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I have been teaching A&P for a few years and now have been asked to teach physical assessment.

My first unit is eyes. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can make this interesting for the students. I was thinking of a blindfold activity but would like to incorporate other co-operative learning activities to make it more interesting.

I would appreciate any and all ideas.

Thanks in advance


We have a set of old eyeglasses that have been made into different disorders- ie vaseline creamed in the middle for macular degeneration, another with pieces of paper taped to create vision cuts etc- a set of 20 for the classroom and the students are given activities to do with the glasses on

classicdame, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

You might also google images for eye conditions. I found some before/after retinopathy. Also, many docs have slides they can share.

As a former opthalmology nurse let me plead my case: PLEASE make sure students understand that red eyes, headaches, N/V & pain may be a glaucoma emergency and needs immediate attention. In fact, anytime pain exists in the eyeball it needs to be addressed as this is not a usual occurance. Diabetic eyes, first aid for chemical burns, the fact that chlamydia is lethal to the eye,---- there are so many topics with good slides available.

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