OPH 273 SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
OPH 273 – Supervised Clinical Instruction
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
Co-requisites: OPH 201 or OPH 202 Concurrent Courses: None
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:
- demonstrate proficient skills of ophthalmic dispensing, including analyzing a prescription, completing the intake order, taking measurements, adjusting eyewear and dispensing to patient;
- fabricate eyewear including verifying lens prescriptions, layout, edging, safety, lens insertion, and bench alignment; and
- function effectively as the manager of the business operation.