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OPH 123 VISION CARE TECHNOLOGY

OPH 123 Ophthalmic Materials Lab I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  OPH 123 Ophthalmic Materials Lab I

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Vision Care program

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  OPH 126

Course Description: This course teaches the use of basic lens measuring devices and gauges, LEAP system of blocking, and use of automatic and hand edging machinery. Standard frame alignment will be presented using zyl frames. Students will learn skills needed to fabricate a pair of eyeglasses including use of lensometers and vertometers and laying out single vision lenses in preparation for edging and final insertion into zyl and metal frames.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. use the necessary equipment to fabricate a pair of spectacles; and
  2. use the necessary hand skills required to fabricate a pair of spectacles.