course provides certified and state licensed opticians with information
on the latest developments in progressive and variable focus lens technology.
It presents new technology and describes how it differs from conventional
PAL designs enabling the professional dispenser to offer their patients
the best lenses available for their visual needs.
course begins with a presentation of the evolution of progressive lens
design and goes on to cover the inherent limitations found in conventional
progressive lens design. The course illustrates how advanced lens design
such as atoric lenses, compensated prescription, and “internal” progressive
channel lenses can minimize many of these limitations. It goes on to
describe the methodology for successful dispensing of advanced progressive
addition lenses which includes ascertaining the patient’s needs, patient
education, and recommendations for implementing appropriate fitting
and measuring procedures. The course continues with a brief description
of visual problems often encountered by advanced presbyopes when using
the computer and concludes with a representative listing of variable
focus lenses designed to help relieve symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.