Hands-On Training for Young Opticians

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An opticianry program at a local community college recently discovered that some things can’t be taught in a text book and decided to organize a workshop. A few seasoned opticians, myself included, were invited to mentor these young opticians and provide some hands-on training. Each experienced optician supervised a station, which included: frame repair, frame fit & adjustment, lens mounting, etc… I chose to oversee the frame repair station. Initially, I was nervous to teach the students, but as the conversations started to flow, my nervousness quickly went away. I was so impressed with their questions and eagerness to learn. If you’re ever invited to participate in an event like this, I highly recommend it. Such a rewarding experience!