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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.
Inside the Lab: Spectacle lens manufacturing
Learn how your order for spectacle lenses is turned into a complete pair of glazed spectacles in 24 hours.
This article will explore the issues surrounding the developing facial anatomy of a child and why a small adults frame is rarely successful in dispensing the correction. Facial measurements will be considered, giving hints and tips on how to measure or estimate in certain circumstances, and also how these facial measurements and characteristics translate into spectacle frame requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lenses and Harmful Light Protection
This article will provide an overview of harmful light, including sources of exposure and the effects on the eye. In addition, the different types of protective lenses that are available, and how these are manufactured will be discussed.