Advise patients on vision improvement conditions

Description

Advise patients with low vision on strategies to enhance their sight, such as use of magnification and lighting equipment.

Alternative labels

give advice on strategies to enhance patient vision
advise patients on approaches to vision improvement
give patients advice on strategies and conditions that can enhance their vision
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Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Advise patients on vision improvement conditions is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Orthoptist: Orthoptists diagnose and treat anomalies of binocular vision. They examine, assess and treat vision impairments, squint, amblyopia and eye motility disorders. Orthoptists apply these methods in particular in the fields of paediatrics, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology, orthoptics, optometry, pleoptics and strabology assessing functional diseases of the eye for improving functional disorders of the visual system. They also provide counselling, preventive measures and training activities and may refract and prescribe glasses, such as prism corrective glasses.
 
Optometrist: Optometrists examine and test eyes to identify abnormalities, visual problems, or disease. They prescribe and fit lenses such as spectacles and contacts, and offer advice on visual problems. They may also refer patients to a medical practitioner. Their scope of practice and title varies according to national regulations.

Optional skill

Advise patients on vision improvement conditions is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Advise patients on vision improvement conditions – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022