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At Visionstryt we specialise in distance learning. Our website offers dozens of CPD points across all competencies with new modules being added every month. Whether you are an Optometrist or an Optical Dispenser, our website offers you a wide range of CPD content just for you.
Myopia control: now is the time!
The article reviews the evidence for myopia control and provides practical tips that will facilitate ECPs in practising myopia control.
Minor Eye Conditions Service: Conjunctivitis
This article introduces the minor eye condition services available in community optometric practice, and focuses on presentations of conjunctivitis.
An overview of AMD
This article will provide a reminder of the pathophysiology and classification of AMD, before reviewing the current treatments and management options available. It will also discuss how to effectively and sensitively communicate AMD to patients, and highlight the information that should be provided.
A Holistic and Functional Approach to Low Vision Rehabilitation
This article explains how to identify the needs of people with sight loss using effective history taking and gives an overview of common low vision aids, as well as an update on technological support available.
Independent prescribing by Optometrists in a Community Setting
This article reviews how independent prescribing Optometrists already enhance eye health services in community practice and how each clinician can work within the boundaries of their own knowledge and skills.
A Guide to Concomitant Deviations
As an Optometrist it is important to be aware of the different types of strabismus present, as well as their causes and management. The aim of this article is to provide clear information that will enable Optometrists to have the confidence to detect, diagnose and manage binocular vision patients effectively. Organise an optional discussion with a peer to earn interactive points.
OCT: A guide to differentiating lesions
This article is the second in a series looking at how to understand lesions on OCT scans and differentiate them between various conditions and ocular pathology. We will explore disc scans and associated pathologies, as well as naevi and OCT-A.
Adapt Your Examination: Visual Impairment
The aim of this article is to cover how elements of the routine primary care eye examination can be adapted for patients with visual impairment. While it isn’t intended as a guide to specific low vision assessments, we will discuss some straightforward elements of low vision practice that can be covered even within the confines of a General Ophthalmic Services sight test.
The Trouble With Kids
Learning from complaints in paediatric care
In this article Richard Edwards of the OCCS uses three redacted case files to illustrate some key points for registrants to consider in handling customer concerns relating to paediatric eye examinations.
I've already said this...The continuing importance of communication
This article discusses the importance of communication in clinical practice, the impact of remote consultation and PPE on communication, and methods for improving communication with patients.
Prevention is better than cure
This article will cover the prevalence of Acanthamoeba Keratitis, its aetiology, diagnosis and treatment. The main focus will be on prevention by patient education, and on early detection and referral.
What's in a frame?
This article will give an overview of the history of spectacle frames and provide guidance for frame selection, fitting and adjustments, including paediatric dispensing and high-powered lenses.
This article provides a brief review of conditions that increase the risk of retinal detachment and includes 4 case studies.
This article provides an overview of ocular emergencies and their key clinical features.
Making Accurate GOS Claims
This article focuses on four different scenarios involving challenging NHS claims.
Resolving health inequalities for homeless and vulnerable people
Turning strategy into action
This article discusses the barriers faced by homeless people in accessing eye care, the prevalence of uncorrected refractive error and pathology and the difference an eye examination can make to this vulnerable population.
Working safely as a locum
This article will highlight some of the practical and clinical issues locums may face and suggest solutions to mitigate them so you can practice safely and confidently.
Ensuring Contact Lens Compliance
This article will discuss the most common non-compliance factors for contact lens wearers and the associated consequences.
Free-form progressive powered lenses
Improving outcomes and reducing mistakes
This article describes the considerations that need to be made when dispensing free-form progressive powered lenses and how to reduce non-tolerance in practice.
Seeing beyond the eyes
This article discusses the non-medical referrals that eye care practitioners should make to ensure low vision patients receive appropriate support to maintain their independence and well-being.
Managing Myopia in Practice
This presentation highlights the prevalence of myopia and its association with ocular conditions. The lecture draws upon the most recent research to discuss myopia management strategies, including multifocal lenses and orthokeratology.
A guide to low vision in practice
This article discusses the prevalence of low vision in the UK and provides guidance on assessing low vision patients. In addition, the various visual aids that can be dispensed, including traditional magnifiers and modern options are discussed.
First Things First
Overcoming Communication Barriers
This article will review the communication barriers that exist during the early stages of a consultation and discuss alternative strategies for overcoming these.
Meeting the needs of our presbyopic patients
This article will provide an introduction to presbyopia and discuss management options, including spectacle, contact lens and surgical correction.
Is small incision lenticular extraction really something to SMILE about?
This article will cover the history of modern refractive surgery and describe the SMILE procedure.
Glaucoma: Diagnosis, Referral Guidance and Management
This article will review the revised NICE guidance for referral and management of glaucoma patients.
Cataract and the NICE Guidelines
In October 2017, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published new guidance on the management of cataracts in adults.
Getting Started with Myopia Control
This lecture is ideal for anyone considering myopia control.
Dispensing Essentials CET Article
This CET article was written to accompany a peer review session.