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In this article we draw on the results of our own research studies to identify some key communication issues in eye care consultations.

New research has found links between the severity of visual impairment and the risk of dementia. Kathy Oxtoby asks: how can optometrists play a greater role in supporting patients with these conditions?

This article outlines an audit of dry-eye prescribing in community practice, examining the factors associated with long-term lubricant use.

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

This article outlines a range of dry-eye disease management strategies available at each severity level and between subtypes of the disease.

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

This article supports eye care practitioners to consider myopia management options, so they can apply evidence-based practice to their advice, in consultation with the patient, in selecting the most appropriate management plan.

Kathy Oxtoby asks how optometrists can communicate effectively with patients who cannot verbally communicate.

This article provides practical tips for assessing and managing eye health in people with varying degrees of hearing loss.

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.

This article outlines the clinical implications for patients affected by impaired face perception.

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The new discipline of oculomics uses machine learning to detect biomarkers of systemic health in the eye. Kim Thomas asks: how does it work, what are its ethical implications, and will it be the future of the profession?

This article describes an audit to evaluate how the COVID-19 pandemic affected hospital contact lens services.

Adrian O’Dowd explores the more uncommon ocular side effects of newer pharmacological treatments and how to identify them.

This paper describes the common visual problems associated with learning disability in adult patients.

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

This literature review provides an overview of the ocular changes that can occur during pregnancy.

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

A snapshot of driver attitudes to requiring a vision check undertaken in a sample of 100 consecutive patients in optometry practice who held a driving licence.

This article familiarises optometrists with the universal way of reporting refractive surgery clinical outcomes, covering the four main areas of accuracy, efficacy, safety and stability.

This study reports on an audit carried out in the emergency eye care (EEC) service at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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.

This paper describes a new algorithm - MOLES – to distinguish choroidal naevi from melanomas.

This article considers sight in the context of our other senses and how our understanding of the senses has changed over time.

This article provides a background to practice-based research in optometry.

This article reviews the evidence for the protective effect of daylight on myopia.