Admission Price: Free to attend, places must be booked in advance
Recent advances in colour assessment techniques have demonstrated the important role colour assessment can play in healthcare (through early detection and monitoring of retinal and systemic diseases that affect vision). Improved understanding of colour vision requirements within occupations has also increased the need to assess accurately the severity of red / green and yellow / blue loss of colour vision and to establish minimum colour vision requirements that are adequate and safe and do not discriminate against applicants with reduced chromatic sensitivity as a result of congenital colour deficiency.
The ‘workshop’ is intended for Independent Optometrists with a programme focused on the latest advances in colour assessment and the provision of colour assessment services to fulfil current needs in healthcare and visually demanding occupations.
The aim of the ‘Workshop’ is to review current problems, to discuss the latest advances in colour assessment and to enable optometrists to participate in this effort and to help with the provision of advanced vision assessment services.
The tour of the Colour Research Laboratory includes explanations of current practices, interactive demonstrations and the opportunity to try out the latest colour assessment tests and protocols.
|12:30||Buffet Lunch / Registration|
|13:30||Welcome (Professor Chris Hull, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise)|
|13:35||John Barbur - Advances in Colour Assessment: A new, efficient two-step protocol for|
healthcare and visually demanding occupations
|14:20||Ben Evans - The effectiveness of the Farnsworth D15 and other conventional tests in|
occupational colour vision protocols
|14:40||Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona - Outcome of current colour assessment practices and protocols – the need for a new approach|
|15:40||Lab tour, demonstrations and informal discussions|
|18:00||Workshop Dinner - The Peasant, (£35.00 optional extra, payment taken in registration)|