If you're looking for a vertex distance conversion charts, you've found the motherload. Here you will find vertex distance conversion charts for single powers (i.e Sphere power only), as well as for astigmatism (Sphere + Cylinder combinations). Pdf versions of all the charts shown on this page are available on The Lost Contact's Downloads page. … Continue reading Vertex Distance Conversion Chart Motherload
Hello and welcome to the first lesson of The Lost Contacts' Introduction To Optical Dispensing course! Before tackling this course, please keep in mind that it is meant to build on the knowledge laid out in The Lost Contacts' The Optics of Vision course. Please make sure you are familiar with the topics in that … Continue reading Introduction To Lenses – The Index
This is the 5th installment of my Fitting Contact Lenses Course. So far we've learned: Knowing Who Can't Wear Contact Lenses Knowing Who Can Wear Contact Lenses How To Convert A Glasses Prescription To Contact Lenses How To Convert A Glasses Prescription To Contact Lenses: Astigmatism The next step is to get your patient a … Continue reading Ordering Your Patient’s Free Contact Lens Trial Pair
In The Optics of Vision - Part 9, we learned about the function of the crystalline lens. But as I pointed out towards the end of the lesson, the crystalline lens gradually stops functioning. This results in the condition we're going to discuss in this lesson called Presbyopia. This being the last lesson of The … Continue reading The Optics of Vision – Part 10: Presbyopia
When you're sick and need medication, you have it prescribed by your doctor and filled by your pharmacist, right? But can an optometrist prescribe medication? Optometrists are licensed doctors after all. The short answer is yes, optometrists can prescribe medication. However, optometrists have a very defined scope of practice that - surprise, surprise - revolves … Continue reading Can An Optometrist Prescribe Medication?
If you thought the way the eye works was cool before, this is going to blow your mind. You're about to learn about the crazy wonders of the the cyrstalline lens. This lesson builds on all of the previous lessons in this course, so please make sure you are up to speed before tackling this … Continue reading The Optics of Vision – Part 9: The Crystalline Lens
Bookmark this article now because it will be your one-stop shop for all the free continuing education for optometrists you can handle. Review of Optometry Review of Optometry is a fantastic resource, and not just for the free continuing education for optometrists. They've been putting out a monthly magazine since 2004 (available for free online … Continue reading Sources of Free Continuing Education For Optometrists
Being an optometrist can be a very rewarding career but it is not right for everybody. In this article I want to detail the downsides and benefits of being an optometrist to balance the overly rosy picture painted by optometry school websites and student outreach teams. I believe it is important for students to know … Continue reading The Downsides & Benefits of Being an Optometrist
After studying this lesson, you will understand a concept that eludes the vast majority of people - Astigmatism! But before you proceed, keep in mind that this is Lesson 8 of the course and it is highly advisable that you have read lessons 1-7 before tackling this one. THE OPTICS OF VISION – LESSON 1: … Continue reading The Optics of Vision – Lesson 8: Astigmatism
Experiencing eye problems is worrisome enough without the added problem of not knowing what type of doctor to see. "Should I see an optometrist or ophthalmologist" - This can often be the very first question that comes to mind. In this article, I will explain when to see an optometrist and when to see an … Continue reading Should You See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?