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Ideas in motion

The power of 'talking pictures' remains as fresh as ever – and is something that the AOP is harnessing

19 May 2016 by John White

I love going to the cinema. And, taking a peek at the stats on the British Film Institute’s website, it seems I am not alone. UK cinema admissions reached 171.9 million, up 9% on 2014, while UK box office receipts in 2015 were £1,236 million, up 17% on the previous year.

In truth, I do not go to cinema as much as I'd like. Not because I am a film snob that is only interested in the work of obscure Scandinavian auteurs; I am just as happy watching Bryan Singer's X-men Apocalypse as I am the latest Terrence Mallick movie. But with on-demand video through cable, the comfort of the sofa has an allure that is hard to resist.

Yet, the power of ‘talking pictures’ remains as fresh as ever – which is why the AOP’s campaign on children’s vision to coincide with the release of the Jungle Book movie in 3D carried so much traction.

The field of children’s eye health is OT’s timely focus in the June edition (due to land on 28 May), so look out for a rich array of advice and CET-accredited articles from practitioners and academics. The AOP has also produced a poster for use in practices, driving home the message to parents ahead of the school holidays.

For OT, telling a story through video is a method of delivery we feel passionate about. For a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of a vision science research team at work, our cameras were allowed into David Crabb’s laboratory for a taste of the exciting work that is afoot.

Plus, don’t miss our CET video examining how glaucoma affects the structure of the eye. Heidelberg Engineering UK expert, Chris Mody, takes a step-by-step approach through the capture and interpretation of optical coherence tomography reports, using a number of real cases.

If you have a practice, clinical or research-related story you would be happy to share on camera, please do get in touch.

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