Mar 31, 2020
VC 250 - Ophthalmic Dispensing IV
Credit Hours: 2
Instruction will include, but is not limited to, the continuation of general opticianry practice with special emphasis on aphakic vision problems, analysis of complex and unusual vision prescriptions. Topics will also include common eye diseases and disorders, refractive surgical techniques and low vision devices.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- distinguish between the multiple tests done in the preliminary eye examination;
- identify microbes which cause eye infections, ocular conditions and anatomy affected by the particular microbe and methods of reducing their spread in eye practices;
- distinguish between different ocular pharmacology agents and the application methods of these agents;
- identify cataract terminology, formation and surgical techniques used for the removal of cataracts;
- conduct an analysis of the different methods of aphakic correction including spectacles, contact lenses and intraocular lens implants;
- evaluate refractive surgical techniques with emphasis on most current technology and special challenges and concerns in fitting post refractive surgical patients with contact lenses and spectacles;
- identify the most common eye diseases and their treatments including macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy along with test and treatment of these diseases;
- develop proper techniques for identifying and correcting complex and unusual vision prescriptions including aniseikonic, high minus and high plus; and
- apply knowledge of low vision problems to determine appropriate device for its management.
Prerequisites: VC 240