By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM

Release Date: March 25, 2020

Expiration Date: May 1, 2020

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the causes of digital eyestrain and how accommodative stress can produce a variety of symptoms.
  2. Learn how new lenses with a power boost in the lower half can reduce some of the wearer's accommodative effort.
  3. Know how to describe, sell, order and dispense these new lenses.

Course Description

How many of us go to bed thinking not only are you tired but boy, your eyes need a rest too??? That happens to most of us today and, for most, digital eyestrain is the culprit. Working or playing for hours a day on a digital screen can lead to accommodative stress – a fancy way of describing its effect, tired eyes. A way of reducing accommodative stress is to provide some of the accommodative power demanded of your eye, worn in a special spectacle lens, when in front of a digital screen. This product spotlight describes new Sync III from HOYA Vision Care and how it can be used in your practice on behalf of your patients.

Faculty/Editorial Board:

Mark Mattison-Shupnick Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM, is currently director of education for Jobson Medical Information LLC, has more than 40 years of experience as an optician, was senior staff member of SOLA International and is a frequent lecturer and trainer.

Credit Statement:

This course is approved for one (1) hour of CE credit the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). 1 hour, Technical, Level 2 Course STWJH683-2

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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Video PRESENTATION (video)