College research projects help to build a scientific evidence base that informs and influences College and national policies.

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The College and Eye Research Group Oxford are collaborating to bring you a webinar on Monday 24 June, on how optometrists can get involved in research.

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Online CPD courses for eye health professionals in collaboration with Ulster University and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

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The College of Optometrists’ research journal, OPO, has been the world’s top ranked optometry since 2014.

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The Opticians Act 1989 underpins the General Optical Council’s regulatory work. Sophie Goodchild looks at why a review was needed, the response from stakeholders, and the next steps.

Becky McCall looks at headlight dazzle on the roads, and why complaints about glare to optometrists are rising.

Clinical case studies can make a small but important contribution to the sum of clinical knowledge. Why do we need them, asks Kim Thomas, and how do you write one?

Kathy Oxtoby introduces the first article in a series on an ageing population and the implications for eye health and the optometry profession in the UK.

Reducing the carbon footprint of optometry is increasingly crucial but, asks Steve Smethurst, how can we do it effectively?

A conversation about clinical care in Northern Ireland and a passion for research.

The University of Bradford is running a focus group on 4 October for parents and children affected by myopia.