Dispensing

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The Cochrane systematic review consisted of 17 randomised controlled trials that recruited 619 people.

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Online eyewear sales surged during Covid-19. With many patients still opting to buy online, says Helen Bird, how can optometrists reassert their value and help to drive dispensing back in store?

Research

Member briefing: College research finds that consumers prefer spectacles purchased in UK optometry practices to those bought online.

Using evidence

Blue-blocking spectacle lenses are claimed to offer retinal protection, reduce eye fatigue and improve sleep quality. This document sets out a summary of evidence.

Position statements

The College's position on ready-made spectacles.

The College's position on ready-made spectacles.

The College's position on blue blocking spectacle lenses.

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This hands-on workshop will consider the main facial differences between adults and children and how this should be reflected in the choice of frame that is dispensed.

This session explores the potential resultant effect of a poor fitting frame and the relationship between the frame parameters and facial measurements.

The Cochrane systematic review consisted of 17 randomised controlled trials that recruited 619 people.

College museum curator, Dr Neil Handley, talks to BBC's Charlotte Stavrou about the history of spectacles.

Online eyewear sales surged during Covid-19. With many patients still opting to buy online, says Helen Bird, how can optometrists reassert their value and help to drive dispensing back in store?

Clinical files: Can I prescribe and supply cyclopentolate to patients affected by uveitis?

This online CPD course will help you consider the advice you give patients about products and treatments.

How do clinicians choose between generic and branded drugs, balancing the need for patient safety against cost? Kathy Oxtoby takes a look.

Clinical files: Can I supply prescription only medicines to my patients from my practice?

We've issued a statement in response to the GOC's call for evidence to review the Opticians Act (1989).

The College proposes 13 key changes to help minimise the risk of healthcare-associated infections and ensure the guidance remains aligned with the four Nations' public health advice.