This course will provide valuable information about the use of a lensometer; including methods to verify or
neutralize known and unknown prescriptions. The next objective is to review induced and prescribed prism, as
well as how to split prism. Tools and devices used in the optical dispensary will be presented, including their uses and technical descriptions. The course will survey the agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, which set the standards for and regulate the optical profession. The most referenced ANSI tolerances for prescription ophthalmic lenses and ANSI publications are listed. Finally, professional liability and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are addressed.