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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Optometry #9

Notes: Today's date is 10 June 2029. You are an optometrist at BrightView Optics Clinic. A patient, Mr. Samuel Foster, has presented with complaints of recurrent eye infections.


  • NAME: Mr. Samuel Foster

  • DOB: 12 July 1980 (48 y.o.)

  • Social background: Married, three children

  • Occupation: IT Consultant

  • General health: Generally good, no known medical conditions

Family history:

  • Father has a history of glaucoma

Patient history:

  • 2015 – Diagnosed with allergic conjunctivitis

  • 2010 – First episode of eye infection, treated with antibiotics

  • 2008 – Diagnosed with mild myopia, prescribed glasses for occasional use

10 June 2029 Presenting problem: Mr. Foster reports experiencing recurrent eye infections over the past year.

Both eyes:

  • Redness and itching

  • Discharge (white or yellow)

  • Episodic symptoms, occurring every few months

  • No pain, photophobia, or decreased vision

Visual acuity (VA):

  • Both eyes 6/6

Colour vision (D-15): Normal

External examination:

  • Mild conjunctival injection in both eyes during active infections

  • No apparent abnormalities between episodes

Eye Movements:

  • Normal

Slit-lamp Examination:

  • Mild bilateral papillary hypertrophy during active infections

  • Clear cornea, no staining during episodes

Intraocular Pressure (IOP) (Non-contact tonometry):

  • Within normal limits for both eyes


  • Normal optic disc appearance, no evidence of diabetic retinopathy or other retinal abnormalities

Diagnosis: Recurrent episodes of acute bacterial conjunctivitis

Initial treatment: Prescribed antibiotic eye drops during active infections; advised on hygiene measures

Writing Task:

Using the information provided in the case notes, write a letter of referral to the Ophthalmologist on duty at VisionCare Hospital, requesting further evaluation for Mr. Samuel Foster's recurrent eye infections. Address the letter to the Ophthalmologist on duty, VisionCare Hospital, 155 Oak Avenue, Cityville. In your response:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences.

  • Do not use note form.

  • Use letter format.

  • The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Ophthalmologist on duty

VisionCare Hospital

155 Oak Avenue



10 June 2029


Dear Ophthalmologist,


Re: Mr. Samuel Foster DOB: 12 July 1980


I am writing to request further evaluation and management for Mr. Samuel Foster, a 48-year-old patient who presented at BrightView Optics Clinic with recurrent eye infections over the past year, which may benefit from your expertise as an ophthalmologist.

Mr. Foster, who is married with three children and employed as an IT Consultant, reports episodic redness, itching, and discharge in both eyes. These recurrent episodes have been occurring every few months and have led to concerns about the underlying cause. Notably, he experiences no pain, photophobia, or decreased vision during these episodes.

During active infections, mild conjunctival injection and bilateral papillary hypertrophy have been observed in both eyes, with no apparent abnormalities detected between episodes. Visual acuity remains at 6/6 in both eyes, and colour vision is normal. Intraocular pressure measurements have consistently fallen within normal limits, and fundoscopy has revealed a normal optic disc appearance without evidence of diabetic retinopathy or other retinal abnormalities.

In response to these recurrent eye infections, I have prescribed antibiotic eye drops during active episodes and advised Mr. Foster on hygiene measures. However, considering the frequency of these episodes, I believe it is prudent to seek your specialized evaluation and insights to determine any underlying causes or potential interventions.

I kindly request your assessment of Mr. Foster's case and any necessary management. Your expertise in this matter is greatly appreciated, and I would be grateful for your prompt attention to this referral. Please feel free to contact our clinic if you require any additional information or assistance.


Yours faithfully,


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