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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.

  • Dispensing tinted spectacles

    Dispensing tinted spectacles

    Practitioners frequently need to consider the precise needs of patients with regard to tinting and sports appliances. This article discusses the types of tints and sports appliances available and the specific protection needed for a range of activities.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Eirian Hughes PhD, BSc (Hons), FBDO

    Published 25 Jul 2015

  • Colour vision

    Colour vision

    A colour vision themed recognition test is presented to assess the practitioner’s ability to identify and interpret different methods of investigating this aspect of visual function.

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    Article type CET VRICS

    Author(s) Leon Davies

    Published 14 Jul 2015

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    Dispensing protective eyewear

    This article details the different types of protective eyewear available and how to dispense these appliances appropriately by considering the needs of the patient and understanding the relevant standards.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Eirian Hughes

    Published 10 Jul 2015

  • Examining patients with cerebral palsy

    Examining patients with cerebral palsy

    This article considers the potential ocular findings in cerebral palsy and outlines strategies to assist in both examining and dispensing to these patients.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Andrew Millington

    Published 10 Jul 2015

  • Avoiding GOS reclaims

    This video takes the practitioner through making accurate claims and discusses what is considered appropriate. 

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    Article type CET Video

    Author(s) Trevor Warburton

    Published 10 Jul 2015

  • Visual processing pathway: from retina to cortex

    Visual processing pathway: from retina to cortex

    Accurate perception of the visual world is only possible with normal cortical functioning so it is important to have knowledge of these later stages of processing and an understanding of how damage to these areas can affect vision. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Samantha Strong and Professor Declan McKeefry

    Published 27 Jun 2015

  • Spectacle verification

    Spectacle verification

    This article provides a palatable overview of the most important aspects of spectacle verification to ensure the supply of high quality products are of a consistent standard for our patients. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) RĂ­an Love

    Published 26 Jun 2015

  • Vision and sport: does better vision lead to better performance?

    Vision and sport: does better vision lead to better performance?

    This article considers the impact of visual ability upon sports performance. Are the optometric needs of sportspeople adequately catered for? Do elite level athletes have superior visual capabilities? The evidence base is examined to explore the answers to these intriguing questions.

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Professor Brendan Barrett

    Published 13 Jun 2015

  • General well-being in patients

    General well-being in patients

    Practitioners encounter patients with or at risk of developing systemic disease as a consequence of lifestyle choices with implications for ocular pathology. This article discusses the modifiable risk factors that can help improve the ocular and general health outcomes for patients. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Iain Johnson

    Published 13 Jun 2015

  • Audit of Suffolk optometric referrals

    Audit of Suffolk optometric referrals

    Community-based optometrist, Dr Derek Dunstone, discusses optometric referrals following an audit of the quality of referrals submitted by Suffolk optometrists during the summer of 2014. 

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    Article type CET

    Author(s) Dr Derek Dunstone

    Published 13 Jun 2015

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