NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Optometry 251 OPTL 2724—Optometric Theory and Methods II Lab Application and skills necessary to performocular examinations stressed in OPT 2724. (0-54-1.5) OPTL 3021—Optometric Simulation Lab This is the first course in a sequence that introduces the student to augmented reality simulation medicine. This course will teach students both the mechanical technique and introduce the basic anatomy and pathophysiology of the retina using an augmented reality binocular indirect ophthalmoscope simulator. At the end of the course, students should understand how to get a focused image of the eight principle quadrants of the retina and how to move their view around the retinal periphery. The basic anatomy and pathophysiology of the retina will be reviewed in the summer semester. Case-based diagnostic training using augmented reality simulation will be implemented alongside pathology and clinical courses later in the curriculum. (0-72-2) OPT 3122*—Ocular Physiology The functions of each composing element of the globe and orbit are detailed. The mechanisms to achieve such functions are also explained. (36-0-2) OPT 3344A*—Psychophysics/Monocular Sensory Processes I This course introduces the student, who is familiar with the mechanisms of visual neurophysiology, to various monocular aspects of visual function. It is a review of the product of visual function, namely, perception of the world around. Success in this course will depend, in part, upon the student’s knowledge of psychophysical testing and optics provided in earlier coursework. This course is restricted to monocular aspects of relationships between the physical world and the individual’s perception of it. Students will review psychophysical methods and visual neurophysiology, then discuss dark and light adaptation. Luminance efficiency will be looked at, followed by spatial and temporal brightness perception. Flicker sensitivity will be introduced, as well as the fundamental theories behind visual field testing. The course will cover recent developments in the understanding of nonimage-forming, photosensitive, retinal ganglion cells and, as part of the visual field section, the phenomena of “blindsight.” Students will finish with a large section dealing with color vision: past and current understanding of color perception, what is normal and abnormal, and how it is tested. (36-0-2) OPT 3344B*—Psychophysics/Monocular Sensory Processes II This course is a continuation of MSP I and includes motion perception and form and pattern recognition. Theories of visual perception are discussed. Normal development, including the emmetropization process, is emphasized. Facial recognition is introduced. The course culminates in a study of art as a way to apply our knowledge of visual sensory processing and perception. (36-0-2) OPT 3434*—Ophthalmic Optics I Theoretical and practical aspects of corrective lens design in the optical correction of ametropia: physical and optical characteristics of ophthalmic lens materials, aberrations, specifications of lens powers, ophthalmic prism, lens decentration, and multifocal lens design. Selection of lenses and frames. (54-0-3) OPTL 3434*—Ophthalmic Optics I Lab This course offers hands-on training in the use of the lensometer to neutralize single-vision lenses, segmented multifocals, and prisms, as well as the use of the lens clock to measure surface power and base curve. Introduction to the extensive variety of lenses, coatings, and frames available is also provided, so the most appropriate ones can be recommended, based on a patient’s prescription and lifestyle needs. (0-36-1) OPT 3534—Ocular Disease of the Anterior Segment: Diagnosis and Pharmacological Management This course examines principles of diagnosis andmanagement of infectious, inflammatory, congenital, hereditary, and traumatic conditions of the anterior segment of the eye. Topical and systemic pharmacological treatments are emphasized. (72-0-4) OPT 3624—Optometric Theory and Methods III This course continues the optometric theory and methods sequence with emphasis on intermediate clinical procedures. Topics covered include binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, fundus biomicroscopy, gonioscopy, and dilation and irrigation. This course will allow students to increase clinical case analysis and efficiency, as well as the time spent with electronic medical record keeping. (36-0-2) OPTL 3624—Optometric Theory and Methods III Lab Application and skills necessary to perform clinical testing using examination procedures stressed in OPT 3624. (0-54-1.5) OPT 4122*—Ocular Pharmacology Drugs used in the eye or capable of exerting a pharmacological or toxicological effect on the eye; routes of administration, pathophysiological processes, and treatment regimens. (36-0-2) OPT 4234*—Ophthalmic Optics II This course is the second semester of the two-semester ophthalmic optics tract, which explores both the theoretical and practical aspects of corrective lens design. Topics this semester include absorptive lenses and lens coatings, prescribing for