Lesson 5: Lighting. Task no. 3

octubre 11th, 2016 by verduset70


This lesson is focused on the fundamentals of photometry, lighting technologies (including SSL technologies as LEDs, Physics Nobel Prize 2014, and OLEDs, and so on), luminaires and lighting design, as well as interior and exterior environments.

After this lesson, I proposed an activity for discussion:

• Relative Weight: 2,5 %
• Delivery process by course blog;
• Individual Task: download the next free EU document:
  • Lighting the Future – Accelerating the deployment of innovative lighting technologies
• What social, economical and lifestyle changes will be come in? You can also read and use the next available books in the lesson folder in UACloud – teaching materials:
  • ERCO – World of Shopping
  • Philips – Innovative Lighting Solutions for Hospitals
•What impact do you foresee in the Optics and Optometry sector, and in general for Visual Health and Care?
• Challenges?


Lesson 4: Radiant Energy and Hazards for Human Vision

septiembre 28th, 2016 by verduset70


This lesson is focused on the radiometric and biophysical the understanding of ocular hazards & injuries arising from optical radiation sources, both for incoherent (conventional light sources) or coherent (lasers, or future lighting technologies).

After this lesson, I proposed a free activity for discussion:

•Relative Weight: 0 %
•Delivery process by Virtual Campus discussion
•Individual Task:
·Think about the laser pointers laser weekly and bad-intentional used on some very famous football players:
  1. Visit INCIRP website and this one, http://laserpointersafety.com/, and give your technical opinion about the real skin and ocular hazards arising from laser pointers for these famous sportmen.
  2. Are laser pointers really dangerous?
  3. In which optical and visual conditions?

Lesson 3: Visual Health Surveillance. Task no. 2

septiembre 21st, 2016 by verduset70


Visual Health Surveillance includes some inter and multi-disciplinary issues about prevention of occupational risk & hazards, their international standards and normatives from a visual viewpoint, principles of design and development of occupational visual requirements, or monitoring of a visual health prevention program, where it is interesting to take into account the initial relevance of using specific questionnaires for detecting and evaluating visual prevalence, and select the best option for measuring the visual functions involved in specific tasks and occupations for reaching the maximum visual performance, both using vision screeners or optometric practice.

After this lesson, I have proposed the second task to be evaluated in this course.

  • Relative Weight: 2.5 %
  • Delivery process by course blog, deadline for 2 weeks.
  • Individual Task
  • Search visual ergonomics standards or normatives using CEN, INSHT or AENOR websites;
  • Propose one, but different from the rest of examples provided for other students (even in the last academic year you can see below). Justify why you choose it and its interest for this lesson or the rest of this subject.

Lesson 1: Human functional limits of human vision. Free task no. 1

septiembre 14th, 2016 by verduset70
•Relative Weight: 0 %
•Delivery process by course blog: optional
•Individual Task: Download this recent BBC documentary:  Human Senses – Touch & Vision

 Vision & Touch

  1. Watch this video and mark which reports explain concepts or can be related to human vision limits? Why?
  2. Which report did you like best? Why?

Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Optometry: Task no. 1.

septiembre 13th, 2016 by verduset70


Welcome to Environmental and Occupational Optometry, an optional subject of the 4th course in the Degree in Optics and Optometry at the University of Alicante, whose teaching guide can be downloaded here.

After presenting as lecturer in charge of this subject, and proposing the general learning aim, describing the list of competences, objectives, contents, learning plan, evaluation system, and, bibliographic resources and links, I have proposed the first task to be evaluated in this course.

  • Relative Weight: 5 %
  • Delivery process by course blog, deadline for 2 weeks.
  • Individual Task
  • Download this proceeding article: “A vision for strengthening partnerships between optometry and ergonomics”
  • Read and comment in the blog course (in English or Spanish) your viewpoint about the resemblances and differences between “Visual Ergonomics” and “Environmental and Occupational Optometry”
  • Add moreover your opinion about the next question: Being expert in Environmental & Occupational Optometry will be important for next years and decades?  Why?