ERIC Number: ED028292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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Essentials of an Accredited Curriculum for Optometric Technicians.
American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO.
The standards are intended for the information of schools, optometrists, clinics, and prospective students. They concern organization and administration, faculty, student selection, curriculum, and accreditation policies. The general academic program should include English, social and behavioral science, mathematics, history, and office skills. The professional program should include: (1) a general survey of optometry, (2) elements of optometry for technicians including an introduction to physical, geometric, and physiological optics; general and ocular anatomy and physiology, psychology of perception, and disorders of vision and vision performance, (3) office and clinical procedures including responsibilities to patients and relations with laboratories, (4) ophthalmic optics including spectacles and contact lenses, ophthalmic mechanics, measurements of lenses, material quality control, frame styling and adjusting, dispensing and hygiene, (5) special techniques including testing of color vision, visual skills, and visual fields testing, assisting in orthoptics, vision training, vision screening, contact lenses, and tonometry procedures, and (6) clinical experience. A description of the Merritt College program is included in the appendix. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO.