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Neil Retallic and Claire McDonnell introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based upon the BCLA CLEAR publication, considering the effect of contact lens materials and designs on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C103025, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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In the first of a new four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar offers a holistic overview of autistic visual sensory experiences (C102936, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Jeremy Beesley and Professor David B Elliott describe the results from their major study of the causes of rechecks in UK eye care practice and suggest ways to avoid them. (C102913, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians).
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In the second interactive exercise linked to the long-running CPD series on ophthalmic dispensing, Tina Arbon Black, Peter Black and Bill Harvey introduce an exercise aimed at encouraging critical analysis of the evidence base (C102858, suitable for one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Closing Date: 17/09/2022

Bill Harvey reminds readers to keep those cases coming and to remember that it is not just the purely clinical cases that are of interest.
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Bill Harvey offers an overview of the assessment of the pupils and the implications of any findings as part of a routine eye examination (C102854, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Evidence-based practice has become a cornerstone of medical and healthcare disciplines in recent years as the natural authority of doctors and other professionals has been challenged by regulators, patients and the courts. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss how evidence-based practice applies to dispensing opticians and optometrists engaged in ophthalmic dispensing practice (C102847, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians).
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The third in a series of articles summarising the key findings of the BCLA CLEAR publication, a major review of the published evidence relating to all aspects of contact lens practice, Dr Claire McDonnell offers an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to the effect of contact lenses on the eye. (C102744 suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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With a nod to their own many years of contact lens wearing experience, Professor Lyndon Jones, Karen Walsh and Anna Sulley discuss the key lifestyle factors and clinical considerations most relevant to helping patients maintain successful CL wear over multiple decades (C102830, suitable as one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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Informed consent is a legal requirement for any medical treatment and is reinforced by professional guidelines. With the growing use of a number of invasive treatment procedures by specialist optometrists, Andrew Matheson considers the increasing importance of gaining valid informed consent from patients (C102707, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for therapeutic optometrists, optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Neil Retallic and Pauline Bradford introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based upon the BCLA CLEAR publication, and consider contact lens complications as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C102632, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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Presbyopes, especially those new to a reading addition for the first time, often get a raw deal from their spectacles and suffer visual discomfort and disappointment at far greater rates than their pre-presbyopic peers. Here Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black discuss some common, but perhaps not necessarily obvious, causes for complaint (C102552, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Professor Mark Bullimore and Dr April Jasper take a look at seven myths commonly cited myths about myopia and its management and, by reference to the published evidence base, dispel each one. (C102407, suitable to log as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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The second in a series of articles summarising the key findings of the BCLA CLEAR publication, a major review of the published evidence relating to all aspects of contact lens practice. Pauline Bradford offers an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to contact lens complications. (C102349, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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With the evidence base for the effectiveness of myopia management increasing, Wendy Sethi, Elizabeth Lumb and Krupa Patel take a look at the challenges and obstacles that might deter clinicians from starting to treat myopia (C102325, suitable for one provide-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CPD exercise focusing on the potential support available to those with sight impairment (C102201, suitable for one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Cirta Tooth takes a look at sight impairment registration and what knowledge and skills can help the eye care professional to decide for which patients a referral is warranted for certification (C102141, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Neil Retallic introduces a new interactive CPD exercise aimed at encouraging discussion about the importance of understanding the nature of the ocular surface as a way of predicting contact lens wear success (C102054, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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The previous three articles relating to presbyopia have dealt with the routine cases and common problems associated with poor quality dispensing of progressive lenses. In this fourth article, Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black consider challenging presbyopic prescriptions and patient scenarios whose very nature makes problems likely even if frame selection, lens measurements and refraction are performed perfectly. (C101834, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey offers an update on the new case study CPD option available to subscribers to Optician
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Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CPD exercise based on two recent features looking into the disease and its impact on communication and vision (C101678, suitable for one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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