Course overview: 
This in-depth course will take delegates into the core of how RGP Powersuite works, and will enable them to use the program with confidence and effectiveness. It will also be of considerable interests to those who want to understand how and why lens designs work, and how to get the most out of a powerful lens design program.

Course content:

1. RGP PowerSuite overview and objectives

2. Basics: installation, updates, configuration etc

3. Basic screens, inputs and procedures for a simple job process

4. Lens design file options (the design screens)

5. The relationship between screen inputs and the generic framework which underlies a group of lens designs (the ophthalmic and geometric “whole” behind the input figures)

6. How front and back designs work together, options, limitations and implications of radius, edge etc

7. Recognizing an unworkable design

8. Simple multicurve designs

9. Mulifocal designs

10. Toric designs (including reverse geometry)

11. Prism ballasted designs
12. Prism ballasted toric designs

13. Bi toric designs

14. Slab off designs – if required

15. Storing, retrieving, re-using and modifying data from previously-programmed designs and past jobs (the history screen)

16. Adjusting RGP PowerSuite to suit the lathing of different materials

17. Review and refinement of configuration options; program set-up options

18. User set-up and enabling different user levels

19. Networking

20. The final output – MiniFiles and how the lathe processes them

21. Running MiniFiles on the lathe – what, why and how

Delegate profile: 
Suitable for technical or production staff who will use RGP PowerSuite to make Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses. This course will be of most benefit to those who have some experience or exposure to the making of contact lenses.

This course is only available in English.

Duration: 1 day

Locations and dates:

Aylesbury UK: as per Sterling training schedule

Florida USA: as per Sterling training schedule,

Or at your premises by arrangement.