This course is intended for training beginner, intermediate, and advanced level technicians who are learning more about pupil function and is presented online through Eye-Courses.com. The course will explain the basics of pupil function including the pupil nerve pathways from the eye to the brain and back. This will allow for in-depth training for those technicians wanting in-depth material on pupils.
This course teaches the following:
List the pupil’s functions
Identify the muscles which control pupil size
Describe the 3 responses which involve the pupil
Define afferent and efferent pathways in relation to the pupil
Trace the sympathetic light pathway from the brain to the pupil dilator
Trace the parasympathetic light pathway from the eye to the brain and back to the iris
Identify how to test and document pupil function
Explain what an APD looks
List and identify pupil dysfunctions
Describe how to test for a Horner’s syndrome
This course should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
This course is pending approval from the AOA Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) for continuing education credit for use toward paraoptometric certification renewal.