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

The College has issued the below statement in response to the ruling that iSpyEyes advertisements for coloured contacted lenses have been banned from Instagram.

Should you supply contact lenses that take the patient beyond her regular check-up date?

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

Contact lens wettability is an important issue for patients and practitioners has an impact on comfort and visual performance.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has been accredited as a provider of the Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina by the College.

Should you provide aftercare for a patient who has purchased his contact lenses online?

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A 41-year-old myopic female wearing daily disposable lenses, complaining of dry eyes, wished to be refitted with another lens type to provide better comfort.

College research shows that almost 60% of those dressing up will consider wearing novelty contact lenses.

Should you give a contact lens prescription to a relative if the patient is unable to attend your practice?

Eye health issues that are making the news.

How young is too young for contact lenses?

Our response to a recent contact lens promotion aimed at NHS workers

Adrian O'Dowd looks at researchers' efforts to treat fading accommodation more effectively now and in the future.

Articles cover: Higher-order aberrations in keratoconus; contact lens fitting In challenging cases; the use of silicone hydrogel lenses to promote corneal re-epithelialisation; and cataract and the nodal point fallacy.

Non-medical contact lens fitting can now take place during the amber phase of the pandemic.

The Deputy Chair of CET Approvers at the GOC on specialising in contact lenses and his decision to sell his independent practice.

Articles cover the following subjects: Albinism, clinical decision making, epidemiology of contact lens-related microbial keratitis, effective supervision and soft contact lenses for irregular cornea.

This Halloween we're urging the public to think about their eye health.

The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year has a great love for research and teaching contact lenses and dry eye disease.

Articles in this edition cover: Conjunctival response to soft contact lens wear, medical management of chronic open-angle glaucoma, vortex keratopathy and Fabry disease, ocular genetics in clinical practice, and customer service leadership .

Looking for ways to help patients whilst keeping your distance? Our 'how to' explainer videos might be just what you're searching for.

The senior clinical teaching fellow and higher qualifications expert discusses working in an education role alongside clinical practice.

Subjects covered include: Intraocular lenses, visual fields,consent, the Welsh Low Vision Service and contact lens manufacture.

Our Clinical Adviser has some tips for contact lens wearers.

Many contact lens wearers reduced their usage during the pandemic, writes Nick Warburton, and opportunities to fit new lenses were restricted. Optometrists have adapted their support, but is it enough to stop drop-outs?

This edition of OIP includes articles on RGP lenses, OCT and clinical governance

Did you know the damage that careless contact lens disposal can inflict?

Subjects covered include, RGP lens fitting, the role of nutrition in cataract development, light sources for colour vision examination, the supervisor and trainee working relationship, the +1.00 blur test.

The College's Clinical Adviser, Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom provides advice for contact lens wearers.

Contact lens usage now and in the past

Articles in this edition cover: Contemporary Piggy-back Contact Lens Systems for Keratoconus, keratitis with contemporary contact lenses, the use of customised reduced-aperture spectacles with retinitis pigmentosa, correcting presbyopia with contact lenses and ultrasound examination of the eye.

Supporting patients in using their eye drops safely and easily.

Articles in this issue cover: An optometric-led glaucoma assessment service, colour coding in the identification of lens power in optometric practice , a review of soft contact lens solutions and an Introduction to Psychiatry; Part 2

Léa Surugue discusses opening up new patient streams by switching to corneal topography.

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.

Contact lens technologies that can treat disease, and a possible link between caffeine intake and IOP.

Graphene is the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive substance. Already tested in presbyopia treatment, it is a promising candidate for ocular drug delivery, health monitoring and smart contact lenses, writes Kim Thomas.

This issue of OiP includes articles on optometric prescribing for decompensated heterophoria and medical management of maculopathy. and a review of soft contact lens solutions.

How the pandemic has created new trends in contact lens wear and compliance.

A look at some of the wide range of conditions being managed using TCLDs.

Jo Waters asks what are the current grading charts optometrists can use, and how to make the most of them.

This article looks at the development of more refined corneal topography measurements and algorithms based on past performance, and how they are helping to improve the predictability of PRK results.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College, on the vital importance of professional judgement.

Four challenging cases from the Contact Lens Clinic at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Many people suffering from hypertension don’t even know they have a problem. But in the right setting, writes Léa Surugue, Optometrists can be part of the solution.

Brian Melia et al. provide two case studies illustrating the use of contemporary piggy-back contact lens systems in the management of keratoconus.

Clinical editor Jane Veys considers the advantages of a blended healthcare approach.

The uses and advantages of common contact lenses.

The clinical figures that count.

Our Editor in Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, looks back at what's been another challenging year.

The clinical figures that count.

A useful reference for optometrists who seek to provide evidence-based preventive care in their contact lens practice.

As society continues to open up, the Optometry in Practice editorial board thought it opportune to reflect on the experiences of the pandemic to date and assess the impact on both eyecare professionals and our patients.

How do you incorporate occasional wear contact lenses into your everyday practice this summer? Kathy Oxtoby reports on how to introduce the concept to your patients, and the benefits this can bring for them and for your business.

This article considers the ocular microbiome and its relevance to optometrists and contact lens practice.

John Windell asks whether more practices should consider adding the specially designed night-time RGP lenses to their portfolios.

Keeping you up-to-date with innovations in soft contact lenses.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

This article discusses the reasons why compliance matters, factors that influence and the consequences of poor compliance.

Adrian O’Dowd looks at the current use of scleral lenses, their potential advantages and what optometrists need to know.

This study investigates the opinions of contact lens practitioners at the end of lockdown about the changes they implemented.

Dr Cindy Tromans FCOptom explains how she combines her global roles with her day job on the UK front line.

Philip Morgan describes the incidence of keratitis with contemporary contact lenses.

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

This article evaluates the refractive management and visual outcome of patients who have previously undergone keratoplasty following herpes simplex keratitis.

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

This article aims to help practitioners understand better the products they are providing.

What's happening in the world of technology.

This article presents a series of case studies where high refractive error and astigmatism are corrected successfully with orthokeratology.

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

Despite these potential benefits, orthokeratology is often perceived to be an advanced clinical technique only to be attempted by specialists.

A new series of global consensus reports provides guidance on evidence-based practice for all aspects of prescribing and fitting contact lenses. Sophie Goodchild looks at how this could change the patient journey.

An analysis of the possibilities, benefits and risks of orthokeratology and how it will reshape future contact lens practice.

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

This OiP article looks at how a systematic approach in evaluating the RGP lens on the eye can maximise its technical and physiological benefits.

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

The three main rigid gas-permeable contact lens-fitting philosophies used for keratoconus: apical touch, apical clearance and three-point touch.

Swimmers and contact lens wearers must be aware of the health hazards arising from wet contact lenses. Rima Evans reports on how optometrists can assess and manage patients’ risk of eye infection.

This document looks at the development of contact lenses and the role of care regimes in successful wear.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

The second of Lyndon Jones and Caroline Christie's articles on contact lens solutions stresses the importance of selecting the best option for the patient.

Adrian O’Dowd examines the latest opinions and research and asks what approach optometrists should take.

This article focuses on dedicated soft lenses for irregular corneas and how they work, and discusses useful fitting techniques

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

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

A panel of College members grapple with a controversial question.

A strategy for managing mechanical, non-inflammatory contact lens problems illustrated with analysis of a clinical case in practice.

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

Introduction&nbsp; While consumers claim to be aware of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and its implications, few understand the impact on eyes

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

Caroline Christie and Ron Beerten discuss keratoconus in relation to current concepts of presbyopic correction with contact lenses.

This review article describes a new generation of RGP lenses that aim to give the comfort of a soft lens with the vision of an RGP.

This article describes the origins and implementation of a gradual build-up to a maximum wear time for soft contact lenses, along with new evidence demonstrating the potential for change.

Silicone hydrogel lenses are becoming increasingly popular for recurrent corneal erosion.

The importance and benefits of rigid gas-permeable lenses for quality of vision, ocular health and a decreased rate of myopic progression are well established.