In recent months, we have published a number of articles that have discussed the ever-increasing range of tests available to the eye care professional to help assess the tears and the ocular surface, for analysis and management of dry eye.

Last month saw the conclusion of the comprehensive Essential Contact Lens Practice series edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox. Over the remainder of this year, Optician will be publishing a number of CET exercises, some interactive and some requiring visual recognition, based around specific articles in that series.


The first visual recognition and interpretation of clinical signs (VRICS) exercise focuses upon the assessment of the anterior eye prior to lens fitting and requires the understanding and interpretation of a range of data taken using the latest instrumentation. The relevant articles in the series which may be referred to in helping you to answer the questions are as follows:

Model answers will be published once the active period for this exercise is completed.