OPTH 116 - Ophthalmic Dispensing II Lab (0,4) 2 Credits
Prerequisite(s): OPTH 115 Ophthalmic Dispensing I Lab .
A continuation of Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab I. Topics include neutralization and verification of bifocal, trifocal and progressive multifocal prescriptions; usage and theory of the vision screen unit; discussion of therapeutic appliances; discussion of the visual need of the aphakic and subnormal acuity patient; occupational and vocational frame and lens designing; interpretation of the ophthalmic patient’s written prescription and the determination of their visual needs. The fitting, adjusting and measuring of ophthalmic frames and mounting, as well as the ethics, laws and regulations of the profession of opticianry will be discussed. Students will be expected to demonstrate these skills through direct patient contact in the on-campus optical clinic. A portion of the students laboratory time will be spent meeting patient needs in the optical clinic. (Students will be required to supply their own tools and instruments.)
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