ABB OPTICAL GROUP Expands Offerings and Expertise
Once ABB OPTICAL GROUP acquired Midsouth Premier Ophthalmics, Diversified Ophthalmics and Firestone Optics, the company has amassed a large and highly experienced team of 15 consultants, some of whom are NCLE-certified, to help practitioners with their specialty contact lens fits, says ABB OPTICAL's Director, Specialty Contact Lenses, Andy Jackson. "We have the most experienced consulting team, the largest product portfolio and two major manufacturing facilities - one in Alameda, California, and one in Kansas City, Missouri - which allows for the fastest turnaround times in our industry."
ABB OPTICAL both manufactures and distributes an extensive portfolio of specialty contact lenses. "We also focus our efforts on providing support to practitioners who want to learn more about incorporating specialty lens fits in their practice, specifically scleral lens or orthokeratology fittings. We hold wet labs where we invite doctors in to get some hands-on fitting experience, and our consultants will conduct lunch and learn sessions, either on specific products or to familiarize them with the whole specialty catalog," he says. "Our extensively trained consultative team members are a tremendous asset to the practitioners we serve. They are a true extension of our doctor's staff." The consultants can answer questions about any product that ABB OPTICAL distributes or manufactures. Jackson says, "We deal with a number of outside vendors, so it's important to realize that during the consultation, the team will recommend the lens design that is most appropriate for the patient. It may not always be an ABB OPTICAL lens, manufactured by our specialty lens laboratory. The goal is to help you find the lens that is going to be the best for you and your patient."
Wetlabs and Lunch & Learns
Scleral Lens Bootcamp
ABB OPTICAL GROUP sponsors Scleral Lens Bootcamp weekends conducted by the Scleral Consultative Institute (SCI). To learn more, contact the ABB OPTICAL consultation team at 800-772-3911 and press option 4 for consultations between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. eastern time.