Communication Assessment of visual function                                              

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This programme looks at carrying out a domiciliary visit, including advice on arrangements before the visit, adapting the room and carrying out the eye check, dispensing, record keeping and the role of the carer or care home staff. A number of pieces of important guidance and legislation are referred to in this programme and a fully detailed list of reference sources is provided under the 'More Information' section on this course page. Expert optometrists and others also provide their 'Top Tips' for domiciliary optometrists - a summary of these can be found in the 'More Information' section.

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    • 1.2.2 To improve the communication with older patients, who may be confused, during domiciliary eye examinations.
    • 1.2.5 To understand how to improve the communication with carers of older patients who are undergoing domiciliary eye examinations.
    • 2.11.1 To improve the understanding of the safeguarding issues when carrying out domiciliary visits and examining potentially vulnerable patients in their own homes.
    • 2.12.3 To improve the understanding of how to arrange and carry out domiciliary visits to patients unable to visit optometry practices and ensure a high level of patient care.
    • 7.1.5 To improve the understanding of how to adapt an eye examination when examining an older patient in their own home, specialist charts that are available and how to give appropriate advice relating to lighting and contrast.
    • 7.1.6 To improve the understanding of how to adapt techniques and methods of visual assessment when examining patients with disabilities on a domiciliary visit.
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