Get prepped and ready for your upcoming Foundations course. This bundle will give you the basics to get started in optical.
We are familiar with our common lens types such as single vision, flat tops and progressives, but there are many lens style options that still have a place in today’s market. Get a better understanding of aspheric lenses, digital, occupational as well as the seldom prescribed myopic discs and carrier lenses.
Prescriptions we cover are in the form of visual corrections. Whether a person has myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia or astigmatism we can usually correct our patients to perfect vision with the use of ophthalmic lenses. Understand the different parts of the prescription, what will happen to lenses in each scenario as well as how to transpose and Rx or how to use prism and specialty measurements.
There are many different lens materials to choose form, but when should you choose high index, polycarbonate or Trivex? This section reviews all aspects of lens materials from fabrication, to composition, to ABBE value and refraction as well as prescription parameters and thickness.