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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)
Optometrists Dispensing Opticians Clinical Practice Professionalism

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 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)
Cirta Tooth discusses how the medical model meets the social model in a low vision clinic and the implications upon patient management by the eye care professional (C 77395, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
In the 11th article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Louise Munns considers best practice for the contact lens teach (C77275, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Krupa Patel, Mark Draper, Zoe Bull and Karen Walsh share new insights into the deeper emotional benefits experienced by contact lens wearers, and how eye care professionals can use their understanding of this to increase proactive recommendation, creating many more satisfied dual wearers of both spectacles and contact lenses. New data on contact lens wearer habits in combination with face masks are also shared. (C77283, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Dr Nizar Hirji offers a new case scenario for you to discuss with colleagues and earn an interactive CET point. (C77324: one interactive distance learning point, suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Dr Rohit Narayan continues his series looking at lifestyle and its influence upon eye health with a closer look at nutrition and what we know about the impact upon macular health (C77248, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Neil Retallic and Sheena Shah ask the question ‘Should we as ECPs be doing more to understand the well-being of our patients?’