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Case #5

Case #1


Robert, a 61-year-old man, presents to your office at the end of a long morning, requesting a change in his glasses’ prescription. He reports that his near vision has gotten a little worse, and he thinks he needs stronger bifocals. Otherwise, he has no ocular or visual complaints.

Case #2


Peter, a 31-year-old accountant, presents to your office for a routine contact lens exam. He has noticed some occasional mild ocular discomfort, leading him to remove his contacts when he gets home from work on some evenings. Otherwise, he has no ocular or visual complaints.

Case #3


James, a 46-year-old attorney, presents to your office with a complaint of blurry vision in the right eye. He first noticed this approximately one month ago, but was too busy to come into the office sooner.

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Case #4


Matt, an 18-year-old high school graduate, presents to your office in August complaining of recent onset of frequent headaches and fatigue when reading. His first and only eye exam was prior to high school. Matt has never been prescribed glasses or contact lenses. He reports no visual complaints at distance. He is leaving for college in a week.


Elaine, a 32-year-old Caucasian woman, presents to your office complaining of redness, pain, and blurry vision OS. She states that this eye has had several episodes of redness in the past, which always spontaneously resolved. This is now her third episode in the last 18 months.

Practical Preceptorship

Optometry schools and colleges work closely with their preceptors in 

providing the best possible learning environment for their students. The goal of this module is to provide some practical tips on preceptorship and place a framework on the interactions you will have with your interns.

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