OPS 105 Ophthalmic Dispensing I

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ADMISSION TO THE OPHTHALMIC SCIENCE PROGRAM)

Students will discover the functional and cosmetic aspects of frame and lens selection and positioning. In the hands-on component of the course, students will measure inter-pupillary distance and bifocal segment heights. Students will be introduced to proper frame alignments, frame adjustment techniques and minor frame repairs. Record keeping and the role of fashion will also be covered. In this course, students will practice fitting and dispensing on each other in the Clinical Dispensing Lab (Training Store) prior to working with actual patients. (Sp)