The Practical Work of the Optometrist 2

Optometrists, educators, optometric organisations and commercial companies share a common interest in developing and disseminating skills and competencies to communicate effectively with patients/clients. This Knowledge Exchange project funded by the ESRC addresses these interests by forging a close collaboration between a research team (Dirk vom Lehn, Helena Webb and Christian Heath) at the Work, Interaction & Technology Research Centre at King’s College London and the College of Optometrists, Professor Bruce Evans (Institute of Optometry), Peter Allen (Anglia University, Cambridge) and Will Gibson (Institute of Education).

This project utilises the findings of the successfully completed ESRC project ‘Assessing eye sight and ocular health’. It will produce and deliver a communication skills package of benefit to optometric practitioners, trainers and organisations.