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School of Science
OPTICS AND OPTOMETRY
Course unit
ADVANCED OPTOMETRY AND CONTACTOLOGY
SC01123627, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
OPTICS AND OPTOMETRY (Ord. 2013)
SC1168, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED OPTOMETRY AND CONTACTOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://otticaeoptometria.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_2013
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses FIS/01 Experimental Physics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Ophthalmic Optics.
Visual Optics.
Optometry I.
Optometry II.
Target skills and knowledge: Overview on functional and Behavioural Optometry.
Optometric involvement in the diagnosis and treatment of visual related learning disabilities.
Optometric approach on myopia projection and progression in pediatric age and early adult population.
Modern clinical approach on Rigid Gas-Permeable contact lenses fitting procedures.
Advanced Orthokeratology procedures
Examination methods: Written exam
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
Additional notes about suggested reading: Power Point presentations
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)