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Dr Alberto Recchioni discusses the potential for modern refractive surgery procedures to cause dry eye and shares data to support an argument for introducing less invasive procedures to minimise the problem (C76913, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the 10th article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Louise Madden discusses the correction of presbyopia with contact lenses (C76871, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Doina Gherghel discusses the impact of Covid-19 upon elderly patients and those with sight loss. (C76810, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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With many of the risk factors for eye disease, and poor health in general, being modifiable, David Cartwright explains why eye care professionals are well placed to introduce tailored advice about lifestyle change, and shows how local schemes are already contributing to improvements in long term health profiles. The previous focus on treatment and correction is currently under severe strain and a structured approach to improved prevention is likely to be an important part of our role in years to come (C76817, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the second article focusing on binocular vision as an influence upon spectacle correction, Peter Black and Tina Arbon explain the anatomical basis of eye movement and how each eye moves relative to the other (C76782, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Andy Sanders considers the common reasons for non-adaptation of progressive power lenses and how they might best be avoided (C76781, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Emma Pead looks at the development of an artificial intelligence system for the detection of age-related macular degeneration (C76731, one distance learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Sonal Rughani and Lisa Donaldson review the conditions associated with learning disability in children, their systemic and ocular effects and epidemiology, and discuss the commitment by NHS England to commission a national programme of eye care for children with learning disabilities in special schools. (C75796, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Nick Howard and Dr Cindy Tromans offer some thoughts on the safe reintroduction of eye care clinical services (C75767, one distance learning CET point, suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces this month’s interactive CET which focuses upon the role of the eye care professional in influencing a lifestyle choice with serious implications for health (C71983, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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As the Covid-19 pandemic forces eye care professionals to look to new methods of patient assessment to minimise interpersonal contact and interest in teleoptometry increases, Bill Harvey offers an overview of the various methods involved and looks at the evidence regarding its continued influence in the post-pandemic age (C75728 one distance learning CET point, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Doina Gherghel continues our series looking at the potential ocular adverse impact of a range of commonly prescribed systemic drugs with a look at those used in treating diseases, both mental and physical, affecting the central nervous system (C75632, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
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As the evidence of an association between the SARS-CoV-2 and red eye mounts, Bill Harvey offers a revision of viral conjunctivitis and discusses the implications of its management (C75681, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and therapeutic optometrists)
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Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black describe the key professional bodies, regulators, and representative organisations that offer guidance, support and education or set legal frameworks within which eye care professionals practise (C75576, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Nizar K Hirji discusses the concept of informed consent, why it is important, how it is obtained from patients of varying mental capacity, and the existing legislation which practitioners need to abide by (C75574, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians, dispensing opticians and therapeutic optometrists)
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In the latest in our series discussing the significance of communication and its influence on interaction with our patients, Ian Davies focuses on written communication, including the uses of questionnaires and social media (C75158, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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This month’s interactive CET is designed to encourage discussion of how best to deal with patients with a hearing impairment, both in terms of identifying a problem and in knowing what help might be available
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This month’s interactive CET is designed to encourage consideration of the published evidence for techniques hoping to slow myopic progression. Bill Harvey explains (C60318, one interactive point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the seventh article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Byki Huntjens offers a practical overview of the key aspects and principles associated with spherical soft contact lens fitting (C75433, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Doina Gherghel continues our series looking at the potential ocular adverse impact of a range of commonly prescribed systemic drugs with a look at those addressing diabetes, endocrine and rheumatic diseases (C75361, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
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Prof Lyndon Jones, Karen Walsh, Prof Mark Willcox, Prof Philip Morgan and Prof Jason Nichols explain the key points from a new review of the evidence concerning the impact of SARS-CoV-2 upon contact lens practice (C75315, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians, dispensing opticians and therapeutic optometrists). This module is open to non-subscribers of Optician. If you have never registered for CET with Optician, you will need to go to https://cet.opticianonline.net/registration. After registering, you will then need to login using the email address and password provided during registration. Lapsed subscribers of Optician can login with the username and password previously used.
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Nick Atkins reviews the importance of hand hygiene in clinical practice (C75198, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In this, the second in the series Fundamentals of Eye Care Practice, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black take a timely look at infection control procedures in optical practice (C75195, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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