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  • CommunicationAssessment of visual function                                                     

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    This programme looks at the various refractive correction options available for presbyopes.

    Through a mix of filmed patient scenarios and expert advice four areas are considered:

    • Stephen Freeman on spectacle frames and lenses
    • Keith Tempany on contact lenses
    • Dr Clare O'Donnell on correction with intraocular lenses and managing presbyopic patients following refractive laser surgery

    The case studies are used to consider the best refractive correction options available for older patients and show how the expert guidance can be used in practice.

    Refractive Correction for Older Patients is part of DOCET's Ageing Eye series and revisits some of the patient case studies introduced in the communication skills module.

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      Learning objectives

      • 1.1.1 To improve history and symptom taking and to understand fully an older patient's visual needs for work and leisure.
      • 4.1.5 To improve knowledge of recently available lens materials, coatings, tints and designs and so to advise an older patient what is most suitable for their needs.
      • 4.1.5 To improve knowledge of current frame materials and their properties and so to advise an older patient what is most suitable for their lifestyle.
      • 5.3.2 To understand the range of contact lenses available for correcting presbyopes and how to improve the fitting success with multifocal contact lenses.
      • 6.1.6 To improve the understanding of current intraocular lens designs used to treat cataract patients and how to manage them in practice following surgery.
      • 7.1.1 To improve the understanding of refracting presbyopic patients following intraocular lens and refractive surgery.

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        Unit 1 - Introduction (~1 min)

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          Unit 3 - Contact lenses for presbyopes (~18 mins)

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          Unit 4 - Options for patients with intraocular lenses (~14 mins)

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            Unit 5 - Presbyopes and refractive surgery (~10 mins)

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            Unit 6 - Summary (~1 min)

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