NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Optometry 253 disease, investigation of an outbreak, epidemiology of vision disorders, and the use of epidemiology in clinical decision making. (18-0-1) OPT 4951—Community Outreach This course discusses the social and behavioral determinants of health and disease; population trends and emerging needs; cultural aspects in eye care; health promotion, education, and prevention; and community program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and theory of screening. (18-0-1) OPT 5022—Anomalies of Binocular Vision II Etiology and visual effects of strabismus and amblyopia. Covers testing, analysis; diagnosis; management of strabismus and amblyopia; and use of lenses, prisms, and vision therapy to ameliorate strabismus and amblyopia. (36-0-2) OPTL 5022—Anomalies of Binocular Vision II Lab Application of concepts and material presented in Anomalies of Binocular Vision II lecture OPT 5022. (0-36-1) OPT 5122—Contact Lenses I The primary goal of this course is to provide an introduction to contact lens evaluation and fitting with emphasis on clinical experiences encountered in a primary care optometric practice. A laboratory is an integral adjunct to the course. Refractive surgery alternatives will supplement the curriculum. (36-0-2) OPTL 5122—Contact Lenses I Lab Training will be provided in prescription assessment (autorefractor), corneal testing (autokeratometry, topography, and pachymetry), hydrogel (HG) contact lens (CL) care, insertion and removal of HG CLs, evaluation of spherical and toric HG CLs on the eye, the use of specialty HG CLs, and verification of gas permeable (GP) CLs. (0-36-1) OPT 5322—Clinical Medicine and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease I This course is the first in a series that presents an overview of systemic disorders, including the diagnosis and pharmacological management that are pertinent to the practice of clinical optometry. Ocular sequelae are highlighted alongside each systemic disorder discussed in the course. Attention is given to diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, office emergencies, genetics, anaphylaxis, and commonly encountered neurological conditions. Lectures are delivered, where possible, by board-certified specialists or other recognized experts in the different medical subspecialties. Discussions revolve around case presentations based on presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, and general and pharmacological management of the various clinical entities. (36-0-2) OPT 5411—Clinical Gerontology The Clinical Gerontology course has been adapted to focus on the significance of the aging process for the optometric clinician. In particular, it discusses common circumstances and challenges that are encountered in the examination and management of an older patient. The course is taught online and utilizes reading and video assignments, quizzes, discussions, and small projects. (18-0-1) OPTL 5413—Physical Diagnosis Laboratory: Physical, Neurological, and Point-of-Care Testing This course will offer a hands-on experience in many of the diagnostic techniques employed in the work-up of systemic conditions. There will be an emphasis on those conditions that can present in the primary eye-care setting. These will include the physical exam, neurological screening, and in-office lab tests. (0-18-0.5) OPT 6122—Contact Lenses II Advanced lens applications in specialty cornea and contact lens practice. Options for presbyopia, astigmatism, anterior segment disease, myopia, corneal thinning disorders, keratoconus, and corneal surgery. (36-0-2) OPTL 6122—Contact Lenses II Lab Training will be provided on evaluation in GP CL care, insertion, and removal of corneal and mini-scleral GP CLs. (0-36-1) OPT 6233—Neuro-Eye Disease: Diagnostic, Medical, and Pharmacological Management This course covers the diagnosis, management, and treatment of ocular abnormalities seen in patients with neurological disease. Clinical diagnostic imaging studies—including nuclear magnetic imaging, computerized tomography, and vascular ultrasonography—are presented for both ocular and central nervous system neuropathology. Clinical work-up, surgical referral indications, and systemic/ocular pharmaceutical treatment are covered in detail. (54-0-3) OPT 6322—Rehabilitative Optometry: Low Vision This course will present low vision topics, including etiology, demographics, case history, acuity measurement, magnification, magnifiers, telescopes, psychosocial implications, functional testing, functional implications, technology, and driving implications. Lectures, laboratories, and assigned readingwill be used to explore an interdisciplinary approach to low vision rehabilitation, including the role of the optometrist in examination, prescribing, fitting, and training of low vision devices, as well as the role of many other professionals and resources. (36-0-2) OPTL 6322—Rehabilitative Optometry: Low Vision Lab Application and demonstration of concepts and material presented in Rehabilitative Optometry lecture OPT 6322. (0-36-1)