Spectacle Lens Material Decision Tree

Spectacle Lens Material Decision Tree

September 21, 2019, 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Sands Convention Center - 703-V

Once upon a time the only lens material available to the ophthalmic professional was glass. Then along came resin lenses in the form of CR-39 and polycarbonate. Today we can add 1.56 index, 1.60 index, 1.67 index, 1.70 index and more. Now throw into the mix a variety of photochromic materials and we have a resultant maze. This session will assist in unraveling this complex maze of options. Every lens material has its uses. In order to best assist the eyewear consumer, it is essential that optical professionals understand the features or characteristics of a given lens material and be able to translate these characteristics into customer benefits.


  • Valerie Manso



    Manso Management Resources, Inc.

    VALERIE A. L. MANSO, BA, A.B.O.C., F.N.A.O. BACKGROUND Valerie is the President of Manso Management Resources, Inc., a training and development...


  1. ABO Yes
  2. AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  3. COPE No
  4. Florida State Board of Opticianry No
  5. Florida State Board of Opticianry – Technical Yes
  6. Florida State Board of Optometry No
  7. NCLE No
  8. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Advanced No
  9. New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Advanced No
  10. New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Basic No
  11. New York State Opticians-Contact Lenses-Intermediate No
  12. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Basic Yes
  13. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Intermediate No
  14. Orals No
  15. Therapeutic No
  16. TQ-CEE No


  1. Track
    Business Solutions
    OptiCon - Business

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