Sound Optometry

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism

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Welcome to Docet’s podcast Sound Optometry, hosted by Michelle Hanratty, an IP optometrist with 20 years’ experience on the high street and in hospital. Each month, with case studies and in-depth conversations, we will be exploring topics that matter the most to you as optometrists and are relevant for everyday practice.

Episode 16: Binocular Vision - Managing convergence anomalies

The podcast begins with a case study of convergence excess, and we hear directly from a young patient about the signs and symptoms that led her to seek help from optometrist Dr Aleks Mankowska at Bradford University. Aleks discusses the interesting features of the case and the reasons for the management approach taken. Michelle Hanratty then discusses the key examination techniques that are useful in the investigation of binocular vision anomalies. The podcast also covers the management of convergence insufficiency, and the tricky subject of prescribing prism and orthoptic exercises is navigated, with Aleks offering some top tips to help with patient compliance.

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Last published: December 2022

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    s.4 Show care and compassion for your patients

    • Able to identify and respond appropriately to patients and concerns about their binocular vision anomaly.

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    s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date 

    • Recognise the signs and symptoms of convergence excess and insufficiency.
    s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals 

    • Able to conduct a binocular vision assessment to investigate a binocular vision anomaly.
    • Able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan for a patient with a convergence insufficiency or excess.

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