Healthy vision – how can we maximise health of our eyes?

Ref: C2419688

Why sight is a special sense. The structures involved in sight. The importance of the external eye muscles. The structures of the eye and their importance. How to protect the eye lens. The effect of ageing on the eye. Ways of protecting sight. The hazards of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration and how the risks may be minimised. The Bates vision education methods.

Course aim

To develop knowledge and practical skills to strengthen health and wellbeing. To enable students to apply the knowledge and skills gained during the course. To develop an understanding of current controversies in health.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Outline the structures involved in vision and their function
  • Describe how the structures of the eye may be damaged
  • List ways of protecting vision
  • Outline how the hazards of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration may be minimised
  • Outline Bates vision education methods.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A handout will be provided that contains notes on all planned topics of the talk

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Healthy vision – how can we maximise health of our eyes?

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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