Binocular Harmonization Technology

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick

Release Date: April 10, 2017

Expiration Date: December 31, 2018

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand anisometropia and its effects on patients.
  2. Learn how anisometropia, the need to depress the eyes to read in progressives, affects the way that a progressive delivers its power as the eye moves.
  3. Know how the HOYA BHT solution works to manage anisometropia and how it improves the way that progressives work.

Course Description

This course teaches a new technology that manages the way that the two eyes work together in progressives. Called Binocular Harmonization Technology, it optimizes the design of both lenses, no matter the distance Rx, so that the eyes receive equal accommodative support. This is a product spotlight supported by an educational grant from HOYA Vision Care.

HOYA believes that this new technology addresses the anisometropic prescription with a binocular solution.

Credit Statement:

This course is approved for one (1) hour of CE credit by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). Course STWJHI659-1.


Mark Mattison-ShupnickMark Mattison-Shupnick is VP, Business Development for Enchroma, an eyewear company providing glasses for the color blind. Mattison- Shupnick previously directed the education group at 20/20 Magazine on behalf of opticians and para-optometrics for Continuing Education courses and programs across the U.S. He has over five decades of experience in the optical business.

This course has multiple parts.

Please download and read the narrative, then watch and listen to the presentation. Download and review any of the resources that are part of the resources tab. Then, based on what you've read, saw as part of the slide deck and heard, view the questions for the exam. When ready, take the exam.

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