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  1. That is not a HIPAA requirement. You would be...

    That is not a HIPAA requirement. You would be transferring ownership to another provider, so there is nothing required of you regarding notification under HIPAA. It would be beneficial to let folks...
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    And there are other places to work, a described...

    And there are other places to work, a described above. It is time for Opticians to use "I can."
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    It is called ray tracing, and easy to do, And...

    It is called ray tracing, and easy to do, And very accurate with these devices.
  4. This is an example of the vast disparity of views...

    This is an example of the vast disparity of views in this industry. John and this wonderful lab have done many videos to help provide basic skill training for those who typically receive little to...
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    I know you mean well, and if I had years left in...

    I know you mean well, and if I had years left in this field I would be worried too. Opticianry is in real trouble. It needs a true vision of what it could be, and the leadership to take it there. My...
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    If you think that was ugly, you better not post...

    If you think that was ugly, you better not post controversial topics. That was light, but the truth. Some here want Opticians to be viewed as professionals and not tradespeople. Unions, for the large...
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    Poll: Thanks, Vitor. Opticians could play a much larger...

    Thanks, Vitor. Opticians could play a much larger clinical role if they only would. Working in conjunction with other professionals, we could greatly expand our opportunities.
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    HIPAA does not address this at all, and as no...

    HIPAA does not address this at all, and as no affect on it. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guards a patients privacy and allows for portability of insurance coverage...
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    [QUOTE=CCGREEN;555708] It s insulting, but is...

    It s insulting, but is not Mr. Morse's fault. He teaches the basics needed to perform the duties of a dispensing optician on a daily basis. and does it just fine. His students, just like those in the...
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    Many schools require an undergraduate degree, but...

    Many schools require an undergraduate degree, but there remain some who require 90 Semester hours of credit only according to ASCO.
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    Many Optometry schools have accepted the AAS...

    Many Optometry schools have accepted the AAS Degrees in Opticianry, but there are also requirements beyond just that, and it will take a good 60 semester hours of academic work beyond that to...
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    There are schools that would take the...

    There are schools that would take the degree/coursework, but it would not count for as much as you might think. All schools do not require a BS degree, but they will require at least 90 semester...
  13. George, that is good to know. If you listen to...

    George, that is good to know. If you listen to folks on Optiboard salaries are very low there, and in my travels......and you have been to most of these meetings. the major complaint has always been...
  14. How would you know they are gifted? How would you...

    How would you know they are gifted? How would you judge?

    You know, you have a great attitude. I want to help you. I want to see you succeed, because we need people who want to truly learn, and...
  15. Texas is one of the worst paying states....

    Texas is one of the worst paying states. Opticians in NYS, once licensed, are in the 50-60K range, and even higher if in management roles. I do not mean to burst your bubble, but the good ones do not...
  16. The State of NY goes well beyond the ABO. It...

    The State of NY goes well beyond the ABO. It requires a state license. It will take a number of years for you to accomplish that in NYS. You can find a plethora of information on this link:...
  17. The ABO/NCLE is a national certification, and not...

    The ABO/NCLE is a national certification, and not specific to Texas. It is recognized in every state, but keep in mind it is voluntary as are most certifications. There are 21 states that require a...
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    The independent market has declined significantly...

    The independent market has declined significantly over the years here, and it will be far less than 18%, but vary from state-to-state. I suspect overall it wll be less than10%.
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    Link will not work either, Barry, but I saw it on...

    Link will not work either, Barry, but I saw it on LinkedIn as well. A good read. I cannot find it now, or would try myself. Should cause some discussion here.
  20. Thank you again for your ongoing support of...

    Thank you again for your ongoing support of education for Opticians. Your presentations are always excellent.
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    Times have really changed. Sorry to see this.

    Times have really changed. Sorry to see this.
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    That is not false. The ABO/NCLE is now completely...

    That is not false. The ABO/NCLE is now completely online at testing centers across the nation. That has been widely publicized and a controversial topic, so I assumed a was well known.
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    Sorry, but the ABO is an acronym for American...

    Sorry, but the ABO is an acronym for American Board of Opticianry. Their NATIONAL Opticianry Competency Exam (NCOE) is now used by many states as the licensing exam, including California. Testing...
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    The state uses the ABO/NCLE as the licensing...

    The state uses the ABO/NCLE as the licensing exam. They ARE examinations done online. What is not clear. Pass those two, send in the application and it is done.
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    I was under the impression that Optician's...

    I was under the impression that Optician's licensure in Ca was now under the OD Board. Is that not the case? I believe that changed from the Medical Board a few years ago. Please correct me if I am...
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