This course will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of the basic anatomy, function and pathology of the eye and the common eye conditions including myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of optical prescriptions and transposition, and a basic understanding of common ocular pathological conditions, their causes and treatments.
This course will enable you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles that contribute to effective communication.
This course will give an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of different personnel within the optical profession, the optical bodies and their responsibilities, dealing with customers’ entitlements within the NHS and the administrative procedures required to deliver those entitlements, Health and Safety at work and waste disposal.
This unit has seven sections, covering lens materials, designs, form and the different lens types; from single vision to multifocals and occupational lenses. You will also learn about some of the aspects of safety lenses and sun protection.
Supported by NHS Education for Scotland