10.05am - 11.05am
Workshop | Skills workshop
SKILLS: Elementary orthoptics – how to become a BV detective 2

Skills workshop

CPD ref: C-102442

Description: This workshop will help optometrists improve their practical binocular vision skills, primarily cover test and ocular motility. Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake binocular vision tests on real patients with common conditions, with the support and guidance of hospital-based orthoptists. They will be able to consider how to manage various binocular vision anomalies and when referral would be required. 

Target audience: Optometrist

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understand the College guidance on referral criteria for common binocular vision conditions
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to accurately undertake binocular vision assessments
- Able to interpret cover test and ocular motility results and use them to formulate a management plan.


Simon Frackiewicz BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Simon Frackiewicz is an optometrist and orthoptist working in private practice and the hospital eye service in Somerset. He has delivered numerous lectures and practical sessions in binocular vision for pre-registration and qualified optometrists alike.