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Occupational Optometry: Course Outline

Course code: BSOO613

Course Content

1. Visual task analysis

2. Visual anomalies

3. VDUs and vision screeners

4. Vision and aging

5. Vision and driving

6. Color and color coding

7. Ocular hazards

8. Protective eyewear and International Standards

9. Terminology and calculations in illumination

10. Lamps and lighting

11. The Optician’s Act

12. Country Situation and Optometric Practice

13. Optometric bodies

14. Eye examination and dispensing

15. Referral


Optometry is a specialized health care profession that involves examining the eyes and related structures for defects or abnormalities. 

Learning Objective

After completion of this course the students shall

▪ Have an understanding of the ocular problems facing individuals the working and driving environment.

▪ Understand the various devices used for eye protection

▪ Be able to carry out basic theoretical calculations in order to design artificial lighting for buildings.

▪ Demonstrate the theoretical knowledge of the lawin relation to the practice of optometry

▪ Understand the responsibilities of patientcare.

▪ Understand the rights of the consumer of optical products and services

▪ Show knowledge of the operation of an optometric practice 

▪ Demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics.

Course Content

16. Record keeping and data protection

17. English law including introduction to European law

18. Employment and consumer legislation and negligence

19. International professional bodies in Optometry

20. Marketing Optometric practice

21. Management of Optometric practice

22. Finance in Optometric practice

23. Management of patients (Routine)

24. Management of practice (Occupational)

25. How to run an optometric practice

26. Merits & demerits