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

We've issued a statement in response to the GOC's call for evidence to review the Opticians Act (1989).

Your patient wants you to make up spectacles from a four year old prescription. What should you do?

From 3D printed frames to luxurious objects of desire, Anna Scott looks at the ascent of bespoke spectacles.

Neil Handley, Curator of the BOA Museum at the College, shares some interesting facts on the evolution of spectacles.

We are disappointed at the inaccurate representation of the role of the optometrist in this edition of Supershoppers (28 August 2019).

Can you refuse to see a patient who keeps taking his prescription elsewhere?

We speak to Professor John Lawrenson FCOptom about his role authoring and reviewing the College’s Clinical Management Guidelines.

The College of Optometrists has welcomed an independent report by Which? magazine into online spectacle suppliers.

Your practice supplies glasses based on a prescription from another practice. What do you do if your patient is having problems seeing with them?

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

The College proposes 13 key changes to help minimise the risk of healthcare-associated infections and ensure the guidance remains aligned with the four Nations' public health advice.

Non tolerance to an outside prescription. What would you do?

After visiting his father in prison, Tanjit set up a charity to provide eye care and optical skills training to prisoners.

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

Dispensing of a complex prescription in your absence.

A patient wants to purchase a pair of spectacles using a prescription generated from an overseas app on his smartphone. What would you do?

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

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

We have responded to the DHSC consultation on revoking vaccination as a condition of deployment across all health and social care.

From vaccine hesitancy to blue-light filters, Steve Smethurst looks at the erroneous but unbudgeable beliefs that should be buried for good.

We have responded to the GOC consultation on the illegal supply of eye care services and optical appliances.

Joining your local optical committee is good for you – and the future of optometry.

Which elements are key to the process of shared decision-making between clinician and patient? Georgina Wintersgill reports.

No one became an optometrist because they enjoyed keeping records, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a vital skill, says 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.

Jo Waters asks what optometrists need to consider when seeing LGBT+ patients, and how to make your practice more welcoming.

A safe space with a culture of transparency can prevent whistleblowing issues in the first place, writes Kim Thomas. But what should optometrists do if they need to highlight malpractice?

Remote consultations were seen as a short-term pandemic solution, but they look like they’re here to stay. Steve Smethurst looks at the benefits of tele-optometry and the video software optometrists should consider.

We are all guilty of unconscious bias, but recognising our hidden prejudice is the first step to better patient relationships, writes Kathy Oxtoby.

Visual impairment is common after a stroke, but optometrists can help patients rehabilitate optically and by recommending effective online therapies, writes John Windell.

The College celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Understanding patient psychology will enable more satisfying consultation experiences – and more appropriate treatment outcomes, says Carina Bailey.

Exciting opportunities abound for the optical profession in the new Health and Care Bill, but there are caveats too, reports Jo Waters.

Natalie Healey looks at how new clinical and business skills can help retain and attract patients.

A panel of College members grapple with a controversial question