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A Single Focus on Multifocal Patients: Enhancing Patient Care and Building Expertise

Author: Mark Clark, MBA, ABOC 

Mark Clark has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. 

Course Description

In the field of eyewear dispensing, understanding the diverse needs of patients is crucial for providing optimal visual solutions. The first key learning centers on the importance of fitting eyewear for specific tasks, highlighting how tailored eyewear can enhance both patient satisfaction and dispenser effectiveness by addressing unique lifestyle and occupational visual demands. The second key learning delves into the various types of eyewear and their applications, exploring multifocal lenses—such as bifocals, trifocals, and progressives—and their suitability for presbyopia, alongside single vision lenses for different visual tasks. Finally, the third key learning focuses on calculating single vision prescriptions, offering detailed guides and practical examples for single vision readers and intermediate vision needs, while emphasizing best practices to avoid common errors and ensure precision. By mastering these areas, dispensers can significantly improve their service quality and patient outcomes. 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the ECP will be able to: 

  • Apply knowledge of a patient’s lifestyle and occupational visual demands to fit an optimal pair of eyewear 
  • Describe various types of multifocal eyewear and their applications
  • Calculate single vision eyewear from a multifocal prescription

Course Assessment

There is a 20-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NCLE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.