Dispensing

We have responded to the GOC consultation on the illegal supply of eye care services and optical appliances.

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Exciting opportunities abound for the optical profession in the new Health and Care Bill, but there are caveats too, reports Jo Waters.

In each issue, Acuity poses a topical question to a panel of members.

After visiting his father in prison, Tanjit set up a charity to provide eye care and optical skills training to prisoners.

From vaccine hesitancy to blue-light filters, Steve Smethurst looks at the erroneous but unbudgeable beliefs that should be buried for good.

Clinical files: Dispensing enquiry - what would you do?

A patient wants to purchase a pair of spectacles using a prescription generated from an overseas app on his smartphone. What would you do?

Remote consultations were seen as a short-term pandemic solution, but they look like they’re here to stay. Steve Smethurst looks at the benefits of tele-optometry and the video software optometrists should consider.