Laboratory in Contact Lenses and Optical Technologies I

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Dispensing Opticianry
Course Code
DOPT 2113
Credits
6.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
15
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
Fall
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the lab skills for quality control of contact lens materials, solutions, and their ocular applications. It also provides students with the ability to calibrate, maintain and implement the usage of the equipment and tools associated within the contact lens dispensary. Students will gain further experience with the use of automated refraction equipment. Students will practice the skills required to assimilate information collected on contact lens materials, solutions, as well as techniques for ocular application and refractive error correction.
Course Content
    1. Introduction
  • Laboratory objectives
  • Orientation to laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Laboratory hygiene
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Traditional and Computerized Diagnostic Technologies
    • Slit lamp biomicroscope
    • Profile analyzer
    • Vertex conversion chart
    • Snellen chart
    • Automated corneal topography
    • Keratometry
    • Hand loop
    • Dioptric conversion chart
    • Acuity trial lens set
    • Autorefractor
    • Lensometer
    • Diameter gauge
    • Phoroptor
  • Lens Types, Material Characteristics, Fitting, and Relationship to Ocular Health
    • Material compounds
    • Material configurations and design
    • Lens parameter determination
    • Chemical properties of contact lenses
    • Manufacturer’s material limitations
  • Contact Lens Solution Properties, Chemical Compounds, Procedures, and Relationship to Ocular Health
    • Chemical disinfection systems
    • Hydrogen peroxide disinfection
    • Surfactant cleaners
    • Enzyme cleaners
    • Rewetting agents
    • Medically prescribed ocular pharmaceutical agents
  • Automated Sight Testing
    • The process of refraction
    • Equipment and function
    • Subjective and objective refraction
    • Autorefraction
    • Tonometry
    • Professional standards of practice
  • Professional Relationship with the Patient
    • Communication and patient interaction
    • New fit routine
    • Follow-up routine
    Methods Of Instruction
    1. Lectures
    2. Independent study of courseware
    3. Independent completion of online self-assessment quizzes
    4. Completion of field assignments
    5. Participation in online Discussion Forums
    Means of Assessment

    The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.  

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate competency with the use of instruments for contact lens fitting, lens analysis, and refractive error
    2. Collect, record, and interpret data and patient health information during a routine contact lens fitting and refractive error determination
    3. Gain knowledge of contact lens materials by manufacturer, label name, material compound names, water content, power range and recommended patient fitting procedure and wearing schedule
    4. Recall knowledge of contact lens cold disinfection systems, lens storage solutions, surfactant cleaning solutions, enzyme cleaners, rewetting agents, and medically prescribed pharmaceutical agents
    5. Describe the physical cleaning and disinfection of contact lenses
    6. Recall knowledge of contact lens solutions by manufacturer, brand name, chemical ingredients, and recommended usage.
    7. Describe the steps in the refraction process and use the equipment necessary to produce the patient’s refractive error assessment.
    8. Recall knowledge of the automated refractive error assessment within the context of the overall eye exam.
    9. Describe concepts of boutique eyeglass and contact lens dispensing
    10. Describe limitations and contraindications to the automated refractive error assessment according to the Professional Standards of Practice
    Textbook Materials

    Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

    A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

    Requisites

    Course Guidelines

    Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Course Transfers

    Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
    There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

    Course Offerings

    Fall 2020

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    33838
    Thu Tue Mon
    08-Sep-2020
    - 07-Dec-2020
    08-Sep-2020
    07-Dec-2020
    Sidhu
    Jasvir
    Open
    Coquitlam
    This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    12
    11
    1
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Thu
    Coquitlam - Bldg. A
    A1230
    8:30 - 10:20
    Tue
    Coquitlam - Bldg. A
    A2041
    10:30 - 13:20
    Mon
    Coquitlam - Bldg. A
    A2041
    11:30 - 15:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    34349
    Thu Wed
    08-Sep-2020
    - 07-Dec-2020
    08-Sep-2020
    07-Dec-2020
    Sidhu
    Jasvir
    Full
    Coquitlam
    This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    12
    12
    0
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Thu
    Coquitlam - Bldg. A
    A1230
    8:30 - 10:20
    Wed
    Coquitlam - Bldg. A
    A2041
    9:30 - 13:20
    Thu
    Coquitlam - Bldg. A
    A2041
    12:30 - 15:20