Patient education portion if NBEO part 3


10+ Year Member
Jul 11, 2009
  1. Optometry Student
    Hi all! Was planning to complete NBEO part 3 sometime this year. Not american trained so it’s been hard getting tips from fellow classmates.

    for the patient education skill, im thinking having a rehearsed script of common conditions is a good idea. (Anyone who has completed it, can you confirm it is a sound idea or do they sometimes ask rare conditions? I mean i know my conditions but under testing conditions, i have waaay too much nervous energy. I am definite the person who stutters when unprepared.

    also, how do they start you on this skill? I have a lot of trouble imagining a patient in real life randomly go “so, tell me about optic neurits”.... or is it more like they will describe some symptoms and you have to say “ahh, well you are describing a condition called...” etc?

    anyway i am trying to compile a list. Feel free to add to it =)

    Dry eye
    Allergic/bacterial/viral conjunctivitis
    Optic neuritis
    Diabetic ret
    Retinal detachment


    Full Member
    7+ Year Member
    Jan 28, 2014
      NBEO is an entry to practice exam in which they examine basic skills that every newly registered optometrist should know so I highly doubt they will test you on rare diseases. Stick to common every day diseases that you are most likely to come across in clinic. The list you have is a good start and it is definitely a good idea to have a rehearsed script!!
      About the Ads
      This thread is more than 1 year old.

      Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

      1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
      2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
      3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
      4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
      5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
      6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
      7. This thread is locked.