Optometry in Practice is the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) journal of the College of Optometrists in the UK.

Optometry in Practice is available both online and in hardcopy to overseas College members and overseas non-members. College of Optometrists UK members will have full access through the College website.

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Optometrists registered with the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) can gain continuing professional development points by reading any of the available articles and taking the tests.

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Latest Articles: Volume 16, Issue 4

OiP Volume 16 Issue 4 - Visual development in children with Down's syndrome: a review
This review will describe the current state of knowledge of the most common ocular/visual defects that eye care practitioners will encounter in children with Down's syndrome, ie refractive errors, poor accommodation, strabismus and acuity deficits...

OiP Volume 16 Issue 4 - Visual acuity standards for driving
The purpose of this paper is to review the visual acuity standards for driving in the UK, and to provide guidance for optometrists to consider when assessing drivers' vision and advising patients on their visual fitness to drive...

OiP Volume 16 Issue 4 - Non-tolerances and the science of prescribing spectacles
This review paper summarises the scientific evidence that supports partial prescribing of spectacles...

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