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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 fifth article in our series looking at refraction, Tina Patel describes some variations on distance refraction including binocular assessment and assessment of those with high ametropia and reduced vision
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In the second of our series on diabetes, Dr Andrew Want discusses the systemic implications of the disease and what measures are able to monitor and control the disease
Ocular disease Ocular abnormalities
Dr Colin Fowler explains how to use the various designs of focimeter and offers tips on how to ensure accuracy. CET module C36511, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
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In the first of two articles Andrew Keirl considers the initial process of dispensing a pair of spectacles. CET module C36439 suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
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In the second of our series looking at all aspects of macular disease, Louise Stainer begins a discussion of age-related macular degeneration with a look at what it is and how common it is. Module C36321, one distance learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians.
Ocular disease Ocular abnormalities
In the second part of her look at subjective refraction, Tina Patel describes cylinder determination and the final check tests. Module C36211, one distance learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
In the third in our series on refraction, Tina Patel begins to look at subjective technique and takes us through to the point of cross cylinder. Module C35930, one distance learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
Andrew Keirl continues his series on spectacle dispensing with a brief overview of tinted spectacle lenses and lenses that offer sun protection. Module C35770, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
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In a follow-up to her overview of soft lens fitting, Simrit Sandhu discusses the essential facts about rigid gas-permeable lens fitting. Module C35627, one distance-learning point for dispensing opticians
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To take part in module C35663 Soft contact lens lubricity, you will first need to read two related articles
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When was the last time you changed a patient to a different contact lens material? What was the main reason for this change? Reasons might include
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A visual recognition and interpretation of clinical signs (VRICS) exercise concerning the assessment of the retina using a widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopy technique. Module C35601, one distance-learning point for optometrists only
Ocular disease Ocular examination
Starting a major series of CET articles looking at various aspects of macular disease, Louise Stainer explains macular holes. Module C35606 one distance-learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians
Ocular disease Ocular abnormalities
Tina Patel continues her discussion of objective techniques by explaining how to perform retinoscopy
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
In the third of three articles discussing lens selection, Andrew Keirl continues his overview of the selection of spectacle lens types and designs available for the ‘normal’ power range with a discussion of progressive power lenses
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Opening a series of articles discussing the practice of clinical refraction, Tina Patel begins with a two-part look at objective techniques
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