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Mask management: Dry eyes and misty glasses

To mark National Eye Health Week (21-27 September), The College of Optometrists has issued advice on how to wear a mask, maintain healthy eyes and see clearly.

What's trending Feb/Mar 2019

#smartcaptionglasses #Epson #livetheatre #deaf Here is some good news for the New Year. Epson, a Japanese technology firm, has developed augmented reality glasses, which display captions timed with the actors’ performances [1]. Stage lighting, timing and other stage cues are...

OrCam MyEye – innovative sight assistance (Part 1)

For Jun/Jul 20201 and Aug/Sep 2021 we have a two-part review (see Part 2 here) of an innovative piece of sight impairment technology. The device is called a MyEye, made by OrCam. I was given the opportunity to use the...

Corporate M&A pace gathers momentum

Intensifying franchise competition, maturing product development pipelines and looming loss of exclusivity spur renewed merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the ophthalmics sector. Rod McNeil reviews recent deals and related strategic developments. AbbVie to acquire Allergan in $63 billion mega-combination,...

HS-UK to be authorised distributor for the Vision Engineering 3D Deep Reality Viewer

HS-UK is delighted to announce that it is now the authorised distributor for the Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) in the UK.

Occlusion amblyopia

The authors report a case of binocular diplopia developing in an eight-year-old autistic child following two hours of total occlusion per day for six weeks. The child did not automatically resuppress once occlusion was stopped. Occlusion with Blenderm tape prevented...

Healthcare insurance influence on surgical outcome

This study sought to determine whether outcomes for simple horizontal strabismus surgery differed for children with supported medical assistance (MA) compared to children with private healthcare insurance, with an assumption of lower socioeconomic status (SES) in the MA group. This...

Comparison of vision screening programmes

The purpose was to examine the treatment that children underwent as a result of being identified with reduced vision at school screening. The level of improvement in vision was identified and the time taken to achieve maximum visual acuity. There...

BT outcomes for accommodative esotropia

The purpose of this study was to study the effect of Botulinum Toxin (BT) in refractive and non-refractive accommodative esotropia unresponsive to glasses and poor compliance with glasses. This was a retrospective study of 114 patients who had BT for...

New national programme of sight tests in special schools

As a result of SeeAbility’s campaigning, NHS England are planning for a new national programme of sight tests and glasses dispensing in England’s special schools from 2020. SeeAbility’s model of sight testing is less stressful for children with learning disabilities...

Cost-effectiveness of orthoptic-delivered screening versus school nurse screening

The authors describe a long-term audit of outcomes and costs associated with referrals from two established neighbouring school-entry vision screening services in the UK over one academic year with one adhering to national UK screening guidelines more closely than the...

ABDO and the CoO confirm 'essential' eyecare only advice

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the College of Optometrists have confirmed their advice following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday.