ADVANCED OPTOMETRY AND CONTACTOLOGY

First cycle degree in OPTICS AND OPTOMETRY (Ord. 2013) (discontinued)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MARINO FORMENTI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Course unit contents: Behavioral Optometry
Philosofy
The behavioral approach to vision care
The optometric visual analysis: classical vs behavioral visual exam

Vision and Stress
Nearpoint visual demands
Autonomic visual response to stress agents
Organism Stress response
Stress response in the visual function
Symptoms and signs of visual stress
Development of refractive errors and visual dysfunctions in response to visual stress

Optometric Evaluation of learning problems
Developing lerning readiness
Learning related vision problems
Visuo-perceptual-motor optometric evaluation

Myopia Control
Refraction in worlwide pediatric population
Myopia and environment
Effect of urbanization
Concept and importance of peripheral refraction
Optic defocus theory and philosophy: central vs peripheral vision
Studies in laboratory animals
New concepts in ophthalmic and contact lenses designs for myopia control
Spectacles lens design
Soft lenses: Aspheric, Multifocals

Rigid Gas Permeable: a dynamic application of the sagittal phylosophy
Design
Spherical
Aspherical
Multifocal
Reverse Geometry
Toric

Orthokeratology
History of orthokeratology
Daily wear orthokeratology
Overnight orthokeratology
Orthokeratology design
Corneal changes
How it works
Guidelines and protocol