Visit 3: Your guide to Competency 4.2.1

4.2.1 Advises on the use of, and dispenses simple low vision aids including simple hand and stand magnifiers, typoscopes and handheld telescopes. Compulsory Evidence – Patient Record/s The indicators for this competency statement include: Identifies which patients would benefit from low vision aids and advice Understands the principles of magnification, field of view and working […]

Protected: Prescription Analysis – Pantoscopic to Prism – Andrew Keirl discusses how to dispense with confidence

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Protected: Contact Lens Competencies: RGP Fitting & Aftercare

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Protected: Binocular Vision Competencies: Optical Express Trainees

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Remember, remember.. 10 people a year lose eyesight due to fireworks!

This article was first published last year and a recent phone call from a concerned parent has prompted our review.  One of his concerns was the lack of saftety glasses made available for children around this time of year.  In his bid to get leading supermarkets who are involved in the supply of fireworks to consider the eye safety […]

Mambo No5: (A little bit of.. City University!)

We thought that video was so good that we would host it on our front page for all visitors to see.  The film was a concept put together by a talented team of final year optometry students at City University.  It went on to win the AOP’s AFTA for Best Film and Television  in 2011 and […]

Sightsavers treats nearly 30 million for eye diseases in 2011

But charity pledges to help millions more and build on successes announced in Annual Review Development organisation Sightsavers treated almost 30 million people suffering from eye diseases in some of the poorest countries in the world last year, according to results published in its Annual Review. The organisation distributed antibiotics to people suffering from trachoma, […]

Binocular Vision Competency 8.2

Competency 8.2: An understanding of the management of a patient with an anomaly of binocular vision The proper interaction of the eyes under normal circumstances gives rise to Binocular Single Vision (BSV), however there are numerous conditions which can lead to a breakdown of the BV system.  The object of BV assessment is to establish the […]

Corneal blindness patients receive stem cell transplant

Corneal diseases are the second leading cause of major blindness and at least 20 million people worldwide suffer from corneal disease. A team of Scottish researchers were recently able to transplant stem cells into the eyes of two corneal blindness patients and the doctors will know if the procedure is successful within a few months. […]

AOP Awards 2012 – new categories announced

With the huge success of the inaugural 2011 AOP Awards, the Association has decided to increase the number of categories this year to 16. The new categories include Specialist Practice of the Year, Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year, Optical Assistant of the Year and Optical Bravery Award Last year saw the original nine categories […]