Caroline Christie’s Dry Eye Table Sept 2013 Update

Preparing for Assessments. Your Guide to Visit 1

Time Management – the key to a successful pre-registration year One of the most important features of the Scheme for Registration (SfR) is the need for short and long term planning so that you are able to prepare effectively for the assessment visits and final examinations.  Time Management is an effective results tool used throughout […]

Acceptable Abbreviations – Student Resources

The College of Optometrists have a list of acceptable abbreviations which students/candidates may find useful when studying for the examinations. You can find the link to the webspage on the College website here. Alternatively download it here!

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 […]

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 […]

Binocular Vision Competency 8.2

Competency 8.2: An understanding of the management of a patient with an anomaly of binocular vision The proper interaction of the eyes under normal circumstances gives rise to Binocular Single Vision (BSV), however there are numerous conditions which can lead to a breakdown of the BV system.  The object of BV assessment is to establish the […]

Communication Skills Competency 1.1

Competency 1.1 – Overarching competency: The ability to take an accurate history from patients with a range of optometric conditions This competency does what it says on the tin.  To pass this the Assessor needs to witness via a variety of methods that an accurate, relevant history can be taken and recorded from a number of […]

Peter’s Guide to Facial Measurements

Still getting your splay mixed up with your crest? For those of you currently preparing for the summer NonEEA exams, Peter has kindly been busy taking pictures to assist you in Dispensing. Please feel free to comment and let us now if you find them useful.  

Professional Conduct Competency 2.4

Competency 2.4: The ability to make a judgement regarding referral and an understanding of referral pathways Referral of patients to another practitioner may be classed as an emergency, urgent or routine referral.  You need to know when to refer the patient to the GP, Hospital Eye Service or another eye care practitioner. This competency examines your […]

Communication Skills Competency 1.8

Competency 1.8: An ability to understand the patient’s expectations and aspirations and manage empathetically situations where these cannot be met This competency revolves predominantly around the “human” elements of the eye examination and practice. Best Form Evidence There is no compulsory evidence requested to demonstrate this competency. The Assessor could assess this competency via Direct Observation. […]