Professional Conduct Competency 2.1

Competency 2.1 The ability to manage patients in a safe, ethical and confidential fashion This competency is simplicity in essence but is also quite easy to fail.  This competency assesses the ability of the trainee to behave in professional manner towards the patient. The trainee needs to demonstrate that they have shown consideration to patient […]

Pre-Registration FAQs: Ocular Disease & Investigative Techniques

At this time of the year, pre-registration trainees are once again completing their Assessments. Following the popular Ask the Examiner threads in the past, we have compiled all of the questions and answers as FAQs and regrouped them all according to subject. Our contributors have included Bill Harvey, Peter Chapman, Joy Myint, Dr Christine Astin, Prof David Henson, Henri Obstfeld, Catherine Viner, Miss Parul […]

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 […]

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 […]