Eyecare Business

OCT 2016

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October 2016 E y e c a r e B u s i n e s s . c o m 39 OTHER ESSENTIALS What else do opticians have in their toolkit? Smart phone? Check. Caffeination? Check. Eyecare Business? Double-check. ALL-PURPOSE METAL FILE "This is a must-have," explains Alex Yoho, ABOM, from Wichita, KS. "The safe edge is smooth, but let the file do the work. Sawing back and forth or pressing down can cause teeth to shell." Shown: Hilco metal file from its six-piece Rx files kit, which also includes the key files you'll need for fixing and fitting, from two- sided half round-rasp and smooth files to an equaling file and more. BRACING PLIERS & STAND "Other than my hands," says Dianna Finisecy, ABOC, owner of Wagner Opticians in Washington, DC, "my favorite tool is bracing pliers with one plastic and one metal jaw. The plastic protects metal surfaces and plastic frame finishes, and the metal rounds out corners, flattens unwanted bends along the temples, and braces areas to manipulate by hand." Shown: Santinelli stainless steel bracing pliers with durable plastic jaws, and stand, from its Visionary Plier Collection. Longer handles provide optimum leverage with minimum force. "[Eyecare Business] is the most informative publication for opticians. I have learned more technically from your magazine than any other. It reaches the inexperienced and keeps the experienced interested, too. [There is] something for everyone." —2016 EB READERSHIP STUDY PARTICIPANT

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