OPT402 - Contact Lens Lab II

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Subject Title
Contact Lens Lab II

Subject Description
This subject expands on the clinical skills learned in Contact Lens Lab I. Students apply the principles of client assessment, lens selection and assessment of lens fit and visual acuity. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of data for selection of contact lens design and delivery to the client.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma Program.

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

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

  1. Recognize and control infection hazards.
  2. Take a client history and record patient information as determined by the Guidelines to Professional Standards of Practice
  3. Take the required ocular measurements to ensure optimum contact lens fit and client safety consistent with professional standards of practice.
  4. Perform bio-microscopy to assess ocular status and contact lens suitability.
  5. Analyze information from patient prescription, ocular evaluation and measurements and select appropriate contact lens design and care system.
  6. Safely insert and remove soft and rigid contact lenses from the eye.
  7. Verify the power and the BCOR of various rigid contact lenses.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in fitting a soft spherical and a soft multifocal contact lens and a spherical RGP contact lens.
  9. Perform a manifest over refraction to determine appropriate contact lens power for spherical, toric and multifocal fits.
  10. Conduct a one month follow-up examination consistent with COO Standards of Practice for a soft spherical and a soft multifocal lens and a spherical RGP lens fit

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.

OPT 304 and OPT 303

** It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the prerequisites have been met prior to registration in OPT402.  Failure to do so may jeopardize your credit.

OPT 401 and OPT450

Topic Outline
 Students will follow weekly scheduled activities as outlined in the OPT402 Study Guide.

Mode of Instruction
 A variety of modes of instruction including lecture, hands-on practice and group work. Pathology models may be presented for observational purposes. 

Prescribed Texts

1. Slit Lamp Examination& Photography 3rd ED, Martonyi & Bahn
Time One Ink Publishing

2. Contact Lens Practice
2nd ED, Efron;
ISBN 0750688696

3. Contact Lens Complications
 2nd ED Efron:
ISBN-10: 0750655348  


Reference Material
 1.  Clincial Cases in Contact Lenses; Ronald Watanabe, Elsevier

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
Because of the nature of this subject, attendance in all classes is mandatory in order to achieve the learning outcomes.  Any absences
must be supported by a legal document within one week. 

The final grade for this course will be designated as follows:


**  A minimum grade of 70% on each examination must be obtained in order for a satisfactory grade to be assigned.


1.  Radiuscope, Lens verification and Identification - must be satisfactory (70%) to pass
2.  Keratometer - must be satisfactory (70%) to pass.
3.  Slit Lamp - must be satisfactory (70%) to pass.
4.  Insertion & Removal of Lenses - must be satisfactory (70%) to pass. 


Test #1 Radiuscope and Lens Verification 25%
Test #2 Slit Lamp Examination 25%
Test #3 Keratometric Examination 25%
Test #4 Contact Lens Fitting / RGP and Soft 25%
Total   100%

Testing dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable. If a test is missed students are required to provide
documentation, such as a doctor's certificate instating the illness, along with a written request for make-up testing privileges
within 7 days following the date of the test. Make-up examinations will be granted for extenuating circumstances only at the
discretion of the appropriate Faculty.

Approved by: Lisa Somers