Optical Training Manual

Topics: Dispensation, Dispensing, Glasses Pages: 3 (667 words) Published: January 28, 2013

What is an Occupational Lens?
An Occupational Lens (or Enhanced Reader) is a reading lens that has a Degression zone to incorporate the Intermediate prescription (and sometimes, depending on prescription, a good DV portion)

Why dispense an Occupational Lens, instead of a Reading pair of glasses? With more and more people using Computers, Laptops and Smartphones, we demand more from the Intermediate zone than ever before. So by dispensing a pair of Reading glasses to a (Pre)Presbyope we are predominantly only taking care of one aspect of the cx’s working or home life day. Therefore, with the introduction of the Occupational Lens, we can ensure the cx is able to see both the NV and INT zone without compromise. Who to Dispense an Occupational Lens to:

Any (Pre)Presbyope, therefore, anyone who has a Reading Add of +0.75 and above, for those with less than a +0.75 Add, there is an alternative lens that can be offered (more about that another time) – Anti Fatigue (0.60 Degression). Types of Occupational Lenses available at Specsavers:

1.498 Sola Access (0.75 and 1.25 Degression)
Very good entry level Occupational lens

1.498 Enhanced HD (0.75 and 1.75 Degression)
1.60 Enhanced HD (0.75 and 1.75 Degression)
More advanced Occupational Lens , better suited for those with higher Add powers

1.498 Hoya Tact (+1.00D to +3.00D Add available)
A pre-introduction to varifocals as this lens gives you more distance vision compared to the other 2 lenses - http://www.hoyavisioncare.com/asia/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=84

All of the above lenses are available with Specsavers UltraClear Coating (UC), and can also be tinted up 8% LTF (very dark) Features:
Lens Name | Sola Access | Enhanced HD | Hoya Tact | Degression’s available | 0.75 & 1.25 | 0.75 & 1.75 | N/A | Additions available | N/A | N/A | 1.00 – 3.00 |...
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