Free Episode of Talking Telemed with Barry Santini, ABOM

In our first episode of Talking Telemed we discuss with master optician Barry Santini some of the benefits of how using smart refractions will increase the level of customization for patients.

Barry is a veteran master optician with over 40 years of experience. Find out how objective refractions can produce meaningful results for your patients, especially regarding progressive corridors in night and day vision.

In this free series from Smart Vision Labs, you will gain knowledge on how smart refractions are changing the landscape around product customization for patients. Also we will cover:
  • Differences in subjective versus objective refractions
  • The customer is leading the demand toward convenience, connectedness, and clarity
  •  Learning from an expert master optician on lens design

About Barry Santini, ABOM

Barry Santini is a leading master optician, business owner, amateur astronomer, and sought after national speaker. Since 1984 he has operated Long Island Opticians, with his long time classmates from optical school, Robert Meyrowitz and Ralph Tisdale, which he states is the “realization of a dream”.

His father, Alfred E. Santini, was a optician. Born and trained into an era where learning a skilled trade was equivalent to 10 years of school.

In his words:
You progressed from apprentice to journeyman to master optician, but only if your mentor certified you were had all the requisite skills, and professional judgement. When I told my Dad that I wanted to “go into the business,” he first discouraged me. Why? Because he wanted me to be a doctor, specifically an optometrist. But I wanted to work with my hands, in a skilled craft environment. Now there’s nothing wrong with being an eye doctor, but I knew what I wanted to do: I wanted to personally make, fit and style eyewear with my own hands.
In February 1984, with two of my classmates from optical school, Robert Meyrowitz and Ralph Tisdale, I opened Long Island Opticians here in Seaford. It’s been wonderful and rewarding experience.
Looking back, and even though I went to school while my Dad did not, he was right: It took me about 10+ years to really master the craft of making and dispensing eyewear.

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Executive Summary

In our first episode of Talking Telemed we discuss with master optician Barry Santini some of the benefits of how using smart refractions will increase the level of customization for patients.