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Contact Lenses
Course Outcome Summary

Course Information
Organization                 Madison Area Technical College
Developers                   Norma Artman
Development Date             1/2/2002
Revised By                   Ann Hayden-Finger
Revised Date                 2/1/2012
Course Number                31-516-330
Instructional Level          One-Year Technical Diploma

Description
This course gives the student in-depth exposure to the technical aspects of a clinical contact lens practice.
Lecture and laboratory experiences emphasize lens verification, patient education and evaluation. In this course
you will learn various skills which will be valuable to you and any practice in which you are employed in. In a
contact lens practice the technician is able to truly interact and work with the patients.

Textbooks
See instructor or the bookstore for textbook information for this course.


Prerequisites
Basic Optical Concepts
Ocular Anatomy

Exit Learning Outcomes
Core Abilities
A.    Communication
B.    Critical thinking
C.    Mathematics


Competencies
A.         Examine contact lens terminology
           Linked Core Abilities
           Communication
           Critical thinking
           Competence will be demonstrated by :
           1. participating in classroom and group discussion
           2. completing a homework assignment
           3. completing a quiz
           Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
           1. learner examines aggittal height
           2. learner examines wetting angle
           3. learner identifies the characteristics of RGP and Hydrogel contact lenses
           4. learner examines extended wear contact lens
           5. learner examines scleral contact lens
           6. learner examines contact lenses




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         7. learner examines corneal contact lens
         8. learner identifies truncated contact lens
         9. learner identifies fenestration holes in contact lenses
         10. learner differentiates between the types of toric contact lenses
B.       Analyze RGP lens verification
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Mathematics
         Competence will be demonstrated by :
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. completing lab assignment
         3. completing a homework assignment
         4. completing a video review activity sheet
         5. completing a skill checkout
         6. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner describes rigid contact lens
         2. learner identifies rigid contact lenses
         3. learner labels the parameters of RGP contact lens
         4. learner draws a diagram of contact lens parameters
         5. learner identifies the tolerance of the parameters
         6. learner identifies the components of radiuscope
         7. learner identifies the equipment needed to perform verification of RGP contact lenses
         8. learner identifies the abbreviations for contact lens parameters
         9. learner performs rigid contact lens verification
C.       Explain the history of contact lenses
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Competence will be demonstrated by :
         1. participating in role playing exercises
         2. participating in classroom and group discussion
         3. completing a homework assignment
         4. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner identifies important dates in contact lens history
         2. learner identifies the methods of manufacturing contact lenses
         3. learner identifies people in contact lens history
D.       Analyze optical principles of rigid contact lenses
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Mathematics
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. completing homework assignment
         3. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:




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         1. learner calculates optimal spherical contact lens power
         2. learner converts diopter K into millimeters valves
         3. learner converts millimeters into diopter K values
         4. learner examines lacrimal lens
         5. learner identifies hydrogel contact lens FDA classification
E.       Perform RGP contact lens patient instructions and education
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in role playing exercises
         2. participating in classroom and group discussion
         3. completing in lab assignment
         4. completing skills checkout activities
         5. completing a video review activity sheet
         6. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner displays proper handling contact lens hygiene
         2. learner demonstrates/ teaches RGP contact lens insertion
         3. learner demonstrates/teaches RGP contact lens recentering techniques
         4. learner demonstrates/teaches RGP contact lens removal
         5. learner explains RGP contact lens solutions
         6. learner demonstrates RGP contact lens cleaning procedure
         7. learner demonstrates RGP contact lens disinfectant procedure
         8. learner explains RGP contact lens wearing schedule
         9. learner inserts RGP contact lens on a patient's eye
         10. learner removes RGP contact lens patient's eye
F.       Perform hydrogel contact lens patient instructions and education
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Competence will be demonstrate by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. participating in role playing exercises
         3. completing lab assignment
         4. completing homework assignment
         5. completing a video review activity sheet
         6. completing skills checkout activities
         7. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner displays proper handling contact lens hygiene
         2. learner identifies inside-out of Hydrogel contact lens
         3. learner demonstrates the "Taco" test
         4. learner demonstrates/teaches Hydrogel contact lens insertion
         5. learner demonstrates/teaches Hydrogel contact lens removal
         6. learner explains Hydrogel contact lens solutions
         7. learner identifies Hydrogel contact lens wearing schedules
         8. learner demonstrates/teaches Hydrogel contact lens cleaning procedure




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         Explain anatomical and physiological aspects
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. completing homework assignment
         3. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner identifies five layers of the cornea
         2. learner identifies physiological aspects of the cornea
         3. learner explores the tear film layers
         4. learner explores the effect of the tonicity of the tear film
         5. learner explores corneal metabolism
         6. learner reviews the anatomy of the limbus
         7. learner reviewsthe anatomy of the conjunctiva
         8. learner reviews the anatomy of the eyelids
         9. learner explores the action of the eyelids on a blink as it relates to contact lens wear
H.       Analyze special lens, special topics
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. completing a homework assignment
         3. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner summarizes monovision
         2. learner explores RGP & Hydrogel lenses for extended wear
         3. learner explains Keratoconus
         4. learner explains the two designs for bifocal contact lenses
         5. learner identifies the styles of the simultaneous RGP bifocal contact lenses
         6. learner identifies the styles of the alternating RGP bifocal contact lenses
         7. learner identifies the styles of the simultaneous Hydrogel bifocal contact lenses
         8. learner identifies the styles of the alternating Hydrogel bifocal contact lenses
         9. learner summarizes orthokeratology
         10. learner explains the insertion of a prosthetic eye
         11. learner identifies pathologic and developmental anomalies that require contact lens for infants
         and young children
         12. learner explains the lens position marks on toric hydrogel contact lenses
         13. learner explores the types of hydrogel disposable contact lenses
I.       Perform C.L. preliminary measurements
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Mathematics
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion




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         2. completing a lab assignment
         3. completing a homework assignment
         4. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner obtains pre-fitting evaluation
         2. learner performs tear film analysis
         3. learner distinguishs physical preliminary measurements
         4. learner explains the three general contact lens fitting procedures
         5. learner explains the differences between visibility tints, transparent tints and opaque tints in
         contact lenses
         6. learner identifies the three types of white blood cells found from ocular smear
J.       Demonstrate C.L. fitting procedures
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Mathematics
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in role playing lab exercises
         2. participating in classroom and group discussion
         3. completing a lab assignment
         4. completing a video review activity
         5. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner compares Keratometry contact lens fitting measurements
         2. learner explains the fluorescein patterns of a steep, flat and on K, RGP contact lens
         3. learner summarizes the three basic contact lens fitting criteria
         4. learner explains the three general contact lens fitting procedures
         5. learner explains the three point touch fitting of Hydrogel contact lens
K.       Analyze RGP lens modification
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Mathematics
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. participating in role playing lab exercises
         3. completing lab assignment
         4. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner identifies contact lens modification equipment
         2. learner explains the procedure for polishing RGP contact lenses
         3. learner explains the procedure for changing the power of RGP contact lenses
         4. learner performs the polishing procedure for RGP contact lens
         5. learner performs the RGP lens power change by +.50 and -.50
         6. learner explains the procedure for modification of RGP lens diameter
         7. learner explains the procedure for edge contour modification
         8. learner differentiates the types of polish used with contact lens materials
L.       Analyze corneal pathology, cosmetics education and C.L.'s




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         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Mathematics
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. presenting an article review assignment
         3. participating in classroom slide show activity
         4. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner identifies vision threatening common pathogens with contact lens wear
         2. learner explains application guidelines of cosmetics with contact lens wear
         3. learner explains contact lens complications seen on the cornea
         4. learner summarizes central corneal clouding, and three and nine o'clock staining
         5. learner explains the areas of the palpebral conjunctiva for recording purposes with GPC.
         6. learner identifies non-vision threatening complications with contact lens wear
M.       Analyze office procedures, contact lens inventory and insurance
         Linked Core Abilities
         Communication
         Critical thinking
         Competence will be demonstrated by:
         1. participating in classroom and group discussion
         2. completing a quiz
         Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:
         1. learner explains office procedures for scheduling contact lens patient's
         2. learner differentiates between warranties, service contracts and insurance
         3. learner explains types of recall systems
         4. learner explains equipment maintenance
         5. learner explains inventory maintenance
         6. learner designs contact lens ordering and laboratory control system




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