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Core subject 1 Communication skills

We continue our weekly look at the GOC core competencies by expanding our argument over the significance of good communication skills for accurate history and symptoms taking

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Optometry Tomorrow 2005

This year's College of Optometrists' conference was held in Manchester and with lectures and workshops running concurrently, delegates could choose to gain CET points in the subjects and the learning styles that suited them best. David Cartwright reports

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Cataracts and driving - Part 2

After reviewing various aspects of visual function and its assessment for elderly drivers with cataract it can be concluded that no single test is able to reliably assess a driver's road safety. optician/City University prize winner Jaspal Punia argues that the DVLA should employ a 'battery' of vision tests if driving vision is to be adequately assessed

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IntraLase - a review

Sheraz Daya outlines a new approach to refractive surgery and describes his experience with the technique

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Case study

John Bourton and Deacon Harle describe an interesting presentation at the Institute of Optometry Clinic

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Caring for kids

As the summer holidays begin, more children tend to trickle in through the practice doors. Suzanne Floyd gives some advice

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Sight for Sore Eyes

Andrew Keech is moved by a collection of inspiring stories published in celebration of the work of Vision Aid Overseas

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Therapeutics update

Professor John Lawrenson describes how recent changes to the Medicines Act and Opticians Act will affect optometrists in practice

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Eyecare 3000 - Belfast

Eyecare 3000 in Glasgow has become well established on the optometry education circuit. This January saw the first Belfast-based event.

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Tomorrow's practice

Dr Frank Eperjesi reports from one of the major events on the optometric calendar, held by the American Academy of Optometry, in Tampa, Florida, last month

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The case for LVAs

Bill Harvey suggests that a useful range of low vision aids is easily obtained, and highlights a couple of developments making their use easier

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Revolution in Wales?

Barbara Ryan, Dr Tom Margrain and Professor John Wild describe the pioneering approach being adopted in Wales to provide eye care to the visually impaired

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The future of eye care services

Health minister Rosie Winterton gives an update on the care pathways of cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and low vision that are now moving into testing