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INTRODUCTION TO OPTOMETRY

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Leanne Jeanne Encarnacion

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Transcript of INTRODUCTION TO OPTOMETRY

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY
WHAT IS OPTOMETRY?
The science and art of examining the human eye, analyzing the ocular function, prescribing and dispensing ophthalmic lenses, prisms, contact lenses and their accessories and solutions, low vision aids, and similar appliances and devices, conducting ocular exercises, vision training, orthoptics, installing prosthetics, using authorized diagnostic pharmaceutical agents (DPA), and other preventive or corrective measures or procedures for the aid, correction, rehabilitation or relief of the human eye, or to attain maximum vision and comfort.
(R.A. 8050 Section 3)

BASIC OPHTHALMIC CLINICAL ACRONYMS, ABBREVIATIONS, NOTATIONS, AND SYMBOL
(In Common Usage)
GOAL!
INTRODUCTION TO OPTOMETRY
Dr. Leanne Jeanne C. Encarnacion
6 year
Course
2 YEARS
Preparatory course
with Internship Training in Ophthalmic & Optical Clinics

Opticianry

4 YEARS
Optometry Proper

6th Year: Internship training in Hospitals and Optometry Clinics

Optometry is a primary health profession dedicated to caring for the most treasured human senses, that is VISION.

Provides a wide range of services
Diagnosis and management of anomalies of visual function
Diagnosis and participation in the management of various ocular and systemic diseases
Provision of general health screening, education, and counselling.

Complete scope of
Eye Care
ABD
– Abduction
ADD
– Adduction
ASTIG
– Astigmatism
ATR
– Against-the-Rule (Astigmatism)
cc
– with correction
CL
– Contact Lens
CV
– Color Vision
cx
– without correction
CYL
– Cylinder
D
– Diopter
DV
– Distance Vision
EMM
– Emmetropia
EOM
– Extraocular Muscle
EOR
– Error of Refraction
JCC
– Jackson Cross Cylinder
LV
– Low Vision
LVA
– Low Vision Aids
NV
– Near Vision
O.D.
– Doctor of Optometry (Optometrist)
OD
– Oculus Dexter (RE/Right Eye)
OO
– Orbicularis Oculi muscle
OS
– Oculus Sinister (LE/Left Eye)
OU
– Oculi Uterque (BE/Both Eyes)
- Oculus Uterque (Each Eye)
PD
– Inter-pupillary Distance
PX
– Patient
RA
– Republic Act
RX
– Prescription
Sn
– Sign
SPH
– Sphere or Spherical lens
Sx
– Symptom/s
VA
– Visual Acuity
VF
– Visual Field
WTR
– With-the-Rule (Astigmatism)
X
– Axis
@
- Meridian
=
- equal

- Prism Diopter
As an Educator
As a Researcher in leading Eye Institutes and Laboratories
As a practitioner in Specialty Fields
Cornea & Contact Lens Specialist
Pediatric Optometry
Low Vision and Rehabilitation Specialist
Sports Vision Training
Prosthesis
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Preparatory Course
As an Optician/ Ophthalmic Assistant
in Ophthalmic Laboratories

Optometry Proper
1. As a Dispensing Optician in the U.S., European countries
(e.g. Canada and England) and Asian countries
(e.g. Malaysia)
2. As an Optometrist in Arab countries (e.g. Kuwait, Dubai,
Saudi Arabia)
3. As an Assistant to an Ophthalmologist
4. As a private practitioner

FUNCTIONS OF OPTOMETRY
Examination of the human eye
Analyzing ocular function
Prescribing and dispensing ophthalmic appliances and devices
Conducting ocular exercises, vision training, and orthoptics
Installing Prosthetics

PURPOSES OF OPTOMETRY
Doctor of Optometry provides:
Preventive measures
Corrective measures
Aid
Rehabilitation
Relief
Attain maximum vision
Comfort
DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY STUDENT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
DDC OPTOMETRY CLINIC
SPECIALTY
FIELDS
AFFILIATION CENTERS
COMMUNITY OUTREACH/ EXTENSION PROGRAMS
INTERNSHIP & EXTERNSHIP
Davao Doctors Hospital
Eye Center
Dr. Rolando Gestuvo Clinic
Brokenshire Hospital
Eye Laser Center
Dr. Raul Tolentino Jr.
Resources for the Blind, Inc.
VSI Sports Vision Clinic
Optometric Clinics
Ideal Vision Center
De Los Reyes Optical Clinic
Visual Sense Optical Clinic
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