OPT106 - Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I

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Subject Title
Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I

Subject Description
This subject is an introductory lab that prepares students for work in an optical dispensary. Content includes frame and facial measurements, frame adjustments and repairs, spectacle neutralization and standard dispensing procedures. Professional standards and communications are emphasized throughout this subject.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Recognize and control infection hazards.

2. Take frame and facial measurements and list them on an order form.

3. Adjust frames to ensure a comfortable fit.

4. Bench align spectacles.

5. Assess and carry out frame repairs.

6. Describe the function of the lensometer components.

7. Use the lensometer to neutralize uncut lenses and single vision spectacles.

8. Identify lens materials, coatings, designs and the appropriate use for each.

9. Determine horizontal and vertical optical centre placement.

10. Use the lens gauge to determine surface curves and to identify the location of the cylinder.

11. Select lenses and frames for a client (in a simulated situation) according to lens prescription, client's needs, and anatomical measurements.

12. Assess the prescription, determine client needs and complete the patient file.

13. Carry out procedures for the verification and delivery of finished spectacles.

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