This module introduces students to contact lenses, providing them with the basic science underpinning contact lenses. An understanding of the basic principles of patient assessment for contact lens wear and their application will be acquired. Further development of the theoretical and clinical application will be developed in contact lens practice two. These skills will assist the student in advising patients in the Primary Care Clinic 1 regarding contact lenses.
Introduction to contact lenses including history and development of contact lenses
Keratometry and ocular dimensions
Slit Lamp and dry eye assessment tests
Rigid corneal lens (RCL) and soft contact lens verification and ordering
Basic contact Lens Optics: soft and RGP
Contact lens care systems
Contact lens materials and manufacture
Contact lens-related anterior segment anatomy and physiology
Soft Spherical Contact Lens Fitting
Patient assessment for contact lens wear
Patient selection: advantages and disadvantages of contact lens wear and indications and contraindications for fitting
The CORU Optical Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
The CORU Standards of Proficiency for Optometrists are covered, wholly or in part, in this module within the following domains 1. Professional Autonomy and Accountability, 3. Safety and Quality and 5. Professional Knowledge and Skills.
Lectures, clinical laboratories, tutorials, web-based materials and sites, self-directed learning and directed learning.
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