Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Hannu Laukkanen


This material covers a collection of tests, techniques, and equipment that can be utilized for the proper assessment of special populations. Aspects of the comprehensive vision exam are covered including the pre-examination period, entrance skills, ocular health, prescription dispensing, and the period following the exam. Topics covered include visual acuity, binocular vision, color vision, visual fields, measurements of accommodation, refractive error, intraocular pressure, and the anterior and posterior segment examination. Background information, clinical pearls, and a specific battery of tests are presented to facilitate visual examinations of the special needs patient.

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