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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)


Our MOOC “How We See the World: Visual Function and Eye Health” is the first of its kind on the edX platform!
Learners can engage with course content and global learners through videos, animations, hands-on experiments, and forum discussions. Exclusive access to an interactive 3D eye model, virtual labs, live sessions, and detailed instructor feedback on each course assignment is available for the verified track.

Virtual Eye Clinic (vEyeC)

The Virtual Eye Clinic (vEyeC) uses conversational chatbots to respond as simulated patients. Students type questions or exam procedures, and the virtual patients respond with text, images, or videos. The tool allows students to practice conducting a case history, analysing clinical data, and formulating a diagnosis and management plan without a real patient.

3D Eye Model Mobile App

You can install this 3D eye model, developed by the PolyU School of Optometry, into your iOS devices. This eye model features various views of the human eye. You can zoom in and out, hide or show a particular structure of the eye. You can even semi-transparent a specific eye structure and observe its relationship with other parts of the eye. It contains animated videos to show common eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, etc. This eye model is the perfect tool for studying ocular anatomy and physiology.

Virtual Reality Simulators

Virtual Reality (VR) simulators are used to enrich the optometry clinical training programme at PolyU. The simulators provide highly realistic experience and immediate feedback for students honing their clinical skills before transitioning to seeing real patients. The systems also include a large database of eye conditions to improve students’ recognition of ocular pathologies. The School have seven VR simulators in total, including the first and only VR slit lamp simulator in Hong Kong!


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