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

VC 141 - Assisting and Refraction Lab

Credit Hours: 2

This laboratory course provides practical application of knowledge acquired in VC 140.  Students build proficiency in the operation of ophthalmic assisting and pre-testing instrumentation.  Hands-on training includes tonometry, visual field testing, retinal photography, auto lensometry and automated refraction.

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

  • capture, save and retrieve high resolution digital retinal images utilizing the fundus camera;
  • measure and record intraocular pressure with use of a non-contact tonometer;
  • determine refractive error with automated refraction testing utilizing simultaneous cross cylinders;
  • conduct auto lensometry; and
  • perform standard white/white kinetic perimetry using an automated visual field system.

Prerequisites: VC 140
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