A visit to an optometry student
At HyMy-Village, optometry students are completing a practical internship as part of their studies, the purpose of which is to practice professional and customer service skills. Practical learning situations take place under the guidance of a supervising teacher. In addition, student colleagues may also be monitoring the learning situation.
During the first visit, a comprehensive eye and vision examination is performed for the training customer.
The vision examination begins with an interview. The examination itself includes processes such as determination of a refractive error, the evaluation of eye interaction, and the inspection of eye structures.
During the examination, the student may use eye drops that dilate the pupils, which allow a more detailed examination and evaluation of the eye. Please note that these eye drops impair near vision and make it difficult to drive for a few hours. It is also recommended to use sunglasses after the examination to reduce glare, especially on sunny and clear weather. If the customer does not want the eye drops to be used during the study, we will proceed according to the customer’s wishes.
All findings and information about the examination is sent to the customer by mail. Please note that we are not able to write prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses.
What is optometry?
An optometrist is a healthcare professional with expertise in vision and eye care. The optometrist studies the functioning and structures of the eyes through various tests and imaging techniques. Typical reasons for approaching an optometrist are vision-related symptoms, such as impaired far sight, near sight or headaches. A need for contact lenses alongside traditional glasses is also a common reason for a visit.
Good to know before the visit
What is a training customer?
Everyone is welcomed as a training customer in HyMy-Village. Doctor’s referral is not required. As a training customer, you will be acting as a customer for our students in a safe and supervised learning environment. This practice enables supported customer encounters corresponding to the actual practical work that the students will face within their own professional fields.
With training customers, it is possible for students to practice their professional skills in a safe and supported learning environment, under the guidance of a supervising teacher and staff. Some of the skills that students will be learning:
- Professional skills
- Customer service situations
- Multidisciplinary cooperation
- Data collection.
Training customer visit is a learning situation and it will therefore include e.g. guidance from the supervising teacher. The supervising teacher will always check and approve the examination and rehabilitation plan. Hence, interviews, examination, and other tasks might be slower compared to other professional services.
If a training customer appears to be under the age of 13, his or her age will be checked. Parental consent is required for those under the age of 13 to participate in the activity.
Metropolia has a health insurance for patient injuries covered by the Patient Injury Act. Metropolia also has general liability insurance for damages taking place in education. The terms and conditions of the liability insurance can be seen in HyMy-Village.