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Bill Harvey offers an overview of some of the many ways that technology has developed in recent years to be able to help those with visual impairment. In the first in this series, he focuses on assistive technologies that are commonly used in the home by our patients (C77499, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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At its simplest level a visual task analysis can be considered an assessment of the interaction between a patient, their optical appliance and the visual elements of their environment – the things they are trying to see and do. In this, the first of two articles, Peter Black introduces the topic and tackles the often confusing subject of photometry bringing it up to date for a world illuminated by low energy light bulbs (C77520, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the final part of a three-part series focusing on the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities, Sonal Rughani and Lisa Donaldson consider both the importance of disseminating and of implementing the outcomes of the ophthalmic examination (C77450, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Closing Date: 12/03/2021

Cirta Tooth discusses how the medical model meets the social model in a low vision clinic and the implications upon patient management by the eye care professional (C 77395, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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