23 May 2023

Call for papers for special issue of OPO

Have your paper included in a special issue of OPO, the College's leading international research journal.

The College of Optometrists is calling for submissions for a special issue of its research journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (OPO). This special issue will cover all aspects of the ocular response to contact lenses.

Topics this special issue of OPO will include (but are not limited to):

  • Infection and inflammation in contact lens wear
  • Dry eye and contact lens wear
  • Comfort in contact lens wear
  • Response mechanisms of the anterior eye to contact lens wear
  • Maintaining anterior homeostasis in contact lens wear
  • Environmental impacts on contact lens wear and quality of life
  • Contact lenses and myopia control
  • Specialist contact lenses
  • Contact lens wear in children.

OPO is read and cited around the world, and helps clinicians and educators stay up to date with the latest research findings on the development, use and restoration of vision.

To submit a paper for this special issue, please state that it is for the ocular response to contact lens wear special issue. All articles will be peer reviewed.

Submissions are open from 1 July to 30 September 2023.

Guest editors

  • Nicole Carnt (University of New South Wales)
  • Blanka Golebiowski (University of New South Wales)
  • Carole Maldonado-Codina (University of Manchester)
  • Fiona Stapleton (University of New South Wales)
  • Heidi Wagner (Marshall B. Ketchum University, Southern California College of Optometry)

The guest editors will coordinate submitted manuscripts with the Editor-in-Chief. If you have any questions, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Mark Rosenfield.

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