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Spring 2019 Catalog 
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VC 243 - Contact Lens Clinic Practice

Credit Hours: 1

The actual fitting of a contact lens patient including pre-fitting, evaluation, delivery and the follow-up care.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the usage of instruments needed in the fitting of contact lenses;
  • discuss the aspects of fitting rigid and soft lenses and the follow-up care;
  • take a contact lens history;
  • educate patients in the proper insertion, removal and care of contact lenses;
  • evaluate the fit of soft contact lenses;
  • communicate effectively with patients; and
  • participate in the National Contact Lens Certification Examination and the New York State Contact Lens Licensing Examination.

Prerequisites: VC 142, VC 143
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