Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

OPTOM 263, 263 A&B - Essential Optics

30 Points

Semesters 1 and 2



An introduction to optics relevant to optometry and necessary to understand the optical performance of the eye, the design of ophthalmic lens applications, and the principles of operation of clinical instrumentation.

Topics include; the basic principles of physical optics, the principles of image formation by lenses and lens systems mirrors and prisms, optics of the eye, ocular ametropia and aberrations.


Restriction: OPTOM 215, 262, 265

To complete this course students must enrol in OPTOM 263 A and B, or OPTOM 263 

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