Fellowship in Spectacle Dispensing

Optical industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the present scenario. When Optometrist have opportunities to get specialized in this particular field they will have increased opportunities to work in leading optical outlets, branded lens companies , work in hospital based optical outlets and will be qualified to run a optical shop.

Course Outline

  • PAPER I - THEORY OF OPHTHALMIC LENSES

  • UNIT I : INTRODUCTION TO OPHTHALMIC LENSES

  • UNIT II : DEFINITION, TERMINOLOGY AND PROPERTIES OF LENS

  • UNIT III : MANUFACTURING AND DISPENSING

  • UNIT IV : TYPES AND PRESCRIPTION

  • PAPER II - SPECTACLE FRAMES

  • UNIT I : INTRODUCTION TO SPECTACLE FRAMES

  • UNIT II : MODE OF SELECTION

  • UNIT III : FRAME SELECTION

  • UNIT IV : FRAME MEASUMENTS AND MARKING

  • PAPER III - SPECIAL MEASUREMENTS FOR FITTING SPECIAL LENSES

  • UNIT I : IPD MEASUREMENT

  • UNIT II : MARKINGS AND ADJUSTMENTS

  • UNIT III : SPECIAL TYPE OF SPECTACLES

  • UNIT IV : SPECIAL TYPE OF LENSES

  • PAPER IV - SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SPECTACLES AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND COMMUNICATION IN OPHTHALMIC DISPENSING

  • UNIT I : SPECTACLE FITTING STRATEGIES

  • UNIT II : SAFETY GLASSES

  • UNIT III : OCCUPATIONAL DISPENSING

  • UNIT IV : SAFETY GADGETS

  • UNIT V : TROUBLE SHOOTING

About this course

Optometrists advises on, fits and supplies the most appropriate spectacles after taking account of each patient’s visual, lifestyle and vocational needs.They also play an important role in advising and dispensing low vision aids to those who are partially sighted as well as advising on and dispensing to children where appropriate.

Their specialist skills include professional advice on lenses for night driving, UV protection, prescription sunglasses, spectacles for VDU use, sports and safety eyewear

Dispensing spectacles to children, to the visually impaired, or dispensing of contact lenses can only be undertaken by, or carried out under supervision of optometrists

The course is divided into two parts: Online Course and Hands on training.

After successful completion of the online course and Hands on training, candidates must complete an online assessment test for each unit, comprising multiple choices and an onsite examination of the subject at the end of the academic year. A 75% pass rate is required.

Articles that are listed in your Recommended Reading list will be included in the assessment process.  Videos that are listed on CORE as recommended viewing will also be included in the assessment process

Objectives

Spectacle dispensing is a sub specialty of optometry which includes all procedures from the time the glass prescription is presented to the optician till the patient receives the pair of glasses satisfactorily. The objective of this course is to develop the optometrist's skills and knowledge for quality vision care services.

Eligibility

Fellowship is open to the optometrists who are completed 4 year Degree or 2 year Diploma in Optometry

Synthesis of knowledge about

    • check What is facial wrap in spectacles?
    • check What are the characteristics of a good Paediatric frame?
    • check What is crest height in optics?
    • check Is an optician?
    • check How do I adjust the specs of my face?
    • check How do you fit spectacle frames?
    • check What type of glasses fit my face?
    • check What are the numbers on the side of my glasses?
    • check Should glasses cover your eyebrows?
    • check What glasses make you look younger?
    • check Are my glasses too narrow?
    • check How do I know if my glasses are too big?
    • check Does Bridge size matter in glasses?
    • check Should my glasses touch my cheeks?
    • check How do you tell if glasses are too big for your face?
    • check Should nose pads leave marks?
    • check Do glasses change your face?
    • check Why are my glasses leaving marks on my nose?
    • check Are spectacle marks permanent?
    • check How do you prevent spectacle marks?
    • check How do I stop getting marks on my nose from glasses?
    • check Are glasses better with or without nose pads?

Course Fee

₹20000

for Indian Students

$450

for International Students

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