Table of Contents

Part 1 - STAFF IN EYE CARE
1.1 The role of the optical assistant
1.2 Orientating new staff
1.3 Personnel in eye care

Part 2 - THE PATIENT VISIT
2.1 Patient history - and the impact on the eye examination
2.2 Behind the consulting room door
2.3 Supplementary tests
2.4 Visual fields

Part 3 - INTRODUCTION TO THE EYE
3.1 A fascinating tour of the eye
3.2 Changes to the front of they eye
3.3 Irritable eyes
3.4 Changes to the inside of the eye

Part 4 - COMMON EYE CONDITIONS
4.1 Cataract
4.2 Glaucoma
4.3 Diabetes
4.4 Age-related macular degeneration

Part 5 - UNDERSTANDING VISION
5.1 Record cards
5.2 Myopia
5.3 Hyperopia
5.4 Astigmatism
5.5 Presbyopia
5.6 Children's vision
5.7 Low vision
5.8 Refractive surgery

Part 6 - CONTACT LENSES
6.1 Introduction to contact lenses
6.2 Contact lens solutions
6.3 Teaching the new wearer
6.4 Contact lens aftercare

Part 7 - ADVICE ON SPECTACLES
7.1 Ophthalmic lenses
7.2 Ophthalmic frames
7.3 UV protection
7.4 Eye protection
7.5 Spectacle collections

Part 8 - PRACTICE AND PATIENT MANAGEMENT
8.1 Appointment scheduling
8.2 Tricky symptoms
8.3 Tricky customers
8.4 A strong practice team
8.5 Patient satisfaction

APPENDICES
Soft contact lens check list
Rigid contact lens check list
Continuous wear contact lens check list
Customer concern form

Colour plate

Details

No. of pages:
302
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750688888