Contact Lenses I (SAC23002)
Contact lenses are an essential part of optometric practice, not only for practice success, but also in the management of certain ocular conditions that require visual and/or therapeutic rehabilitation. This course introduces the basic aspects of contact lens fitting to the optometry student. It begins with a review of corneal topography and anterior segment anatomy to set the stage for contact lens fitting. The course then covers the fitting of spherical rigid gas permeable and soft hydrophilic contact lenses. This includes lens materials, designs, and fitting processes that result in optimal vision and comfort. A hands-on laboratory provides practical experience with the various lens types, and online materials encourage independent learning.