16 November 2022

Autumn edition of Acuity now available

The latest edition of Acuity, the College’s professional journal, is now available in print and online.

Our cover feature, Headlight dazzle: a glaring problem looks at the rising number of complaints about headlight glare. According to a 2022 RAC survey, 65% of drivers say it takes between one and five seconds to see clearly again after being dazzled, and for 12%, it can take six seconds or longer. Professor Joanne Wood MCOptom and Professor Stephan Voelker, who both have a special interest in vision and driving, provide a timely exploration of this phenomenon, and share their insights. There is also advice you can give to your patients about this issue (one non-interactive CPD point). 

Don’t miss these articles:

  • Fading fast: Optometry and an ageing population - We launch our series on ageing and eye health with an article looking at the impact our growing ageing population has on eye health and the profession.
  • On the case - We take a look at case studies and how they contribute to clinical knowledge, and give you with a practical step-by-step guide on how to write them. One non-interactive CPD point.
  • Playing our part: Going carbon-free - We explore sustainability within optometry and how the profession can reduce its carbon footprint.

Get involved

We are always looking for contributors to Acuity, whether it’s to provide a quote for one of our articles, a case study for publication, a suggestion for an article, or an opinion for ‘how would you…’

Find out more about how you can get involved with Acuity and email us with ideas or contributions at acuity@college-optometrists.org.

Related further reading

Clinical Adviser for the College Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom on how to ensure a sustainable optometry workforce.

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?

The College’s Clinical Editor, Jane Veys MCOptom, on rabbits in the headlights and royally good handovers