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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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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)
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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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In the second of two articles offering an overview of pharmacovigilance and its relevance to eye care practice, Dr Doina Gherghel focuses on the essential role of clinical trials in establishing the evidence base to support the evolution of practice strategy (C79112, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Eye injury remains a significant cause of monocular visual impairment and blindness in monocular patients. This is the second of two articles in which Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black explore personal eye protection and prescription safety spectacles. (C79053, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In an article based heavily on his BCLA presidential address broadcast last week, newly appointed BCLA president Neil Retallic takes a holistic approach to eye care and considers how this can influence the successful wear of contact lenses (C79063, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the second of a two-part discussion of the various ways of assessing vision and visual acuity, Professor David Thomson focuses upon the measurement of near acuity and then focuses on some newer developments in the way vision may be assessed that make use of the latest technology (C78990, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the second of two articles looking at the role that multifocal contact lenses can play in the correction of presbyopia, Professor Kathy Dumbleton, Dr Debbie Laughton and Dr Jennifer Palombi discuss prescribing trends, recommendations for prescribing, supplemental fitting tools and patient satisfaction (C78925, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey introduces the second VRICS CET exercise based around the Essential Contact Lenses series that concluded earlier this year (C78947, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
In the first of a two-part discussion of the various ways of assessing vision and visual acuity, Professor David Thomson focuses on distance charts of both high and variable contrast (C78864, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Eye injury remains a significant cause of monocular visual impairment, and blindness in monocular patients. This is the first of two articles in which Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black explore personal eye protection and prescription safety spectacles. (C78821 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Ian Davies introduces a third interactive CET exercise based upon his recent series on communication, this time looking at patient education (C76605, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Professor Nicola Logan offers an overview of the various myopia management strategies and reviews the evidence base behind them (C78774, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CET exercise based upon the recent Essential Contact Lens Practice series (C 78749, one interactive distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the first of two articles discussing multifocal contact lenses, Professor Kathy Dumbleton, Dr Debbie Laughton and Dr Jennifer Palombi provide an overview of current attitudes and beliefs relating to presbyopia and contact lens correction. (C 78718, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Beth Ralph and Phil Thompson explain the concept of extended depth of focus in new contact lens designs which offers a further option in optimising the correction of our presbyopic patients. (C78739, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Health care is under greater pressure than ever before, Neil Retallic and Sheena Shah ask the question… as eye care professionals how can we gain concurrence from our patients to follow our professional advice regarding their ocular and mental health? (C78652, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey concludes his series looking at the use of digital technology in the management of low vision patients with a discussion of adaptive technology (C78660, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the first in a series looking at myopia and its management in children, Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor discusses the nature and prevalence of myopia, its risk factors and the impact it is predicted to have upon individuals and healthcare systems across Europe (C78622, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)