Establishing the message of a safe workplace, managing risk, identifying hazards, responsibilities and incident reporting.
Spectrum of legal and ethical requirements
Legislation, ethics, duty of care, consumer rights, discrimination, confidentiality & Aust. Privacy Principles.
Spectrum of the ophthalmic industry
Industry overview of where we all fit in.
Spectrum of the incredible eye
A simple explanation of how the eye works, for a better understanding
Spectrum of refractive error
How the eye works and the process of correcting vision
Spectrum of variation of normal function
Eye disorders simply explained.
Spectrum of the patient experience
Patient enquiries, appointments, diary management, record cards, confidentiality, optical terminology and reading out prescriptions.
Spectrum of lenses
Making the right lens choice, lens types, materials, refractive index, Abbe value, base curve, MSU (will it cut out) and grind vs stock.
Spectrum of frames
Frame types, designs, materials, boxing and datum measurements and parts.
Spectrum of frame selection
Successful frame selection based on size, fashion, lifestyle, use, prescription needs, anatomical detail and correct fit.
Spectrum of facial measurements
Various methods for measuring PDs and heights for SV, SV Aspherics, bifocals & progressive lenses.
Spectrum of contact lenses
Contact lens types, materials, wearing modalities, permeability, insertion, removal and hygiene
Spectrum of interpreting and ordering prescriptions
Transposing, add power & prism, stock or grind, centration, base curve, thickness, cut out, checking details, knowing your labs requirements.
Sunglasses, tints & coatings, polarized lenses, photochromic lenses and safety glasses.
Spectrum of customer service
Customer service, sales techniques, handling enquiries, closing the sale, handling; “how much will that be?”, the browser and final delivery.
Spectrum of frame adjustments
Standard alignment, correct frame adjustment, adjustment tools and their correct use.
Spectrum of frame repairs
General repairs incl. nylon and rimless plug replacement.
Spectrum of common problems
Trouble shooting common patient problems with a focus on progressive addition lenses.
Spectrum of power meridians
Using the optical cross to interpret power, anticipating basic lens thickness.
Spectrum of prism
What is prism and why is it on a prescription, prism base direction, splitting prism, induced, wanted and unwanted prism.
Spectrum of focimetry – Final checking
Verification of correct order details, frame, tints, Rx, lens material, lens type, PDs, heights and special instructions. (manual focimeter required)
Spectrum of focimetry – Marking up
If edging done in practice. (manual focimeter required)
Spectrum of focimetry – Neutralising
Neutralising spectacle Rx, frame, tints, lens material, lens type and centration. (manual focimeter required)
Spectrum of technology
Practice management systems and using social media to best effect.
(Not available – currently under development)