Course Title: Process and manage optical appliance orders

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

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Class Section: All

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Course Code: OPSC5063C

Course Title: Process and manage optical appliance orders

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4375 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 8382

Course Contact Email: jade.cusworth@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ralph Richter: ralph.richter@rmit.edu.au

Timothy Haigh: timothy.haigh@rmit.edu.au

Leigh Robinson: leigh.robinson@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 150

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised optical knowledge to place, check and service orders for spectacle frames and lenses.
 
This unit applies to optical dispensers who work according to prescriptions provided by optometrists or ophthalmologists.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Element:

1. Place optical appliance orders

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and transpose optical prescriptions   1.2 Identify and follow up on discrepancies   1.3 Complete ordering procedures using correct optical terminology and documentation   1.4 Respond to technical queries about optical appliance orders

Element:

2. Check optical appliance orders

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Verify details of order received against client record   2.2 Organise required equipment and materials   2.3 Check the spectacles on the focimeter to identify and verify powers, axes and centration   2.4 Determine any axis or centring error and apply Australian standards tolerances   2.5 Check lens surface for scratching and aberrations   2.6 Adjust frames to standard alignment and check for strain as appropriate   2.7 Clean spectacles using cleaning agents suited to the material   2.8 Fit appliances from checked orders to client

Element:

3. Service optical orders

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify maintenance and adjustment requirements for optical appliances   3.2 Make minor repairs and identify when work needs to be referred to specialist frame repairer   3.3 Make standard frame adjustments to optical appliances   3.4 Fit and edge lenses according to scope of own job role and organisation requirements

Element:

4. Maintain equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Clean equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and infection control procedures   4.2 Complete routine maintenance procedures on equipment in accordance with manufacturer's requirements   4.3 Store equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and organisation policies and procedures


Learning Outcomes


See elements above


Details of Learning Activities

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:


• Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform
 

 


Teaching Schedule

OP Trainee Groups

The course is co-delivered with OPSC5064C in three of the five (5) block sessions as follows

 

C4375A – OPSC5063C - Session 3 - Teaching Schedule

 

Mornings

Afternoons

Day 1

 

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Place optical appliance orders

Interpret and transpose optical presriptions

Identify and follow up on discrepancies

Complete ordering procedures using correct optical terminology and documentation

Respond to technical queries about optical appliance orders

Check optical appliance orders

Verify details of order received against client record

Organise required equipment and materials

Check specs on the focimeter to identify and verify powers, axes, centration, prism

Determine any axis or centering error and apply Australian Standards tolerances

Check lens surface for scratching and aberrations

Adjust frames to standard alignment and check for strain as appropriate

Clean spectacles appropriately

Fit appliances to client

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Automatic Edging processes - Introduction

Machine designs

Machine operation

Day 2

  

Day 3

HTLOPD004 Edge &Fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Frame repairs and Adjustments

Identify maintenance and adjustment requirements

Make minor repairs

Repair and modify spectacles to meet client needs

Complete standard alignment to required standards

Nylon rim

Lens insertion

Fitted frame

Soldered metal frames

Replaced: temples, fronts, pads, screws

How to adjust: pantoscopic tilt, bridge, temple

 

 

HTLOPD004 Edge &Fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Lens glazing and grooving techniques

Automatically Edge Lenses:

Former cutting

Digital frame tracing

Blocking / chucking systems

Machine operation

Grooving

Safety chamfering

Day 4

HTLOPD004 Edge &Fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Australian standards and tolerances

Properties of lenses

refractive index

abbe value

specific gravity

impact resistance

transmission and absorption

Nature of vacuum coatings on lenses

Absorptive (tinted) coatings

Handing, cleaning and care of coatings

Manufacturing processes

Multiple layer anti-reflection (AR) coatings

Single AR Coating

Surface reflections and ghost images

Frame Measurement systems

Boxing and datum

HTLOPD004 Edge &Fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Edging and Fitting techniques

Single Vision

Bifocal

 

Maintain Equipment

Clean equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and infection control procedures

Complete routine maintenance procedures on equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements

Store equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and organisation policies and procedures

Day 5

HTLOPD004 Edge &Fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

 

MSU

Calculate MSU using centration chart and by calculation to allow for PD and decentration for prism

Focimetry

Correct neutralization

Determination of additions

Determination of axes

Determination of centration

Determination of powers

Determination of Prism

HTLOPD004 Edge &Fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

 

Edge and Fit / Practical

Repairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

C4375A – OPSC5063C - Session 4 - Teaching Schedule

 

Mornings

Afternoons

Day 1

  

Day 2

  

Day 3

 

HLTOPD004 Edge and Fit Ophthalmic Appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and Manage Optical Appliance Orders

Check optical appliance orders (Focimetry)

Verify details of order received against client record

Organise required equipment and materials

Check specs on the focimeter to identify and verify powers, axes, centration, prism

Determine any axis or centering error and apply Australian Standards tolerances

Check lens surface for scratching and aberrations

Adjust frames to standard alignment and check for strain as appropriate

Clean spectacles appropriately

Fit appliances to client

 

Day 4

 

HLTOPD004 Edge and Fit Ophthalmic Appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and Manage Optical Appliance Orders

Focimetry – neutralisation

Single vision spheres/toric

Multifocals

Progressives

All of the above with prism

 

Day 5

HLTOPD004 Edge and Fit Ophthalmic Appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and Manage Optical Appliance Orders

Perform edging and fitting

Edge lenses following the tolerances allowed by Australian standards

Produce accurate formers

Use special hand-edging techniques to modify lenses for changeovers and centering corrections

Produce tinted lenses to required standards

HLTOPD004 Edge and Fit Ophthalmic Appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and Manage Optical Appliance Orders

Perform edging and fitting

Edge lenses following the tolerances allowed by Australian standards

Produce accurate formers

Use special hand-edging techniques to modify lenses for changeovers and centering corrections

Produce tinted lenses to required standards

 

 

C4375A – OPSC5063C - Session 5 - Teaching Schedule

 

Mornings

Afternoons

Day 1

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Transmission and absorption data

Filter and tinted lens processes including:

Australian Standards

Plastic lens tinting

Polarisation

Transmission testing 

Impact Resistance / Safety Lenses

Advantages & disadvantages

Australian standards

Evaluation of materials (glass, CR39, trivex, high index, polycarb and laminates)

Impact resistance

Impact testing requirements, conditions and procedures

Principles and processing of chemical toughening

Problems and special lens requirements

 

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Hand Edging

Hand beveling techniques

Safety chamfering

Changeovers

Prac Skills / Repairs

Re-pinning and riveting joints

Sink Joints

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

Day 2

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Skills / Repairs

Nasal cut and nasal add techniques

Rimless Frames

Drilling rimless frames 

Continue finishing practical tasks and edge and fit tasks

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

Day 3

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

Day 4

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

Day 5

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

HLTOPD004 Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances

HLTOPD005 Process and manage optical appliance orders

Prac Tasks and Edge and Fit

Continue completing practical evidence tasks and edge and fit tasks

Complete focimetry tasks as necessary

 

Specsavers Groups

The course is delivered in three of the five (5) block sessions as follows

C4375S Dispensing Cluster - Session 1 Teaching Schedule

 

Morning

Afternoon

Day 1

 

Frame adjustments

Video
Demonstration and practice

Focimetry – basics

How the focimeter works
Parts of the focimeter
Spherical lenses and image movement (uncut lenses)

Day 2

 

Anti-reflection coatings

Polarisation

Stress in fitted lenses

 

 

 

 

C4375S Dispensing Cluster - Session 2 Teaching Schedule

 

Morning

Afternoon

Day 1

 

 

Frame selection and adjustments 

Facial fitting
Use of tools
Frame adjustments
Wrap, Pantoscopic tilt, BVD

Day 2

  

Day 3

Focimetry

Neutralisation
3 step rule

Repairs

Frame materials and repairability
Frame maintenance
Screw removal and replacement
Replacing frame parts
Nylon repair
Rimless repair
Soldering
Standard alignment

Day 4

Australian Standards

Requirements of standards
Application of tolerances

MSU

Calculation
Decentration
Blank size

 

Focimetry

Correct neutralisation
Determination of additions
Determination of axes
Determination of centration
Determination of powers
Determination of prism

 

 

 

C4375A Dispensing Cluster - Session 3 Teaching Schedule

 

Morning

Afternoon

Day 1

 

 

 

Focimetry 

Neutralising prism

Day 2

 

Focimetry

Verification
Australian standards
Lens and frame material identification

Day 3

 

Case study practice

MSU and application of standards

Adjustment practice

 

 

Dates for the teaching sessions will vary for the individual  Program groups. These dates will be posted in Canvas.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

  • System for Ophthalmic Dispensing by C Brooks & I Borish
    (Online resource available through Blackboard)

  • Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing by Clifford W. Brooks
    (Online resource available through Blackboard)
  • PowerPoint Summary

  • Additional learning materials available through CANVAS

  • RMIT Library (www.rmit.edu.au/library)

Students should also make note of the Student Services and Study and Learning Centre that are available to all enrolled students (www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre)
 


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Task 1: Quiz

Assessment Task 2: Workplace evidence Log Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

You will be required to complete a range of practical edging and fitting tasks, hand skills and repairs tasks and neutralisation tasks. These tasks are located in the Workplace Evidence Log.

Assessment task 1 - Online quiz: this online assessment will prove competency in the essential knowledge required for this unit.

Assessment task 2 - Workplace Evidence log: a collection of evidence activities to prove competence, knowledge and skill in a variety of elements and performance criteria across a range of units.

 

Please note that you will need to demonstrate competency in all assessment tasks in order to achieve competency for this unit.
 

Due Dates

The due dates for assessments will vary for the individual Program groups. These dates will be posted in Canvas.


 

 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:

Each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, after consultation with the teacher.

All students will be contacted with 7 days by their course coordinator in regard to resubmission completion dates.

Please note an opportunity to repeat placement (Full time students ONLY) is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Program Coordinator/Program Manager.

 

EXTENSION OR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your

performance has been affected; you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 5 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is

granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please

visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):

you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or

less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than

the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

If you require further information, please contact your teacher or Program Coordinator.

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RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/academic-integrity

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