Course Out Line
Lecturer SAFIAH. H. MULLA, MSc, OC(C), Bsc (OPTOMETRY)
Course Title: Introduction to OptometryOPTO 292
Optometry Department, College of Applied Medical Science
King Saud University, P.O. Box 10219, Riyadh, 11433
Tel: (01) 4355010 / 107
Office Hours: By appointment.
Hours of Work: Saturday to Wednesday -8.00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Course content and Objective
This course series is designed to familiarize the student with the history of optometry, characteristics of professions, interprofessional relations, scope and status of optometric service, optometric organizations and ethical considerations of patient care. Fundamental optometric terminology and basic procedures will also be introduced. Brief introduction of the eye and types of refractive error: myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism and their causes and correction. Introduction about the low vision devices, the ophthalmic equipment and their eye examination will also be discussed.
*The eye health care team
- Dispensing Opticians
*What do Optometrists do?
1 Comprehensive examinations of both the internal and external structures of the eye.
2Subjective and objective tests to evaluate a patient’s vision
Analysis of findings and diagnosis
*Modes of practice:
- Solo Practice
- Group Practice
- Hospital-based Optometry
- Interdisciplinary Practice
- Military Service
- Research and Teaching
*Areas of specialization in optometry:
- Contact Lenses
- Geriatric Optometry
- Pediatric Optometry
- Binocular Vision and Orthoptic
- Occupational Vision Specialists
- Low Vision Specialists
- Sports Vision Specialists
*Practice of optometry
- Optometrist as primary health care providers
*International &National optometric associations
- The World Council of Optometry (WCO)
- National optometric association
- The American Optometric Association
- The British College of Optometrists (BCO)
- The Saudi association of optometry and vision science
*Code of Ethics for Optometrists
*Rules of Optometric Practice
*Refractive errors of the eye
- - Type of refractive error
- What causes refractive error
- correction of refractive errors
2. Contact lenses
3. Refractive Surgery
*Extraocular Muscles of the Eye
- Monocular movements (DUCTIONS)
- Binocular movements
- Intraocular Muscles of the Eye
*Names and Abbreviations Used in Strabismus
- Types of Extraocular Muscle Surgery
*Vergence & Accommodation
*Common Ophthalmic Drugs
1. Clinical Refraction, 3rd Edition, Irvin M. Borish (Published by Irvin M. Borish, 1985).
2. Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspective, Anne L. Corn and Allan J. Koenig (1996).
3. The Ophthalmic Assistant, Stein–Slatt (Stein, 1994).
-Mid-Term Examination: 2-3 hour, short answer, MSQ and detailed problem solving: 25%
-Students perform individually and are graded by comparison to established standards: 10%
-Final Comprehensive Examination: 3-hour, short answer, short problems and essay (detailed problem solving) : 40%
-Students will be graded on their ability to answer questions in class from the material of previous classes: 10%
-Team work assignment: 15%