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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.

This online therapeutics peer review session is open to College members who are qualified independent prescribers or studying for an IP qualification.

This recorded webinar delivered by Wai Siene Ng primarily covers a summary of Royal College of Ophthalmologists guidelines on primary angle closure disease management.

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.

In this recorded webinar, Jeff Hogg explores the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what defines AI as a medical device (AIaMD).

Artificial intelligence could be used to predict heart disease risk using a retinal photograph. But, Kim Thomas asks, is it an opportunity for optometrists to extend their skill-set – or an unwelcome addition to their workload?

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

This online course helps you practise a range of communication skills that are required for patient consultations, including listening, involving patients in decision making, breaking bad news and handling complaints.

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

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.

Make your history taking effective with this online course which will help you identify areas where you can improve your routine and your clinician-patient experience.

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

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

This online CPD course will guide you through a series of example referral letters, from the perspective of the person who receives them in the hospital eye service.

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

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

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This updated online CPD course covers a range of IP cases and is designed to improve your knowledge and skills in diagnosing, treating and managing patients.

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

Moving on with OCT is an intermediate-level course and the second part of the OCT series. It is suitable for those with a basic understanding of OCT.

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

This online course is for experienced supervisors who have already completed the Supervisor Training course.

Clinical case studies can make a small but important contribution to the sum of clinical knowledge. Why do we need them, asks Kim Thomas, and how do you write one?

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

This online CPD course will help you with management decisions when retinal lesions are identified by both fundus examination and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

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

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

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This online CPD course will help you with management decisions when retinal lesions are identified by both fundus examination and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Where do you start when writing a clinical case study? We summarise the steps with advice from College Director of Knowledge and Research Mike Bowen.

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

This online CPD course will extend your knowledge and scope of practice in contact lens practice and pave the way towards a College-accredited higher qualification.

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 online CPD course will help you consider the advice you give patients about products and treatments.

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.

Accredited Level 2 online course, introducing pre-registration trainees to the key issues they need to be aware of when working with adults at risk.

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

Accredited Level 2 course, introducing pre-registration trainees to the key issues they need to be aware of when working with children.

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 online CPD course must be completed by principal supervisors before they begin supervising a trainee and will benefit anyone thinking of becoming a supervisor.

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

This online CPD course helps you improve your knowledge and skills in managing public health issues that affect your patients: dementia, falls and depression.

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.