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Optics I (VS11001)

This course provides the student with the basic theory of optics as it relates to optometric refraction, ophthalmic corrective lenses, ophthalmic instruments, and low vision devices. In addition, the course covers the optical properties of the eye and the techniques used for assessing these properties. Topics include vergence, refraction, reflection, ray tracing, prisms, thin and thick lenses, mirrors, optical models of the eye, refractive errors, and optical effects of correcting lenses. Laboratory sessions support the lecture material with hands-on experiments.

  • Lecture Hours: 54
  • Lab Hours: 12
  • Patient Care Hours: 0
  • Seminar / Online Hours: 0
  • Grade Type: Letter