Community optometry is the answer

While the barriers to change in primary and secondary care can appear insurmountable, Julie Dowdney sets out a vision where local NHS teams, orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmologists collaborate and learn together

Science & Vision

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Professional support

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Interprofessional collaboration

Clinical scientist and optometrist at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), Karen Walsh, tells OT  about how the research centre worked with its pharmaceutical colleagues at the University of Waterloo to deliver education to both professions in one place.

In practice

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C-71334 Retinal fluid and cysts

This VRICS feature provides four retinal cases for consideration. Practitioners should use their clinical expertise and access additional resources where necessary to complete the questions

C-71376 Ultraviolet protection and the eye

This article discusses some of the latest ways to assess and image UV-related damage to the eye and reviews the current methods of ocular UV protection

Optometry jobs

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child and parent

Back to school basics

New shoes, a slightly larger uniform, an array of stationery and books…How many parents miss a sight test off their back-to-school check list?