Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO)

OPO is the top optometry journal in the world - and ranked 20th in the top international ophthalmology, optometry and vision science 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 and is available in online and printed formats. 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.

This month, don't miss...

A review with the evidence‐based information practitioners need to fully manage myopia; patient views on buying eyewear online; and an investigation of the relationships between health and socio‐economic status with delayed attendance at routine eye examinations.

May OPO Guest editorial

Patient views about purchasing eyewear online.

May OPO Invited review: Myopia Control 2020

Where are we and where are we heading?

May OPO Original article: Delayed attendance at routine eye examinations is associated with increased probability of general practitioner referral

A record linkage study in Northern Ireland


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You may not read OPO, but the lecturers you listen to and the authors you read, do!

Professor David Elliot MCOptom Editor-in-Chief, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics