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Optometry in Practice is the Continuing Education (CET) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) journal of the College of Optometrists in the UK.

With a circulation of 11,000, and a reputation for publishing quality CET built over its history, this practice-based journal is distributed to all members of The College of Optometrists (including all pre-registration optometrists) as part of the College member benefits. Copies are also distributed to undergraduate optometry students via their university departments and available online for all members.

Optometry in Practice was launched in 1999 and is published quarterly. The articles are commissioned, authoritative reviews of key topics of practical relevance to optometrists in community and in hospital practice. It has developed a reputation for high quality CET which complements its association with the professional body - The College of Optometrists.

Articles are peer reviewed and well referenced. The CET response rate is 10-25% of the eligible readership for each article. Approximately 4 UK CET points are available from each issue. This is predominantly a journal for optometrists, although accreditation for contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians is often available.

The College of Optometrists encourages practitioners to achieve higher standards than they have gained at entry to the profession, and to pursue a range of training and development opportunities which complements their practice. As part of this, Optometry in Practice publishes CPD articles as well as the established CET-accredited articles. The combination of CET and CPD will broaden the publication’s coverage and appeal to practitioners, while bringing the same distinctive qualities to CPD which the journal has brought to CET in the past ten years. Optometry in Practice accepts advertising and a range of sponsorship packages are also available.

Editor and Editorial Board

Editor-in-chief

Professor Leon Davies FCOptom PhD FAAO SFHEA
Trustee, Council Member - West Midlands

Leon Davies is currently Head of Optometry and Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics at Aston University. He is a past Clinical Editor of Optometry Today, and is currently Editor-in-chief of Optometry in Practice.

Leon was a recipient of the inaugural College of Optometrists Research Fellowship Award and the inaugural Neil Charman Medal for research in optometry, optics and vision science. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists and the American Academy of Optometry and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

E: leon.davies@college-optometrists.org

 

Editorial Board

Dr Raquel Gil Cazorla PhD MCOptom Dip Tp(IP) FIACLE FBCLA FHEA
Lecturer in Optometry, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham

Raquel is a lecturer in optometry at Aston University. She is a Member of the College of Optometrists, Fellow of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Raquel has extensive clinical and research experience. Her research interests include presbyopia treatment, intraocular surgery, refractive surgery and contact lenses. She is the author of many publications and an invited speaker at many international meetings.

Associate Professor A Jonathan Jackson PhD MCOptom FBCLA FAAO

Jonathan is a hospital optometrist who for over 30 years has pursued a career in secondary care. His experience has been gleaned through working in teaching hospitals, universities and professional colleges in Ireland (Royal Victoria Hospital, Queen’s University, Ulster University and Dublin Technological University), England (Moorfields Eye Hospital), the USA (University College Berkeley) and Australia (Australian College of Optometry, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and University of Melbourne). He has worked with many of the world’s foremost ophthalmic surgeons, clinical and research optometrists and vision scientists. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many of which have focused on visual disability, low vision and contact lens and corneal topics. He has been responsible for establishing both adult and paediatric low-vision and contact lens services at a number of hospitals, services built on an evidence base and validated against clinical standards. He qualified as an independent optometric prescriber in 2016 and in 2017 was awarded an American Academy of Optometry Low Vision Research Diploma.

Dr Hema Radhakrishnan PPhD MCOptom FHEA
Reader in Optometry and Associate Dean for Social Responsibility, Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester

Hema has been an academic at the University of Manchester since 2005. She teaches optometry students at Manchester and conducts research on various aspects of physiological optics and the anterior eye. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed papers in leading optometry and ophthalmology journals and over 100 conference presentations have been made by her group. Hema has received various awards for her research in physiological optics, including the Neil Charman Medal from the College of Optometrists (2015) and inaugural Bernard Gilmartin OPO award (2011) for a highly regarded paper published in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics in the preceding 5 years.

Dr Tony Redmond PhD MCOptom FHEA
Senior Lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

Dr Tony Redmond is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Research at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University. He completed his BSc(Hons) Optometry degree at the University of Ulster in 2004, and became a Member of the College of Optometrists in 2005, after a pre registration year at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He graduated with a PhD from the University of Ulster in 2009, and subsequently undertook two post-doctoral research positions at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, as well as a research fellowship at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Dr Redmond took up his current position at Cardiff University in 2012. He has also worked in optometry and glaucoma clinics at Moorfields Eye Hospital. His research interests are in basic and clinical psychophysics, perimetry, ocular imaging and fMRI, predominantly in glaucoma.

Dr Lindsay Rountree PhD MCOptom
Clinical Research Optometrist, Aston Optometry School, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham

Lindsay graduated from Cardiff University in 2006 with a degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences, and worked in independent high street practice for several years, where she was involved in diabetic retinopathy screening, optometrist with special interest in ophthalmology work and referral triaging for the local area. She undertook her PhD at Cardiff University from 2014 to 2018, during which she investigated optimum stimulus parameters for the dentification of visual field loss and progression in glaucoma. Lindsay also supervised undergraduate optometry students undertaking clinical practice, and assessed postgraduate modules with Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC).

Lindsay joined Aston University in 2018, where she is currently working with a small team on several industry-funded projects.

Dr Deanna Taylor PhD MCOptom AFHEA
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences, City, University of London

Deanna was awarded a First Class BSc(Hons) in Optometry from Aston University before completing her pre-registration training at Scrivens Opticians, where she continued to work until starting her PhD. After completing her PhD on ‘Everyday visual function and the visual experience in dry age-related macular degeneration’, Deanna now works as a post-doctoral research fellow at City, University of London, and part time in independent optometric practice. She has received the George Giles Postgraduate Research Prize from the College of Optometrists and the Masters Medal from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers for research conducted as part of her PhD.

Jane Veys MSc MCOptom FBCLA FAAO FIACLE
Independent Consultant, Eye Health Education

Jane has been involved in optometry for over 30 years and is an experienced educator, facilitator and scientific writer. She has published more than 50 articles, authored a leading contact lens textbook and created industry leading digital education series.

Following clinical practice and research experience in the UK and Australia, Jane was appointed research manager for the European Contact Lens Research in Manchester, and subsequently joined Johnson & Johnson in 1993. She held senior management positions in Professional and Clinical Affairs, championing evidence-based contact lens practice and patient-centred education for eyecare professionals, most recently as Director, Global Professional Education.

In late 2018, Jane became self-employed and is currently working on a range of collaborative projects in medical education and the charitable sector. She has special interests in eye health education, health promotion and behavioural science and is looking to develop more activities in these areas.

 

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