Survey of habits and attitudes to retinoscopy by optometrists in the UK

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This research suggests that although retinoscopy is considered to be an important part of the eye examination by the majority, it is being carried out less by optometrists working in multiple practices. This less frequent use of retinoscopy may be due to the greater use of non-optometric staff in prescreening and that the more 'difficult' patients (young children or adults with poor communication) may be more likely to attend independent practices or an eye clinic.


Original languageEnglish
Article numberC-31828
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalOptometry in Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2013


  • retinoscopy, optometrist, UK, attitudes

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