From time to time, every practising optometrist encounters patients who suffer from, or develop impaired vision. With the increasing mean age of our population, the number of patients with impaired vision will rise since a great many conditions causing impaired vision are due to "ageing". Given the specialist nature of the topic, it is clear that many more optometrists will need to increase their knowledge and understanding of optometric and general issues relating to the needs of the visually impaired person in order to serve the community effectively. The advanced level of information imparted on this module will update you on recent developments in vision research relevant to visual impairment in addition to providing you with knowledge which will help you to manage a visually impaired person in practice.
MAY: Monday 11 and 12 May 2020
Assessment Date: 8 July 2020
Ahalya is an optometrist and currently a senior lecturer at City University London which she joined in 2006. She has a specialist interest in visual impairment and runs the visual impairment clinic at City University London.
Ahalya studied at the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai India where she gained ...