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

VC 256 - Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab II

Credit Hours: 3

This laboratory is a continuation of clinical practice in the dispensing of all types of spectacles. Analysis of complex and unusual prescriptions and the dispensing procedures in these cases. Instructions in fitting special types of spectacles, including cataract, bicentric, monocular, vocational, avocational, sports and safety, subnormal vision aids and others. Frame analysis to meet patients' needs as related to intended use and current trends. Vertex distance measurements and prescription compensation procedures will be taught.

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

  • dispense all plastic, combination, rimless and metal eyewear;
  • analyze and interpret special and extraordinary prescriptions, including presbyopic, cataract, prism, and high powers;
  • perform dispensing skills;
  • identify and apply components of a electronic based recording and ordering systems; and
  • perform the various requirements needed in off-campus clinic operations and replicated dispensing scenarios.

Prerequisites: VC 246
Concurrent Registration: VC 261
S (N)