Brief Course Description
Anatomy and Refractive States of the Eye
A competent optician requires a basic understanding of the anatomy of the human eye,
how it works, and what conditions or vision abnormalities might occur which may require
his/her services. With this knowledge he may interact more confidently with his patients
and the prescribing practitioner as well.
transparent and non-transparent structures. We follow a ray of light as it passes through
the cornea, the aqueous humor, the pupil, crystalline lens and the vitreous humor on its
way to the retina.
The course continues with a discussion of the refractive states of the eye which
include emmetropia and the various ametropias such as myopia, hyperopia and regular
of the front and back surfaces of a lens in order to arrive at its total power. With this
information a professional optician can read a prescription and identify which ametropia it
is designed to correct as well as identify the meridians of maximum and minimum lens