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    Confused Publications for ophthalmic optics

    Hello All!
    It's been a while since posting (I've been living in Vietnam for a while now, but coming home soon). One issue I've found being an optician in the US is the lack of publications and/or journals dedicated to ophthalmic optics. There are a few ophthalmic and optometric journals but they generally deal with pathology and are only available to doctors or members of ophthalmic academies. And getting legitimate white papers from companies is like pulling teeth and is usually is just a bloated advertisement. Of course I, like so many of us, have subscribed to our go-to opticianry related magazines but have found them severely lacking in pertinent information, overly commercial-driven, and simply "fluff" (as far as the science of our craft goes). Has anyone found a solution to this? I would love to be able to regularly read up on advances in the world of ophthalmic optics without the commercial bias or puff pieces on matters like how to up-sell AR. Help me out guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicvirtuoso View Post
    Hello All!
    It's been a while since posting (I've been living in Vietnam for a while now, but coming home soon). One issue I've found being an optician in the US is the lack of publications and/or journals dedicated to ophthalmic optics. There are a few ophthalmic and optometric journals but they generally deal with pathology and are only available to doctors or members of ophthalmic academies. And getting legitimate white papers from companies is like pulling teeth and is usually is just a bloated advertisement. Of course I, like so many of us, have subscribed to our go-to opticianry related magazines but have found them severely lacking in pertinent information, overly commercial-driven, and simply "fluff" (as far as the science of our craft goes). Has anyone found a solution to this? I would love to be able to regularly read up on advances in the world of ophthalmic optics without the commercial bias or puff pieces on matters like how to up-sell AR. Help me out guys!
    Good to have you back, are you still going to be in the DC area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryChiling View Post
    Good to have you back, are you still going to be in the DC area?
    Yup, when I get back in 3 weeks, I'll be back in DC. Let's meet up for a beer or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicvirtuoso View Post
    Yup, when I get back in 3 weeks, I'll be back in DC. Let's meet up for a beer or something.
    Dude, I just spoke to Ryan call me I gotta talk to you.
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    MAFO is really good and I like to do filetype searches in google for publications from my favorite authors. Ex. Mo Jalie filetype:pdf.

    I'd like to hear anyone else's suggestions as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmnrdi View Post
    MAFO is really good and I like to do filetype searches in google for publications from my favorite authors. Ex. Mo Jalie filetype:pdf.

    I'd like to hear anyone else's suggestions as well.

    Rob
    This is cool. Thanks. I've been doing something similar until now and I suspect this is our best option, save what Harry suggested earlier.
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    Indexing Optical Magazines and information on line ...................

    Quote Originally Posted by musicvirtuoso View Post

    I would love to be able to regularly read up on advances in the world of ophthalmic optics without the commercial bias or puff pieces on matters like how to up-sell AR. Help me out guys!
    I have a listing on my website that might help. Scroll down to:

    Indexing Optical Magazines and information on line

    see at: http://optochemicals.com/web_listing.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by musicvirtuoso View Post
    This is cool. Thanks. I've been doing something similar until now and I suspect this is our best option, save what Harry suggested earlier.
    Drew,

    You live way too close to the largest optical resource in the US and possibly the world. The way I take advantage is about once a month or every two months I go in with a large thumb drive and download as many articles as possible and then over the course of the month I read through them one at a time and digest them. I used to have a box account where I shared the articles but stopped sharing them a long time ago because more people took then deposited and I was paying to keep the account that open and accessible.

    The though was to create a large library of optical articles and book scans, which BTW the location suggested has book scanners if you want to take a book in and convert it to PDF (it's awesome).

    If I get some time I will start uploading all the articles to a cloud drive like I did years ago and share with you.
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    Thanks Harry. Let's meet up sometime soon. Drinks on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicvirtuoso View Post
    Thanks Harry. Let's meet up sometime soon. Drinks on me.
    What's up with Thursday? Ryan can make it too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryChiling View Post
    What's up with Thursday? Ryan can make it too!
    I was going to call/text you, but I think I lost your number. Thursday works well for me. I'll call Ryan and we can all meet somewhere. So good to be back in the good ol' US of A. :-)
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    I can fb you my cell, good to have you back. I was trying to get Debbie out with us but I don't know if she can make it.
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