Public health

A message from Colin Davidson, College President.

The clinical figures that count.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

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

Has the direct ophthalmoscope become redundant, or does it remain a powerful teaching and diagnostic tool? Léa Surugue investigates.

Sharon Beatty MCOptom explains how the development of an innovative clinical model in Cardiff and south-east Wales is improving eye care services for all stakeholders.

As many people turned to DIY and gardening to occupy the months at home during lockdown, eye injuries predictably increased – with data suggesting a threefold rise in presentation to emergency eye care. Becky McCall asks how to best manage cases of eye injury.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College, on the vital importance of handheld instruments in the eye examination.

Kim Thomas asks what causes acquired colour vision deficiency, and what it can tell us about underlying pathologies.

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

Caroline explains her passion for improving lives by volunteering with Vision Aid Overseas.

The use of family members as interpreters by non-English speaking patients is a long-established tradition, but there is a better way, writes Steve Smethurst.