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Back to School, in Style

The Ametropic Scholar

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It's that time again: winter vacation is over. Last Monday, I found myself back in the classroom in what is already my third semester in optical studies.

The start of a new semester always seems to start off well: students are full of energy and hope for academic success.

Do you think that having the right equipment helps forge the path for success? I sure do! That's why I got my hands on the following useful (and stylish!) items:

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Apples, Honey, and Visual Acuity

The Ametropic Scholar

Georges Laoun Opticien

You've surely already heard of the concept of 20/20 vision. It seems to me that most people, including myself until very recently, associate a value of 20/20 with perfect vision. The reality is that this value is an expression of visual acuity which is only one of the many components of good vision.

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Refraction 101

The Ametropic Scholar

Georges Laoun Opticien

The tenets of physics are essential to the study of optics. On my journey to become an optician, I must take two physics courses in optics. I am currently in the second course in which we are doing lots of calculations to better understand the possible refractive ametropia of the eye--that is, what happens when light is not properly deviated by the eye to produce a clear image on the retina. In a nutshell: we don't see so well.

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Back to school with Hello Kitty

Eyeglasses! The Ametropic Scholar

Georges Laoun Opticien

My second semester at Édouard Montpetit College is in full swing. If all goes well, I will be a licensed optician in 2014.

Being back in school has been an adventure; one you can follow through the blog posts I will file in the category: The Ametropic Scholar. What does Hello Kitty have to do with back to school? Read on...

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