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Preventive Optometry, Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk- and How to Apply This to Your Optical Role

The beginning of the 21st Century has witnessed an explosive increase in the number of overweight and obese individuals, mainly due to a diet rich in calories and lack of physical activity. Childhood obesity is in particular an alarming reality and despite recent increase in awareness, obesity levels in children are increasing rapidly. Excess adipose tissue is deleterious for health and these individuals have a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), high blood pressure (BP), and even cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

Newly qualified optometrist? Thinking of specialising?... Geriatric optometry in the UK- an increasing need by Dr Doina Gherghel

Dr Doina Gherghel is a lecturer in Opthalmology at Aston University and her article below discusses the growing importance and need for geriatric optometry. She encourages newly graduated optometrists to consider specialising in this area and here she discusses why...

Prospect Health nominated for Employer of the Year!

Prospect Health has been nominated for Employer of the Year at the York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony

10 Tips for Final Year Vet Students by recently graduated Heather Birrell

Heather has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Degree from Edinburgh University. With many final year vet students well and truly in the thick of their final studies, Heather shares her top tips to help get you through the final months ahead...