Handling Prescriptions That Contain Prism

Handling Prescriptions That Contain Prism

September 15, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM


The topic of Prism strikes fear into many Eye Care Professionals including opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists alike. Prescriptions with Prism can create some unique challenges. This fun and interactive course explores both prescribed and acci-dental prism. Students will learn about Geometric Optics of Light, Prentice Rule, decentration, Prescribed Prism - Therapeutic vs. Adverse Prism methods, Prism distribution methods, verify prescribed prism, compounding and resolving prism, Prism Thinning, Bi-Centric Grinding, how to prescribe prism for a prosthetic eye and coping with the unexpected induced effects of prism and more.


  • Phernell Walker



    Pure Optics

    Mr. Walker is a nationally recognized speaker and author of the text-book is, Pure Optics. He is a Master in Ophthalmic Optics, a graduate of...

Type of Session

  1. Type of Session Course

Course Number

  1. Course Number 33O2

Pending Accreditations

  1. A - ABO Yes
  2. C - COPE No
  3. FL-OD - Florida State Board of Optometry No
  4. FL-OP - Florida State Board of Opticianry No
  5. FL-T - Florida State Board of Opticianry – Technical Yes
  6. N - NCLE No
  7. NYS-CL-A - New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Advanced No
  8. NYS-CL-B - New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Basic No
  9. NYS-CL-I - New York State Opticians-Contact Lenses-Intermediate No
  10. NYS-D-A - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Advanced No
  11. NYS-D-B - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Basic No
  12. NYS-D-I - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Intermediate Yes
  13. O - Orals No
  14. P - AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  15. T - TQ-CEE No
  16. TPA - Therapeutic No
  17. J - JCAHPO No

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