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

We are offering a number of Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Travel Bursaries over the coming year.

Kathy Oxtoby looks at the benefits research brings for practitioners and patients and how to get involved.

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

Optometrist and researcher Reena Chopra MCOptom discusses her work using AI systems to estimate the progression of wet AMD patients.

With COVID-19 affecting so many areas of our lives, Helen Gilbert looks at the impact the pandemic is having on optometric and ophthalmological research.

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

The highlights from last weekend’s conference, including talks on OCT angiography and the future of glaucoma surgery.

The College of Optometrists has created and published templates for the collection of minimum patient data in two areas of secondary care, refractive error and low vision.

Kathy Oxtoby looks at what qualitative research adds to clinical evidence and how it provides human insights that can’t be measured in numbers.

The College of Optometrists has published a report reflecting on the history and impact of its research work and funding.

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

Survey published as optometric services expand across Wales to offer wider care to patients

Does vitamin D play a role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection, and what does this mean to the UK’s BAME communities? Mike Bowen, Director of Research at the College of Optometrists, considers the evidence.

Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO) retains its position as the top-ranked optometry journal in the world.

The College of Optometrists has completed research on the experiences of vision assessment for people living with a form of dementia that impacts vision.

Survey published as optometric services expand across England to offer wider care to patients

Our Director of Research, Michael Bowen, looks behind an alarming BBC news story about a Taiwanese woman who had four sweat bees living inside her eye.

Our Clinical Adviser comments on the story in the BBC about the woman who had gene therapy to try to halt the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Our Clinical Adviser comments on the BBC story about gene therapy to treat inherited retinal dystrophies.

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

With half the world's population estimated to be myopic by 2050, Olivier Denève, our Head of Policy and Public Affairs, asks how we can explain the risks and benefits to patients.

Our Director of Research, Michael Bowen, looks at how the Cochrane review will affect our guidance on myopia management.

The latest issue of our international research journal, OPO, is out now.

Services expand as The College of Optometrists’ survey shows 22% of people noticed their vision get worse over the course of lockdown

Take part in our latest research project in conjunction with the University of Warwick and the Department for Transport

The College announces the new Editor-in-Chief of its leading international vision science and optometry journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.

With nominations deadline for the Research Excellence Awards fast approaching, we’re talking to previous winners about the outstanding research happening in optometry, optics and vision science.

With nominations deadline for the Research Excellence Awards fast approaching, we’re talking to previous winners about the outstanding research happening in optometry, optics and vision science.

Our Head of Research, Martin Cordiner, reviews the highlights of ARVO, (the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) the biggest vision science conference in the world.

The College of Optometrists recognised the achievements of new and established researchers at its annual Diploma Ceremony at Central Hall Westminster in London on Tuesday.

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

The College of Optometrists has announced it is awarding six new Life Fellowships, and one Honorary Fellowship, to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession or to the Col

Our Director of Research, Mike Bowen, looks at the correlation between gut health and eye health.

Our latest issue of Optometry in Practice looks at contributing factors to road traffic accidents

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

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

This edition takes a look at the risk variants and genetic distribution of Age-related macular degeneration as well as topical ivermectin-metronidazole gel therapy for blepharitis caused by Demodex.

The latest issue of OPO is a tribute to Dame Ida Mann, and celebrates leading female vision scientists.

Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, the world’s top-ranked optometry journal, has significantly increased its key journal citation metrics.