Special procedures are considered an important area of learning for optometric assistants or technicians within the first two to four years of on-the-job training. This module will discuss the most commonly delegated procedures from optometrist to paraoptometric. When performing these tasks, it is important that the paraoptometric gather patient data for the optometrist to utilize in diagnosis and treatment. The learning objectives of this course are:
- Explain different contact lens options for a varying patient base, wearing modalities, and care and handling recommendations.
- Understand of normal and abnormal symptoms associated with contact lens wear will also be presented.
- Define topography, visual field testing, tonometry, ophthalmic ultrasonography, pachymetry, sphygmomanometry, and first aid.
Individual modules may be purchased by calling 1-800-262-2210.