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 section evaluates studies showing the effectiveness of coloured overlays and all controlled trials using the intuitive colorimeter and shows there are limitations to the research.

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.