With most patients experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) over the course of their life, it is something all optometrists are familiar with. Whilst the majority of PVDs are uncomplicated, some can result in secondary complications that can have a serious impact on vision. This article reviews the process of PVD, along with the associated secondary complications that can occur. | more
This article provides an evidence-based review of assessment methods to effectively establish the risk of anterior chamber angle closure. Interactive and non-interactive points for optometrists or dispensing opticians. | more
The aim of this article is to look at current trends in occupational progressive lenses, and how they can be used as an important dispensing tool to meet the needs of the modern presbyope as high users of technology. | more
Peter Black examines the issues that have led to infection prevention and control rising up the optometric agenda in recent years. In defining infection and infection control, it is necessary to understand the basics of microbiology, the types of organism that can cause infection, and how infection is transmitted.
Exploring the characteristics of incomitant strabismus and the investigative procedures which aid differential diagnosis. Diagnosis and referral/management of the three neurogenic palsies (third, fourth and sixth nerve) are also discussed.
By Jo Watkins, Consultant Psychiatrist working within the NHS. She has a special interest in people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome and other visual phenomena associated with sight loss. The module will detail the impact of a range of mental health conditions in adults on communication needs, and understand appropriate ways to plan and adapt communication to optimise eyecare delivery for patients with dementia or autistic spectrum disorders..
Adam Wannell considers communication techniques from medical practice that optometrists and dispensing opticians can use in their own patient interactions to ensure a patient-centred approach – particularly important with acute presentations. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | | more
This 1 point interactive CET article from Specsavers provides a revision of convergence insufficiency, a common binocular vision problem. Current research on the effectiveness of practice or home-based treatments is examined in this article to enable the practitioner to decide on the most appropriate management for this condition. | more
Be the best version of yourself. A professional development masterclass for optometrists on mindfulness, listening & challenging self-beliefs by psychologist Dr Bal | more
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