Key Features

  • Effectively diagnose and manage your patients with succinct descriptions of today's most frequently encountered optometric techniques, supported by research evidence.
  • Visualize procedures and eye disorders as clearly as possible through full-color photographs, eye diagrams, and color plates.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Evidence-based eye examinations - David B Elliott

1.1 Evidence-based optometry

1.2. "Screen everybody, so I don’t miss any glaucoma": is this reasonable?

1.3. Primary eye care examination formats

1.4 References

Chapter 2. Communication Skills - David B Elliott

2.1 Turning anxious patients into satisfied ones

2.2 Record cards and recording

2.3 The case history

2.4 Discussion of diagnoses and management plan

2.5 Recording diagnoses and management plans.

2.6 Patient information provision

2.7 Referral letter or report.

Chapter 3. Assessment of Visual Function - David Elliott & John Flanagan

3.1. Differential diagnosis information from other assessments

3.2. Distance visual acuity

3.3. Near visual acuity (and near vision adequacy)

3.4. Central visual field screening

3.5. Central visual field analysis

3.6. Peripheral suprathreshold visual field screening

3.7. Central 10 degree visual field analysis

3.8. Visual field assessment for drivers

3.9. Gross visual field screening

3.10 Congenital colour vision

3.11 Acquired colour vision

3.12 Contrast sensitivity

3.13 Disability glare

3.14 Potential vision assessment

3.15 Assessment of macular function

3.16 References

Chapter 4. Refraction and Prescribing - David B Elliott

4.1. Differential diagnosis information from other assessments

4.2. Focimetry

4.3. Interpupillary distance (PD)

4.4. Phoropter or trial frame?

4.5. Objective refraction

4.6. Monocular Subjective Refraction

4.7. Best vision sphere (Maximum plus to maximum VA; MPMVA)

4.8. Best Vision Sphere (The plus/minus technique)

4.9. D


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