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Integrated eye care

Over the next four months, optician will be publishing a series of dedicated issues looking at the potential impact of the proposed eye care pathways on the future of the eye care professions. Irrelevant side issue or the start of proper funding for an integrated eye care service with practitioners at last being recognised and remunerated for the professional services they offer?

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Cataract and driving: Part 1

OPTICIAN/City University dissertation prize winner Jaspal Punia looks at the current vision standards for driving in the UK and their limitations. In a follow-up article he will suggest a more appropriate vision assessment than that currently used for drivers

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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 comminication skills for accurate history and symptoms taking

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Introduction to Geometrical Optics

This handy-sized paperback text is based on an extensive teaching career at New York's SUNY Department where optometry has been taught over the years in a changing climate of education and practice.

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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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Glaucoma pathways in Peterborough

Sheila Urquhart and Keshma Rughani explain the Peterborough glaucoma pathway, a scheme that is extended to a total of eight practices this month

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Communication skills

It is a safe assumption that a patient will attend for an eye examination for a reason. This reason may range from simple response to a posted reminder from a practice to the reporting of a specific visual or ocular symptom.

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Communicating with the patient

This week our series aimed at familiarising all practitioners with the core competencies specified by the GOC looks at communication skills.

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Review of the glaucoma care pathway

Stephen Vernon explains the development of the glaucoma care pathway, which aims to take the care of glaucoma suspects away from the HES and into the community

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Local heroes

Not sure what services are available locally? Lance Clark describes a national body that provides information on locally available services for those with visual impairment at a time when such provision is still very variable and erratic