This module further develops scientific and clinical knowledge relating to contact lenses and students’ competency in contact lens fitting and patient management. Specialist contact lens fitting techniques will be introduced. Further application of the students’ clinical skills will be applied in Contact Lens Clinic 2
Principles and techniques of Soft Spherical contact lens fitting
- Trial lens selection, lens application and removal, patient adaptation, assessment and modifications of lens fit, planned replacement schemes, properties of commercially available contact lenses, trouble-shooting.
Principles and techniques of Soft Toric contact lens fitting
- Indications for fitting, soft toric design lens features, stabilisation techniques, criteria for use, principles of correction, lens rotation characteristics, trouble-shooting
Principles and techniques of Rigid Spherical corneal lens fitting
- Trial lens selection, lens application and removal, patient adaptation, assessment and modifications of lens fit, planned replacement schemes, properties of commercially-available contact lenses, trouble-shooting
Principles and techniques of Rigid Toric corneal lens fitting
- Indications for fitting, rigid toric design lens features and optics, stabilisation techniques, criteria for use, principles of correction, lens rotation characteristics, troubleshooting
Fitting techniques and options in high ametropia and presbyopia.
Patient education and legal considerations
- Patient compliance, instruction
Contact lens complications
- To include management of contact lens-induced corneal warpage
- scheduling of appointments, techniques, trouble-shooting
Recreational contact lens fitting
Occupational contact lens fitting
Introduction to specialised contact lens fitting;
- extended wear fitting, tinted lenses, therapeutic fitting, paediatric fitting,
- post-keratoplasty and post refractive surgery fitting, fitting in abnormal systemic and ocular conditions (incl. keratoconus), orthokeratology, scleral/haptic lenses,
The CORU Optical Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct ad Ethics.
The CORU Standards of Proficiency for Optometrists are covered, wholly or in part, in this module are within the following domains 1. Professional autonomy and accountability, 2.Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking, 3. Professional development, 4. Safety and quality and 5. Professional Knowledge and Skills.
Lectures, Practicals, Clinics, Self-directed learning, E-learning
Each student will deal with at least 8 Contact Lens patient episodes (one of which must be a rigid corneal lens episode) which will be recoded as part of their clinic log
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