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Jasraj Singh Bhangra, Naima Babar, Kishan Patel, Christian Dutton, Lyn Price and Simon Hardman-Lea explore the aetiology, risk factors, differential diagnosis and treatment of some common post-operative complications of cataract extraction (C 102988, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Cirta Tooth reviews a condition that can significantly impact upon vision and presents a case study by way of illustration (C103107, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Neil Retallic and Claire McDonnell introduce a new interactive CPD exercise based upon the BCLA CLEAR publication, considering the effect of contact lens materials and designs on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, as featured in last month’s Optician Contact Lens Monthly (C103025, suitable for logging as one interactive CPD point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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In the first of a new four-part series based around new research looking into the assessment of eye health in the autistic population, Dr Ketan Parmar offers a holistic overview of autistic visual sensory experiences (C102936, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice
Jeremy Beesley and Professor David B Elliott describe the results from their major study of the causes of rechecks in UK eye care practice and suggest ways to avoid them. (C102913, suitable for logging as one provider-led distance learning CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians).
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism
In the second interactive exercise linked to the long-running CPD series on ophthalmic dispensing, Tina Arbon Black, Peter Black and Bill Harvey introduce an exercise aimed at encouraging critical analysis of the evidence base (C102858, suitable for one interactive CPD point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Interactive Professionalism

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Closing Date: 17/09/2022

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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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)
Because of the potential to do harm, paediatric dispensing is a key skill and core competency for all dispensing opticians and optometrists – especially those that supervise others and ‘sign off’ children’s spectacles dispensing. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black cover the essentials of the art, science and legalities of dispensing to children (C78587 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey introduces the first of several CET exercises that are based around the series on contact lens practice that concluded last month (C78565, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
The importance of confirming informed consent affects much of modern clinical practice (see page 23 of this week’s CET, for example). In the next in his series on the subject, Dr Nizar Hirji introduces a case scenario for discussion based around a patient for whom dilation is considered (C78412, one interactive distance learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the fourth article in this series, Bill Harvey continues his review of some of the more useful apps that might benefit our patients with sight loss (C78518, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Dr Rohit Narayan concludes his series of reviews of the latest research into the association between various aspects of lifestyle and eye disease by describing how our current knowledge may help us to develop a strategy for the earlier detection of disease and giving advice to patients that may help prevent future disease (C78439, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
The sale of optical appliances is governed partly by ordinary consumer legislation and specifically through the Opticians Act and the various orders of the General Optical Council. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black take a look at the legislation, regulations and standards that apply to ophthalmic dispensing (C78399, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
In the final article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Manbir Nagra takes a look at some of the exciting developments in contact lens practice likely to impact on eye care in the future. (C78338, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the latest in our series looking at techniques undertaken by specialist optometrists, Andrew Matheson discusses the use of the YAG laser in managing posterior capsular opacification (c suitable for one distance learning CET point for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
The assessment and management of dry eye disease is an increasingly significant part of the eye care professional’s role. In this review article, Dr Doina Gherghel looks at the latest evidence for the association between a wide range of systemic diseases and dry eye disease (C78162, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)