What You Need to Know About

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT...ANZ87.1

With three revisions of Z87.1, things can get confusing. Learn the ins and outs of this standard so you won’t get burned.

INCENTIVIZING YOUR STAFF

Incentivizing Your Staff In Part III of the Transitions Ignite Your Business series, you’ll find new ways to incentivize your staff and grow your customer’s business and yours at the same time.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAINTENANCE

You wouldn’t buy a fine automobile and never change the oil, rotate the tires, or turn up the engine, would you? The same care and maintenance needs to be taken with modern generators.

What You Need to Know About Retoolling

Find out the benefits and cost savings when you retool.

What You Need to Know About Marketing and Selling

Over the last few months I have received several phone calls and e-mails asking me the same question “How can I increase sales in my laboratory?” Almost without fail when I begin with “this is a longer term process then you might be thinking. . .” the conversation ends and the phone goes dead .

What the caller really was asking was “How can I increase sales this month or this quarter?” The short answer is, “You can’t.”

What You Need to Know About...Time

Time...there’s never enough of it, so what’s a lab to do?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT...Chemistrie Magnetic Lenses

Find out what you need to know about magnetic lens technology from Chemistrie.

What You Need to Know About...Standards

Learn how becoming involved in the standards process is good for your business.

What You Need to Know About...Surviving the Digital Age

Life keeps changing in the optical industry and it seems more dramatic and faster than ever before. Gary Petersen of PSI asks, “Are we dinosaurs yet?”

What You Need to Know About Used Equipment

Rebuilt, refurbished and used equipment could save you a pretty penny.

What You Need to Know About Creating Your Own AR Brand

Arman Bernardi, walks you through the steps needed to create your own AR brand.

What You Need to Know About Processing Hydrophobic Lenses

Find out what you already know and what you don’t know about processing those slippery lenses.

What You Need to Know About...High Purity Water

Find out what goes into “making” pure water and its importance in critical cleaning operations.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT…Giving Back

Katz & Klein’s Mike Francesconi talks about the importance of giving back.

What You Need to Know About...Schneider Optical Machinery

A new location, a new technical operations manager and a special event for 2011 shows a renewed commitment to the U.S. market for 2011.

What You Need to Know About a Specialty Lens Lab

Find out why you might want to use a specialty lens lab for that one percent of unusual jobs.

What You Need to Know About...OLA Annual Meeting

The OLA Annual Meeting will co-locate with the exhibits at VEW. Find out the details of how this is going to work.

What You Need to Know About Electronic Lens Ordering

David Groteluesche, Opticom, touches on the history and importance of standardization for electronic lens ordering.

What You Need to Know About...The 2009 Web Site of the Year

Diversified Ophthalmics won this year’s top honors for Web Site of the Year.

What You Need to Know About...Fishing for Business

By listening to your clients, you can turn a “migraine” into an opportunity.

What You Need to Know About Surviving the Economic Crisis Lab Style

What can lab owners do today in regards to the “Economic Crisis?”

What YOu Need to Know About Chemistrie - Eyewear That Clicks

Find out about magnetic layered lenses with a .9mm thickness and base curve matching technology and a new software program that makes it easy for labs to produce these new lenses.

What You Need to Know About Gaining the Doctor's Ear

Want to get in front of the guy with the checkbook? Check out the tips from industry consultant Mike Karlsrud.

What You Need to Know About Smart Routing

Learn how Smart Routing automatically connects with the Rx software databases and sends those job trays where they need to go…automatically.

What You Need to Know About...The Slurry Process

Slurry expert, Mark D. Barnes, discusses improving polishing slurry productivity and profitability.

What You Need to Know About Blocking Pads

An interview with Geoffrey King, SecurEdge product manager, Saint Gobain

What You Need to Know About Ultra Sonic Cleaning

Find out how to improve the speed and quality of adhesion processes for hard and anti-reflective coatings on lenses used in the dip method.

What You Need to Know About Your Web Site and TLC

TLC - Means Thinking Like Your Customer and can be the key to creating a dynamic Web Site.

What You Need to Know About Marketing Your Lab

Find out about the free tools available to you for marketing your lab.

What You Need to Know About Quartz Crystals

When process problems occur, crystals are often the first and only ingredient in the coating process that gets the blame. Learn about hidden process problems and how perceived crystal problems can actually be process solutions.

What You Need to Know About Automated Tray Handling

Tired of seeing stacks of trays just sitting around waiting to be moved from one location to another? Then maybe it's time to consider automating the movement of your trays around the lab.

What You Need to Know About Growing Your Lab with Promotions

Promotions...everybody uses them. Here's an example of how one lab, 21st Century Optics used a Transitions promotion to increase sales and grow their lab.

What You Need to Know About Working with Difficult People

Sometimes the difficult person is you. Find out how to identiy who should acquiese to who and how to read people and get what you want out of them.

What You Need to Know About A New Lens Material

Kaenon Polarized has develiped a new lens material that invorporates all the best qualities of glass, poly and CR-39 into one unique material.

What You Need to Know About Optical Laboratory Web Sites

Find out which labs have the Top Ten Web sites for 2006 and what they did to be on top.

What You Need to Know About Starting a Safety Business

Find out how to get into the niche market of safety eyewear.

What You Need to Know About On-The-Job-Training

Find out how to save money and retain employees by setting up a new system for training new hires.

What You Need to Know About Lab Maneuvers

The new Lab Maneuvers program from Jobson Publishing will put together courses, handle ABO and/or COPE approvals and secure speakers for your next educational event for your customers.

What You Need to Know About Selling Rimless Eyewear

Learn how innovative three-piece mounting systems can bring the world of rimless eyewear to your lab without hassles.

What You Need to Know About Other Uses for Computer Lenses

Learn about the additional uses of Near Variable Focus Lenses and how educating your customers about the non-computer uses of these lenses can increase your business.

What You Need to Know About Colored Polarized Lenses

 Currently there are 17 unique polarized color choices that represent an opportunity for optical labs.

What You Need to Know About Tracing Points

 Tracing points can be a valuable, timesaving tool for optical laboratories.

What You Need to Know About Web Sites

Optical laboratory Web sites are continuing to improve, providing eye care practitioners with a valuable resource to improve and grow their business. Check out this year's winners of the Web Site of the Year Award.

What You Need to Know About Protecting Lens Markings

Preserving progressive lens markings during processing is critical to optimizing production and controlling costs. Find out an effective and inexpensive way of achieving this goal.

What You Need to Know About The OLA

Corrine Hood speaks out about the benefits of OLA membership for independent labs and why they should belong to this association.

What You Need to Know About the Little Things

Whoever said, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" didn't work in an opticla lab. Find out how attention to "the little things" will help your lab operate at peak performance.

What You Need to Know About Selling Frames and Lens Packages

Find out how to put together a frame and lens package for your customers.

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