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. 

Start reading today 

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.  

If you would prefer printed copies, phone us on 020 7839 6000 or email optometry@college-optometrists.org.

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.

This month, don't miss...

Establishing an allied health professional delivered selective laser trabeculoplasty service in Scotland

First optometrist and orthoptist delivered service for selective laser trabeculoplasty in Scotland is as safe as previous ophthalmologist delivered version.

Impact of optical coherence tomography on diagnostic decision‐making

This month's OPO explores the impact of OCT on diagnostic decision‐making by UK community optometrists: a clinical vignette study

Insights into Australian optometrists’ knowledge and attitude towards prescribing blue light‐blocking ophthalmic devices

Blue light-blocking lens prescribing trends of Australian optometrists reflect the inconclusive nature of aspects of the evidence.


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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