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OPTICIANRY

OPT 105 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye (3 cr.)
Considers the fundamentals of various body systems and principles of human physiology; methods of drug delivery, including the advantages and disadvantages of drops, ointments, and sustained release systems; systemic use of medications; basic characteristics of common external and internal diseases of the eye; and ocular emergencies. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 121 Optical Theory I (3 cr.)
Introduces theory and application of ophthalmic lenses. Presents history, basic manufacturing and quality standards of ophthalmic lenses, propagation of light, refraction and dioptic measurements, true power, surface power, nominal lens formula. Explains lens makers' equation, boxing system, spherical lens design, fundamental aspects of cylindrical lenses, sphero-cylinder lens design, and flat and toric transposition. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 122 Optical Theory II (3 cr.)
Explores the development of multifocal lenses, application of multifocal lenses, survey of current ophthalmic lens, the properties of spherocylinder lenses, and an in-depth analysis of the optics of ophthalmic prisms. Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 150 Optical Laboratory Theory I (3 cr.)
Introduces the student to the terminology, instruments, lens, frames, and materials used in the surfacing and finishing of optical prescription eyewear. Presents personal and environmental safety issues. Co-requisite: OPT 152. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 151 Optical Laboratory Theory II (3 cr.)

Covers making eyeglasses with advanced prescriptions and frames. Includes verification and neutralization techniques for single vision lens and bifocals, frame repair, accomplishing prescribed prism by decentration, verification and neutralization, semi-rimless glasses, and multifocal glasses. Prerequisites: OPT 150 and OPT 152 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 153. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 152 Optical Laboratory Clinical I (3 cr.)
Provides the clinical component of OPT 150. Provides students the opportunity to learn clinical skills in fundamental optical laboratory tasks at the entry level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes accuracy and attaining skills that meet acceptable professional standards. Co-requisite: OPT 150. Laboratory 6 hours per week
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OPT 153 Optical Laboratory Clinical II (3 cr.)
Provides the clinical component of OPT 151. Presents students with an opportunity to learn clinical skills for optical laboratory tasks at the advanced level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes accuracy and the attainment of skills that meet acceptable professional standards. Prerequisites: OPT 150 and OPT 152 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 151. Laboratory 6 hours per week.
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OPT 154 Optical Business Management (3 cr.)
Covers basic management and leadership skills necessary for a successful eye care office. Teaches the analysis, creative thinking, judgment, planning strategy, and implementation skills necessary for today’s optical business challenges. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 160 Optical Dispensing Theory I (3 cr.)
Introduces the student to the skills necessary for becoming a dispensing optician. Includes the history of the profession, patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 165. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 165 Optical Dispensing Clinical I (2 cr.)
Provides the student with an opportunity to develop the skills necessary for becoming a dispensing optician. Covers patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Serves as the clinical component of OPT 160. Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 160. Laboratory 4 hours per week.
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OPT 253 Current Optical Trends (2 cr.)
Presents current trends in the optical profession. Examines the impact of new materials, new health care issues, and medical advances as they relate to the visual needs and wants of society. Prerequisite: OPT 260 and OPT 271 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours per week.
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OPT 260 Optical Dispensing Theory II (3 cr.)
Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing optician, including patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Prerequisites: OPT 160 and OPT 165 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 271. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 271 Optical Dispensing Clinical II (3 cr.)
Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing optician, including patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Serves as the clinical component of OPT 260. Prerequisites: OPT 160 and OPT 165 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 260. Laboratory 12 hours per week.
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OPT 272 Optical Dispensing Clinical lIl (3 cr.)
Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing optician, including patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Prerequisites: OPT 271. Laboratory 12 hours per week.
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OPT 273 Contact Lens Theory I (3cr.)
Introduces basic concepts and techniques of contact lens fitting, contact lens design, contact lens materials, and contact lens nomenclature. Covers contact lens insertion and removal techniques, and basic slit lamp and keratometry skills. Prerequisites: NAS 176 or OPT 105 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 274 Contact Lens Theory II (3 cr.)
Explores soft spherical and gas permeable contact lens fitting philosophies, tolerances, and designs. Develops the student’s patient evaluation skills, patient training skills, and skills for evaluating the fit and verification of contact lenses. Prerequisite: OPT 273 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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OPT 280 Contact Lens Clinical (3 cr.)
Promotes the development of clinical skills in fundamental contact lens tasks at the entry level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes professional standards. Prerequisite: OPT 274 or equivalent. Laboratory 6 hours per week.
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