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In the second in a four-part series looking at age-related macular degeneration, Dr Rohit Narayan and Bill Harvey discuss the clinical assessment and diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (C104534, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Dr Douglas Clarkson describes the science underlying climate change and explains the wide impact it is having on eye health and the prevalence of specific eye diseases around the world (C104439, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Khin Yadana Tun reviews the published scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of nutritional supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids in treating dry eye disease and suggests what eye care practitioners should advise their patients. This is an edited version of the 2022 City University/Optician Best Dissertation prize-winner. (C104332, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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The sixth 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 Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad and Sophie Coverdale offer an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to orthokeratology. (C104271, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Closing Date: 30/01/2023

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Khin Yadana Tun reviews the published scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of nutritional supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids in treating dry eye disease and suggests what eye care practitioners should advise their patients. This is an edited version of the 2022 City University/Optician Best Dissertation prize-winner. (C104332, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Speciality CLO Clinical Practice
Neil Retallic and Bill Harvey introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based upon the BCLA CLEAR publication focusing on contact lens optics, as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C104243, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Interactive
With Disability History Month taking place in the UK between November 16 and December 16, 2022, with the aims of raising awareness and celebrating the achievements of people living with a disability, Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black take the opportunity to consider the range of dispensing challenges patients with special needs can present (C104286, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Leadership
In the first in a four-part series looking at age-related macular degeneration, Dr Rohit Narayan and Bill Harvey discuss the epidemiology of the disease and its risk factors (C104190, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the first of an occasional series designed to provide a resource to help with the training of support staff, Neil Retallic discusses the many and various ways contact lenses can be discussed with patients in practice (C104122, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Leadership
Bill Harvey and Sarah Farrant introduce a new interactive CPD exercise offering an opportunity to discuss your views on the potential for cosmetics to influence the future success of soft contact lens wear (C104056, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Speciality CLO
The fifth 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 Nitya Murthy, Steve Newman and Professor Pete Kollbaum offer an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to contact lens optics. (C103800, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Speciality CLO
Further to the previous article on evidence informed practice of ophthalmic dispensing, Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss the most prominent and rapidly developing aspect of current ophthalmic dispensing, contact lens and optometric practice; myopia management. (C103841, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the last of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar summarises what we have learned and how to put this into practice to be better able to provide services to autistic patients. (C103852, 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 two articles discussing blur sensitivity, Professor Edward Mallen considers the implications of the concept upon clinical practice and the outcomes of subjective refraction. (C103691, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Neil Retallic and Bill Harvey introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based on the BCLA CLEAR publication focusing on scleral contact lenses, as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C103596, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Speciality CLO Clinical Practice
There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting cosmetic products routinely applied to the periocular skin and lid margins may have a negative impact on the tears and ocular surface and, in some cases, may be linked with more serious disease. In this review, Sarah Farrant offers an overview of cosmetics, the risks they present and how to advise our patients about their use. (C103516, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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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
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
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)