OPH 202 Ophthalmic Dispensing II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  OPH 202 Ophthalmic Dispensing II

Credit Hours:  5.0             Contact Hours:  7.5          Lecture:  5.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:   Grade of a “C” or better in OPH 201 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  The psychology of dispensing will be stressed along with the procedures for proper management of the Presbyopic and low-vision patient.  The interpretation of complex prescriptions, i.e., the effect of changing lens position, crossing cylinders, and the design of Iseikonic lenses, is covered.  Instruction includes the fitting of progressive lenses, eyeglasses for occupational and vocational use, and the considerations of style and fashion.   Lecture and practical sessions include techniques in adjusting metal and rimless frames, analyzing and neutralizing unknown spectacles, frame repairs, and classroom participation in simulated case histories.

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

  1. describe and explain the psychology of frame and lens selection for  the patient, including how the prescription relates to these decisions, and the ethics of Ophthalmic Dispensing;
  2. explain and apply optical formulae used in the proper dispensing of ophthalmic appliances; and
  3. practically apply acquired knowledge and skills encompassing all of the optical tools of the Ophthalmic Dispensing trade.
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