This topic builds on skills and continues the provision of the theoretical knowledge and practice of clinical skills for optometry. It will provide further knowledge and training of optometric procedures for the examination, diagnosis, treatment of visual and ocular conditions using current best-practice methodology, evidence based practice. Skills to be developed include keratometry and corneal imaging, gonioscopy, tonometry, pachymetry, near vision, binocular vision assessment, foreign body removal, epilation, contact lens handling and colour vision assessment. Reinforcement of skills will be provided including: case history, assessment of visual function, subjective and objective refraction, vertometry, ocular motility, exophthalmometry, pupillary responses, anterior and posterior segment examination, visual fields and posterior segment imaging.
This topic aims to:
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