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					Contact Lenses
Course Outcome Summary Course Information
Organization Developers Development Date Course Number Instructional Level Potential Hours of Instruction Total Credits Madison Area Technical College Norma Artman 1/2/2002 31-516-330 One-Year Technical Diploma 80 3

Description
Gives the student in-depth exposure to the technical aspects of clinical contact lens practice. Lecture and laboratory experiences emphasize lens verification, patient education and evaluation. CrLf

Types of Instruction Instruction Type
Classroom Presentation On Campus Laboratory and Clinicals

Contact Hours
52 28

Credits
3

Textbooks
Lowther. Contact Lenses: Procedures and Techniques. Butterworth. 1991. Norma Artman. Contact Lenses Laboratory Manual.

Prerequisites
Basic Optical Concepts (31-516-305) Ocular Anatomy (31-516-315) Ophthalmic pre-testing (31-516-301)

Exit Learning Outcomes
Core Abilities
A. B. C. D. Communication Critical thinking Mathematics Science and Technology

Competencies
A. Examine contact lens terminology Competence will be demonstrated by : A.1. participating in classroom and group discussion

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A.2. completing a homework assignment A.3. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: A.1. you examine aggittal height A.2. you examine wetting angle A.3. you identify the characteristics of RGP and Hydrogel contact lenses A.4. you examine extended wear contact lens A.5. you examine scleral contact lens A.6. you examine contact lenses A.7. you examine corneal contact lens A.8. you identify truncated contact lens A.9. you identify fenestration holes in contact lenses A.10. you differentiate between the types of toric contact lenses Analyze RGP lens verification Competence will be demonstrated by : B.1. participating in classroom and group discussion B.2. completing lab assignment B.3. completing a homework assignment B.4. completing a video review activity sheet B.5. completing a skill checkout B.6. completing a quiz B.7. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: B.1. you describe rigid contact lens B.2. you identify rigid contact lenses B.3. you label the parameters of RGP contact lens B.4. you draw a diagram of contact lens parameters B.5. you identify the tolerance of the parameters B.6. you identify the components of radiuscope B.7. you identify the equipment needed to perform verification of RGP contact lenses B.8. you identify the abbreviations for contact lens parameters B.9. you perform rigid contact lens verification Explain the history of contact lenses Competence will be demonstrated by : C.1. participating in role playing exercises C.2. participating in classroom and group discussion C.3. completing a homework assignment C.4. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: C.1. you identify important dates in contact lens history C.2. you identify the methods of manufacturing contact lenses C.3. you identify people in contact lens history Analyze optical principles of rigid contact lenses Competence will be demonstrated by:

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D.1. participating in classroom and group discussion D.2. completing homework assignment D.3. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: D.1. you calculate optimal spherical contact lens power D.2. you convert diopter K into millimeters valves D.3. you convert millimeters into diopter K values D.4. you examine lacrimal lens D.5. you identify hydrogel contact lens FDA classification Analyze RGP C.L.'s - patient instructions and education Competence will be demonstrated by: E.1. participating in role playing exercises E.2. participating in classroom and group discussion E.3. completing in lab assignment E.4. completing skills checkout activities E.5. completing a video review activity sheet E.6. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: E.1. you display proper handling contact lens hygiene E.2. you demonstrate/ teach RGP contact lens insertion E.3. you demonstrate/teach RGP contact lens recentering techniques E.4. you demonstrate/teach RGP contact lens removal E.5. you explain RGP contact lens solutions E.6. you demonstrate RGP contact lens cleaning procedure E.7. you demonstrate RGP contact lens disinfectant procedure E.8. you explain RGP contact lens wearing schedule E.9. you insert RGP contact lens on a patient's eye E.10. you remove RGP contact lens patient's eye Analyze Hydrogel C.L.'s - patient instructions and education Competence will be demonstrate by: F.1. participating in classroom and group discussion F.2. participating in role playing exercises F.3. completing lab assignment F.4. completing homework assignment F.5. completing a video review activity sheet F.6. completing skills checkout activities F.7. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: F.1. you display proper handling contact lens hygiene F.2. you identify inside-out of Hydrogel contact lens F.3. you demonstrate the "Taco" test F.4. you demonstrate/teach Hydrogel contact lens insertion F.5. you demonstrate/teach Hydrogel contact lens removal F.6. you explain Hydrogel contact lens solutions

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F.7. you identify Hydrogel contact lens wearing schedules F.8. you demonstrate/teach Hydrogel contact lens cleaning procedure Explain anatomical and physiological aspects Competence will be demonstrated by: G.1. participating in classroom and group discussion G.2. completing homework assignment G.3. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: G.1. you identify five layers of the cornea G.2. you identify physiological aspects of the cornea G.3. you explore the tear film layers G.4. you explore the effect of the tonicity of the tear film G.5. you explore corneal metabolism G.6. you review the anatomy of the limbus G.7. you review the anatomy of the conjunctiva G.8. you review the anatomy of the eyelids G.9. you explore the action of the eyelids on a blink as it relates to contact lens wear Analyze special lens, special topics Competence will be demonstrated by: H.1. participating in classroom and group discussion H.2. completing a homework assignment H.3. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: H.1. you summarize monovision H.2. you explore RGP & Hydrogel lenses for extended wear H.3. you explain Keratoconus H.4. you explain the two designs for bifocal contact lenses H.5. you identify the styles of the simultaneous RGP bifocal contact lenses H.6. you identify the styles of the alternating RGP bifocal contact lenses H.7. you identify the styles of the simultaneous Hydrogel bifocal contact lenses H.8. you identify the styles of the alternating Hydrogel bifocal contact lenses H.9. you summarize orthokeratology H.10. you explain the insertion of a prosthetic eye H.11. you identify pathologic and developmental anomalies that require contact lens for infants and young children H.12. you explain the lens position marks on toric hydrogel contact lenses H.13. you explore the types of hydrogel disposable contact lenses Demonstrate C.L. preliminary measurements Competence will be demonstrated by: I.1. participating in classroom and group discussion I.2. completing a lab assignment I.3. completing a homework assignment I.4. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:

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I.1. you obtain pre-fitting evaluation I.2. you perform tear film analysis I.3. you distinguish physical preliminary measurements I.4. you explain the three general contact lens fitting procedures I.5. you explain the differences between visibility tints, transparent tints and opaque tints in contact lenses I.6. you identify the three types of white blood cells found from ocular smear Demonstrate C.L. fitting procedures Competence will be demonstrated by: J.1. participating in role playing lab exercises J.2. participating in classroom and group discussion J.3. completing a lab assignment J.4. completing a video review activity J.5. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: J.1. you compare Keratometry contact lens fitting measurements J.2. you explain the fluorescein patterns of a steep, flat and on K, RGP contact lens J.3. you summarize the three basic contact lens fitting criteria J.4. you explain the three general contact lens fitting procedures J.5. you explain the three point touch fitting of Hydrogel contact lens Analyze RGP lens modification Competence will be demonstrated by: K.1. participating in classroom and group discussion K.2. participating in role playing lab exercises K.3. completing lab assignment K.4. completing a video review activity sheet K.5. completing a skill checkout K.6. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: K.1. you identify contact lens modification equipment K.2. you explain the procedure for polishing RGP contact lenses K.3. you explain the procedure for changing the power of RGP contact lenses K.4. you perform the polishing procedure for RGP contact lens K.5. you perform the RGP lens power change by +.50 and -.50 K.6. you explain the procedure for modification of RGP lens diameter K.7. you explain the procedure for edge contour modification K.8. you differentiate the types of polish used with contact lens materials Analyze corneal pathology, cosmetics education and C.L.'s Competence will be demonstrated by: L.1. participating in classroom and group discussion L.2. presenting an article review assignment L.3. participating in classroom slide show activity L.4. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when:

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L.1. you identify vision threatening common pathogens with contact lens wear L.2. you explain application guidelines of cosmetics with contact lens wear L.3. you explain contact lens complications seen on the cornea L.4. you summarize central corneal clouding, and three and nine o'clock staining L.5. you explain the areas of the palpebral conjunctiva for recording purposes with GPC. L.6. you identify non-vision threatening complications with contact lens wear Analyze office procedures, contact lens inventory and insurance Competence will be demonstrated by: M.1. participating in classroom and group discussion M.2. completing a homework assignment M.3. completing a quiz Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: M.1. you explain office procedures for scheduling contact lens patient's M.2. you differentiate between warranties, service contracts and insurance M.3. you explain types of recall systems M.4. you explain equipment maintenance M.5. you explain inventory maintenance M.6. you design contact lens ordering and laboratory control system Demonstrate office procedures, inventory and C.L. insurance Competence will be demonstrated: N.1. by class attendance N.2. by spending at least 8 hours per week preparing for class N.3. by achieving at least 76% on quizzes, exams, lab assignments and research paper N.4. by achieving at least 80% on the designated demonstration skill Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: N.1. you analyze contact lens cornea N.2. you label drawing of contact lens