Pediatric Optometry (SAC33605)
The Pediatric Optometry course prepares the student to understand, diagnose, and manage vision problems found in children. Topics include examination techniques used for infants and toddlers, diagnosis and management of refractive error and ocular disease in children, child development, learning-related vision problems, evaluation of children with disabilities, and the ocular and systemic manifestations of child abuse. Seminars will provide hands-on opportunities to reinforce techniques and concepts discussed in lectures. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the foundation needed to deliver high-quality eye care to their pediatric patients.