Syllabus | Paper-6 PHYSICAL AND GEOMETRICAL OPTICS | Bachelor of Optometry | First Year

Paper-6 PHYSICAL AND GEOMETRICAL OPTICS

80 hrs.

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Topic

Domain

Hours

Module 1

 

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Elementary basis of light Must Know

  • Basic definitions and laws related to light
  • Clinical applications

Desirable to know

  • Electromagnetic spectrum and its effect on human eye

Nice to know

  • Propagation of light
  • How do we see
  • Laser interferometer
12 hours

Module 2

Types of Lenses Must Know

  • How to identify a lens
  • Uses of a lens
  • Lensometer

Desirable to know

  • Back vertex power
  • Image formation by a lens
  • Combination of lenses
  • Decentration of a lens

Nice to Know

  • Thin lens equation
  • Thick lens equation
12 hours

Module 3

Aberrations of lenses and eyeball Must Know

  • Different types of optical aberrations

Desirable to know

  • How to make aberration free lenses

Nice to know

  • Coma
  • Distortion
4 hours

Module 4

Prisms Must Know

  • Definition
  • Nomenclature
  • Uses

Desirable to know

  • How to detect prism
  • How to measure power of a prism

Nice to know

  • Compounding and resolving prism power
4 hours

Module 5

Strum’s Conoid Must Know

  • Definition and formation

Desirable to know

  • Clinical application

Nice to know

  • Ray diagram
2 hours

Module 6

How to check power of unknown lens Must Know

  • Lensometer

Desirable to know

  • Manual neutralization

Nice to know

12 hours

Module 7

Effectivity of lens Must Know

  • Back vertex power

Desirable to know

  • Back vertex distance

Nice to know

  • Gauss theorem
3 hours

Module 8

Focimeter Must Know

  • Uses
  • How to operate

Desirable to know

  • Principle
  • Sources of error

Nice to know

  • Ray diagram
6 hours

Module 9

Simple &Toric transposition Must Know

  • How to do transposition

Desirable to know

  • Uses
12 hours

Module 10

Prismatic effect &Decentration, Prentice rule Must Know

  • Prentice Rule
  • Effect of decentration

Desirable to know

  • Uses of decentration
3 hours
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