Consultation Questions

Thank you for taking part in the Association of British Dispensing Opticians syllabus review. The questions should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. No questions are compulsory, we value all of your input. Free text boxes are available after each unit and can be used to state if you feel any individual element of a unit should be added, removed or covered in more or less detail.

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* 1. What category best describes you?

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* 2. For registered practitioners, how long have you been registered for?

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* 3. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 1a Theory of general optics covering the following topics: propagation of light formation, reflection, refraction at a plane surface, refraction at curved surfaces, thin lenses, photometry, colour?

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How important are the elements of Unit 1a?

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* 4. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 1a

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* 5. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 1b Theory of ophthalmic lenses covering the following topics: Interpupillary and centration distances, lens measure data, lens form, parameters of sphero-cylindrical lenses, parameters of toric lenses, Line foci and disc of least confusion, lens measure and lens thickness, ophthalmic prisms and prismatic effects and elements of ametropia?

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How important are the elements of Unit 1b?

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* 6. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 1b

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* 7. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 3 Theory in ophthalmic dispensing covering the following topics: Fields of view, the use of tinted, coated and protective lenses, multifocal lenses, special lenses, task-specific dispensing, dispensing high powered lenses, facial anatomy and frame fitting?

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How important are the elements of Unit 3?

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* 8. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 3

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* 9. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 4 Advanced theory of ophthalmic lenses covering the following topics: Prismatic effect, cylindrical lenses, effectivity, vertex powers and accurate transposition, aberrations and spectacle lens design?

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How important are the elements of Unit 4?

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* 10. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 4

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* 11. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 5 Abnormal ocular conditions and standards of practice covering the following topics: Ocular conditions and systemic disorders, pharmacology, acts and bodies, General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) business management?

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How important are the elements of Unit 5?

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* 12. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 5

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* 13. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 6 Ocular anatomy covering the following topics: Anatomical terminology, systems, the eye and ocular adnexa?

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How important are the elements of Unit 6?

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* 14. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 6

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* 15. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 7 Paediatric dispensing covering the following topics: practice environment, paediatric prescribing, developmental anatomy, frame design, lenses, paediatric special optical appliances, further anatomical considerations?

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How important are the elements of Unit 7?

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* 16. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 7

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* 17. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 8 Communication covering the following topics: Communication in ophthalmic dispensing (forms of communication, patient consideration, history taking and status, concerns and complaints, managing expectations, patients with additional needs)?

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How important are the elements of Unit 8?

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* 18. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 8

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* 19. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 9 The assessment and management of refractive errors covering the following topics: Optics of the eye, ametropia, and its correction, accommodation, ophthalmic instruments, binocular vision, vision and vision perception?

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How important are the elements of Unit 9?

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* 20. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 9

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* 21. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 10 Low vision in ophthalmic dispensing covering the following topics: Definitions and registration, test types, illumination, glare and contrast sensitivity, reasons for low vision, visual field assessment, appliances and magnification calculations, non-optical aids and technology, psychology of low vision and aftercare, viewing techniques and wider multi-disciplinary team?

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How important are the elements of Unit 10?

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* 22. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 10

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* 23. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 11 The basic principles of contact lens wear covering the following topics: Types and designs, advantages and disadvantages, therapeutic and low vision use, parameters and fitting philosophies, insertion and removal techniques, care regimes, wearing schedules, initial assessment and aftercare content, management of issues and complications, legal and ethical matters?

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* 24. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 11

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* 25. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 2 Ophthalmic dispensing practice – PQE practical – usually attempted at the end of Year 1?

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A1 Lens measure
A2 Single vision focimetry
A3 Hand neutralisation
B1. Frame measurements
B2. Frame construction and materials
C1. Frame adjustments and tools
C2. Frame materials
D.Single vision prescription analysis and lens description

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* 26. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 2

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* 27. How important do you consider the elements in Unit 12 Advanced ophthalmic dispensing practice – FQE practical – usually attempted at the end of Year 3?

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A1 Spectacle checking
A2 Spectacle duplication
A3 Manual skills tasks
B1. Handmade frame dispensing
B2. Paediatric dispensing
B3. Bespoke progressive lens dispensing
C. Prescription analysis
D.Ocular abnormalities, low vision and special optical appliances

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* 28. Any points you would like us to consider on Unit 12 FQE practical

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* 29. The Pre-Qualification period: Finally, we would like to gather your input into the elements of training in practice that also form part of the FBDO award. How important are the following elements?

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Case records (51)
Adjustments, fits and dispensing tasks (250 of each)
Supervised hours (1600 hours)
In-practice assessment
Visitor support with case records
Practice checks (e.g kit, H&S)
Visitor meeting with supervisor

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* 30. Any points you would like us to consider on the Pre-Qualifcation Period in practice?

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* 31. Do you feel the core role of a DO is likely to evolve over the next 5 years?

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Do you feel the core role of a DO is likely to evolve over the next 5 years?

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* 32. Please explain your answer to question 31

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* 33. Thinking about how the role of a DO may evolve, how would you rank the following areas of practise:

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Clinical imaging and interpretation
Diabetes and diabetic screening
Dispensing for patients with additional needs
Dry eye management
Extended primary care services such as minor eye conditions
Frame and lens design technology
Increase knowledge of management of impairments of binocular vision
Increase low vision experience
Increase paediatric experience
Management and leadership
Myopia management
Practical refraction
Public health issues such as falls prevention, nutrition advice, smoking cessation, blood pressure monitoring
Use of emerging technology such as spectacle manufacture and investigative techniques and consultations

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* 34. Are there any other areas we should consider?

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* 35. Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the terms given in the DDA?

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* 36. What is your ethnic group? (These are based on the Census 2001 categories, and are listed alphabetically)

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* 37. What is your gender?

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* 38. What is your age?

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* 39. May we publish your response?

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* 40. What is your name?

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* 41. What is your email address?

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* 42. Are you responding on behalf of an organisation?

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* 43. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, what is the organisation’s name?

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