Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

VC 110 - Ophthalmic Lenses I

Credit Hours: 3

Ophthalmic lens history, development, manufacture and properties of quality ophthalmic lens materials. Areas of study include the visible spectrum and the effects of lenses on light rays. Single vision lens power analysis including spherical, sphero-cylinder and prism lenses.  Formulas based on lens construction and function are included.

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

  • distinguish and list the components of the electromagnetic spectrum;
  • describe the action of light rays through refracting mediums;
  • distinguish between various single vision lens forms;
  • identify and describe basic and advance lens forms;
  • apply correct formulas that relate to lens function; and
  • describe various lens materials and identify specific characteristics of each.


F (N)