PRACTICAL SKILLS (PS)

Learning Outcome

Refractive assessment

Code

PS1

Description

All trainees must be able to assess a patient's refractive error. They must be able to assess a patient's spectacle lenses using neutralisation techniques and focimetry. They must be able to perform retinoscopy and an accurate subjective refraction and provide an appropriate prescription. They must be able to assess a patient's binocular co-operation and advise on whether this should be corrected optically. They must be able to perform an accurate cycloplegic refraction (especially on a child) and provide an appropriate prescription.

Assessment

CRSret Refraction certificate Portfolio, end of year exams, COECSA Exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 3/4

Related Learning Outcomes

PM10 PM11 BCS5

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