Introduction to physical and geometric optics as they apply to vision correction. Students will be able to describe the most common refractive errors of the eye and the anatomical causes of each, read a spectacle prescription, transpose between cylinder forms, perform basic manual lensometry, perform basic visual acuity testing, build a compound single vision lens from trial lenses, and dial a prescription into a phoropter in the proper cylinder form. The students will apply theory to practice through correlated and supervised instruction in clinical lab settings.
Clock Hours: 16
Ocular A&P or 3 months clinical experience in an eye care setting