Introduction to headset binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy

About the session

The is an introductory workshop to help delegates gain knowledge and experience of headset binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy technique.  

  • Hints and tips on when to use this technique over other ophthalmoscopy methods and how to get the best view of the fundus using the most appropriate indirect lenses.
  • Consider how to record the findings and how to explain the technique to the patient.
  • Discussion around use of ophthalmic drugs and gaining consent for carrying out the investigation/assessment.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.


Rupal Lovell Patel BSc FCOptom

Rupal is the Deputy Associate Dean within the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire. She is also a Practising High Street Optometrist. Alongside her teaching and management roles within the University, she is a College of Optometrists Examiner for the Final Assessment of the Scheme for Registration (OSCE) and a member of the OSCE Development group. 

She is a Principal Fellow for the Higher Education Academy, Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and is the President Elect of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics. Rupal is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as well as the European Academy of Optometry and Optics. She is the Chair of the East Anglia Local Eye Health Network and the Optometry Adviser for NHS England, East Region. 

Rupal has been invited to lecture optometric students across Europe as well as provide CPD sessions in the UK. She is known to work with international partners to develop ophthalmic related curriculum.