Designing a Better Visual Experience for the Progressive Lens Wearer

By Deborah Kotob, ABOM

Release Date: March 25, 2020

Expiration Date: May 1, 2020

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course you should understand:

  1. How iD dual side progressive lens design technology improves the patient's visual experience
  2. How Binocular Harmonization Technology improves binocular fusion of images in the brain
  3. The effect of unequal power between left and right lenses (with anisometropia) on prismatic image displacement and lens power magnification differences.

Course Description:

This course addresses the importance of continuous advancements in progressive lens design technologies. And, the need to improve the progressive lens wearer's visual experience. We will learn how the new iD Lifestyle 3 progressive lens design distributes progressive optics between the front and back surfaces of the lens to improve the vertical and horizontal visual experience for the patient in a progressive lens. We will learn about Binocular Harmonization Technology where each lens is compensated individually to produce optimal binocular lens performance. We'll learn how this combination of technologies in a progressive lens design optimizes both the front and back surface progressive design and balances the power progression in the corridor, individually for both left and right lenses, so that both eyes work synergistically regardless of prescription power differences, to form equivalent images on the left and right retinas.

Faculty/Editorial Board:

Deborah Kotob Deborah Kotob, ABOM, is currently director of education for Jobson Medical Information LLC, has more than 20 years of experience as an optician. With over 10 years in lens manufacturing as a Sales Consultant, Trainer and LMS content developer. She lectures, trains and conducts webinars on a variety of optical and practice development topics.

Credit Statement:

This course is approved by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) for 1 credit hour, Technical Level 2. Course# STWJHI599-2

This course has multiple parts.

Please download and read the PDF version, watch the video presentation, download and review any of the resources that are part of the resources tab. For the final steps review the questions for the test and take the test. Results are automatically sent to the ABO and your ABO account will be updated.

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Video PRESENTATION (video)