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Opticianry on the Move
. I was nearly jumping out of my chair as I read her article about a Mastermind group started over two years ago focusing (pardon the pun) on the topic of refraction training for opticians, by opticians.
Having worked in both OD and MD practices watching as refractions were done by other paraprofessionals I always wondered why opticians aren’t trained as refractionists in the United States. Our training and education in optics and lenses seem like the perfect foundation for refracting.