- A 65 year old patient attends complaining of poor vision in his left eye. He noted it last week. He wears glasses, and last saw an optometrist 2 years ago.
- What further aspects of history are important?
- Should you check his vision wearing his glasses?
- If his pinhole vision is worse, what could that suggest?
Another common reasons a GP may wish to record a patients visual acuity (VA) is for HGV medical, where you have to complete form D4.
There is an excellent pamphlet to accompany this, which you should read if you are undertaking your first fitness to drive medical. (The vision standards are on pages 7-8.)