OPT308 - Visual Assessment and Refractometry

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Subject Title
Visual Assessment and Refractometry

Subject Description
Students are introduced to the primary care procedures used to detect anomalies of the refractive and health systems of the eye. An exploration of the types, etiology, testing and treatment of eye abnormalities and clinical techniques used to detect visual error is included.

Credit Status
One credit subject toward the Opticianry Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


.Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills
     
  2. Discuss the historical background, prevalence and distribution of ametropia and corrective lens use.
     
  3. Describe the symptoms and clinical presentation of refractive anomalies.
     
  4. Analyze the characteristics of normal binocular vision and reflex and voluntary motor systems of the eye.
     
  5. Describe the testing protocol and procedures for the primary eye examination.
     
  6. Describe the requirements for taking patient history and preliminary assessment.
     
  7. Describe clinical procedures to test binocular vision and accommodation.
     
  8. Describe clinical procedures for the objective and subjective examination.
     
  9. Exercise judgement to practice within the regulations for opticians.

Essential Employability Skills
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Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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