Lower Your Expectations - Embracing Best Corrected Visual Acuity

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Introduction:
As eyecare professionals, our goal is to provide unimaginably sharp vision – to transcend conventional norms and amaze every single patient. Sometimes patient expectations can get the best of us. This is especially true if they are unrealistic. If we fail to properly communicate accurate expectations, we are permitting our patients to conjure up their own subjective ideas of what their vision will be like with their new lenses. Through this course, the reader will engage with many foundational principals. Topics discussed include visual acuity, the prevalence of the Snellen chart, refractive errors, and common conditions affecting visual performance. This course will also challenge the reader to contemplate the manner in which they interact with patients - demonstrating the importance in proactive education. As wonderful as it is to deliver an impressive visual outcome, unfortunately, we must also be willing to know when it is necessary to lower our patient’s expectations. 

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: learn the importance of openly and proactively communicating visual outcomes; comprehend best corrected visual acuity and its implications; learn about various refractive errors and astigmatism types; understand common visual disorders that affect visual acuity.