Exploring the Senses


Eye exams can help identify problems with the eye and often treatments are available. Choose one of the following eye diseases or another one that is of personal interest to you:

  • Strabismus.
  • Amblyopia.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Diabetic retinopathy.
  • Cataract.
  • Age-related macular degeneration.
  • Myopia.
  • Hyperopia.
  • Presbyopia.
  • Astigmatism.

After you have identified the eye disease you want to research, complete the following:

  • Describe the underlying cause and symptoms.
  • Identify and explain possible treatments and how eye exams, like those you did in the lab, would help an optometrist identify the condition you researched.
  • State whether you think children should undergo routine eye exams. Explain why or why not.

Make sure that you include an APA citation of all resources used.


Booth, K. A., Whicker, L. G., Wyman, T. D., Pugh, D. J., & Thompson, S. (2009). Medical assisting: Administrative and clinical procedures (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


For your discussion post, write a letterto a friend or family member (this could be a fictional person, if you wish) who is considering dieting and is trying to choose between the three diets that you identified online. Share what you learned about the diets, and take into account their health benefits in light of what you have learned so far in this course. You may make a recommendation based on what you know.

Make sure you document the Web sites you research in APA format at the end of your letter.