This module starts with lectures on anatomy, physiology and medical disorders. Students learn about lens aberrations, calculation of the best base curves and how to use the lens clock. Metric system and diopter power are discussed. Students learn about prescriptions, true powers, and transposition. Students receive hands-on practice in lensometer, frame measurements and patient measurements. Students practice the steps required to fabricate and tint rimless and nylon-chord glasses. ANSI standards are presented and students' projects are checked according to the standards. Students learn duties of optical office and practice salesmanship through role-playing. Students learn about HIPAA and vision care billing. Students practice adjustments and repair frames using hand tools. Students are introduced to the personal computer and gain experience utilizing a variety of instructional programs related to theoretical concepts taught in this module.
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