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Top tips for testing

Know the trick to avoid an over-plus by using 0.12D lenses? How about using contact lenses to relax accommodation? Neil Constantine-Smith provides 15 top tips for practice that he's gleaned from peers, pre-regs and supervisors over the years

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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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Lighting the sports arena

In the first of a series looking at the visual implications of sport, Dr Alan Smith looks into the techniques and practice of lighting the sporting arena for both indoor and outdoor sports. Further articles will look at ocular hazards and sport-specific optical appliances

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Visual fields

Rachael Smith describes how she came to design a new chart for rapid evaluation of visual fields useful when looking for gross defects of neurological origin