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Understanding Lens Power and Prismatic Effect

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 20 MIN

This course provides information on how to identify lens power in different types of lenses. It also provides a detailed description of how to use Prentice Rule in measuring the power of a lens.

Balancing Prescribed Prism

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 15 MIN

This course explains the difference between prescribed prism and induced prism and the purpose of balancing prism. It also provides the rules for cancelling, compounding, and balancing prism.

Vertex Compensation

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 15 MIN

This course explains the concept of vertex compensation and how to consider this factor when fitting a patient’s eye wear.

Focal Length of a Spectacle Lens

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 20 MIN

This course defines focal length and explains the relationship between focal length and dioptric power. This course also provides different examples of how to calculate focal length.

Toric Transposition

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 15 MIN

This course defines the concept of Toric Transposition and how to use a lens clock to get the basic power readings of each lens surface.

Optical Principles of Contact Lenses

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 20 MIN

This course provides an overview of different types of contact lenses and describes how different types of contact lenses benefit the patient.

Magnification and Spectacle Lenses

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 30 MIN

This course explains how unbalanced magnification in lenses can create vision problems. It also identifies key elements of magnification and how to use a knowledge of these elements to balance magnification in a lens.

Understanding Prism in a Prescription

Category: Optical / Medical Course Length: 15 MIN

This course gives detailed information on how to read prism in a prescription and identify different types of prism. It also provides information on how to use a lensometer to identify the amount and base direction of prism in a lens

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.

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