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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)
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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)
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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)
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Dr Doina Gherghel continues here review of adverse effects of ophthalmic drugs with a focus upon those used to treat ocular disease (C 76218, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
In the second in our series discussing the vision of children with learning disabilities, Sonal Rughani and Lisa Donaldson offer practical advice and strategies on how to successfully engage children with learning disabilities to assess their eye health and vision needs (C76171, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Assessment of visual function Communication Communication Low vision
In the second of their discussions of single vision lens design, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black take a look at single vision aspheric and reduced aperture lens forms and consider related practical dispensing issues including field of view (C 76149, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Professor Lyndon Jones and Karen Walsh consider safe contact lens practice as clinics move out of lock-down (C 76118, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and therapeutic optometrists)
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To complement her recent series on systemic drugs, Dr Doina Gherghel looks at the adverse effects of ophthalmic drugs. This first article focuses on those drugs used in eye care practice for assessment and diagnosis (C76095, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Ian Davies introduces a second interactive CET exercise based on his recent series on communication and the challenges of the post-lockdown period. Now the focus is on children and those with learning or sensory impairment (C76099, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
Simone Stad considers the possible causes of contact lens discomfort – will it be the contact lens or a challenging ocular surface? (C76074, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black take a look at lens form and aberrations in single vision lenses, how lens designers and manufacturers seek to minimise aberrations and how poor refraction and dispensing can negate the benefits of high quality lens designs by reintroducing or increasing unwanted aberrations (C76035, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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As eye care practitioners return to a post-lockdown service, Nick Howard and Dr Cindy Tromans take a further look at ensuring both practitioner and patient safety as restrictions ease (C76008, one distance learning CET point, suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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To launch a regular series encouraging you to consider the various management options available for a range of dry eye disease presentations, Sarah Farrant summarises the current definition of dry eye and the evidence-based approach to assessment and management. Readers will then find an interactive online exercise relating to the topic. (C71762, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the eighth article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Katharine Evans discusses the correction of astigmatism with soft toric contact lenses (C75968, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Ian Davies introduces a new interactive exercise based upon his recent series on communication and with a focus on the challenges of the post-lockdown period (C75872, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
Following on from our recent series looking at paediatric eye assessment, Bill Harvey introduces an interactive exercise aimed at highlighting the best approaches to dealing with eye care for the very young patient (C70501, suitable for one interactive CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Assessment of visual function Communication Communication Paediatric dispensing Interactive
In the last of her reviews of the impact upon the eye of some commonly prescribed systemic drugs, Dr Doina Gherghel focuses on drugs used to treat infections and malignancy as well as over the counter nutritional supplements. (C75907, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
Following on from the first interactive exercise earlier this year concerning low vision practice, Bill Harvey introduces a new online interactive exercise aimed at understanding what services are available in your locality for those with a visual impairment (C61452, one interactive CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Tina Arbon Black takes a look at the optical, physical and mechanical properties of ophthalmic lens materials (C75837, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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