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  • You should assess the patient’s binocular vision as an integral part of an eye examination or sight test. You should use visual acuity tests that are appropriate for the age of the patient. 
  • You should be aware of the options for treating patients with binocular vision anomalies. 
  • If you treat a patient with patching you should have up-to-date knowledge and skills on this topic. 
  • If you refer a patient for orthoptic or amblyopia treatment, you should tell the patient about the likely treatment options. 
  • You should exchange relevant information with other professionals if the patient is receiving care as part of a community service. 
This Guidance does not change what you must do under the law.