Module Overview

Vision Science 2

Refraction and ancillary optometric techniques

This module introduces the student to refractive techniques and the full eye examination routine including binocular vision testing. The dispensing student will gain an understanding of auxiliary investigative techniques often applied in optometric practice.

Module Code

OPTO 2809

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Indicative Syllabus

An Introduction to the optometric routine including entry tests, binocular vision assessment, ophthalmoscopy, subjective and objective techniques and the assessment of accommodation and presbyopiaCase history including symptoms and medication history recording. Knowledge of common and significant posterior eye diseaseAbility to explain the implications of eye disease to a lay person. Visual field instrumentation and examinationTonometryRecord keeping and writing of referral letters.An understanding of ocular diagnostic drugs and adverse drug reactions.An introduction to normal colour discrimination and theories of colour vision. Types and characteristics of colour vision defects will be introduced.

Lectures, E-learning, directed study, self-directed study, tutorials, seminars, Group project work, Peer assessment, Presentations, Role play scenarios.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40