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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)
Optometrists Speciality Optometrist Clinical Practice Speciality Optometrist

Cases in point

Closing Date: 18/07/2022

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.
Interactive
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)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Interactive Clinical Practice Speciality CLO
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)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice

Archive

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)
Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
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)
Contact Lens Opticians  Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Speciality CLO Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
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)
Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
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)
Interactive Professionalism Professionalism
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)
Professionalism Professionalism
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)
Interactive Clinical Practice Speciality CLO Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
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)
Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
Bill Harvey offers an update on the new case study CPD option available to subscribers to Optician
Interactive Suitable for all
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)
Interactive Clinical Practice Communication Clinical Practice Communication
In the first in a series of articles summarising the key findings of the BCLA CLEAR publication, a major review of the published evidence base relating to all aspects of contact lens practice, Neil Retallic and Dr Debarun Dutta offer an overview of the BCLA CLEAR section relating to the anatomy and physiology of the eye. (C101587, suitable for one distance learning CPD point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Clinical Practice Speciality CLO Clinical Practice Clinical Practice Speciality Optometrist
Dr Michael Johnson describes a procedure that will allow optometrists to remove benign lid lesions in practice (C101411, suitable for one CPD point logged by optometrists and specialty optometrists)
Clinical Practice Speciality Optometrist Clinical Practice Speciality Optometrist
In the first of a series of interactive exercises aimed at encouraging discussion about dispensing skills, Peter Black describes a case of intolerance to a recently dispensed pair of progressive power lenses (C101524, suitable as an interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Clinical Practice Professionalism Clinical Practice Professionalism
In this the third article in this series concentrating on correction of presbyopia Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black take a look at progressive-power lenses (C101359, may be used as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
Cirta Tooth describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease upon vision and offers two case studies illustrating how both basic and higher function can be affected. (C101275)
Clinical Practice Clinical Practice
Tallulah Harvey discusses the nature of dementia and its impact upon the patient, and how understanding this may help the eye care professional best best communicate with them (C101276)
Communication Leadership Communication Leadership
Neil Retallic and Dr Manbir Nagra discuss the results of a major survey of patients concerning their challenges in handling soft contact lenses and consider how this may influence our initial instructions to patients to ensure future successful wear (C101101, completion can be used for logging one distance learning CPD point suitable for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
Clinical Practice Communication Speciality CLO Clinical Practice Communication Clinical Practice Communication