OPT2500 Contact Lens Theory (AS)

This course explores contact lenses. Relevant corneal anatomy, physiology, shape, and refractive properties of the cornea are reviewed. Analysis of contact lens materials, rigid gas permeable, soft, and silicone hydrogels and the techniques of handling, fitting, and care are demonstrated. Techniques for determining the best fit, sharpest visual acuity, and maximum comfort for the patient will be discussed.


2 credits (2 lecture hours)

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Ophthalmic Medical Technology AS degree program, OPT1330 (with a grade of C or higher)