May 25, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022
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VSC 312 - Visual Changes Over Lifespan With Practicum


2 credit(s)
This course reviews the stages of human vision development and sequence with related anatomical, neurophysiological, perceptual and functional aspects relevant to optometric care. Topics include development of visual acuity, refractive components, binocular vision, eye movements, and visual perception. Degenerative changes associated with the aging eye and visual system, systemic, pharmacological and psychological aspects of geriatric vision care are discussed. Topics also include the impact of visual impairment on daily living, methods of assessment, applications of magnification devices, tinted lenses and assistive technology. This course also includes clinically-relevant activities to help students improve their clinical skills by integrating classroom and laboratory learning with these activities.

 



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