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Modern soft toric contact lens fitting

Astigmatism is a common, usually minor, eye condition that causes blurred or distorted vision. This final part of the contact lens (CL) series will discuss the correction of regular astigmatism with toric soft CLs (TSCLs). | more

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Screening for visual field defects

The NHS (National Health Service, UK) defines screening as, “A way of identifying apparently healthy people who may have an increased risk of a particular condition”. As clinicians in busy working environments, when our patients | more

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Anterior segment physiology and assessment

This article serves to remind the optometrist and contact lens optician of the general procedures involved when examining the anterior segment with a slit lamp and to highlight the wide range of physiological findings in | more

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Investigating and managing heterophoria

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Heterophoria is the most common ocular motor status finding and is usually normal, asymptomatic and requires no treatment. However, when a heterophoria is clinically significant, patients will often report to their community optometrist as symptoms | more

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Patient Communication

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Good communication between practitioners and patients can have significant effects on the well-being and outcome of medical intervention for patients. This session considers several techniques from medical practice for optometrists to implement a patient-centered approach | more