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Eye injury remains a significant cause of monocular visual impairment and blindness in monocular patients. This is the second of two articles in which Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black explore personal eye protection and prescription safety spectacles. (C79053, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optical appliances Optical appliances
In the second of a two-part discussion of the various ways of assessing vision and visual acuity, Professor David Thomson focuses upon the measurement of near acuity and then focuses on some newer developments in the way vision may be assessed that make use of the latest technology (C78990, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
In the second of two articles looking at the role that multifocal contact lenses can play in the correction of presbyopia, Professor Kathy Dumbleton, Dr Debbie Laughton and Dr Jennifer Palombi discuss prescribing trends, recommendations for prescribing, supplemental fitting tools and patient satisfaction (C78925, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces the second VRICS CET exercise based around the Essential Contact Lenses series that concluded earlier this year (C78947, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
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Pharmacovigilance 1

Closing Date: 24/09/2021

In the first of two articles offering an overview of pharmacovigilance and its relevance to eye care practice, Dr Doina Gherghel explains both the concept and its associated legislation (C78866, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Healthcare system
In the first of a two-part discussion of the various ways of assessing vision and visual acuity, Professor David Thomson focuses on distance charts of both high and variable contrast (C78864, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
Eye injury remains a significant cause of monocular visual impairment, and blindness in monocular patients. This is the first of two articles in which Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black explore personal eye protection and prescription safety spectacles. (C78821 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optical appliances Standards of practice Optical appliances Standards of practice
Ian Davies introduces a third interactive CET exercise based upon his recent series on communication, this time looking at patient education (C76605, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice Interactive

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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)
Ocular examination Standards of practice Standards of practice
Bob Tucker, John Pruitt and Greg Sawyer discuss the influence of contact lens surface properties and clinical outcomes in lens wearers (C76680, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
Contact lenses Contact lenses
Dr Kathy Dumbleton and Anna Sulley summarise the key points from a recent peer-reviewed paper summarising the evidence of the published literature that supports the benefits of both a 1 day modality and silicone hydrogel materials from patient needs to clinical performance, health outcomes and compliance, and highlights the advantages that can be provided to both new and existing contact lens wearers. (C76679, one distance learning point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Dr Doina Gherghel concludes her review of the adverse effects of ophthalmic drugs with a further look at intravitreal drugs and those used during surgical procedures (C 76604, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
Ian Davies introduces a third interactive CET exercise based upon his recent series on communication, this time looking at patient education (C76605, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice Interactive
In the first of two articles looking at prisms, both prescribed and induced, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black offer a revision of some core aspects of eye movements and binocular vision and the purpose and production of prescribed prism (C76568, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Binocular vision Optical appliances Optical appliances Refractive management
In the second of her two articles highlighting deafness awareness, Cirta Tooth focuses upon dual sensory loss and the best approach to communicating with the deaf-blind when dealing with their eye care (C76541, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
In the second in our series discussing the link between systemic health and eye disease, Dr Rohit Narayan argues how the microbiome influences the presentation of age-related macular degeneration and how we might be better considering AMD as an inflammatory condition (C76477, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists)
Ocular disease Standards of practice
Following his recent article on informed consent and its application within eye care practice, Dr Nizar Hirji introduces a case scenario for discussion based around the fitting of contact lenses requested for extended wear (C76187, one interactive distance learning point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Continuing our series on contact lenses and comfort developed with Alcon, Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CET exercise aimed at developing discussions about the management of comfort in our lens wearers (TBC, one interactive distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the first in a series of three articles, Dr Rohit Narayan will discuss the importance of the gut microbiome to our general wellbeing, how it interacts with the immune system and its impact on a variety of general health and ocular conditions (C76369, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Ocular disease Standards of practice Standards of practice
In the first of two articles highlighting deaf awareness, Cirta Tooth discusses creating a welcoming environment and facilitating communication with people with a hearing impairment in optometric practice (C76270, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
Dr Doina Gherghel continues her review of adverse effects of ophthalmic drugs with a focus upon intravitreal and intravenous drugs used to treat posterior segment conditions associated with neovascularisation and inflammation (C76327, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
Professor Carol Lakkis, Dr Melanie George and Anna Sulley discuss the importance of good hygiene measures and compliance with instruction during a time of coronavirus pandemic (C76269, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact lenses Standards of practice Contact lenses Standards of practice Standards of practice
In the ninth article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Katharine Evans discusses rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting (C76252, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact lenses Contact lenses Contact lenses
Continuing our series, developed with Alcon, focusing on how to best ensure comfortable contact lens wear, Andy Cole discusses the way communication skills may be used to elicit the best information upon which the best advice may be based (C76253, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists)
Communication