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Coloured or Irlen lenses for reading difficulties - Part 4: Apply

The diagram attached discusses the factors and conclusion of application for Irlen lenses to the original clinical case.

Centre for Eye Health

The Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) based at the University of New South Wales provides state-of-the-art eye imaging and visual system diagnostic services to the general community in one location, at no charge.

For Opthalmologists and Optometrists, there are also online cases to assist with use of EBP from a problem-based learning perspective.

  • The IMAGE online newsletters are freely available and discuss a key eye condition in each issue from an Optometric perspective.

Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (CEBM)

The Centre for Evidence-based Medicine is comprehensive and has great theoretical information and practical tips on EBP.

There is a range of EBM Tools that cover each step of the EBP Process.

Of specific interest may be:

Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international non-for-profit institute based in the School of Translational Science, within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The general website provides information on evidence-based practice, syntheses using systematic reviews, resources for appraising methodological quality and also has a focus on implementing evidence-based practice.

It has a wealth of resources that are certainly worth a look. A few special mentions include:

    Students 4 Best Evidence website

    This is an excellent student developed Evidence Based Healthcare (EBH) site!! It is supported by the UK Cochrane Centre. Look here for general EBP information, discussion on EBP topics and lots of useful links to other EBP resources. The site also provides information and resources for each of the 5 EBP Process steps:

    Development and adoption of Visual Acuity charts based on the “logMAR” principles

    Development and adoption of Visual Acuity charts based on the “logMAR” principles


    Example of the development and adoption of Visual Acuity charts based on the “logMAR” principles

    REVIEW: Development of visual acuity charts.

    Introduction to EBP in Optometry


    "application of knowledge to decision making in optometric practice"


    EBP involves

    Acquisition and use of:

                            Information skills

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    Barriers to EBP Task

    A list of barriers and strategies to EBP specific to optometry and eye care professionals.
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