Optical Dispensing - OPTM2233

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Optometry and Vision Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: VISN1111 and VISN1221 and OPTM2133

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will build upon knowledge of geometric and physical optics and extend that knowledge to the practical application of optical dispensing. This course will be delivered by lectures, practical classes and self-directed learning. Brief curriculum: Focimetry, inter-pupillary distance, lens types and categorization, lens materials and coatings, lens measurements, interpreting a prescription, transposition, prism, frame types, frame selection and adjustment, lens grinding and mounting to frames, and optical considerations of lens prescribing.

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