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Health care is under greater pressure than ever before, Neil Retallic and Sheena Shah ask the question… as eye care professionals how can we gain concurrence from our patients to follow our professional advice regarding their ocular and mental health? (C78652, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey concludes his series looking at the use of digital technology in the management of low vision patients with a discussion of adaptive technology (C78660, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the first in a series looking at myopia and its management in children, Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor discusses the nature and prevalence of myopia, its risk factors and the impact it is predicted to have upon individuals and healthcare systems across Europe (C78622, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Because of the potential to do harm, paediatric dispensing is a key skill and core competency for all dispensing opticians and optometrists – especially those that supervise others and ‘sign off’ children’s spectacles dispensing. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black cover the essentials of the art, science and legalities of dispensing to children (C78587 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces the first of several CET exercises that are based around the series on contact lens practice that concluded last month (C78565, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
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The importance of confirming informed consent affects much of modern clinical practice (see page 23 of this week’s CET, for example). In the next in his series on the subject, Dr Nizar Hirji introduces a case scenario for discussion based around a patient for whom dilation is considered (C78412, one interactive distance learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the fourth article in this series, Bill Harvey continues his review of some of the more useful apps that might benefit our patients with sight loss (C78518, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Rohit Narayan concludes his series of reviews of the latest research into the association between various aspects of lifestyle and eye disease by describing how our current knowledge may help us to develop a strategy for the earlier detection of disease and giving advice to patients that may help prevent future disease (C78439, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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The sale of optical appliances is governed partly by ordinary consumer legislation and specifically through the Opticians Act and the various orders of the General Optical Council. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black take a look at the legislation, regulations and standards that apply to ophthalmic dispensing (C78399, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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In the final article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Manbir Nagra takes a look at some of the exciting developments in contact lens practice likely to impact on eye care in the future. (C78338, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the latest in our series looking at techniques undertaken by specialist optometrists, Andrew Matheson discusses the use of the YAG laser in managing posterior capsular opacification (c suitable for one distance learning CET point for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
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The assessment and management of dry eye disease is an increasingly significant part of the eye care professional’s role. In this review article, Dr Doina Gherghel looks at the latest evidence for the association between a wide range of systemic diseases and dry eye disease (C78162, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the third article in this series, Bill Harvey focuses on electronic reader devices and software and their adaptability for those requiring vision support and then describes some of the ever-growing number of apps aimed at supporting the visually impaired with reading (C78185, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Our series looking at the range of extended roles played by eye care professionals, Dr Scott Mackie describes his experience of delivering vaccines
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Dr Cristina Schnider and David Ruston describe the presbyopic journey and explain why this represents such an important opportunity for the contact lens practitioner to help them (C78111, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Professor Edward Mallen explains the concept of axial length and why a good understanding of this measurement is increasingly being seen as essential for effective myopia management (C78049, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In a companion article to her review of the impact of contrast sensitivity on everyday life (Optician 12.03.21), Cirta Tooth discusses reasons why colour vision testing can play an important role in detecting pathology and in understanding the impact of pathology on task performance and daily functioning (C77936, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In this third article on visual task analysis Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black look at dispensing solutions to the visual problems in the real world of work, home and leisure activities, concentrating principally on outdoor tasks including aspects of regulations and standards relating to sports, health and safety and driving (C78012, one distance CET learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the penultimate article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Sandeep Dhallu considers undertaking the aftercare appointment and recording the findings (C77712, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the latest in the series looking at developments in our understanding of retinal physiology and how this may ultimately influence the detection and prevention of common eye disease, Dr Rohit Narayan describes the physiology of photoreception and how being able to measure changes to dark adaptation may present a useful future means of early disease detection (C77774, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In this second article on visual task analysis Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black look at dispensing solutions to the visual problems in the real world of work, home and leisure activities including aspects of regulations and standards relating to health & safety, display screen equipment and driving (C77715, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the second of this series looking at modern technology and its adaptation for the visually impaired, Bill Harvey focuses on the many and varied settings options now included as standard in the latest tablets and smartphones (C77655, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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