Intermediate refractometry skills will be introduced such as retinoscopy, refinement, motility issues effecting refraction, the use of prism, and binocular balancing. Advanced Lensometry skills will be practiced. Students will apply theory to practice through correlated and supervised instruction in clinical lab settings. There will be extensive hands on exercises in the lab setting. Students should be prepared for long hours of standing. ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE (1) FOUR (4) HOUR SATURDAY HANDS ON WORKSHOP IN ADDITION TO THE WEEKDAY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE. FAILURE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE TWO WORKSHOP OFFERINGS WILL RESULT IN A FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE.
Clock Hours: 24
Optics II OR Current Certified Ophthalmic Assistant OR 1year clinical experience in an eye care setting