Certificate program in Pediatric Optometry
Healthy eyes and vision are especially important for infants and children. The visual skills developed during early life set the foundation for future learning. Early detection of vision problems is critical for helping young people to achieve their full potential. Pediatric optometry deals with eye issues related to children. Examination of children for vision and its related may be impossible for an ordinary optometrist in a single visit to complete all the tests. An optometrist specialized in Pediatric Optometry can perform well there
About this course
Although perfect eyesight should come at a young age, some children, unfortunately, can’t see very well. Fortunately, they can see a Pediatric Optometrist for help. A Pediatric Optometrist is an Optometrist, who specializes in juvenile patients.
When you’re a Pediatric Optometrist, your job is to diagnose and treat vision problems, just like a regular Optometrist. Those problems include nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, astigmatism, and amblyopia or “lazy eye.” Like a Pediatrician to a Physician, the only major difference is your patients, most of whom are children.
That means you might work for a school , testing students' vision at school, although you most likely work for a private optometry practice or clinic. Regardless, your main responsibility is diagnostic vision exams, which have several components.
The first is physically examining the eye for signs of damage, such as squinting, redness, or swelling. The second is testing pupils functioning with a penlight. Next are a series of checks that test eye alignment, color vision, peripheral vision, and vision depth. Finally is the standard Snellen test, which tests visual acuity with an alphabetic chart.
The course is divided into two parts: Online Course and Hands on training.
After successful completion of the online course and Hands on training, candidates must complete an online assessment test for each unit, comprising multiple choices and an onsite examination of the subject at the end of the academic year. A 75% pass rate is required.
Articles that are listed in your Recommended Reading list will be included in the assessment process. Videos that are listed on CORE as recommended viewing will also be included in the assessment process
The student will efficiently develop diagnosis differentials and diagnosis plans based on history intake. The student will appropriately analyze diagnosis and patient needs to determine treatment plans, including optical and disease management components, therapeutic lens and prism application, vision therapy rehabilitation programs, and interdisciplinary management with other professionals. The student will be proficient in successful phasic care of individuals with amblyopia and strabismus. The student will gain clinical confidence in assessment and treatment of visual conditions in infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. The student will gain mastery of skills needed to prescribe initial vision therapy rehabilitation plans and monitor and manage progress throughout the course of the recommended treatment plan.
Certificate program is open to the working optometrists & optometry students
Synthesis of knowledge about
- What is pediatric optometry?
- What do pediatric optometrists do?
- When should people refer children to pediatric optometrists?
- How do you examine children's eyes?
- How do you become a pediatric optometrist?
- How much does a pediatric optometrist make?
- How do you know if your patient has eye problems?
- Why is a child's vision getting worse?
- Can a child's eyesight improve?
- What age do most kids get glasses?
- Is watching too much TV bad for kids' eyes?
- Is watching TV bad for the eyes?
- How much screen time can damage your eyes?
- Why Does My Child Keep blinking her eyes?
- What are the symptoms of too much screen time?
- Is educational TV bad for toddlers?
- What causes poor eyesight in children?
- What are common eye diseases?
- When amblyopia would occur?
- How amblyopia is treated?
- Is there a corrective operation for amblyopia ?
- Until what age amblyopia can be treated?
- Does occlusion (wearing a patch) have to be done on a constant basis for amblyopia therapy?
- Is there any danger for the patched healthy eye?
- Does convergence insufficiency go away?
- What is an accommodation disorder?
- What causes accommodative insufficiency?
- How do you fix convergence insufficiency?
- Can convergence insufficiency get worse?
- Do glasses help convergence insufficiency?
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