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.
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.
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