All in hand: eye examination instruments

13 May 2022
Spring 2022

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College, on the vital importance of handheld instruments in the eye examination.

Many members have asked me over recent months whether they will ever need to go back to basics and increase their use of handheld instruments following the pandemic, be that the direct ophthalmoscope, the retinoscope, indirect lenses or trial frames. Of course, we have had to adapt our practice throughout the pandemic and utilise technology and newer investigative techniques. So how is this going to impact on the role of handheld optometric and ophthalmic instruments in the future?

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