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Basic Truths About Base Curves

Basic Truths About Base Curves

Basic Truths About Base Curves

Michael Di Santo ABOM
Michael Di Santo ABOM
on behalf of Quantum Optical

$15.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00

$15.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00

$ 15.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00
$ 15.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00
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Launch date: 22 Mar 2017

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Last updated: 23 Mar 2017

Reference: 173714

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Introduction An understanding of base curves is essential to the eyecare professional. This program will overview the concept of base curves by covering its history, evolution, and its purpose as a design tool. It will explain base curves in both theoretical and practical terms. While the concept of the base curve is crucial to the understanding of lens design, the industry has managed to confuse the issue by defining the terminology of the base curve a number of different ways. As a result, doctors, dispensers, lab technicians and manufacturers sometimes use the term 'base curve' to mean different things. This gap in communication is often the source of patient adaptation problems. Since this program will attempt to cover many aspects of the base curve, it should be viewed as a collection of thoughts not always directly connected to one another, but always connected to the main topic. As such, this program should contain something for everyone. The experienced professional may pick up a pointer or two, while the rest of the material will only serve to reinforce their current understanding. The new dispenser will probably find many points of interest that will help them develop their own approach to lens design.

Objectives

Objectives
Upon completion of the course the participant should be able to: define the corrected curve theory; explain the relationship between the front and back curve, and the relationship to lens cosmetics and vision; list two laboratory considerations for proper base curve selection in lens grinding; explain the proper and special uses of a lens clock; identify key elements of matching the new RX fabrication as closely to the old viewing circumstance as possible.
Michael Di Santo ABOM

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Michael Di Santo ABOM
on behalf of Quantum Optical

Michael DiSanto was an independent industry trainer and Past President of the Opticians Association of Ohio, a Masters Certified Optician, and a graduate of John Carroll University. Michael was an adjunct instructor in the Cuyahoga Community College Ophthalmic Dispensing Program, and worked on a number of special projects for the National Academy of Opticianry. He had been the national customer education director for Essilor of America. A recipient of the Beverly Meyers Achievement Award, his articles have been published in a variety of trade journals, and he was active on the national lecture circuit. His book, the TOPS Dispensing Manual has been adopted into many opticianry school programs.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • New York State Education Board of Optometry
  • 2.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 60
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    Reference: (04-13) DISP

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