The Truth About Optical Myths, Half Truths, and Falsehoods

The Truth About Optical Myths, Half Truths, and Falsehoods

September 28, 2018, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Sands Convention Center - 1001-V

This is an interesting and informative session that looks at a variety of optical situations that are commonly misunderstood. Have you ever wondered WHY you have to turn a bifocal around to get the proper add power? Did you know that with most of today's frames you can't measure the effective diameter of the frame with a ruler? If you're using the target of the lensometer to focus the eyepiece, you're doing it wrong! These and other interesting and useful topics will expose the truth about some of the most misunderstood issues in the profession.


  • Edward De Gennaro


    MEd, ABOM


    Mr. Ed De Gennaro is a noted authority on practical optics, dispensing, sales, management and training. He lecturers extensively at national, state...


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Type of Session

  1. Type of Session Course


  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 No
  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 No
  13. O - Orals No
  14. P - AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  15. T - TQ-CEE No
  16. TPA - Therapeutic No


  1. Track
    OptiCon - Spectacle


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