OPS 203 Ophthalmic Fabrication II

4 credits (PREREQUISITE: ADMISSION TO THE OPHTHALMIC SCIENCE PROGRAM, "C" OR BETTER IN OPS 103)

This course puts concepts into practice that were mastered in OPS 103. Students will make eyewear by implementing optical calculations to determine proper layout of lenses to provide eyewear that matches prescription and patient measurements. Students will be provided with weekly opportunities in the fabrication of eyeglasses utilizing various techniques: layout, marking, edging, tinting, bench alignment and final inspection. Best-practices in frame repairs will also be discussed. Students will study lab safety and environmental health, production and quality control methods and ophthalmic equipment maintenance. (Sp)