OPS 205 Ophthalmic Dispensing II

4 credits (PREREQUISITE: ADMISSION TO THE OPHTHALMIC SCIENCE PROGRAM, "C" OR BETTER IN OPS 105)

This course builds on the concepts mastered in OPS 105. Students will complete a rotation in the Clinical Dispensing Lab (Training Store), fitting and dispensing eyewear to patients. In this hands-on course, students will discover best practices of proper frame adjusting and will become experienced in all aspects of the retail optical environment. Students will discover best methods on the use and application of various hand tools. Topics include proper frame and lens selection, ocular measurements, managed care terminology, information gathering, ophthalmic sales skills, and problem prevention and solving. (Su)