The AOP image library now holds over 100 free and exclusive images that are available for AOP members to use in practice and online.
By providing its high quality clinical and patient photos for download, the library aims to enable AOP members to promote their practice and the profession without needing to pay for expensive and, sometimes, clinically inaccurate stock pictures.
Public health messages, designed for easy social media sharing, are also available to help practitioners increase awareness of eye health issues within their local community.
Recent library updates include images of children using contact lenses, the Ishihara test and coloured contact lenses, as well as clinical images of conditions such as malignant melanoma and meibomian gland dysfunction.
The AOP will continue to update its image library, which is located in the ‘Resources for your practice’ section of the Business support pages on its website, throughout 2017. Members are also invited to give feedback on the image library, including suggestions for new images, on the AOP Community forums.
Since its launch in April 2013, the image library has remained popular. Hospital optometrist and AOP member, Rebecca Hall, said: “The image library has been a great resource. I have used the images when producing patient information leaflets and, in the future plan, to use some for our website. I have also used images from the library for in-house training.”