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

VC 160 - Ophthalmic Lenses II

Credit Hours: 3

A study of multifocal design and construction. In depth evaluation of all multifocals, including bifocals, trifocals, occupational, blended and progressive lenses. Discussions of lens tints, colors, coatings, filtering and sports lenses. Formulas applicable to lens functions are included. Current lens catalogs and websites are utilized for information and data.

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

  • identify and record the information necessary to duplicate lenses covered in class;
  • apply formulas that relate to functions of spectacle lenses;
  • measure and apply appropriate formula to determine proper base curve of a given lens;
  • conduct analysis of varying lens product enhancements of all ophthalmic lens materials;
  • identify and describe various single vision, multifocal and specialty lens forms;
  • distinguish and describe various lens tints and their appropriate uses; and
  • describe different lens aberrations and proper methods for limiting their unwanted characteristics.


Prerequisites: VC 110
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