The course explores the eye from basic anatomy & physiology to an overview of common conditions - chronic and acute and addresses some of the technical diagnostic aspects which are becoming more prevalent in modern ophthalmology.
Delegates will also have the chance to take part in interactive simulation to gain an understanding of the psychology of how it feels to be visually challenged.
For HCA’s/HCW’s, junior technicians who are new to ophthalmology who have no formal training as well as junior staff who have some experience but who are “learning on the job”.
The course gives a good basic understanding of ophthalmology and will inspire delegates to pursue further courses to build on their learning.
"A good insight into the basics of eye care!"
"The tutor explained it so well even I, who knew nothing about eyes, came out understanding a lot and feeling confident!"
"Very advanced course, strongly recommend!"
Past course delegates
Interactive Quiz - Assessment of the groups current knowledge
Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye and its surrounding orbit & muscles
Assessing visual acuity – taking a Snellens vision with an over view of Logmar and other test types.
Common ophthalmic conditions –
Diabetic Eye Disease – overview of diabetic retinopathy and the value of diabetic eye screening
Understanding what it’s like to be visually challenged –
Presenting conditions in Urgent Care -
Overview of technical considerations –
Workshops in -
The psychology of visual loss – benefits available, full and part registration.
What’s available for visually challenged people
Pub quiz. Consolidation of the day