Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Prime Yourself to Prescribe Prism

Good overview of how to prescribe prism lenses:

Prism can be very useful when treating patients with symptomatic binocular vision disorders, but opinions vary widely about how to best determine the amount to prescribe. Indeed, common methods for determining prismatic prescriptions can result in different magnitudes of recommended prism for the same patient. This lack of consensus, along with rough guidelines and apparently contradictory rules of thumb, may make some clinicians uncomfortable prescribing prismand may even deter them for doing so.