CPD: Multifocal contact lenses – a practical approach (AU 2C, NZ 0.25GP)


The aging population in developed countries like Australia and New Zealand, has resulted in a major challenge to the contact lens industry. While there is growing demand and opportunity with presbyopic contact lens fitting, the number of contact lens wearers in the 40-60 age bracket appears to be in decline.

This CPD course outlines information on multifocal designs, different types of presbyopes, and the importance of lifestyle considerations and fitting recommendations, to help optometrists prescribe the best type of contact lenses for patients with presbyopia.

The course also includes tips on how to grow your business through empowering patients with knowledge, regular aftercare, and follow-up practices.

Points available

Australia: 2 C points, self-accredited
New Zealand: 0.25 GP points, accredited to 31 October 2020

Learning objectives

  1. Optometrists will learn about multifocal designs and what fits best for different types of presbyopes.
  2. Optometrists will have a better understanding of the importance of learning the patient’s lifestyle, occupation and interests to prescribe accordingly.
  3. Optometrists will learn the benefits of fitting guides and gain tips on fitting presbyopes.

How to access

NOTE: ProFile online CPD is currently only available to Specsavers employees with an iLearn account. If you are an external optometrist and would like to be added to our database to receive online CPD material, email anz.profile@specsavers.com

Method #1
Login to iLearn and find the course using the following path:
Available Courses > Optometrist > CPD Online Learning > Multifocal Contact Lenses: A Practical Approach (AU 2C, NZ 0.25 GP)

Method #2
Directly access the course lessons in iLearn using the following links:
Read ‘Multifocal Contact Lenses: A Practical Approach’ (PDF)
Complete the quiz

Both iLearn lessons (article and quiz) must be completed to claim CPD points.


Once you have successfully completed the article and quiz components, an evaluation form will appear within the course that allows you to provide feedback and help Specsavers improve the quality of our CPD.


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