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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Latest Articles: Volume 16, Issue 2

A proposal for a UK Dementia Eye Care Pathway
Optometrists talk to patients about eye health every day, and have an important role to play in health promotion and public health.

Refracting the pseudophakic patient 
Clinical refraction and prescribing visual correction for pseudophakic patients are often encountered by optometrists. This article aims to explore the different intraocular lens (IOL) types available, provide guidance on refracting presbyopes, and examine the additional tests necessary to establish visual needs and outcomes following IOL implantation.

Ocular torticollis: a pain in the neck?
This article describes the importance of sensory integration of visual, proprioceptive and vestibular systems and outlines the impact of oculomotor imbalance on posture and postural stability. Ocular torticollis is the primary example of compensatory posture due to ocular aetiology, but more subtle imbalances are discussed.

The communication needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
In this article we look at the communication needs of people who have a profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD). The communication options used by people with PMLD are often varied in appearance, personalised and situation-specific.

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