professionals, it is important to affiliate yourself and your business with organizations that touch your local community as well as people at national level. A person running a business and taking care of patients full time cannot get involved with every national or local good cause organization out there. There are choices you can make to narrow down where you contribute your time and money to.

As you review an organization, look into what have they done within your local community. Prevent Blindness.org is a national non-profit organization that has coordinated events, medical information and collateral to help your business bring attention to a good cause. There are opportunities for you to promote support for Prevent Blindness. Your office can show your customers that you are supporting their community. Find out through local organizations, churches or schools what local need there is to help.

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Topics: Charities, Eye Care Community

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