Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO)

OPO - a leading international journal for contemporary research in vision science and optometry

OPO is the research journal of The College of Optometrists. It 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.

What's in the latest issue of OPO?

OPO is published six times a year. Here are some highlights from the March 2023 issue of OPO

The use of progressive addition lenses to improve the daily visual function of children receiving topical atropine treatment

Han-Yin Sun et al. (2022)

This paper describes the evaluation of changes in visual function when progressive addition lenses (PAL) are used with children, alongside topical atropine as a myopia control therapy. This paper reports on the participants daily visual complaints and the determination of their near correction.

Forty children aged 7-12 years were recruited. Distance and near visual acuity, accommodative lag, heterophoria, near point of convergence and stereopsis were examined, and a questionnaire of daily visual complaints was administered.

Examining daily disposable soft contact lens wearers’ attitudes and beliefs using the Health Belief Model

Kelly M Lutmer et al. (2022)

The authors used the Health Belief Model (HBM) to better understand daily disposable (DD) soft contact lens (SCL) wearers' attitudes and beliefs.

DD SCL wearers (18-33 years) were enrolled at two sites. Participants were queried about demographics, SCL wear and HBM constructs. Rasch analysis was used to assess the psychometric properties of the survey instrument and generate scores for each HBM subscale. ANOVA was used to determine relationships among HBM constructs, subject demographics and DD SCL-related health behaviours.

Harnessing the potential of practice-based clinical optometry research in the United Kingdom

Laura J Taylor et al. (2022)

The aim of this article is to raise awareness of government initiatives and consider how they may relate to optometric practice. To improve optometrist research engagement, we need to address the barriers to research and implement strategies to overcome them. There are many opportunities to support research, with different degrees of involvement, from signposting patients to research studies, supporting recruitment or collecting data for a multicentre clinical trial, as well as undertaking an individual research project. Healthcare research is changing and there is scope for more practice-based research activities in optometry.

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