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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).
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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)
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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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In the third article in this series, Bill Harvey focuses on electronic reader devices and software and their adaptability for those requiring vision support and then describes some of the ever-growing number of apps aimed at supporting the visually impaired with reading (C78185, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Our series looking at the range of extended roles played by eye care professionals, Dr Scott Mackie describes his experience of delivering vaccines
Dr Cristina Schnider and David Ruston describe the presbyopic journey and explain why this represents such an important opportunity for the contact lens practitioner to help them (C78111, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Professor Edward Mallen explains the concept of axial length and why a good understanding of this measurement is increasingly being seen as essential for effective myopia management (C78049, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In a companion article to her review of the impact of contrast sensitivity on everyday life (Optician 12.03.21), Cirta Tooth discusses reasons why colour vision testing can play an important role in detecting pathology and in understanding the impact of pathology on task performance and daily functioning (C77936, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In this third article on visual task analysis Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black look at dispensing solutions to the visual problems in the real world of work, home and leisure activities, concentrating principally on outdoor tasks including aspects of regulations and standards relating to sports, health and safety and driving (C78012, one distance CET learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the penultimate article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Sandeep Dhallu considers undertaking the aftercare appointment and recording the findings (C77712, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In the latest in the series looking at developments in our understanding of retinal physiology and how this may ultimately influence the detection and prevention of common eye disease, Dr Rohit Narayan describes the physiology of photoreception and how being able to measure changes to dark adaptation may present a useful future means of early disease detection (C77774, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In this second article on visual task analysis Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black look at dispensing solutions to the visual problems in the real world of work, home and leisure activities including aspects of regulations and standards relating to health & safety, display screen equipment and driving (C77715, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the second of this series looking at modern technology and its adaptation for the visually impaired, Bill Harvey focuses on the many and varied settings options now included as standard in the latest tablets and smartphones (C77655, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Cirta Tooth discusses the role of contrast sensitivity in detecting pathology and how common eye diseases affect it and considers how this impact affects performance in undertaking everyday visual tasks (C 77629, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Karen Walsh and Professor Lyndon Jones examine how Covid-19 has affected routine contact lens practice and what that means for both eye care practitioners and their patients (C77595, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
In this article Krupa Patel and Karen Walsh examine the expectations around soft toric lenses from both the practitioner and patient’s point of view. It serves as a timely review of current toric fitting practices and how they relate to the prevalence of astigmatism, highlighting a number of opportunities for enhancing patient satisfaction and increasing practice revenue (C77594, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Bill Harvey offers an overview of some of the many ways that technology has developed in recent years to be able to help those with visual impairment. In the first in this series, he focuses on assistive technologies that are commonly used in the home by our patients (C77499, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
At its simplest level a visual task analysis can be considered an assessment of the interaction between a patient, their optical appliance and the visual elements of their environment – the things they are trying to see and do. In this, the first of two articles, Peter Black introduces the topic and tackles the often confusing subject of photometry bringing it up to date for a world illuminated by low energy light bulbs (C77520, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the final part of a three-part series focusing on the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities, Sonal Rughani and Lisa Donaldson consider both the importance of disseminating and of implementing the outcomes of the ophthalmic examination (C77450, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)