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Health Careers Education
HL00354
Optics and Vision Correction
45.00
This course includes the study of basic optics and refractive error correction.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org

Basic optics
1. Describe the aspects and characteristics of light transmission.
2. Demonstrate basic optics calculations.
3. Describe the concepts of refraction, reflection and diffraction.
4. Describe the electromagnetic spectrum.
5. Calculate the index of refraction of a substance.


Refractive errors and correction
1. Describe the major components of a refractive error.
2. Describe the cause for each component of a refractive error.
3. Describe the options for correction of the refractive error.
4. Describe the process of refraction and refinement.
5. Describe the process of examination and diagnosis of a refractive error.








Career
Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf



Vision Care Technician - CTTC

--aligns with the JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant: An Independent Study Course, 4th ed.

The Ophthalmic Assistant, 7th ed. Stein & Slatt
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Assistant
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Certified Assistant
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Certified Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Vision Care Technician