A GOS sight test should normally include:
• Ocular history and symptoms, including relevant general health and family ocular history
• Determination of best spectacle correction and visual acuities.
• Binocular vision assessment.
• External ocular examination.
• Intra-ocular examination through undilated pupils
• Field screening for at risk groups
• Tonometry for at risk groups
• Maintaining records that show the results of the examinations
• Issuing signed copy of the prescription or patient’s statement
• Giving verbal advice
• Writing a referral letter if required including a copy for patient.
This list is not intended to affect a practitioner’s professional freedom or to be prescriptive.
Examples of further procedures beyond a GOS sight test include:
• Repeat fields and (and/or) tonometry in borderline cases
• Diabetic Screening
• Glaucoma monitoring
• Fundus photography and digital image capture for at risk groups
• Red eye assessment, dry eye and supplying and fitting punctal plugs
• Pre referral cataract assessment
• Post Cataract surgery follow up
• Delivering Choose and Book to patients.
• Low Vision Assessment
• Cycloplegic refractions.