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Optical Medical Placement Assessment

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 15 MIN

This is the pre-assessment designed to gauge current knowledge level within the Optical-Medical topic area and produce a recommended individualized list of Optical Medical courses to take.

Managed Heathcare

Category: Patient Service and Selling Course Length: 15 MIN

This course details best practices for working with a patient’s insurance when dispensing optical products. It provides examples of different types of insurance coverage and how to propose eye wear solutions to the patient using their insurance.

Lab Processing Time and Product Delivery

Category: Patient Service and Selling Course Length: 30 MIN

This course describes the processing time for each step in the lab and ordering process. It also reviews different causes of delay in the lab and ordering process and how the Dispenser reduce these delays.

Ordering Process

Category: Patient Service and Selling Course Length: 30 MIN

This course provides information on manual and computer-based order submission. It gives key information for how to transpose a patient’s prescription and submit a lens order.

Advanced Needs Based Solutions

Category: Patient Service and Selling Course Length: 30 MIN

This course provides a detailed review of the Needs Based Solutions approach. It provides numerous scenarios that depict how this approach is applied in different patient situations.

Transitions

Category: Products Course Length: 20 MIN

This course describes Transitions lenses and describes how these lenses provide patients with visual comfort and protection both indoors and outdoors.

Lens Material Brands

Category: Products Course Length: 15 MIN

This course describes Essilor’s Airwear and Thin&Lite lens material brands and different factors for dispensing these materials to patients.

DEFINITY

Category: Products Course Length: 15 MIN

This course describes DEFINITY lenses and provides information on technical aspects of these lenses, how to identify patient characteristics for these lenses, and how to dispense these lenses to patients.

Tools & Adjustments – Troubleshooting Tips

Category: Technical Course Length: 20 MIN

This course describes different adjustment scenarios and provides key tips for troubleshooting and making certain adjustments.

Visual Acuity

Category: Technical Course Length: 15 MIN

This course defines different factors that effect and how to measure visual acuity. It also provides information on differentiating between visual acuity and contrast sensitivity.

Remarking Progressive Lenses

Category: Technical Course Length: 30 MIN

This course describes key steps for re-marking progressive lenses. It provides a step-by-step description of how to locate, identify, and mark progressive lenses.

Digital Surfacing

Category: Technical Course Length: 20 MIN

This course explains the digital surfacing process and how digital surfacing is used to develop premium progressive lenses.

*Student kit consists of a Participant's Guide. Coach's Guide. Training for Optical Professionals (TOPS) Manual, Pen and PD Ruler.