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Bringing Generations into Focus – Multifocal Contact Lenses

Debra Bennett

Debra Bennett 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

As an NCLE certified optician you already understand what it takes to fit and advise patients about contact lenses. However, there are changes occurring in the industry that understandably follow population changes happening today. New innovative designs and lens materials are now being used by the contact lens manufacturer which opens up new possibilities for you and your customers. Never before have there been such a large number of satisfied contact lens wearers entering into an age where they must deal with presbyopia. Are you ready for them?

As a certified optician you have the opportunity to share the most up-to-date information a patient needs when trying to understand their options. Knowing the latest materials, fitting techniques and lens designs available to serve this age group allows you to advise a growing population that needs direction.

Course Objectives

  • Identify new innovative designs and lens materials being used in the industry
  • Assess patients and determine if they are suitable candidates for multifocal contact lenses based on their visual needs, ocular health, and lifestyle
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to educate patients about the benefits, limitations, and expectations of multifocal contact lenses
  • Identify and troubleshoot common challenges associated with multifocal contact lenses, such as poor vision quality, discomfort, and adaptation issues

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.