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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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Cases in point

Closing Date: 18/07/2022

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.
Interactive
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)
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Presbyopes, especially those new to a reading addition for the first time, often get a raw deal from their spectacles and suffer visual discomfort and disappointment at far greater rates than their pre-presbyopic peers. Here Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black discuss some common, but perhaps not necessarily obvious, causes for complaint (C102552, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces a new format for readers to send in their case studies and have the opportunity to earn an interactive CPD point
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Following on from last week’s distance learning feature looking at cycloplegic refraction, Sosena Tang and Bill Harvey present an interactive exercise on the subject which aims to stimulate discussion about how best to use cycloplegia in community practice (C100991, one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Sosena Tang reviews the mechanisms behind accommodation and how it affects refraction, the availability of cycloplegic drugs for optometrists, and how and when to use them. Case examples of post-cycloplegic prescribing are also presented
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Bill Harvey introduces a VRICS exercise aimed focusing on some of the adaptations to the routine eye examination that are required in low vision clinic
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Modern presbyopes have a huge selection of vision correction options from which to choose. In this article Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss the ‘old-fashioned’ options of two separate pairs and segmented lenses which still have an important place in the optician’s armoury (C100919; suitable as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the last of a four part series focusing upon myopia and its management, Professor Mark Bullimore explains the long-term consequences of myopia upon eye health that eye care practitioners might consider when discussing myopia management intervention (C79731, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Cirta Tooth discusses an analysis of the activities of a Scottish hospital low vision service and reflects on what lessons might be learned regarding the best approach to managing people with vision loss (C79730, suitable for one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the first of two articles, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black discuss explain the phenomenon of presbyopia and look at the challenges it presents when dispensing an appropriate correction (C 79653, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CET exercise based on the recent Essential Contact Lens Practice series (C79550, one interactive distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Cirta Tooth describes the causes of, challenges from and compensation for impaired face recognition (C79589, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey takes a closer look at a recently published study looking at the environmental impact of areas of clinical eye care and reflects on possible implications for future practice (C79492 one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the last in their series of articles looking at the influence of mental health and well-being upon clinical practice, Sheena Tanna-Shah and Neil Retallic discuss how we can best personalise, support and influence new wearer’s experiences to increase compliance, maximise the chance of success and reduce the likelihood of early contact lens drop out. (C79345, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss the basics of contact lenses and the regulations relating to their supply (C79307, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Dr Kate Gifford offers an analysis of the safety of myopia controlling contact lens wear in childhood compared to the lifetime risks of eye disease and vision impairment associated with myopia (C79247, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Do you think hybrids are specialist lenses? Well, think again. Phil Thomson explains. (C79176, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Dr Melanie George and Fabio Carta discuss the influences on the effectiveness and activity of different care systems prescribed for repeat use contact lens wear and two clinical trials as illustration of how such differences may present (C79173, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)