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Library of Free Downloads

1: Practice Growth - See our Digital Products

2: Patient Education

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Optometry Patient Education - Myopia

Patient information about short-sightedness (myopia).

Includes causes, symptoms and correction.

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D-202

Optometry Patient Education -
Hyperopia

Patient information about long-sightedness (hyperopia).

​Includes causes, symptoms and treatment.

 Incl in a Digital Product 

D-203

Optometry Patient Education - Astigmatism

Patient information about astigmatism.
​Includes causes, symptoms, tests and treatment.

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D-204

Optometry Patient Education -
Presbyopia

Patient information about near focussing difficulties associated with age (presbyopia).
​Includes cause, incidence, symptoms and treatment.

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Attracting New Optometry Patients  - Discussion Paper

D-205

Optometry Patient Education - Glaucoma

Patient information about short-sightedness (myopia).

Includes causes, symptoms and correction.

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D-206

Optometry Patient Education -
Cataract

Patient information about long-sightedness (hyperopia).

​Includes causes, symptoms and treatment.

 

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D-207

Optometry Patient Education - Diabetic Eye Damage

Patient information about astigmatism.
​Includes causes, symptoms, tests and treatment.

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 Incl in a Digital Product 

D-208

Optometry Patient Education - Children's Vision Problems

Patient information about near focussing difficulties associated with age (presbyopia).
​Includes cause, incidence, symptoms and treatment.

 Incl in a Digital Product 

D-209

Optometry Patient Education - Children's Vision Checklist

This is a useful checklist for the signs & symptoms of vision problems in children. It is designed for giving to parents to complete.

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D-210

Optometry Patient Education - Children's Vision Advice

Parents often ask for advice about their children's developing vision. This summary is designed as a handout to address this question.

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D-211

Optometry Patient Education - Regular Eyecare

How often should I have my eyes checked? How often should my child's eyes be checked? These questions about regular eyecare are answered in this handout.

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D-212

Optometry Patient Education - Types of Soft CL's

The options in soft contact lenses can be confusing. This patient information summarises the options available for patient.

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3: Staff Training

D-301

Optometry Staff Training - Understanding Visual Acuity

Understanding VA results is an important topic that can also be  discussed at staff meetings. (An excerpt from "The Optometry Team").

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D-302

Optometry Staff Training - Questions You May be Asked

Answers to common questions that staff may be asked by members of the public. Discuss at staff meetings. (An excerpt from "The Optometry Team").

 Free 

D-303

Optometry Staff Training - Delivery New
Spectacles

A discussion of the best standard procedures for delivering new specs for patients. Discuss at staff meetings. (An exerpt from "The Optometry Team").

 Free 

D-304

Optometry Staff Training - Types of
Contact Lenses

The options in soft contact lenses can be confusing. This patient information summarises the options available for patient.

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D-305

Optometry Staff Training - Common Diseases of the Eye

Common eye dieases include glaucoma, ctaract, pterygium, macular degeneration, floaters & others. (An excerpt from "The Optometry Team"). 

 Free 

D-306

Optometry Staff Training - Using of Positive Communication

An example of using a positive approach when new specs are not ready. A good topic to discuss at staff meetings. (An excerpt from "The Optometry Team").

 Free 

D-307

Optometry Staff Training - The Use of Demonstrations

This is a short article about the use of demonstrations to better communicate with patients. (An excerpt from "The Optometry Team").

 Free 

D-308

Optometry Staff Training - The Terminology
We Use

What we say and the words we choose are an important part of “communication” with our patients. (An excerpt from "The Optometry Team").

 Free 

D-309

Optometry Staff Training - Measuring the Patient's PD

A useful summary to help support staff in understanding and measuring the patient's PD - near, distance, binocular & monocular.

 Free 

D-310

Optometry Staff Training - Key Words for Communication 

"Key Words" are the preferred words that staff should use in various situations. This is a handy reminder for locations like behind the reception desk. 

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D-314

Learning from Psychology - The Power of the Majority

There is a lot that can be learned other fields & this is an example: 'Social Proof' comes from psychology and can help to encourage particular behaviour.

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D-312

Optometry Staff Training - Handling an
Eye Emergency

This is a training summary for how support staff should handle an eye emergency presenting in an optometry practice.

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4: Clinical Aids

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Visual Acuity (VA)
Chart Collection - Printable 

A collection of visual acuity charts to be printed on standard A4 or A3 paper and used at 6M (20Ft) or 3M (10Ft). Adults, children, illiterate & astigmatism. 

 Incl in a Digital Product 

D-402

Amsler Grid Test for use by patients
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This standard Amsler Grid Test is suitable for giving to patients for home use. Includes instructions and room for the patient's details. (Print on A4)

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D-403

Conversion of VA Results measured at Shorter Distances to 6M Equiv

For VA normally measured at 6M, but this is not always practical. This chart converts results that were measured at shorter distances.

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D-404

Conversion of VA Results measured at Shorter Distances to 20Ft Equiv

For VA normally measured at 20Ft, but this is not always practical. This chart converts results that were measured at shorter distances.

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5: Dispensing Aids

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Spectacle Lenses -

Refractive Index of Materials

Two quick-reference tables to summarise the effect of refractive index (n) on the finished lens thickness and weight. (Print in colour & laminate).

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D-502

Spectacle Lenses - Frame Wrap
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This chart allows for the measurement of "frame wrap" - important for some types of high powered, aspheric or progressive spectacle lenses.

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D-503

Spectacle Lenses -

Features ​& Benefits

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A feature is what something "Is", but a benefit it what something "Does". This table summarises the benefits of common lens features.

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D-504

The Impact of

​Discounting

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It's easy to offer a discounted price, but this table summarises the increase in sales that is needed to offset different discount levels. 

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