Course Number & Name:  OPH 273 Supervised Clinical Instruction

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

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in OPH 124 and OPH 127 or placement
Concurrent Courses:  Grade of “C” or better in OPH 201

Course Description:  This course provides the student with co-op experience in two areas. Of this experience, 20% will be received in the College’s ophthalmic dispensary and the remaining portion will be received at a retail optical dispensary chosen from the department’s approved site list. The entire hands-on experience is performed under the supervision of a licensed optician.

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

  1. demonstrate proficient skills of ophthalmic dispensing, including analyzing a prescription, completing the intake order, taking measurements, adjusting eyewear and dispensing to patient;
  2. fabricate eyewear including verifying lens prescriptions, layout, edging, safety, lens insertion, and bench alignment; and
  3. function effectively as the manager of the business operation.


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