Workshop 8 – Friday 12th May (17.00-18.15) Room MR-7

3 CET Credits – CET Code C-56266 (applied for)

Optometry Competencies – Communication, Assessment of Visual Function & Binocular Vision

Title – Examination of Young Children with Intellectual Disability (Special Needs)

Facilitators – Dr Sandra Block, Illinois College of Optometry, USA &  Stefan Schwarz, Global Clinical Advisor for the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program  

Short Abstract

This workshop aims to provide delegates with both clinical insight and skills to deliver eye care in their own practice to children less than 8yrs who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. The focus will be on non-verbal and objective skills / techniques which provide reliable information for the practitioner to more accurately manage / treat these high risk patients.