May 25, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022
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VSC 516 - Visual Optics II


2 credit(s)
This is the second 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   or VSC 515  



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