Latest CPD

In the first in a four-part series looking at age-related macular degeneration, Dr Rohit Narayan and Bill Harvey discuss the epidemiology of the disease and its risk factors (C104190, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the first of an occasional series designed to provide a resource to help with the training of support staff, Neil Retallic discusses the many and various ways contact lenses can be discussed with patients in practice (C104122, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Leadership

Cosmetic interactive (discussion)

Closing Date: 18/12/2022

Bill Harvey and Sarah Farrant introduce a new interactive CPD exercise offering an opportunity to discuss your views on the potential for cosmetics to influence the future success of soft contact lens wear (C104056, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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BCLA CLEAR 5: Contact lens optics

Closing Date: 09/12/2022

The fifth 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 Nitya Murthy, Steve Newman and Professor Pete Kollbaum offer an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to contact lens optics. (C103800, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Speciality CLO
Further to the previous article on evidence informed practice of ophthalmic dispensing, Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss the most prominent and rapidly developing aspect of current ophthalmic dispensing, contact lens and optometric practice; myopia management. (C103841, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the last of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar summarises what we have learned and how to put this into practice to be better able to provide services to autistic patients. (C103852, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the second of two articles discussing blur sensitivity, Professor Edward Mallen considers the implications of the concept upon clinical practice and the outcomes of subjective refraction. (C103691, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice

Cases in point

Closing Date: 30/01/2023

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.
Interactive

Archive

Neil Retallic and Bill Harvey introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based on the BCLA CLEAR publication focusing on scleral contact lenses, as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C103596, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting cosmetic products routinely applied to the periocular skin and lid margins may have a negative impact on the tears and ocular surface and, in some cases, may be linked with more serious disease. In this review, Sarah Farrant offers an overview of cosmetics, the risks they present and how to advise our patients about their use. (C103516, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Speciality CLO
In the third of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar considers the challenges presented by the routine eye test as highlighted by feedback from autistic people (C103438, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Peter Black, Tina Arbon Black and Bill Harvey offer an overview of low vision practice (C103400, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
In the first of two articles discussing blur sensitivity, Professor Edward Mallen explains what it is and how it differs from blur discrimination and blur adaptation. (C103286, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
The fourth 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 Melissa Barnett and Dr Karen G Carrasquillo offer an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to scleral lenses. (C103226, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the second of a four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar outlines the many and varied challenges to accessing eye care experienced by autistic people (C103153, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Dr Rohit Narayan, winner of the Optician Award for Optometrist of the Year 2021 for his holistic approach to eye care, discusses the Marmot review of health equity in England with a focus upon the implications for eye care practice throughout the UK (C103152, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
Following on from the previous article on evidence-based practice Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black examine the principles of reflective practice (C103111, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Jasraj Singh Bhangra, Naima Babar, Kishan Patel, Christian Dutton, Lyn Price and Simon Hardman-Lea explore the aetiology, risk factors, differential diagnosis and treatment of some common post-operative complications of cataract extraction (C 102988, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
Cirta Tooth reviews a condition that can significantly impact upon vision and presents a case study by way of illustration (C103107, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
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)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Speciality CLO
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)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
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).
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
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)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Interactive Professionalism
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)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice