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Prism: A Fresh Angle on the Subject

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

This course is designed to expand the knowledge of the eye care professional (ECP) regarding prism, including scientific optical premises, diplopia in patients, and associated tests and treatments. The course covers the physical conditions that may lead to diplopia or other conditions that may be treated with the use of prism eyeglasses. After completing the course, an ECP will have a broadened understanding of this specialized ophthalmic subject.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, ECPs will be able to:

  • Define the forms and uses of prism
  • Identify the need for prism eyeglasses
  • Describe the causes and effects of diplopia
  • Categorize the types of tests and equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment
  • Assess how best to provide patient care with prism eyeglasses
  • Analyze prism using both math and the lensometer

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-NCLE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.