(Press Release) Laramy­K Optical has acquired 100 percent interest in the optician training website OpticianWorks.com, the purpose of which is to help opticians “earn more, be happier, and make a difference.”

Coinciding with the merger announcement is the release of a new website that brings a higher level of interactivity and additional training material. New features on the site include progress tracking, certificates of completion, and a new ABO exam study book available via a free membership option. Full membership to the site is available as a benefit for Laramy­K lab customers. The website will continue to operate as OpticianWorks.com.

John Seegers, the creator of Opticianworks.com, has been retained by Laramy­K as director of education. He will continue operating and writing for OpticianWorks along with Keith Benjamin, director of marketing for Laramy­K.

“We have always been committed to providing the best online education. We saw what John had done with OpticianWorks and knew that we could work together to bring optician training to a higher level and offer it as a service to our customers, as well as opticians throughout the industry,” says Janet Benjamin, president of Laramy­K.

John Seegers, director of education for Laramy­K says, “OpticianWorks was always about trying to offer a top­tier, online education for opticians. I was struggling to make that dream a reality doing everything on my own. Having the shared vision and resources of an organization like Laramy­K was just what I was looking for.”

Laramy­K Optical is a wholesale lab established in 1989 in Indianola, IA and is a leader in the use of free­form technology. The company offers a complete range of uncut surfaced lenses and AR coatings, serving all industries. It has 29 employees.

OpticianWorks, established in 2008, is the first 100 percent web­based education portal for optician education. Training courses include optics, anatomy, optical products, sales and business management and finishing.

OpticianWorks will be based in Laramy­K’s satellite office in Dawsonville, GA.

For more information, visit opticianworks.com.

 
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