Professor Arthur Ho, Chief Scientist Innovation Officer at Brien Holden Vision Institute, will present a free webinar on the application of extended depth of focus (EDOF) optics to contact lens designs at 6.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday 17 June.
The webinar, which is open to all optometrists and optical dispensers in Australia and New Zealand, will discuss EDOF optical technologies, how they differ from standard multifocal optics and the rationale for their application to presbyopia and myopia control.
Why EDOF for CLs
Traditional soft multifocal contact lenses are designed to image distance, intermediate and near light on the retina at the same time. Many optical principles and designs have been used for presbyopic correction including aspheric optics, concentric optics and several alternating annular zones.
While EDOF optics have been successfully applied to IOL designs for some time to elongate depth of focus, until recently, the same technology had not been applied to contact lenses.
Now soft contact lenses with EDOF optics are available for commercial use, providing presbyopic patients with clearer vision over distance, intermediate and near distances. Additionally, this innovative technology has been shown to be an effective treatment for myopia control.
The webinar… will discuss EDOF optical technologies, how they differ from standard multifocal optics and the rationale for their application to presbyopia and myopia control
Earn Up to Three CPD Points*
The webinar, titled Extended Depth of Focus Optics for CLs: The Philosophy and Technology will take place live at 6.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday 17 June. The webinar will run for 60–90 minutes, including a Q&A session. Two CPD points have been applied for, with a further one CPD point available for those who correctly answer the accompanying CPD assessment.
The webinar is being hosted by SEED in conjunction with the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia.
Presenter, Professor Arthur Ho, is familiar to, and highly respected by many optometrists, having worked with students since the early 90s in areas such as understanding the optics of the eye, designing instrumentation, understanding the clinical aspects of the instrumentation and statistical analysis.
Registration prior to this event is essential to ensure you receive access. Click here to enter your details.
*Awaiting accreditation for CPD points