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 […]

Sudden Loss of Vision

I am delighted to present this article on the really important topic of ‘Sudden Vision Loss’ on the Optometry-Evolution website. This has been brought to you with the very kind support of ‘Optelec.’ This is the first ever guest-written article on the site and has been authored by colleague of mine Dr David Roberts, who […]

Emergency Care in UK Optometry

The last 10-15years have seen really big steps forward for the optometry profession in terms of our role in detecting and treating ocular pathology. I think it is safe to say that the days of arbitrarily detecting an abnormality and being obliged to refer it for diagnosis are well behind us. The level of diagnostic […]

What makes a good referral?

The art of writing a good referral letter can be a bit of a mine-field. As clinicians we all take pride in our work and when we are referring to another professional, usually an ophthalmologist we want to convey a sense of good clinical acumen and professionalism, and ultimately feel part of a respectful working […]

Could Alexa Help Patients with their Eyedrops?

In an age where we are increasingly surrounded by smart technology it is often difficult to keep up with all their uses and applications. I have to thank the son of a patient I saw recently who pointed out a simple yet potentially really beneficial use of the latest gadgets appearing in our homes – […]