V111 Basic Optics
Instructor: D Gerstman

This course begins with a study of basic optical principles as related to spectacle lenses and leads into how these lenses are used in the correction of visual problems. There are lectures and laboratory exercises in geometrical/theoretical optics. Exercises in geometrical optics include the study of the paths of light in refraction and reflection. Selected optical instruments commonly found in ophthalmic practice are introduced. Examples of optical instruments covered in the laboratory portion are those for viewing the interior of the eye, for determining the curvature of the front corneal surface of the eye, and for finding the power of spectacles lenses.

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