Student Resources: Dispensing & Occupational Optometry

Here are some articles and books we have found for you to assist you in your studies: New British Standard for Mounted Spectacles Optician 2009 (Ronal Rabbetts): DOWNLOAD Rx spectacle lens standards: Do we have what we need? Optician 20122 (Colin Fowler): DOWNLOAD Safety & Protective Eyewear (ABDO): DOWNLOAD Occupational Optometry (Carson): Link here to ABDO […]

Photophobic or Over Sensitive?

Bright light. It’s horrible. Who does like looking at bright light? I don’t. So when a patient presents with a chief complaint of photophobia, what are we meant to do? I have had two cases in the last two weeks.  The first was a student who felt that his photophobia had got progressively worse over […]

Optical Appliances Competency 4.9

Competency 4.9 The ability to manage non-tolerance cases If a non-tolerance case occurs, practitioners must be able to logically identify the problem quickly and efficiently.  This competency assesses the trainee’s ability to listen to the patient and to solve the problem. Non-tolerance cases can occur for many reasons.  They could be generally categorised as, Pathological […]

Differential Prism – a common exam fail

A 78-year-old patient presented for refraction following a cataract extraction on the Right Eye. A nice easy start after lunch I thought.  During history and symptoms she explained there may have been some complications during the surgery but was unsure exactly what those complications had been.