Optics – The Fundamentals

How We See, What We See

Mary E. Schmidt, ABOC, CPO 


Course Description:

This course is design to give new and experienced staff members a greater  appreciation and knowledge of the human eye and how best to explain it’s  function to patients in easy to understand  language.  Emphasis is placed on  improving the ability to communicate the visual disorders of a patient’s eye and how to improve it through lenses.


Learning Objective:  

After completing this course, attendees will:

Understand how light impacts vision 

How to choose the most appropriate lenses for patients

Have the ability to clearly explain to  patient’s myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and  presbyopia

Improve patient satisfaction

Increase sales

Be more confident and professional


Needs Assessment: 

Staff needing to understand concepts and practical application.  New to intermediate staff

Length of workshop: 2 hours

Audience: Paraoptometrics – Optician Basic - Intermediate

Approved CE: ABO; AOA