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    & Standards

    with a study of the lensometer to include a survey of its principal
    parts as will as a summary of the measurements it is capable of reading.
    Includes a step by step procedure for verifying a lens from a known
    prescription as well as neutralizing a lens from an unknown prescription.
    The methods of interpreting prism power as well as the direction of
    its base are followed by a description of when and how to “split” vertical
    prism for improved cosmetics and patient comfort.
    survey and brief description of some basic tools used in the optical
    dispensary concludes this section.

    governmental and non-governmental regulatory agencies are surveyed to
    include ANSI, OSHA, FDA, and ASTM. An bbreviated table of ANSI Standards
    is included to list the most commonly referenced tolerances for prescription
    ophthalmic lenses along with a table of other ANSI publications of interest
    to the optical dispenser. Professional liability for the products, services,
    and information dispensed to the public is addressed. Emphasis is placed
    on maintaining adequate, up-to-date product knowledge and of demonstrating
    genuine concern for the needs and well-being of the patient.