Member briefing: This page explains the key findings of the PrOVIDe study and sets out how this knowledge might benefit you in practice.


Guidance for optometrists on examining patients with dementia or other acquired cognitive impairment.

Additional guidance

Tips for making the eye examination easier and more successful for you, your practice, and for patients with dementia.

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