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OPH 124 OPHTHALMIC LABORATORY II

OPH 124 Ophthalmic Materials Lab II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  OPH 124 Ophthalmic Materials Lab II

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  6.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in OPH 123 and OPH 126

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  OPH 124

Course Description: Laboratory “finishing” procedures will be practiced; neutralizing, duplication, layout, edging, beveling, single vision and bifocal lenses, and insertion of lenses into plastic and combination frames. Students will also learn lens drilling and mounting in rimless and semi‑rimless mountings, the use of both hand and automatic equipment related to the finishing operation, the identification of spectacle frames and patterns, and the use of the lens-hardening oven. Repair of frames and temples and the interpretation of shop-orders will be included.

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.