Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

VC 133 - Introduction to Contact Lens Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1

A course designed to assist the student in understanding the history, development and manufacturing of contact lenses. Anatomical data of the eye with emphasis on the tears, lids and cornea will be outlined. Indications, contraindications and patient selection will be identified. Description of both rigid and soft lenses will be outlined. Usage of instrumentation and development of psychomotor skills will be emphasized.

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

  • identify New York State laws governing the contact lens field;
  • list individuals who made contributions to the contact lens field;
  • identify anatomical structures related to contact lens wear;
  • discuss contact lens materials and designs;
  • explain indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses;
  • discuss the use of contact lens solutions; and 
  • demonstrate psychomotor skills using the keratometer, radiuscope, diameter gauge, and thickness gauge.

F (N)