Mar 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

VC 142 - Contact Lenses I

Credit Hours: 2

Special emphasis will be given to designing both soft and gas permeable lens designs. Prescriptions and corneal measurements will be interpreted to determine the appropriate contact lens. It is a continuation of the use of all instruments vital in the fitting of contact lenses. Over-refraction procedures will be included.

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

  • determine the proper type and prescription for soft contact lenses;
  • discuss the aspects of fitting rigid and soft contact lenses and the follow-up care;
  • know the indications and contraindications to contact lens wear;
  • design spherical rigid lenses; and
  • identify different types of edema.


Prerequisites: VC 133
Concurrent Registration: VC 143
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