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School of Science
OPTICS AND OPTOMETRY
Course unit
ADVANCED OPTOMETRY AND CONTACTOLOGY
SC01123627, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
OPTICS AND OPTOMETRY
SC1168, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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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/2018/laurea
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in OPTICS AND OPTOMETRY

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MIRKO CHINELLATO

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Tecniche avanzate di optometria e contattologia 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 FORMENTI MARINO (Presidente)
SALASNICH LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
COLOMBO RENZO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Ottica oftalmica e visuale
Ottica per la contattologia 1 con laboratorio
Ottica per la contattologia 1 con laboratorio
Tecniche fisiche per l’optometria 1 con laboratorio
Tecniche fisiche per l’optometria 2 con laboratorio
Target skills and knowledge: The student must be able to analyze a corneal topography.
Moreover, the student must be able to recognize keratoconus choosing the correct contact lenses.

In general, the student must know the theory and practice of the orthokeratology treatment.
Examination methods: Written exam plus an optional colloquium.
Assessment criteria: On the basis of the project work and the 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. Lecture notes and suggested books.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving