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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Adverse event rates in the retrospective cohort study of safety of paediatric soft contact lens wear: the ReCSS study

Robin L Chalmers, John J McNally, Paul Chamberlain, Lisa Keay

The ReCSS Study measured the rate of adverse events in children who were prescribed soft contact lenses before they turned 13 years old to establish the safety of wearing soft lenses in that age group.  The study documented adverse event details from clinical study data and practice charts of nearly 1,000 children and observed 2,713 years of wear across 4,611 visits, and found very low complication rates, similar to rates in adults.  Eye care professionals can use this information to counsel parents and children on their likely experience with soft lens daily wear as they consider myopia control lenses to help slow myopic progression.

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COVIDÔÇÉ19: ensuring safe clinical teaching at university optometry schools

Sven Jonuscheit, Andrew K C Lam, Katrina L Schmid, John Flanagan, Raul Martin, David Troilo

This paper describes the effect of COVID-19 on the teaching of optometry students at universities in Australia, China (Hong Kong), Spain, the UK and the US. The authors give examples of how students were taught from a distance during the pandemic, and outline the steps taken to make teaching relatively COVID-19-proof and keep students, patients and staff safe.

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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)