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The College of Optometrists’ research journal, OPO, has been the world’s top ranked optometry since 2014.

Research

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

We speak to Professor Bruce Evans FCOptom, Life Fellow of the College, about turning research interests into practical patient solutions.

Artificial intelligence could be used to predict heart disease risk using a retinal photograph. But, Kim Thomas asks, is it an opportunity for optometrists to extend their skill-set – or an unwelcome addition to their workload?

Denise Voon MCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College, on responding to patients and colleagues with compassionate leadership.

The use of evidence-based optometry Is encouraged, but research can be hard to decipher. We break down some commonly used terms.

The prestigious research award recognised his lifetime's contribution to the field of optometry.

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