The American Optician

Summer 2017

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2 3 INTRODUCING LET HEALTHY LIGHT IN. KEEP HARMFUL LIGHT OUT. U N I Q U E F E AT U R E S THE ONLY REMOVABLE BLUE-VIOLET LIGHT FILTER DESIGNED TO MAINTAIN LIFE'S VIBRANT COLORS CUSTOMIZED TO WORK WITH EASYCLIP ® , EASYTWIST ® AND TAKUMI ® FRAMES PATENTED MAGNETIC-CLIP TECHNOLOGY OFFERING A SEAMLESS LOOK & EXPERIENCE © 2 0 1 6 A S P E X E Y E W E A R . A l l r i g h t s r e s e r v e d . Co n t a c t U s : 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 7 7-3 979 BY THE INTELLIGENT EYEWEAR TECHNOLOGY COMPANY THAT BROUGHT YOU C a t e r e r . R u n n e r . M u l t i t a s k e r . C a t e R u n n e r . M u l t i t a s k e r The daily lens for demanding days. NEW 1 - DAY Because I know Emma's days are demanding, I prescribe NEW ACUVUE OASYS ® 1-Day. HydraLuxe ™ Technology: Tear-infused design An enhanced network of tear-like molecules and highly breathable hydrated silicone integrates with your patients' tear fi lm each day. I know Emma's day full of activities creates environmental shifts that can destabilize her tear fi lm. So for Emma, I reach for the lens with a tear-infused design that mimics mucins to help support a stable tear fi lm. That's why I prescribe NEW ACUVUE OASYS ® Brand Contact Lenses with HydraLuxe ™ Technology. ACUVUE ® Brand Contact Lenses are indicated for vision correction. As with any contact lens, eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop. Some wearers may experience mild irritation, itching or discomfort. Lenses should not be prescribed if patients have any eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. Consult the package insert for complete information. Complete information is also available by visiting or by calling 1-800-843-2020. ACUVUE ® , ACUVUE OASYS ® , and HydraLuxe™ are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. © Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 2015 10375636-A August 2015 Once Franklin designed the two focal distance lens, it was only a matter of time before others would design a three and four focal lens. His bifocal led to the invention of today's progressive addition lenses. "AN INVESTMENT IN KNOWLEDGE PAYS THE BEST INTEREST." More than two centuries after his death, Franklin's philosophy and legacy continue to influence and shape our world. Believing that "good apprentices will most likely make good citizens," he left a sum of money in his will to the city of Boston. In December of 1904, Andrew Carnegie matched the Franklin fund to build the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). The college offers several degree programs related to technology, including opticianry. The BFIT opticianry program is unique in that it is the only opticianry program in Massachusetts and is the only opticianry program in the country that is partnered by its state association, the Opticians Association of Massachusetts . Graduates earn an associates degree in opticianry. The program maintains a very high pass rate on national and state certification exams as well as job placement. Franklin's devotion and dedication to making the world a better place is an important cornerstone to the opticianry curriculum, which presents many opportunities for community service and civic engagement. Through the "Ben's Vision For Childrens' Vision" program, students manufacture and dispense free prescription eyeglasses to vision-needy schoolchildren throughout the city of Boston and surrounding towns and cities. Most certainly in the past, today and in the future, the legacy and influence of Benjamin Franklin will shape and impact our world. Blair Wong is the chair of the opticianry program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston.

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