Ophthalmic Courses

OPH 101 - Ophthalmic Pre‐Testing

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of, and practical experience in, the procedures and measurements that comprise the preliminary testing for a comprehensive eye and vision examination. Students will learn how to obtain a patient's case history and blood pressure and how to measure visual acuity, color vision, pupil evaluation, and depth perception. Students will learn the use of automatic equipment and how to provide ophthalmic chair‐side assisting. 

Additional course fee: $105.

OPH 102 - Ocular and Ophthalmic Concepts

2-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course covers ophthalmic terminology, the properties of light, the nature of refractive errors, and ophthalmic lens design for the correction of refractive errors. 

OPH 103 - Ophthalmic Testing

3-2-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Coming Fall 2020

OPH 104 - Ocular and Ophthalmic Concepts and Refraction

3-2-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Coming Fall 2020

OPH 105 - Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the study of the form and function of the human eye, enabling students to develop an understanding of the anatomy of the eye. Relevant physiology and function of the eye will also be covered. The actions of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents will be discussed along with common ocular conditions and diseases. The course will also cover common systemic medications that may affect the eye and vision. 

OPH 106 - Optical Dispensing

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course covers frame definition, parts and types of frames, measurement of frames and lenses, alignment of frames, inserting and removing lenses, selection and filling of eyewear; dispensing, adjustment, and repair of eyewear; and patient education regarding eyewear. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Co-requisites:

OPH 101, OPH 102, OPH 105 and OPH 110.

OPH 107 - Ocular Anatomy and Contact Lenses

2-2-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Coming Fall 2020

OPH 108 - Optical Dispensing and Patient Relations

3-2-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Coming Fall 2020

OPH 110 - Clinical Experience I

0-0-4-1
Credit Hours: 1

This course gives students clinical experience through active observation and scribing, as well as vision screening activities at clinical affiliates. Students are expected to interact with patients and be engaged in problem‐solving activities. Students will actively collaborate with fourth‐year Doctor of Optometry students, optometric residents and faculty members/preceptors, as well as other clinical staff and health care professionals. Seminars/case discussions are included in the course. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Co-requisites:

OPH 101, OPH 102, OPH 105, and OPH 106. 

OPH 120 - Cornea and Contact Lenses

2-2-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give students hands on experience with soft, gas permeable, and specialty contact lenses. Students will interact with patients and teach them contact lens insertion, removal, cleaning, and disinfection techniques. Students will be required to understand basic corneal physiology and become capable of evaluating a contact lens on the eye. Students will learn to manage a contact lens department, gaining the ability to inventory and order contact lenses. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Prerequisite:

OPH 101, OPH 102, OPH 105, OPH 106, and OPH 110 with a grade of C or better.

OPH 130 - Opthalmic Specialty Testing

2-2-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give students hands on experience with specialty ophthalmic testing. Students will actively collaborate with fourth-year Doctor of Optometry students, optometric residents, and faculty members/preceptors, as well as clinical staff and other health care professionals. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Prerequisite:

OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106, and OPH 110 with a grade of C or better.

OPH 140 - Patient Relations/Practice Management

2-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course introduces the student to their personal and vocational responsibilities as an ophthalmic technician, as a member of a clinical practice, and as a participant in the health care delivery team. The content of this course supports students in the development of their societal, professional, and work ethics. 

Prerequisite:

OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106, and OPH 110 with a grade of C or better.

OPH 150 - Clinical Experience II

0-0-8-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course gives students clinical experience through active scribing and hands on testing, as well as vision screening activities at clinical affiliates. Students are expected to interact with patients and be engaged in problem-solving activities. Students will actively collaborate with fourth-year Doctor of Optometry students, optometric residents and faculty members/preceptors, as well as other clinical staff and health care professionals. Seminars/case discussions are included in the course. 

Additional Course Fee: $85

Prerequisite:

OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106, and OPH 110 with a grade of C or better.