Communication Assessment of visual function                                              

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This course 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 also be found in the 'More Information' section.

First published:June 2015
Last reviewed: June 2024

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    s.2 Communicate effectively with patients  

    • Able to communicate effectively  with older patients and their carers during domiciliary eye examinations.

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    s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

    • Understand how to arrange and carry out domiciliary visits with patients unable to visit optometry practices and ensure a high level of patient care.
    • Able to adapt an eye examination appropriately when examining an older patient in their own home.

    s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

    • Understand the legal regulations that are relevant to carrying a domiciliary eye examination.

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