Oct 22, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

VC 246 - Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab I

Credit Hours: 3

This ophthalmic dispensing laboratory provides students with the practical application of lensometers and devices for measuring pupillary distances; recording the spectacle order and use of ophthalmic tools in adjusting eyewear. Basic dispensing prescriptions include single vision, multifocal, prism, and anisometropic prescription analysis. Clinical practice adjusting and performing eyeglass repairs.

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

  • demonstrate lens neutralization techniques;
  • analyze single vision and multifocal prescriptions;
  • interpret prescription ordering terminology;
  • develop effective ophthalmic record keeping;
  • demonstrate visual axis measurement theory;
  • apply dispensing procedure theory;
  • dispense basic plastic and metal eyewear;
  • perform basic facial measurements;
  • utilize all required hand tools for frame adjustments;
  • employ standard order form; and
  • interact courteously and calmly with student/patient.

Concurrent Registration: VC 240
F (N)