This course is designed with both the experienced and new eye care professional (ECP) in mind. One goal
is for the ECP to understand why a child might need eyeglasses, as well as the types of ocular and
practical conditions that influence a purchase of eyeglasses. The course will impart information regarding
phorias, tropias and other muscular conditions that might be treated with eyeglasses. Children may be
fitted with bifocal lenses, and it is the goal of the course to explain when and why. Children often need
multiple pairs of eye wear to satisfy their growing needs, and special treatments are also discussed. The
final objective of this course is to review sports eye wear and safety needs for children.