About OiP

Optometry in Practice is the 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 CPD 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 CPD which complements its association with the professional body - The College of Optometrists.

Articles are peer reviewed and well referenced. The CPD response rate is 10-25% of the eligible readership for each article. Approximately 4 UK CPD 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-accredited articles, which broaden the publication’s coverage and appeal to practitioners. Optometry in Practice accepts advertising and a range of sponsorship packages are also available.

Editor

Professor Leon Davies FCOptom PhD FAAO SFHEA

Vice President, Council Member - West Midlands

Leon Davies is a registered optometrist and Professor of Optometry & Physiological Optics at Aston University. A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, Leon holds fellowships with the College of Optometrists, the American Academy of Optometry, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Leadership roles at Aston University include Director of Research (2010-17) and Head of the School of Optometry (2016-21). His clinical research is focused on presbyopia and the restoration of ocular accommodation to the ageing eye.

Editorial Board

Dr Raquel Gil Cazorla PhD MCOptom Dip Tp(IP) FIACLE FBCLA FHEA

School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham
Lecturer in Optometry

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.

Adjunct 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).

Dr Hema Radhakrishnan PPhD MCOptom FHEA

Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
Reader in Optometry and Associate Dean for Social Responsibility

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.

Dr Tony Redmond PhD MCOptom FHEA

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
Senior Lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Research

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.

Dr Lindsay Rountree PhD MCOptom FHEA

Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford
Lecturer in Optometry, School of Optometry and Vision Science

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, OPwSI clinics, and referral triaging for the local area. She gained her PhD from Cardiff University in 2018, receiving the Master’s Medal from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers for research conducted as part of this.

Dr Deanna Taylor PhD MCOptom AFHEA

Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences, City, University of London
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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.

Jane Veys MSc MCOptom FIACLE

Eye Health Education
Independent Consultant

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.

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