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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

Blur sensitivity 1: What is it?

Closing Date: 12/10/2022

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
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)
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Cases in point

Closing Date: 02/12/2022

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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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)
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Bill Harvey introduces a new format for readers to send in their case studies and have the opportunity to earn an interactive CPD point
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Following on from last week’s distance learning feature looking at cycloplegic refraction, Sosena Tang and Bill Harvey present an interactive exercise on the subject which aims to stimulate discussion about how best to use cycloplegia in community practice (C100991, one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Sosena Tang reviews the mechanisms behind accommodation and how it affects refraction, the availability of cycloplegic drugs for optometrists, and how and when to use them. Case examples of post-cycloplegic prescribing are also presented
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Bill Harvey introduces a VRICS exercise aimed focusing on some of the adaptations to the routine eye examination that are required in low vision clinic
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Modern presbyopes have a huge selection of vision correction options from which to choose. In this article Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss the ‘old-fashioned’ options of two separate pairs and segmented lenses which still have an important place in the optician’s armoury (C100919; suitable as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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In the last of a four part series focusing upon myopia and its management, Professor Mark Bullimore explains the long-term consequences of myopia upon eye health that eye care practitioners might consider when discussing myopia management intervention (C79731, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Cirta Tooth discusses an analysis of the activities of a Scottish hospital low vision service and reflects on what lessons might be learned regarding the best approach to managing people with vision loss (C79730, suitable for one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the first of two articles, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black discuss explain the phenomenon of presbyopia and look at the challenges it presents when dispensing an appropriate correction (C 79653, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CET exercise based on the recent Essential Contact Lens Practice series (C79550, one interactive distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Cirta Tooth describes the causes of, challenges from and compensation for impaired face recognition (C79589, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey takes a closer look at a recently published study looking at the environmental impact of areas of clinical eye care and reflects on possible implications for future practice (C79492 one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the last in their series of articles looking at the influence of mental health and well-being upon clinical practice, Sheena Tanna-Shah and Neil Retallic discuss how we can best personalise, support and influence new wearer’s experiences to increase compliance, maximise the chance of success and reduce the likelihood of early contact lens drop out. (C79345, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black discuss the basics of contact lenses and the regulations relating to their supply (C79307, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Dr Kate Gifford offers an analysis of the safety of myopia controlling contact lens wear in childhood compared to the lifetime risks of eye disease and vision impairment associated with myopia (C79247, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Do you think hybrids are specialist lenses? Well, think again. Phil Thomson explains. (C79176, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)