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Everything Old is New Again: Lens Treatments

Author: Debbi Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC 

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

In order to provide the best vision for patients, the eye care professional (ECP) can offer materials and coatings that match lifestyle needs. In choosing lens substrates, coatings, and other features, the ECP can create a lens package that is suited to the individual patient. This type of personalization can help to make a patient feel understood and appreciated, while it gives the ECP an opportunity to offer the best lens package.

Course Objectives

The properties of lenses are constantly being improved through changes to substrates and coatings. In order to provide the best lens and coating choices for each patient, the eye care professional (ECP) should be familiar with these technologies and when to recommend them. Upon completing this course, the ECP will be able to:

  • Identify the function and uses for anti‐reflective (AR) coating
  • Describe the process of applying an AR coating
  • Summarize and present different lens options to the patient
  • Recommend tints and photochromic lens options
  • Describe and recommend polarized lens options
  • Select lens bundles or packages

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.