Standards of PracticeOptical AppliancesAssessment of Visual Function

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In this session delegates are asked to watch a short video that outlines a case scenario of a 93-year-old patient with glaucoma and severe sight impairment. The discussion will then be based around: 

  • The adaptations Len has already made to his lifestyle and ability to cope with everyday tasks
  • The challenges that Len faces and the suitability of his current aids
  • Other electronic aids, apps and gadgets that may help his daily life.

This case is film-based. Download the film clip or stream it directly.

See the facilitator notes PDF below for more details, suggested learning objectives and discussion points for this case.  Further reference sources and related information can be found in the More information section.

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    The following learning objectives COULD be covered:

    • 2.2.1 Understands the additional social needs of severely sight impaired patients and considers options available locally. Understands benefits of certification and can discuss this with patients to ensure they are accessing the help available. 
    • 4.2.1 To explore the level of magnification used for reading tasks and advise on their suitability and alternative options.
    • 4.2.2 To explore possible digital and electronic aids for the visually impaired, including Apps and Bluetooth devices.
    • 7.1.5 To be able to adapt refraction routine appropriately in patients with reduced vision. 
    • 7.1.6 To understand visual field loss in advanced glaucoma and the impact of possible visual field defects on patient mobility and examination technique.

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