Public health

Scott Mackie FCOptom is an independent prescribing optometrist working in primary care. He discusses how to discriminate between a red eye that can be managed and one that has to be referred.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney MBE FCOptom on how artificial intelligence will reshape the role of optometrists and ophthalmologists –but not take away their jobs.

In the final part of our series on ageing, Adrian O’Dowd looks at how technology will play a vital role in eye care for older people.

Christian talks about the challenges and rewards of volunteering, and why he chose to go into the sector.

We break down the 2021 England and Wales figures, highlighting age and deprivation demographics that will impact healthcare.

Providing appropriate and respectful eye exams for people with different learning needs is a crucial skill for optometrists, says Anna Scott.

How could – and should – the consulting room evolve in line with clinical practice? Sophie Goodchild explores those aspects optometrists must consider to modernise and future-proof their examination space.

In each issue, Acuity poses a topical question to a panel of members.

We are advising people against wearing novelty cosmetic contact lenses this Halloween, unless they have been supplied by an optometrist.

Nearly a quarter of UK drivers who have been advised to wear glasses while driving admit to not wearing them behind the wheel.

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

We explain the changes to the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in England and provide support for your patients.