After 8 months in the making, the Eye Triage Guide is now completed and proving popular The Eye Triage Guide is a 32-page A4 booklet produced to help anyone working in an eye-care setting with triaging acute, urgent cases. It is useful for anyone working in optometry practice, ophthalmology clinics, GP surgeries and A&E, who […]
Acute Eye Condition Triage Booklet – Coming Soon!
I have been working over the past few months on developing a 32 page guide on effective triage. This covers how to gain a clear history, an overview of the main urgent and emergency conditions, tips on triaging and effective communication in these situations. This booklet will be useful to anyone working in a healthcare […]
Examination of the Retinal Detachment Suspect – Video Discussion
Welcome to this latest clinical post from optometry-evolution. I was delighted to be joined recently in conversation with a friend and former colleague, Dr Whye-Onn Ho, in discussing how to approach the clinical assessment of a patient with suspected retinal detachment or tear. Dr Ho is a Consultant Ophthalmologist working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, having spent […]
New CET Hub Area Up and Running!
I’m delighted to announce that the new Online CET Hub on the Optometry-Evolution Website is now up and running! I have been involved in writing and delivering CET for about 10 years now, so this is something I was keen to add to the Optometry-Evolution website. My interest and background is largely in ocular conditions […]
Emergency Eye Resource Pack – Video
Delighted to present this short video which summarizes the key components of the Eye Emergency Resource Packs. If you would like to find out more about these packs, please visit the Resource page of the site, or to order these for your practice please visit the shop area. Please share with colleagues if you find […]
It’s All About The Blood!
In optometry practice we are quite regularly involved in dealing with eye conditions that have wider underlying systemic associations. We are very good at recognising these conditions and signposting patients either to ophthalmology or their GP, depending on the situation, for blood tests and cardio-vascular risk factors to be investigated, so I thought it might […]
Loss of Vision Triaging Video
Hi Folks As a follow up to my Red Eye Video last week on how to triage patients during this period, I have now added a Vision Loss Video which gives a brief overview of the type of questions to ask patients when they call to decipher if there is something serious happening to their […]
Red Eye Triage Video
Hi Everyone. I hope you are all keeping well. At the start of the week I recorded and shared a short 5 minute video on the key questions to ask if patients phone your triage line complaining of acute red eye. Please follow the link below on the Optometry-Evolution Facebook page to watch this […]
Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Optometry Practice
Welcome to this latest Optometry-Evolution article, which sees me going off-piste, away from the usual clinical topics. In every aspect of modern life there has been a real shift in our consciousness of issues relating to the environment, touching on a range of challenges from emissions, plastics, waste management, how we recycle and reuse, energy […]
Innovative Eye Emergency Event for Practice Support Staff
There is little doubt that the emphasis of our profession has changed greatly in the past decade with optometry becoming the first port of call for ocular conditions. With MECS, PEARS and the GOS contract in Scotland community optometry practice is very much the frontline when acute eye conditions occur. The very first person of […]