Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

OPTOM 366 A&B - Clinical Optics and Dispensing

30 Points

Semester 1 and 2


An integrative approach to optical theory and its clinical application, particularly in the areas of correction of refractive error and dispensing of optical appliances.

Topics addressed include: optical measurement of refractive error by objective and subjective techniques, optical correction of refractive error, ophthalmic lens materials, coatings and treatments.

Optics of ophthalmic lenses, including advanced multifocal lens design. Magnification, aberrations, and lens design. Optical instrumentation and clinical application.


Restriction: OPTOM 260, 365

To complete this course students must enrol in OPTOM 366 A and B

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