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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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Archive

In the second of our series on diabetes, Dr Andrew Want discusses the systemic implications of the disease and what measures are able to monitor and control the disease
Dr Colin Fowler explains how to use the various designs of focimeter and offers tips on how to ensure accuracy. CET module C36511, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
In the first of two articles Andrew Keirl considers the initial process of dispensing a pair of spectacles. CET module C36439 suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
In the second of our series looking at all aspects of macular disease, Louise Stainer begins a discussion of age-related macular degeneration with a look at what it is and how common it is. Module C36321, one distance learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians.
In the second part of her look at subjective refraction, Tina Patel describes cylinder determination and the final check tests. Module C36211, one distance learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians
In the third in our series on refraction, Tina Patel begins to look at subjective technique and takes us through to the point of cross cylinder. Module C35930, one distance learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians
Andrew Keirl continues his series on spectacle dispensing with a brief overview of tinted spectacle lenses and lenses that offer sun protection. Module C35770, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
In a follow-up to her overview of soft lens fitting, Simrit Sandhu discusses the essential facts about rigid gas-permeable lens fitting. Module C35627, one distance-learning point for dispensing opticians
To take part in module C35663 Soft contact lens lubricity, you will first need to read two related articles
Interactive
When was the last time you changed a patient to a different contact lens material? What was the main reason for this change? Reasons might include
Interactive
A visual recognition and interpretation of clinical signs (VRICS) exercise concerning the assessment of the retina using a widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopy technique. Module C35601, one distance-learning point for optometrists only
Starting a major series of CET articles looking at various aspects of macular disease, Louise Stainer explains macular holes. Module C35606 one distance-learning point for optometrists and dispensing opticians
Tina Patel continues her discussion of objective techniques by explaining how to perform retinoscopy
In the third of three articles discussing lens selection, Andrew Keirl continues his overview of the selection of spectacle lens types and designs available for the ‘normal’ power range with a discussion of progressive power lenses
Sophie Taylor-West shows what problems may arise with scleral contact lenses and how to manage them when they do
Opening a series of articles discussing the practice of clinical refraction, Tina Patel begins with a two-part look at objective techniques