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. 

Start reading today 

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.  

Submit a paper

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.

Call for Papers: Seeing Beyond 2020

This special issue seeks to review the impact of uncorrected refractive error on everyday life, examine the economic implications of this major public health issue and consider new modalities for its measurement and correction.


This month, don't miss...

July OPO - Guest editorial: COVID‐19 and the eye

A guest editorial summarising what we have learned so far about the effects of COVID‐19 on the eye and the implications of the current pandemic for eye care practitioners.

July OPO - Ocular Demodex: A systematic review of the clinical literature

A systematic review synthesising current clinical evidence relating to the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ocular Demodex.

July OPO - iCareTrack: Measuring the appropriateness of eyecare delivery in Australia

A study that found limitations in case history taking of patients with glaucoma, suspect glaucoma and diabetes, highlighting ways to improve consistent delivery of appropriate eyecare needs and address gaps in eyecare delivery.


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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)