Visit 3: Your guide to Competency 4.2.1

4.2.1 Advises on the use of, and dispenses simple low vision aids including simple hand and stand magnifiers, typoscopes and handheld telescopes. Compulsory Evidence – Patient Record/s The indicators for this competency statement include: Identifies which patients would benefit from low vision aids and advice Understands the principles of magnification, field of view and working […]

Protected: CET Article: A practical approach to the management of low vision: Understanding Community Care

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11 Interactive CET Points: One day Courses in Low Vision Hosted by Associated Optical

Associated Optical are currently hosting one day courses in Low Vision Practice. Launched in April 2012. Full details on course content and booking may be found on the Associated Optical Website here. Courses are CET Accredited for both Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians under the GOC’s enhanced CET Scheme. All presentations & workshops are interactive – […]

BBC News: App helps blind to send text messages

New technology to help blind people text using touchscreen mobile devices has been developed. Researchers at Georgia Tech produced the app – to be made available on Apple and Android devices – based on the Braille writing system. It is claimed typing with the app is up to six times faster than existing methods for […]

Optical Appliances Competency 4.8

 An understanding of the application of complex low vision aids e.g. spectacle-mounted telescopes, CCTV Under this section, the group of ‘complex’ low vision aids consist of telescopes and electronic magnification systems, of which CCTV’s are just one type. As the majority of complex low vision aids are prescribed and dispensed by practitioners based either within […]