How To Get Less Remakes From Your Wholesale Optical Lab

Posted by James Stephany on Mar 30, 2020 3:49:21 PM



In the relationship between the lab and the optician, nothing is more agreed on than the aggravation of redoes and remakes. No one wins when a job has to go back to the lab to be redone.


Above all else, the patient has to experience a delay in receiving their new glasses. Often these delays can harm your reputation as an eye care professional. When the delay goes on long enough it could cost you return business and even force a refund and lost sale.

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

Optical Training You Can Do From Home

Posted by Camille Lowery on Mar 25, 2020 4:19:12 PM

Across the USA and the world, many of us find ourselves at home or with reduced hours due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. We should all absolutely take this extra time to finally get some of those things at the bottom of our to-do lists done around the house, make more memories with our loved ones, and do a little bit more self-care as well.

 

Even after adding all of that and more into our schedules you may find yourself with the need for something to do. Why not add in some extra optical training for yourself too? Essilor and Shamir have provided two great options that are free for a limited time to help scratch your optical itch during these times.

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

Transitions GEN 8 Launch Completion and the NEW Varilux Comfort Max

Posted by James Stephany on Feb 24, 2020 9:03:00 AM

Essilor has announced the release of the third wave of Transition Signature GEN 8 lenses. This follows the first 2 waves of GEN 8 released in July and October of 2019. This is great news as the roll out for GEN 8 is now complete.

 

We also have a sneak peek of the new Varilux Comfort Max progressive lens that you won't find anywhere else!

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

What's Your 2020 Optical Sales Vision?

Posted by James Stephany on Jan 13, 2020 2:13:43 PM

2020 is undoubtedly the year of all things optical. IcareLabs wants to make sure you not only meet your optical sales goals for the year, but we want this to be the best year you have ever had!

 

You, like many others, use the new year to make resolutions and/or promises to make changes in your life. Making a resolution is the easy part, sticking with it is another thing altogether. This is why there is a waiting line at the gym in January and by June you would be surprised if you had to wait for a machine. The number one reason that resolutions fail is that we treat them like a sprint and not a marathon.

 

We try and make too many or too big of changes that are just too hard to stick with. Let's focus on some small doable goals for 2020. Keep it simple and have some fun. 

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

Varilux X Lenses Now Processed In-House At IcareLabs

Posted by James Stephany on Jan 6, 2020 12:36:26 PM

We have just finished an update with our state-of-the-art surfacing equipment which enables us to surface the Varilux X Series lenses in-house. With this, we are now able to produce the full line of Varilux digital products in-house along with the full line of Crizal products.


This enables us to be your one-stop-shop for Varilux and Crizal products!

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach, About IcareLabs

NuPolar CR-39 Mirror Coat Polarized Lenses Now Available!

Posted by Camille Lowery on Dec 13, 2019 10:24:51 AM

IcareLabs is proud to now offer the new CR-39 semi-finished NuPolar mirrored lenses. What does this mean for your practice? Consistent colors assure you that your patients will be happy with their glasses and redos will always match.

 

Let's dive into the NuPolar line to see exactly what makes them such a great product for patients looking at polarized lens options.

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

Blue Light Protection Available From IcareLabs

Posted by James Stephany on Oct 18, 2019 10:39:33 AM

What is blue light?

 

Blue light is at the bottom end of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelength and the highest energy. Blue light is often referred to as violet or violet light. Blue light is just above ultra-violet (UV) in the light spectrum.

 



Blue light is defined as visible light ranging from 380 to 500 nm. In some circles, blue light is broken down further into 2 segments – Blue-Violet (280 – 455) and Blue-Turquoise light (455-500nm).



Before we get to breaking down the blue light products that we carry here are a few key points you need to know.

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

How To Utilize KBco Polarized Mirror Lenses For Higher Optical Sales

Posted by Camille Lowery on Oct 11, 2019 3:40:22 PM

 

In 2018, the US lead the world in sunglass sales. These sales generated over $5.8 billion dollars in revenue.

 

A 2016 survey found that about 86% of Americans wear sunglasses on a regular basis but only about 12% of Americans wear prescription sunglasses.

 

Why are we not capturing a larger portion of this lucrative Sunwear market? Where are we missing out? 

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Topics: ECP Marketing, Optical Sales Coach

BlueGuard Lenses By IcareLabs Now Available!

Posted by James Stephany on Sep 23, 2019 3:25:52 PM

You asked and we listened! After getting feedback from our customers that they would like lenses with blue light protection that can be demo'd for patients; IcareLabs is proud to now offer our new Blue Guard lenses that will be able to do just that!

Let's take a look at availability and how this new line will fit into our other house brand and name brand lens offerings. We'll also breakdown what your patients can expect with this fantastic new option providing protection from harmful UV and blue light.

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach

When To Use High Index Lens Materials For Your Patient's Glasses

Posted by James Stephany on Aug 27, 2019 1:04:29 PM

 

With all of the options available in lens designs and materials, we truly are working in the golden age of optics. Never has there been more options and custom designed products to cover the vast array of our patients' needs. From specialized Single Vision products for young readers to fully compensated digital progressives offering wide field of views.

 

While we get plenty of training on these new products I find that many of us question when to use high-index lenses and why. Many do not understand the benefits and fear the drawbacks. 

 

In this brief article, I hope to clear up some misconceptions while giving you some parameters of when to use high index. 

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Topics: Optical Sales Coach, Lens Designs, Lens Add-Ons

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