Public health

A message from Colin Davidson, College President.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

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

Clinical editor Jane Veys considers the ocular benefits of a good night's sleep.

Helen Gilbert asks what are the signs of depression you should look for among those with low vision and how optometrists can help them

The Brain Tumour Charity’s Lorcan Butler on detecting serious disease during an eye examination.

Heart attacks transiently increase in number when the clocks go forward. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma can interfere with the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Becky McCall examines the relationship between the eye and sleep.

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

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College, on how optometrists should attend to their health and mental wellbeing.

Exciting opportunities abound for the optical profession in the new Health and Care Bill, but there are caveats too, reports Jo Waters.

A new series of global consensus reports provides guidance on evidence-based practice for all aspects of prescribing and fitting contact lenses. Sophie Goodchild looks at how this could change the patient journey.

Whether encouraging effort or tackling poor performance, interactions with colleagues can enter sensitive territory, writes Steve Smethurst.