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Treatment of amblyopia by Ghanaian optometrists

In Ghana, optometrists are the primary eyecare professional as a first contact for many patients with amblyopia. This study evaluated practice patterns in the management of amblyopia by optometrists in Ghana. The authors conducted a cross-sectional online survey aimed at...

Analysis of ‘urgent’ cataract referrals from community optometrists in the West of Scotland

As elective cataract services restart post-COVID, how do we establish which patients should be a priority? The authors share their findings from a review of ‘urgent’ referrals received by the ophthalmology department in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The COVID-19...

Fundamentals of Glaucoma: A guide for Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners, Optometrists and Orthoptists

As multidisciplinary teams continue to develop and evolve, there is a growing demand for accessible literature in glaucoma. This handbook gives a useful overview of classification in glaucoma, examination techniques and investigations, treatments and providing a holistic approach to patient...

First online education day for locum optometrists

The AOP’s online locum day will take place on Sunday 25 June, 09:30-15:45.

Updated Guidance for Professional Practice published by College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has today (11 December) published updated Guidance for Professional Practice for optometrists, including new sections.

New AOP members elected to join Hospital Optometrists Committee

The appointment of Lucy Andrews and Claire Melvin confirmed at the AOP’s Hospital and Specialty Optometrists Conference.

College of Optometrists urges public to wear their glasses for night driving

As the clocks go back into Greenwich Mean Time, and the nights draw in, experts at The College of Optometrists are urging those drivers who have been advised to wear glasses while driving, to don their spectacles before getting behind the wheel.

How can Optometrists and Ophthalmologists safely see their patients?

The past several weeks have been difficult - and with the health and safety of health workers front of mind, Mainline Instrument...

College of Optometrists responds to Labour’s partnership plans for eyecare

Shadow Health Minister, Karin Smyth MP, has outlined Labour’s plans to support improved eyecare services.

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card discount scheme

The AOP welcomes the move, which recognises the important healthcare service provided by the optometry profession.

Moorfields Education: Flashes and floaters: A masterclass for optometrists and allied health professionals

Free webinar! Open to optometrists and allied health professionals. This is your chance to understand the causes and management of symptomatic vitreous opacities with guidelines for referral.

College of Optometrists recognises outstanding contributions to the profession with Life and Honorary Fellowships

The College of Optometrists has awarded three new Life Fellowships and two new Honorary Fellowships to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or to the College.