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20 / 20 Magazine

Established in 1974, 20/20 is the optical industry’s number one source for fashion trends, new products, new services and marketing activities for optical manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers. 20/20 Magazine covers all aspects of eyewear and eye care dispensing activities for ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. Published 14 times a year and distributed to nearly 50,000 industry buyers and executives.


ABO, the American Board of Opticianry, certifies opticians –those who dispense and work with spectacles NCLE, the National Contact Lens Examiners, certifies those ophthalmic dispensers who fit and work with contact lenses.

This site contains interesting articles, checklists, charts and videos about vision and eye health. Patients can find hundreds of eye- and vision-related definitions in our glossary, explore our human eye anatomy chart, download brochures on the most popular eye health topics, and more.

EyeGlass Guide

An interactive on-line tool that will guide your patients through a series of questions about them, their lifestyle and their specific eye-wear needs. Try it for yourself. As you answer, you’ll notice the background photos changing as well as the lenses and the glasses on the lower right. You’ll also get to view brief information videos about products that might be of interest. At the end, you’ll receive eye-wear suggestions specifically tailored to meet your needs and designed to help your patients really click with you, the eye care professional – your ultimate EyeGlass Guide. Click to Play for informative animated demonstration videos. From blocking harmful UV rays to understanding today’s premium lens technologies to cataracts to learning more about protecting your children’s precious vision, we invite share the videos freely as part of our ongoing efforts to keep your patients engaged with and informed about the eye-wear choices. Visit site for patients:

Glossary of Eye Terminology

Common terms eye doctors use including symptoms, tests, treatments, surgery, diseases & conditions, anatomy. These definitions may help you understand them better.


The Premier Online Community for Eyecare Professions

Review of Ophthalmology

Review of Ophthalmology highlights current, clinically relevant information on surgical techniques, disease diagnosis and management and new technologies. Review’s physician and staff editors present timely reports in a format that stresses accessible editorial information and graphics, including news, regulatory issues, ophthalmic sub-specialties such as glaucoma, retina, refractive surgery, cornea and external disease, pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastics, as well as coverage of practice management, contact lenses and optical.

Review of Optometry

Review of Optometry delivers the growing vision care market by serving optometrists’ practice and patient needs with clinical, practice management, news and market trend information. Continuing Education programs in print and on-line have also been a mainstay of Review’s commitment to the profession.

Vision Expo Shows

Find details of upcoming vision expo shows.

Vision Monday Electronic News

A unique electronic news service, delivered twice weekly and reaches more than 45,000 eyecare professionals with each delivery. VMail Extra is a paid subscription reporting the full story and unlimited access to VMail Headlines is a free service reporting headlines only.

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