Using Evidence in Practice

Our regularly reviewed information sheets analyse and summarise the evidence for current opinion and recommendations on optometric practice, and the diagnosis and management of a range of key eye conditions.

In this section

Dietary supplements are marketed to people worried about their eyes, and recommended by eye health care professionals for people who have signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This article summarises the Cochrane reviews on nutritional supplementation in AMD.

A summary and report explaining the evidence behind the recommendations about lid hygiene in the Clinical Management Guideline on blepharitis.

Blue-blocking spectacle lenses are claimed to offer benefit for retinal protection. They are also claimed to reduce eye fatigue following intensive visual tasks and improve sleep quality following the use of electronic devices at night. This document sets out a summary of evidence for you on blue-blocking spectacle lenses.

Demodex infestation of the lash follicles and the eyelid glands is fairly common and may contribute to the pathogenesis of some cases of chronic lid margin and ocular surface inflammation and Meibomian gland dysfunction.

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.