Optical & Onboarding
Training Lessons

Onsite or online Courses for eye care professionals

Browse and learn more about all our training lessons below. All courses are available both online and in a live classroom setting. Contact our Education Team for more information.

The Visual System

Learn about the Emmetopic or normal eyes’ ability to correctly refract light onto the retina to form an image that retinal photoreceptor cells convert into electro-chemical signals. The optic nerves of each retina transmit these signals to the brain where they are sorted and interpreted. We see with our brains.

Refractive Error

Learn about the abnormal or ametropic eye and three types of refractive error; myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Learn why abnormalities in the size or shape of the eye cause errors in refraction causing refracted light to form an image before reaching the retina (myopia), beyond the retina (hyperopia) or to form more than one image with more than one focal length with at least one image not forming on the retina (astigmatism).

The Eyeglass Exam

Learn about the eyeglass lens exam and how distance and near vision is measured. Understand how to read a Snellen chart. Learn the parts of the prescription. Learn the meaning of the abbreviations. Learn how to transpose a prescription and how to determine the reading or intermediate power from the distance and Add power.

Correcting Ametropia/Presbyopia the Eyeglass Lens

Learn about the type of lens used to correct the different types of refractive error and presbyopia. Understand how these lens types change the refractive power of the eye to bring light to focus on the retina.

Lens Material Options

Learn about the different lens material indices and their properties i.e. reflectivity, tensile strength, abbe, impact resistance and UV radiation transmission levels.

Digital Design

Learn about the differences between conventional progressive design and surfacing versus digital design and surfacing. Understand that the digital advancement in lens design and surface application allows us to create a more tailored lens for the patient. Understand that digital design optimization allows lens surface aberrations to reduced to mathematical limits. Know that minimizing aberrations dramatically reduces marginal astigmatism to improve peripheral vision and increase usable areas throughout the lens.

Lens Enhancements

Learn about lens enhancement options that improve vision through a lens, i.e. anti-reflective coating, polarized, photochromic, blue filter lenses for everyday use and aspheric single vision.

Frames I – Materials, Components and Adjustments

Learn about the most used frame styles and materials. Know the parts of a frame. Know how to determine ‘box’ measurements, the geometric center of the eyewire, the ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘ED’ measurement the frame PD (FPD). Review a few basic frame adjustments.

Frames II – Selection, Fit and Measurements

Learn about the importance of selecting a well fit frame to minimize decentration for best optical outcome. Learn proper fitting and measurement techniques and their impact on the visual performance of the lens.

Dispensing and Troubleshooting

Learn basic troubleshooting procedures and solutions for common problems.

Common Eye Maladies

Learn some basic anatomy and about some common eye maladies such as cataracts, age related macular degeneration, photokeratitis, conjunctivitis and tear film abnormalities. Learn how each of these impacts vision.

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