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Assessing adults and children with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities are much more likely to have eye and vision problems than members of the general population, but find accessing eye care more difficult because of limited communication and understanding. This distance learning package is compiled by people with many years of experience in the field and provides an insight into the barriers to good eye care and how the staff can overcome them. 

Optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants can all access the online course, complete with MCQs, to see the practice visit and eye examination from the patient’s point of view. 

Each presentation duration is between 40-60 minutes accompanied by up to 12 multiple choice questions, with a pass rate set at 60%. On successful completion of all the lectures and MCQs a certificate in pdf format is awarded on-line. 

Please contact your LOC for access codes to this module, stating whether you are an optometrist, dispensing optician or optical assistant.

 

The course comprises:

 

For Optometrists – 6 CET points

- A vision of eye care for people with learning disability (An overview of learning disabilities)

- A vision of eye care for people with learning disability Part 2

- Community eye care pathway

- Dispensing

- Prevalence of eye problems

- Learning disabilities VRICS

 

For Dispensing Opticians – 3 CET points

- A vision of eye care for people with learning disability (An overview of learning disabilities)

- Community eye care pathway

- Dispensing

 

For Optical Assistants

- A vision of eye care for people with learning disability (An overview of learning disabilities)

- Community eye care pathway 

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