OPT106 - Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I

Outline info
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Subject Title
Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I

Subject Description
This subject is an introductory lab that prepares students for work in an optical dispensary. Content includes frame and facial measurements, frame adjustments and repairs, spectacle neutralization and standard dispensing procedures. Professional standards and communications are emphasized throughout this subject.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Recognize and control infection hazards.

2. Take frame and facial measurements and list them on an order form.

3. Adjust frames to ensure a comfortable fit.

4. Bench align spectacles.

5. Assess and carry out frame repairs.

6. Describe the function of the lensometer components.

7. Use the lensometer to neutralize uncut lenses and single vision spectacles.

8. Identify lens materials, coatings, designs and the appropriate use for each.

9. Determine horizontal and vertical optical centre placement.

10. Use the lens gauge to determine surface curves and to identify the location of the cylinder.

11. Select lenses and frames for a client (in a simulated situation) according to lens prescription, client's needs, and anatomical measurements.

12. Assess the prescription, determine client needs and complete the patient file.

13. Carry out procedures for the verification and delivery of finished spectacles.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
Students will follow activities scheduled in the OPT106 lab study guide.

Mode of Instruction
Instructors of OPT106 will use a variety of modes of instruction including lecture, hands-on practice, and group work. 

Prescribed Texts
System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, 3rd edition, Brooks & Borish; Butterworth- Heinemann

Required Supplies
Students are required to bring the following tools to all classes and examinations:

P.D. Ruler
Pen Light
Clock Gauge
Lens Calipers

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
In Seneca College Health Science Programs, a minimum grade of "C" (60%) is required for Promotion.

In-Class Assignments       15% 
Lensometer Test      20% 
Mid Term Exam 25% 
Final Exam 40%
Total 100%

The final grade for this course will be designated as follows SATISFACTORY/UNSATISFACTORY

** Lensometer Exam must be satisfactory (80%) to pass subject.
** Bench alignment portion of the final exam must be satisfactory (70%) to pass subject.

NOTE:  As lens neutralization is a critical skill, no marks will be given for lenses recorded 90 degrees off axis on tests and examinations 

Approved by: Lisa Somers