Optometry | Keratometery

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In our geometric optics labs we get to put theory into practice. We meet biweekly to study different concepts, this lab the keratometer. Keratometery is the measure of the radius the cornea. The front surface of your eye. Allowing us to determine the axis of any astigmatism and quantify it. Around 60% of the population have an astigmatism, which is basically a rugby shaped eye ball. It doesn't allow light to focus on the retina correctly, so gives a blurred image. It's also a key element for contact lens fitting! It all begins to make a lot more sense when you can physically manipulate the outcome of data and see the changes from what you'd expect.  :) Meet the gang, go team! 










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