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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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In the fifth article in our series looking at refraction, Tina Patel describes some variations on distance refraction including binocular assessment and assessment of those with high ametropia and reduced vision
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
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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
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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
Opening a series of articles discussing the practice of clinical refraction, Tina Patel begins with a two-part look at objective techniques