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The College has invested over £5m over the last 40 years on optometry and vision science studies. Sophie Goodchild explores how valued research is, how it’s been incorporated into evidence based practice, as well as the accompanying challenges and opportunities.

As the UK is set for extreme weather with some areas reaching record highs, The College of Optometrists is urging the public to protect their eyes when outside.

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

Podcast: Daniel and Martin speak to Principal Optometrist, Denise Voon MCOptom, and Ophthalmologist, Mr Markus Groppe, about their unique AMD Medical Management Pathway.

AMD

Podcast: We talk to Elaine Styles optometrist and co-founder of Vision Care for Homeless People about providing eye care to some of the most vulnerable people in society.

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

Eye health issues that are making the news.

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.

Increasing demand for intravitreal injections to treat conditions such as wet AMD provides an opportunity for optometrists to widen their portfolio of skills, writes Kim Thomas.

A message from Colin Davidson, College President.

The clinical figures that count.

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

Lockdowns led to cancelled operations and check-ups. Becky McCall looks at the legacy of the pandemic for eye disease and sight loss, and the lessons that have been learned.

Himali Shah MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret, Resident Optometrist at Asda Opticians Coventry, on a diabetic patient who suffered reduced visual acuity after cataract surgery.

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

Kim Thomas looks at new developments in optical coherence tomography hardware, including faster refresh rates and increased accuracy, and wonders what the future holds for the technology.

This article reviews the research into digital technology innovation and home monitoring in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.

We provide advice on protecting the public's vision and eye health this summer. Scroll down for graphics you can use to help share our message.

Use our online resources and materials to support your continuing professional development and earn essential CPD points.

Dietary supplements are marketed to people worried about their eyes, and recommended by eye health care professionals for people who have signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This article summarises the Cochrane reviews on nutritional supplementation in AMD.

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Podcast: Daniel talks to Michelle Hanratty MCOptom Dip Tp(IP) on how to decide what is best for your patient.

The Low Vision Service Wales has proved a lifeline for patients since it was set up 18 years ago. Helen Gilbert explores the secrets behind its success and the lessons other countries can learn.

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

Eye health issues that are making the news.