OPT301 - Dispensing Theory II

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Subject Title
Dispensing Theory II

Subject Description
This subject provides the students with the theoretical foundations for dispensing specialized prescriptions which include high lens powers, presbyopic correction and those for low vision. Lens designs, powers and specific fitting techniques are considered within the framework of practical dispensing applications while emphasizing the professional responsibility of the optician.

Credit Status
One credit 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. Analyze various communication methods for interacting with patients and other health care providers.
  2. Discuss advancements in ophthalmic lens designs and their effect on wearer’s visual performance
  3. Describe the accepted fitting protocol for high corrective power lenses
  4. Describe various progressive addition lenses in terms of design, fitting procedures, adaptive response and patient instruction.
  5. Define the concept of free form technology in the manufacturing process of eyeglass lenses
  6. Distinguish between different digital lens measurement systems.
  7. Analyze specialized procedures for dispensing eyewear to children to ensure optimal safety, fit and visual performance.
  8. Discuss the methods for aphakic correction including intraocular lenses, contact lenses and eyeglasses          
  9. Recognize the complexities of vision and aging in providing effective eyewear for the elderly.
  10. Analyze the implications of dispensing appropriate low vision aids based on patient specific needs.
  11. Appraise the quality of vision and ocular health to generate customized vision wear.
  12. Discuss refractive surgery and the implications for post-surgical dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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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