Content Listing for Children

Children with refractive problems should be offered an alternative one-stop and easy-access community service, tailored to local needs and with set standards of care and expected outcomes.

College of Optometrists' research has revealed that up to 23%(1) of parents had never taken their children for a sight test

Should you examine young patients without a parent or carer present?

A framework for delivering eye care to children in special schools aims to help those who often seek treatment the least, writes Anna Scott.

Current practitioner-reported attitudes and behaviours relating to contact lens use among children and young people in the UK.

Child vision screening 2019 – services are available but still work to do.

How much information should you disclose to young patients and their parents?

As one of the UK’s foremost paediatric eye care researchers, Professor Kathryn Saunders FCOptom is leading practitioners in treating children.

This study aims to inform delivery of public health programmes directed at children most in need of community support.

Take part in our research on childhood myopia and inform future decisions on myopia management.

A young patient's mother is insistent that he doesn't need spectacles but, in your opinion he should be wearing them. What should you do?

From refractive error to dashed career opportunities, Kim Thomas discusses the lifelong consequences of amblyopia.

How young is too young for contact lenses?

The College issues eye health advice as more families consider hosting their own fireworks display.

Should you re-examine a HES patient who has broken her specs?

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Articles cover: Modifiable risk factors for AMD; Medical management of common corneal conditions; testing visual acuity of young children; lasers; the purpose of an eye test among people aged 60 and over.

The College has reviewed the evidence on the potential risks of using chloramphenicol POM eye drops for children less than 2 years old.

What would you do when asked to divulge information about a child patient?

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Articles covering: Genetics in ophthalmology and its relevance to optometry, dealing with challenging situations in practice, gonioscopy and hereditary ocular diseases in childhood.

Find out what our Clinical Adviser has to say about a study published by the University of Hong Kong linking COVID-19 restrictions, screen time and myopia in children.

Incomitance in cases of binocular vision defects can be a sign of disease or injury. Sophie Goodchild reminds us of the essentials.

Articles in this edition of OiP cover angle closure glaucoma in optometric practice, colour vision testing, children and contact lenses, and hereditary ocular diseases in childhood.

Direct your patients to our brand new, easy to understand information on eye-related issues in new born babies. 

Natalie Healey explores how optometrists can support the diagnosis and management of cerebral visual impairment.

This study evaluated a training programme aimed at increasing teachers’ knowledge and awareness of childhood vision problems.

In the September issue of Optometry in Practice, we discuss the importance of establishing a new framework for eye care in special schools

Kieran Loft on his last stint at Acuity, and other changes in optometry.

This review describes the typical characteristics and development of fixational, saccadic and smooth pursuit eye movements in children.

MHRA agrees with the College view that chloramphenicol eye drops can be safely administered to children aged 0 to 2 years, where antibiotic eye drop treatment is indicated.

Amblyopia is a binocular disorder but all too often it is treated monocularly. Becky McCall asks if video game play offers a new way forward.

A look at some hereditary childhood ocular diseases that may be encountered in optometric practice, including anterior-segment disorders.

You may have read a recent article highlighting parents concern for their children’s eyesight at school.

A scheme for schools to have extra pairs of spectacles to improve vision and academic achievement is now being extended to benefit thousands of children, reports Kathy Oxtoby.

Highlighting some of the hereditary diseases encountered in children with visual loss.

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) recognises variation in service provision and availability for children with vision deficit picked up through school vision screening in England. [1,2,3]

Emma Bennett explores the link between a rise in screen time during the pandemic and increasing levels of myopia in children. 

This article covers prescribing, fitting and dispensing myopia management soft contact lenses in children

CCEHC makes recommendations for children who have missed out on vision screening due to COVID-19.

In each issue, Acuity poses a topical question to a panel of members.

This review outlines current estimates of myopia prevalence for children, the characteristics of myopia progression and attempts to retard its progression with a variety of treatment therapies.

The College of Optometrists presented the prestigious Research Excellence Awards today as part of Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2021.

Rima Evans speaks to the optometrists who have forged an academic career.

This article aims to prepare the optometrist for the ocular and refractive problems associated with premature birth.

College responds to UKNSC consultation on childhood vision screening.

Create a welcoming environment to ensure excellent customer service for young and old, says Emma White.

This article provides optometrists with a framework to meet the eye care needs of children with significant learning disabilities.

There has been an update to the summary of product characteristics for the Prescription Only Medicine form of chloramphenicol 0.5% multi-dose eye drops.

Half of those with anterior uveitis carry the HLA-B27 antigen on their white blood cells. Kim Thomas explores the role this genetic association plays in eye disorders.

This article aims to acquaint reluctant practitioners with the theoretical knowledge they need to examine children aged 6 years or less.

Updates to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) classification and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on eye strain and dry- eye-related symptoms

Jane Veys looks at overcoming the barriers that prevent good eye care

Childhood visual impairment has implications for many aspects of the child’s development, including education and social interactions.

The clinical figures that count.

Contact lens practitioners need to be able to fit the appropriate lens type for each condition.

This article provides practical advice for optometrists and other eye care professionals managing paediatric patients.

The clinical figures that count.

This OiP article looks at fitting contact lenses to treat children with a variety of conditions.

This article reviews the evidence to support the optometric management of childhood myopia.

The clinical figures that count.

The current state of knowledge of the most common ocular/visual defects that eye care practitioners encounter in children with Down's syndrome.

Dr Louise Terry MCOptom on how her own experience of myopia is informing innovative ways to manage the condition in children.

A clinical perspective on recent developments in the field of Infantile nystagmus (IN).

A&E optometrists can see everything from DIY mishaps to domestic violence in a day's work, writes Steve Smethurst.

Heart attacks transiently increase in number when the clocks go forward. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma can interfere with the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Becky McCall examines the relationship between the eye and sleep.

Andrew Bastawrous talks about bringing eye care to some of the poorest people on Earth.

Becky McCall looks at how the latest research has linked air pollution with eye health, and the advice to give patients on how to protect themselves.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

Papilloedema in its early stages isn’t always easy to spot – and the consequences of getting it wrong can be catastrophic. Steve Smethurst asks: how should optometrists approach diagnosis and referral?

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Summaries of two research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Adrian O'Dowd examines how optometrists can prepare for and best handle a backlog of child myopia diagnoses caused by the pandemic.

Adrian O’Dowd asks how optometrists should respond to a rise in the rate of retinoblastoma in children across Europe.

Clinical editor Jane Veys on the change from CET to CPD.