TLERC Screening Education Training
The Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center offers volunteer training in refractive screening and recycled eyeglass usage at their center at 2550 Flynt in Midland, Texas each month. This training provides lay persons the hands-on practice and information on the equipment and skills needed to provide recycled eyeglasses to individuals in developing countries and/or in screening clinics in other areas.
Our condensed class is normally scheduled to start on the Thursday prior to the third Saturday of each month with students receiving instruction and equipment usage on Thursday and Friday. Saturday gives the students an opportunity to use their new skills by participating in a local eye screening clinic at the center.
The class includes the basic introduction of the anatomy and physiology of the eye; the set-up of an effective refractive clinic system; necessary paperwork and controls of a clinic system; visual acuity determination; use of optical equipment including Lensometer, Auto-refractor, Tonometer & Focometer; the pulling and selection of TLERC recycled eyeglasses and the adjustment and fitting of eyeglasses.
The students leave the center with a general knowledge of the included subjects and can develop a higher level of expertise with continued use. They will also be able to train others once they have practiced the skills they are introduced to here.
Screening Education Over View - 40 Hours
1. COURSE OVERVIEW - 1/2 HOUR
2. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EYE - 31/2 HOURS -INSTRUCTION BY O. D. OR M. D.
3. CLINIC SYSTEM - EDUCATION - 20 HOURS - ROTATING STATIONS
A. CLINIC SET-UP - 1 HOUR
B. PAPERWORK - 1 HOUR
C. VISUAL ACUITY -1 HOUR
D. EXAM LANE - 10 HOURS
E. PULLING GLASSES - 5 HOURS
F. ADJUSTING AND FITTING - 2 HOURS
4. CLINIC PRACTICAL EXERCISE -15 HOURS
5. QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION - 1 HOUR