This topic discusses the optical system of the eye, retinal image quality and its relation to visual acuity, the optics of different forms of vision correction, the optics of instruments used to examine the eye, and some aspects of the optics of the world around us that impact on vision.
The aims of this topic are to:
provide an introduction to basic areas of optometry which are underpinned by optics.
provide optics knowledge in a contextual, interdisciplinary and clinical structure.
provide a foundation in optics and vision for later topics in the optometry course.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be expected to be able to:
Understand the way in which the optical biometrics of the eye contribute to the retinal image.
Be familiar with a range of ray and wave criteria for image quality.
Understand the relationship between retinal image quality and visual acuity.
Understand the principles underlying the optical design of ophthalmic lenses.
Understand the principles of modern optical system design and of major ophthalmic optical instruments.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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