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?
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
OPTICIAN looks at a recent addition to the simple yet effective card based methods of vision screening
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
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.
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.
Sheila Urquhart and Keshma Rughani explain the Peterborough glaucoma pathway, a scheme that is extended to a total of eight practices this month
Aberrometers are increasingly being marketed as accurate autorefractors. In the first of two articles, Professor Neil Charman puts their results in context
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.
Proefessor Pat Caroline's session on orthoK at the BCLA
Dr Sandip Doshi listens in to a healthy discussion about refractive surgery at this year's BCLA conference
This week our series aimed at familiarising all practitioners with the core competencies specified by the GOC looks at communication skills.
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
A couple of years ago, Amanda Jones wrote about the glaucoma scheme in Manchester involving optometrists. Here she updates us as to the progress made.
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
As confidence in surgery and optical outcome of implants grows, Shelagh Hardy describes a brief history of their development