Learn the basics of optics.
Eye diseases are the one of the most common reasons for office visits to the practice. Outside of having the eyes examined, many OD’s and MD’s see patients for foreign bodies in the eye as well as eye conditions that can be bacterial, fungal, or caused by genetics or sun damage. Learn what these conditions are, how they typically are identified and what we do to treat them.
Ocular anatomy will cover all parts of the eye as well as the muscles around the eye. You will gain a better understanding of common afflictions as they relate to the cornea, retina and muscles of the eye and what we can do to correct some of these conditions.
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.
Boxing systems allow us to work with frames on hand and our patients own unique facial composition. Frame fit is more than “looking good”. This section will bring to light boxing systems and how frame fit will play a role in decentration of lenses and a patient’s visual acuity. We can make anything at our labs, but how the patient see’s is greatly impacted.
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.
Light is the root source of all sight and without light we cannot see. Understand the different theories of light; how light is reflected and refracted to create vision is imperative to understanding prescriptions, ophthalmic lenses and base curves needed.
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.