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Principles of Prescribing - (POP)

  • NH Frankfurt Airport West Kelsterbacher Str. 19-21 65479 Raunheim - Frankfurt Germany (map)


Presented by Gregory Kitchener, OD

Past President Optometric Extension Program foundation (OEPF)

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Every optometrist in clinical practice uses lenses. In spite of all our collective visual wisdom and experience there are patients who just don’t fit the rules, or for whom the usual is not sufficient to meet their needs. 

This course is designed to provide a consistent, reliable basis for prescribing for even the most complex patients.  Lens alternatives for patients who do not choose to participate in a vision therapy program will also be presented.  This course will also go over numerous case studies during the program.  POP is a lens application course ideally suited to those wanting to extend and develop their decision making in prescribing lenses to patients from a behavioural vision care perspective.

  • What are the positive and negative impacts of a lens choice for a patient?
  • What factors other than acuity do I need to consider?
  • When is a lens too little or too much?
  • What are the long-term implications of what I prescribe?
  • What do I do about the asymptomatic patient?
  • How does the “first time” spectacle-wearer influence the decision compare to experienced wearers?

The POP course goes through the general principles of prescribing and lens application for the variety of refractive conditions we encounter.  Anisometropia, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, low powered reading lenses, prism and yoked prisms are all considered in detail.  This RCS will provide numerous principles and clinical pearls of prescribing to help attendees determine the best possible ophthalmic prescription to help patients meet their daily needs. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the range of lenses available, how to choose among the alternatives to guide the patient’s future development, to prevent future stress and to allow maximum clarity.



Presentation in English with German Translation.

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Due to not enough registrations we had, unfortunately, to cancel this wonder presentation by Dr. Gregory Kitchener.