OPT202 - Dispensing Theory I

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Subject Title
Dispensing Theory I

Subject Description

This subject introduces the student to the professional role of the optician. Emphasis is placed in the regulation of opticians and related legislation. Students learn about different aspects of frames and lenses, including materials, types and methods of manufacturing, as well as the theory and methods of neutralizing lenses. Client assessment, frame and lens selection and delivery of finished spectacles including client teaching are included.

Credit Status
One credit subject toward the Opticianry Diploma Program.

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

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the regulations and Standards of Practice for Opticians.
2. Discuss the theory of visual optics and the assessment of vision.
3. Describe ophthalmic frames in terms of material, construction, measurement system and specific dispensing procedures.
4. Describe characteristics of ophthalmic lens materials, designs, and related dispensing applications.
5. Compare and contrast the construction, design and indications for use of various segmented multifocal lenses.
6. Describe the protocol and procedures for dispensing single vision and segmented bifocal eyewear.
7. Describe required safety standards, fitting and dispensing procedures for occupational safety and sports eyewear.
8. Through case analysis verify eyeglasses with accepted industry tolerances
9. Through case analyses recommend appropriate ophthalmic appliances considering prescribed lens power and patient’s needs.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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