The Real Deal With Specialty Testing

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Introduction:
We all want our patients to have the best, healthy vision but what happens when a patient is diagnosed with an issue and needs extra testing? It is a highly advisable to educate ourselves about the next level of testing within an eye exam so that we can extend this knowledge onto the patient. This way, an optician can calm any fears or uncertainties a patient may have when they are presented with this recommendation for specialty testing. It's always good to understand the technical side of things but explain the real deal in a way that patients will comprehend.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: recognize the signs and symptoms to be aware of that may indicate eye disease; understand the types of diseases that can risk vision impairment and or loss; understand the specifications of dilating the eye; realize the different types of specialty testing a patient may be qualified to have performed on their eyes.