• CommunicationOptical AppliancesOcular DiseaseAssessment of Visual Function                                          

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    Presented by Dr Basil Singer, this training programme gives practical advice and guidance on using history and symptom taking to enable a full understanding of a patient's needs for work and leisure.

    Vision is a critical aspect of many jobs and recreational activities. Safe, effective and comfortable performance of these tasks - whether it be driving, sorting by colour, visual inspection and quality control, or making the perfect swing on the golf course - is greatly affected by a person's visual capabilities. 

      • 1.1.1  To improve history and symptom taking and to understand fully a patient's needs for work and leisure; to encourage use of a range of questions to elicit information from a patient.
      • 4.1.4  To improve understanding of a range of ocular hazards and how to advise on appropriate eyewear relevant to patient needs.
      • 4.1.5  To improve knowledge of available lenses and frames to match patient needs and to be able to advise appropriately.
      • 4.1.6  To improve visual task analysis and so increase understanding of patient needs; to improve and update knowledge of vocational and sports spectacles available to advise patients appropriately.
      • 6.1.6  To understand the difficulties caused by cataracts and to improve advice given to patients, not requiring surgery, to minimise the effect on their lifestyle.
      • 7.1.5  To improve the understanding of the impact of lighting and glare on visual function; to provide solutions to improve the visibility of tasks for patients.
      Unit 1 - Visual task analysis (~21 mins)