Contact Lenses I
In this first of a three course series, the history of contact lens development is discussed leading to current lens materials, soft lens design and manufacturing techniques. Parameters such as DK, DK/l, wetting angle, water content, thickness, edge, diameter, monocurve versus multicurve design and sagittal depth will be discussed. Fitting considerations of soft lenses for optimal physiological function; sag, movement on blink; evaluation of VA, OR, OK, slit-lamp examination and vertex calculations. Criteria for patient selection and training as well as discussion of contact lens care systems.
No. of Credits: 1 theory & 1 practical
Level : 6