CE VIDEO - Enhancing Vision: Tips and Tricks in Multifocals

An advanced approach to multifocal contact lens fitting.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. The content of this activity was planned and prepared independently by Review Education Group without input from members of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc.


Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

Release Date:

August 3, 2020

Expiration Date:

July 24, 2023

Estimated time to complete activity:

1 hour

Computer System Requirements:

Access to internet and a web browser is required to complete this activity.

Goal Statement:

Contemporary multifocal contact lens options offer much promise. Multifocal fitting will be simplified to match lens design to patient needs and ocular characteristics. The importance of communication will be highlighted.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of multifocal contact lenses.
  2. Discuss multifocal compared to monovision contact lenses.
  3. Review when to fit and offer multifocal contact lenses.
  4. Describe when to fit soft, soft toric, gas permeable, hybrid and scleral multifocal contact lenses. 
  5. Demonstrate confidence in fitting any multifocal lens design through understanding of the designs.
  6. Review examination procedures and techniques.
  7. Discuss the latest in dry eye research and how to incorporate this into multifocal contact lens prescribing.

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for optometrists who provide primary care optometry services, including but not limited to medical optometric services.

Faculty/Editorial Board:

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Principal Optometrist, University of California Davis Eye Center

Continuing Education Credit: 

This activity, COPE Activity Number 119963 is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists. This course is COPE approved for 1 hour of CE credit. Course ID is 68823-CL. Please check your state licensing board to see if this approval counts toward your CE requirement for relicensure.
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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

Review Education Group (REG) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to REG policy. REG is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

Fees for non-CME/CE services/consulting fees from ABB, Aculens, Allergan, Alcon, Alden Optical, Anthem, INC., Bausch & Lomb, BCLA, Bruder, Contamac, CooperVision, Dompe, EveryDay Contacts, EyeEco, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, JJVC Vistakon, Ocusoft, Percept, Raayonnova, Scleral Lens Education Society, Science Based Health, STAPLE Program, Synergeyes, Tangible Science, Visioneering Technologies

Planners and Managers REG planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Method of Participation Request for Credit:

During the period August 3, 2020 through July 24, 2023 participants must read the learning objectives, faculty disclosures and view the complete educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation at the conclusion of this course.  Post course tests must receive a score of 70% or better in order for a certificate of completion to be issued.



Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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