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Optical Training Materials

Apps & Calculators

Optical Tools iOS app: View Formulas, gain a deeper understanding of why diameter effects thickness, why different base curves are better than others, calculate thickness, resultant prism, and much more

Progressive Lens Identifier iOP app: Need to find out progressive lens name from its engravings? Or want to know what engravings a particular lens has. Look no further as ours is the only app which does it both ways in a swift and easy manner. Each progressive lens has its availability, materials, recommended minimum fitting height and lots of other information.

Terminology & Standards

Glossary of Optical Terminology: FEA Industries comprehensive glossary of optical terminology compiled by FEA that includes a link to a PDF to this wonderful resource.

The Vision Council’s Ophthalmic Prescription Lenses ANSI Z80.1 Standards

OptiCampus Material Reference Chart: All optical measurements are based upon US standards (Helium d line). Actual values may vary depending upon individual lens supplier and product type. Trademarks may apply and are property of the owners as indicated.

Videos

Walman Optical vimeo video channel: a variety of educational videos, from the lab’s perspective

Laramy-K Optical YouTube channel: Their long-term goal with this channel is to provide a more accessible and higher level of education for opticians everywhere. A ton of videos with near half a million views!

Dr. Root Video Eye Lectures: Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. He began cartooning while an undergraduate at Yale University, and continued his medical illustration while earning his medical degree at Columbia University. Although these are Ophthalmology videos, they are excellent learning material.

Khan Academy video on Refraction and Snell’s law: Video with transcript. I highly recommend also searching on this website for other things like refraction through the human eye, convex and concave lenses, or others.




 

Courses

ECP Advantage On-Demand Courses: A library of educational webinars and presentations available to watch anytime. Provided by Walman Optical.

Vision Training Lessons: VISION EASE is committed to supporting continuing education and helping build your knowledge of the optical and lens industry. That’s why we’ve made available a suite of complimentary, on-demand online trainings.

OptiCampus: OptiCampus serves as a source of free online education and resources for optometrists, opticians, lab technicians, and ophthalmic personnel. Access to the content on OptiCampus.com is completely free and available to everyone.

U University: UUniversity is an online optical educational portal where every day eye care professionals can learn even more about optics, and how to simplify the dispensing process.

Lensmeter Training

How To Use The Lensmeter – LaramyK Optical: Parts, Focus and Setup

How To Use The Lensmeter – LaramyK Optical:  Eyeglass Lens Neutralization

How To Use The Lensmeter – LaramyK Optical:  A Simple Spherical Single-Vision Lens

How To Use The Lensmeter  – LaramyK Optical: Read A Spherocylinder Lens

How To Use The Lensmeter – LaramyK Optical: Read a Finished Progressive Pair