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Course code: BSCL614



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The students will learn the basic knowledge of contact lenses and basic concepts in fitting of contact lenses and its use. The course will cover the major area of contact lens management and practice. To extend the range of clinical optometry work begun in second year Clinical Optometry and will cover methods of contact lens fitting. The Course will range of contact lenses presently on the market to correct refractive error including astigmatism and Presbyopia will be examined to allow Student to assess contact lenses both to day and as they develop in the future.

Course Content

1. Anatomy and Physiology of Cornea in relations to Contact Lens use

2. The History of Contact lenses

3. Cornea / Contact lens and Oxygen

4. Basic Contact lens Types

5. Indications and Contra Indication of Contact lens use

6. Contact Lens materials

7. Contact Lens Manufacturing

8. Optics of Contact lens

9. Silicon Hydrogel Lenses

10. Slit Lamp Biomicroscope

11. Slit Lamp examination of Contact lenses patients – Indicators and Findings

12. Astigmatism – Keratometer – Contact lenses

13. Corneal Topography: measurement and Significance

14. Contact lens verification

15. Introduction of Contact lens Fitting – Soft Lenses

Course Content

16. RGP Lenses Fitting

17. RGP Fitting Patterns

18. Toric Lens Fitting

19. Overview of care and Maintenance – method of disinfection

20. Chemical Properties of contact lens care products

21. Contact Lens Deposits

22. Contact lens related ocular complications Soft lens and their management

23. Contact lens related ocular complications RGP lenses and their management

24. Diagnosis and management of Dry Eyes in contact lens wear

25. Contact lens related eye Problems

26. Contact lens Aftercare

27. Fitting scleral lenses and an Ocular prosthesis

28. Business aspects of Contact lenses practice

29. Practice Management of Contact Lenses

30. Inventory of Contact Lenses





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