Ophthalmic Optics - Basics To Build On

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This course will review basic optical mathematical principles and the metric system of measurement as applied in our ophthalmic world. A basic overview of the electromagnetic spectrum, index of refraction, visible light, High Index lens materials, prism information, and more, will be broken down into a format that is simple to understand. This course is intended to bring to mind theoretical principles that every dispensing optician should remember to allow them to become more competent in their practices. Knowledge is power and as you gain additional knowledge your ability to function as a competent optician will increase dramatically.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: understand the roll that prisms play in ophthalmic lenses, calculate basic algebraic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, identify properties of lens materials used in today’s ophthalmic world.