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Introduction To Dispensing – The Glasses Order Form

In this lesson you will learn about the process of creating an order for glasses, as well as all the information that must be gathered to properly fill out a glasses order form. Where Are Glasses Made? Most optical stores do not make glasses on the spot. Once they have all the information for an … Continue reading Introduction To Dispensing – The Glasses Order Form

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Introduction To Lenses – The Base Curve

In Lesson 1 of this course, you learned about the lens index. In this lesson you will learn about another property of lenses called the base curve. Remember that to fully understand the concepts covered in this lesson, it is best to have read through the entire The Optics of Vision course. The True Shape … Continue reading Introduction To Lenses – The Base Curve

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Vertex Distance Conversion Chart Motherload

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

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Introduction To Lenses – The Index

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

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Ordering Your Patient’s Free Contact Lens Trial Pair

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

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The Optics of Vision – Part 10: Presbyopia

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

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The Optics of Vision – Part 9: The Crystalline Lens

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

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Sources of Free Continuing Education For Optometrists

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

A Guide to ODSP Vision Care Benefits

What Is ODSP Today, we are going to learn about ODSP vision care benefits. So far in our series of provincial vision care benefits, we have covered OHIP. Let's see how the ODSP vision care benefits are going to unfold! ODSP or the Ontario Disability Support Program is a provincial social assistance service provided by … Continue reading A Guide to ODSP Vision Care Benefits

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The Optics of Vision – Lesson 8: Astigmatism

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