Improve your optometry skills with 64 introductory & specialist instruction videos, plus downloadable PDFs.
For : Optometry students - Pre-registration and novice optometrists - Optometrists returning to work - Junior eye doctors - Dispensing opticians and orthoptists preparing for refraction exams - Contact lens opticians, clinical assistants and eyecare educators
Created by Dr Frank Eperjesi, BSc PhD FCOptom DOrth PGCertHE | Senior Fellow HEA MBA MEd FInstLM | Registered Optometrist
Everting the upper lid allows observation of the palpebral conjunctiva of the upper lid. It is useful to evert the lids and examine the palpebral conjunctiva using the slit-lamp prior to fitting a patient with contact lenses to establish a baseline. It is also indicated if the patient has a red e...
Prior to using the slit-lamp it is important to make sure that it is set up to provide ease of use and comfort for the patient and practitioner. Repeating this procedure for each patient will allow the maximum amount of clinical information to be gathered in a reasonable period of time.