Contact lenses

The aim of this brief guide, written jointly with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, is to highlight some of the issues that may occur when working in community practice compared with a hospital setting.

The importance and benefits of rigid gas-permeable lenses for quality of vision, ocular health and a decreased rate of myopic progression are well established.

Current practitioner-reported attitudes and behaviours relating to contact lens use among children and young people in the UK.

Introduction  While consumers claim to be aware of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and its implications, few understand the impact on eyes

Contact lens practitioners need to be able to fit the appropriate lens type for each condition.

This review article describes a new generation of RGP lenses that aim to give the comfort of a soft lens with the vision of an RGP.

This edition of OIP includes articles on RGP lenses, OCT and clinical governance

This article aims to help practitioners understand better the products they are providing.

Subjects covered include: Intraocular lenses, visual fields,consent, the Welsh Low Vision Service and contact lens manufacture.

Articles in this edition cover: Conjunctival response to soft contact lens wear, medical management of chronic open-angle glaucoma, vortex keratopathy and Fabry disease, ocular genetics in clinical practice, and customer service leadership .

A useful reference for optometrists who seek to provide evidence-based preventive care in their contact lens practice.