The Optometry Education Initiative is a compilation of challenging (COPE approved) patient case studies, designed to provide supplemental education to optometry students and their preceptors. The goal is to reinforce the education students receive in school and test their skills in a safe environment with challenging patient cases covering a variety of ophthalmic diseases and conditions.
The Optometry Education Initiative has been supported by unrestricted educational grants from the following companies:
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.
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.