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Rigid Contact Lenses*

In this module, students learn about contact lens (CL) terminology and design. They study anatomy and the physiology of the eye as it relates to CL fitting. Diopter power, prescription and transposition are discussed. Students learn the effect of vertex distance on lens power. Refractive errors are presented, and they study the proper care system for these lenses. Students gain hands-on practice with keratometer, slit lamp and other related instruments to verify CL parameters. Students are introduced to various complications and medical conditions that require specialty contact lens fitting. Keratoconus management is discussed. Presbyopia and multi-focal contact lenses are discussed. ANSI standards are presented, and customer service and follow-up schedules are discussed.


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