Diagnose problems of the visual system


Identify and diagnose problems of the visual system, such as those related to binocular vision, ocular motility, amblyopia or lazy eye, strabismus or squint, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, assessing the sensory state of the eye.

Alternative labels

assess sensory state of the eye
diagnose eye condition
diagnose visual problem
diagnose visual problems
identify health problems related to the visual system
diagnose eye conditions

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Diagnose problems of the visual system 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.

Optional skill

Diagnose problems of the visual system 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.

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.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022