Apr 14, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Academic Catalog 2020-2021
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VSC 515 - Visual Optics I


2 credit(s)
This is the first in a two-course sequence on integrated optics. It reviews the fundamentals of geometrical, physical, and physiological optics as they apply to real life visual performance and clinical practice. Topics include refraction at spherical and plane surfaces; retinal image; thin and thick lenses; spherical ametropia; accommodation; astigmatism and cylindrical lenses; prisms; depth of field; magnification; reflection; aberrations; and peripheral vision, etc. Problem-solving skills are emphasized to develop an intuitive sense of optics that supports successful vision research and clinical interventions. Labs help students to visualize concepts covered in lectures.
Prerequisite(s): OPT 501  



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