4.40pm - 5.40pm
Lecture | Lecture
From COVID tests to Cover tests – BV confidence boosters for the post-pandemic era

CPD ref: C-102441

Description:This lecture will give some practical advice for optometrists to help regain confidence in binocular vision, which may have been affected by the altered ways of working during the pandemic. Particular attention will be given to how/when to prescribe prisms, a revision of some of the common BV tests which can be used in practice, and things to consider when writing a referral letter for patients with BV disorders 

Target audience: Optometrist

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understands the various factors to consider when prescribing prisms
s.6 Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence
- Understands the relevant information to include in a referral to the orthoptics department
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Able to select appropriate tests in common use in optometric practice and interpret results in order to determine binocular vision status.


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.