Competency information


Write acuity measures using correct notation. Compare with UK car driving standard.


  • Importance of continued information and reassurance for the patient.
  • Importance, methods and techniques for cleaning equipment in line with infection control policy.
  • Correct annotation of recordings and other patient documentation and the importance of accuracy, legibility and completeness.
  • How to identify the degree of urgency with which the investigation needs reporting.
  • Information needs of the patient following investigation.
  • The range of hospital and community-based services available to patients.
  • Statutory provisions for patients with vision impairment.
  • Basic methods for vision rehabilitation, including optical and electronic aids, mobility training and daily living skills.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 1 Outcome Measure visual acuity using a LogMAR chart for adult subjects.