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In the third of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar considers the challenges presented by the routine eye test as highlighted by feedback from autistic people (C103438, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Peter Black, Tina Arbon Black and Bill Harvey offer an overview of low vision practice (C103400, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice

Blur sensitivity 1: What is it?

Closing Date: 12/10/2022

In the first of two articles discussing blur sensitivity, Professor Edward Mallen explains what it is and how it differs from blur discrimination and blur adaptation. (C103286, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the second of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar outlines the many and varied challenges to accessing eye care experienced by autistic people (C103153, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Dr Rohit Narayan, winner of the Optician Award for Optometrist of the Year 2021 for his holistic approach to eye care, discusses the Marmot review of health equity in England with a focus upon the implications for eye care practice throughout the UK (C103152, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Cases in point

Closing Date: 02/12/2022

Bill Harvey reminds readers to keep those cases coming and to remember that it is not just the purely clinical cases that are of interest.
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The fourth in a series of articles summarising the key findings of the BCLA CLEAR publication, a major review of the published evidence relating to all aspects of contact lens practice, Dr Melissa Barnett and Dr Karen G Carrasquillo offer an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to scleral lenses. (C103226, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the second of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar outlines the many and varied challenges to accessing eye care experienced by autistic people (C103153, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Dr Rohit Narayan, winner of the Optician Award for Optometrist of the Year 2021 for his holistic approach to eye care, discusses the Marmot review of health equity in England with a focus upon the implications for eye care practice throughout the UK (C103152, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
Following on from the previous article on evidence-based practice Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black examine the principles of reflective practice (C103111, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Jasraj Singh Bhangra, Naima Babar, Kishan Patel, Christian Dutton, Lyn Price and Simon Hardman-Lea explore the aetiology, risk factors, differential diagnosis and treatment of some common post-operative complications of cataract extraction (C 102988, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
Cirta Tooth reviews a condition that can significantly impact upon vision and presents a case study by way of illustration (C103107, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Neil Retallic and Claire McDonnell introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based upon the BCLA CLEAR publication, considering the effect of contact lens materials and designs on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C103025, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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In the first of a new four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar offers a holistic overview of autistic visual sensory experiences (C102936, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Jeremy Beesley and Professor David B Elliott describe the results from their major study of the causes of rechecks in UK eye care practice and suggest ways to avoid them. (C102913, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians).
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
In the second interactive exercise linked to the long-running CPD series on ophthalmic dispensing, Tina Arbon Black, Peter Black and Bill Harvey introduce an exercise aimed at encouraging critical analysis of the evidence base (C102858, suitable for one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Interactive Professionalism
Bill Harvey offers an overview of the assessment of the pupils and the implications of any findings as part of a routine eye examination (C102854, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Evidence-based practice has become a cornerstone of medical and healthcare disciplines in recent years as the natural authority of doctors and other professionals has been challenged by regulators, patients and the courts. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss how evidence-based practice applies to dispensing opticians and optometrists engaged in ophthalmic dispensing practice (C102847, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians).
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The third in a series of articles summarising the key findings of the BCLA CLEAR publication, a major review of the published evidence relating to all aspects of contact lens practice, Dr Claire McDonnell offers an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to the effect of contact lenses on the eye. (C102744 suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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With a nod to their own many years of contact lens wearing experience, Professor Lyndon Jones, Karen Walsh and Anna Sulley discuss the key lifestyle factors and clinical considerations most relevant to helping patients maintain successful CL wear over multiple decades (C102830, suitable as one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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Informed consent is a legal requirement for any medical treatment and is reinforced by professional guidelines. With the growing use of a number of invasive treatment procedures by specialist optometrists, Andrew Matheson considers the increasing importance of gaining valid informed consent from patients (C102707, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for therapeutic optometrists, optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Neil Retallic and Pauline Bradford introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based upon the BCLA CLEAR publication, and consider contact lens complications as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C102632, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Interactive Clinical Practice Speciality CLO