Research

College research projects help to build a scientific evidence base that informs and influences College and national policies.

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

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

The College is committed to investing in the future of the profession and we believe that today's research leads to tomorrow's practice.

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

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

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

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.

College members can apply for one or more of a range of financial grants and bursaries to support them while they are undertaking a research qualification or project.

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.

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