OPT402 - Contact Lens Lab II

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Subject Title
Contact Lens Lab II

Subject Description
This subject expands on the clinical skills learned in Contact Lens Lab I. Students apply the principles of client assessment, lens selection and assessment of lens fit and visual acuity. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of data for selection of contact lens design and delivery to the client.

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. Recognize and control infection hazards.
  2. Take a client history and record patient information as determined by the Guidelines to Professional Standards of Practice
  3. Take the required ocular measurements to ensure optimum contact lens fit and client safety consistent with professional standards of practice.
  4. Perform bio-microscopy to assess ocular status and contact lens suitability.
  5. Analyze information from patient prescription, ocular evaluation and measurements and select appropriate contact lens design and care system.
  6. Safely insert and remove soft and rigid contact lenses from the eye.
  7. Verify the power and the BCOR of various rigid contact lenses.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in fitting a soft spherical and a soft multifocal contact lens and a spherical RGP contact lens.
  9. Perform a manifest over refraction to determine appropriate contact lens power for spherical, toric and multifocal fits.
  10. Conduct a one month follow-up examination consistent with COO Standards of Practice for a soft spherical and a soft multifocal lens and a spherical RGP lens fit

Essential Employability Skills

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    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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    •  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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