Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO)

OPO is the top optometry journal in the world - and ranked in the top 25% of both ophthalmology and sensory systems journals.

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The world's leading optometry journal

OPO provides important evidence-based information about the assessment and management of patients and is especially relevant to hospital optometrists and those with special interests. Many editions are themed and focus on key areas such as vision and IT displays, binocular vision and glaucoma. It also publishes invited review papers from top researchers in their fields. 

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OPO is published six times a year. College members can access OPO completely free of charge. Simply log onto the College website and then visit OPO online.  

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Find out more information on how you can submit a paper to OPO editors, for the opportunity to have your work published in this prestigious journal.


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Higher order aberrations and axial elongation in combined 0.01% atropine with orthokeratology for myopia control

This paper compares the changes in higher order aberrations for photopic and mesopic pupil diameters in children undergoing orthokeratology treatment or combined 0.01% atropine with orthokeratology treatment, and their association with axial elongation.

The role of the disc damage likelihood scale in glaucoma detection by community optometrists

This study aimed to determine whether lower disc damage likelihood scale grades were associated with higher rates of discharge at the first visit to hospital eye services.

Functional retinal outcomes in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

This study evaluates retinal function measures in patients with prediabetes to determine if there are differences in colour vision, contrast sensitivity, and multifocal electroretinogram measures present before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed.


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OPO features articles covering the entire gamut of Optometry from ophthalmic lenses to ocular disease.

Professor Mark Rosenfield Editor-in-Chief, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (OPO)