All Dispensing

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Do the maths

Introducing a regular series on the importance of calculations in dispensing, Janet Carlton argues that a knowledge of basic mathematical principles is essential for optical practice

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Dispensing core subject 7

Core subject 7 for dispensing opticians is not dissimilar to subject 5 for optometrists dealt with last week in that it too is related to ocular examination. The emphasis is, however, somewhat different as may be seen by the breakdown into subcategories as follows

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The ultraviolet confusion unravelled

Ronald Rabbetts and Alick Taylor look at the ultraviolet absorbing properties of spectacle lenses and the legislative framework within which appliances must be dispensed

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Dispensing subject 2

Last week we began to consider the second competency area for dispensing opticians; the core subject 'professional conduct' includes various aspects of patient management, referral, record-keeping and awareness of legal responsibilities. The same subject is the second competency area for DOs, although the competency subject breakdown issued by the GOC is a little more detailed in nature

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Dispensing subject 1 - Communication Skills

We continue our weekly look at the GOC core competencies by expanding our argument over the significance of good communication skills for accurate history and symptoms taking

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Enhancing vision

To complement our CET module on occupational lens dispensing (page 25), Peter Sanders offers some practical considerations on enhanced reading and occupational lenses

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Causes of non-tolerance

Jim Farrell discusses five areas of dispensing that can lead to non-tolerance and gives some tips on how to avoid them (CET module C914)