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  • Practice scope and job confidence of two-year trained optometry technicians in Eritrea. [Journal Article]
    BMC Med Educ 2019; 19(1):303Gyawali R, Bhayal BK
  • CONCLUSIONS: OTs contributed to the primary eye care sector in Eritrea. However, high attrition rate, imbalanced distribution, a limited practice in core areas and low clinical confidence were the key challenges for this profession in this country. With better facilities, improved infrastructure and extended education and career opportunities, the two-year trained OTs could potentially serve further in the Eritrean eye care system. Further studies to evaluate the competency, job satisfaction and effectiveness OTs are recommended.
  • Human resources for refraction services in Central Nepal. [Journal Article]
    Clin Exp Optom 2015; 98(4):335-41Kandel H, Murthy GV, Bascaran C
  • CONCLUSIONS: The study findings demand a major effort to develop appropriately trained personnel when planning refraction services in the Central Region and in Nepal as a whole. The equitable distribution of the refractionists, their community-outreach services and awareness raising activities should be emphasised.
  • Accuracy of rural refractionists in western China. [Multicenter Study]
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2014; 55(1):154-61Zhou Z, Zeng J, … Congdon N
  • CONCLUSIONS: Rural refractionists in western China have little formal training and frequently fail to optimize VA among children, even when autorefractors are used. Training is needed emphasizing better use of automated refraction, particularly in children with astigmatism and hyperopia.
  • Subjective refraction: the mechanism underlying the routine. [Journal Article]
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2007; 27(6):594-602Harris WF
  • The routine of subjective refraction is usually understood, explained and taught in terms of the relative positions of line or point foci and the retina. This paper argues that such an approach makes unnecessary and sometimes invalid assumptions about what is actually happening inside the eye. The only assumption necessary in fact is that the subject is able to guide the refractionist to (or clos…
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