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Here you will find OT's archive of CET and clinical articles that were published from 1999 to 2015. You can search for CET articles via the year of publication or using a keyword search. Articles can be downloaded as a PDF, along with any references and MCQ answers linked to the article, when available.

  • The soft approach to RGPs part 1: Realising great potential

    The soft approach to RGPs, Part 1: Realising great potential

    This first article in a four-part series analyses the current situation in the market sector, discusses what role rigid gas permeable lenses have in today’s practice, and considers various materials available and the lens care systems that are currently used.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Mark Tomlinson BSc (Hons), MCOptom FBDO (Hons)

    Published 26 Jul 2013

  • IOLs: surgery and presbyopia developments

    IOLs: surgery and presbyopia developments

    This article will explore the key intraocular lens options for presbyopia, along with their limitations, and consider factors relevant to eye care practitioners managing these patients post-operatively.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Amy Sheppard PhD, MCOptom, FHEA and Dr Leon Davies PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, FHEA

    Published 26 Jul 2013

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  • Clinical decision-making: contact lenses: part 1

    Clinical decision-making: contact lenses, Part 1

    This VRICS focuses on spherical and toric soft contact lens fitting. It tests the practitioner’s ability to make adjustments when a fit is less than perfect. It also covers the common complications that can arise as a result of soft contact lens wear and the appropriate optometric management.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Claire McDonnell FAOI, PGDE

    Published 26 Jul 2013

  • Binocular vision made easy: part 2

    In part two of this two part lecture, we discuss and demonstrate the investigation and management of binocular vision disorders.

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Paul Adler

    Published 19 Jul 2013

  • Contact lens compliance: the aftercare challenge

    Contact lens compliance: the aftercare challenge

    This article reviews how eye care professionals can be effective during the consultation time spent with lens wearers to help them get the best out of their lenses. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Sarah Morgan BSc (Hons), MPhil, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA

    Published 12 Jul 2013

  • Infantile (congenital) nystagmus

    Infantile (congenital) nystagmus

    Infantile nystagmus is a type of developmental nystagmus often associated with an underlying bilateral congenital afferent defect. It is the most studied of all types of pathological of nystagmus, yet it remains poorly understood, with no cure in sight, and easily misdiagnosed. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Chris Harris PhD

    Published 09 Jul 2013

  • Auditing a repeat readings service

    Auditing a repeat readings service

    Optometrist Dharmesh Patel explores the effectiveness of an intraocular pressure glaucoma repeat readings service operating in parts of Cheshire.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dharmesh Patel

    Published 28 Jun 2013

  • Shared care and referral pathways part 6: additional needs – improving access

    Shared care and referral pathways, Part 6: additional needs – improving access

    In the final part of this series looking at shared care pathways, this article will discuss how patients with low vision and other additional needs should be best managed, and how the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 is a very important influence. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Chris Steele BSc (Hons), FCOptom, DCLP, DipOC, DipTp(IP), FBCLA

    Published 27 Jun 2013

  • Clinical decision-making part 3

    Clinical decision-making, Part 3

    This is the third part in this series of clinical scenarios aimed at testing how optometrists and dispensing opticians respond to different clinical manifestations. These unrelated cases aim to replicate the randomness in which practitioners are challenged in their everyday practice.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Stanley Keys BSc (Hons), FCOptom, Dip Glauc, Dip Tp (IP)

    Published 27 Jun 2013

  • Ultraviolet radiation and the eye: what the eye care practitioner needs to know

    Ultraviolet radiation and the eye: what the eye care practitioner needs to know

    Practitioners have an important role to play in educating patients about the ocular risks of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). This article explores the ocular UV hazard, its associated pathology and discusses contact lenses and sunglasses in reducing UVR risks.

     
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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Amy Shppard PhD, MCOptom, FHEA

    Published 27 Jun 2013

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