Optometry Podcast: Carissa Dunphy Talks Optician Now

Carissa Dunphy, Optician & Founder of Optician Now

Optometrists and opticians: perhaps there’s no greater partnership in patient care! As ODs, we depend on opticians to help educate our patients about the best optical technology to help get them seeing with the same clarity as they did behind the phoropter.  And for opticians, they depend on the prescribing doctor to be expert sleuths detecting medical conditions that could limit the patient’s visual quality, as well as dedicated listeners to write prescriptions that solve each unique patient’s visual needs.

In this podcast, we sat down with certified optician Carissa Dunphy, the talented expert behind Optician Now. She shares the training it takes to earn national and state certification as an optician, as well as her personal inspiration behind starting her optician focused educational blog and social media. When she’s not assisting patients in optical or writing for her website, Dunphy also serves as a thought leader for both Vision Monday’s Millennial Project and Invision Magazine’s Brain Squad.

We talk the doctor/optical handoff and how she’s been able to get so deeply involved in the industry as a young certified optician on this new podcast!

*National certification and state licenses are different and vary by state. Check with your state licensing board to verify current requirements, limitations, and exemptions. 

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