The practice of primary-care optometry often necessitates interaction with professionals from varied backgrounds. This is especially true in the area of vision training, in which close coordination between professionals in schools, agencies, and clinics is necessary. Too often a communication problem prevents beneficial interdisciplinary liaison. One way of ensuring that optometrists acquire communication and interaction skills is to provide seminars and courses in schools and colleges of optometry. The program described in this paper has helped optometry students refine their communication and referral skills.
Presented before the Section on Optometric Education at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Birmingham, Alabama, December 13, 1977. Received March 20, 1978; revised May 15, 1978.
*Optometrist, M.Ed., Member of Faculty, F.A.A.O.
College of Optometry
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77004
© 1978 American Academy of Optometry