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Arizona College of Optometry

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Course Name

OPTO 1682

Selected Studies

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This course allows students to pursue their special interests. This may include writing of abstracts or a review of current vision science literature. This may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTO 1751

Study Skills Enhancement

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This course allows students to understand and apply test taking strategies in order to increase their success in professional studies.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTO 1794

Third Year Clinical Skills Enhancement

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Individualized supervised clinical experiences to enhance the examination skills of students are the focus of this course.

Credits: 1.0-7.5

Prerequisites:

Permission from the course director

OPTO 1795

Ocular Prosthetics & Contact Lens Special Topics Workshop

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This workshop emphasizes the hands–on aspect of understanding and becoming proficient with the more specialized designs of contact lenses and ocular prosthetic devices and techniques. The areas covered will include the techniques for fitting and handling of astigmatism (toric) gas permeable contact lenses, gas permeable multifocal (bifocal) contact lenses, orthokeratology/corneal reshaping contact lenses, hybrid contact lenses, large diameter/mini scleral contact lenses and the fitting, fabrication and modification of ocular prosthetic contact lenses, shell eyes and reform eyes.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTO 1796

Spanish for Optometric Eye Exams

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Students develop basic communication skills in Spanish. This course emphasizes the vocabulary associated with the optometric examination. This course is for students with minimal knowledge of the Spanish language.

Credits: 1.5

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTO 1797

Sports Vision Workshop

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This course presents the basics of sports vision evaluation and therapy. The steps involved in performing a comprehensive sports vision examination as well as techniques to evaluate visual performance in sports will be discussed and demonstrated. Different considerations for sports vision will be discussed, including: refractive compensation, prevention and management of ocular injury, assessment and remediation of functional vision inefficiencies, assessment of sports-specific visual abilities, vision enhancement training techniques, and sports vision consultation. This is a lecture/workshop course design.

Credits: 1.5

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTO 1895

Fourth Year Clinical Skills Enhancement

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Individualized supervised clinical experiences to enhance the examination skills of students are the focus of this course.

Credits: 1-18

OPTO 1896

Advanced Specialized Test Interpretation

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This course is designed to augment the basic education on specialty test indications and their results. This course will explore image acquisition, interpretation, clinical correlates and their application to patient care.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director