The College of Optometrists

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Using advanced search

A-Z Directory

Frequently asked questions

Printing guidance

Downloading a PDF of the guidance

Contact us

 

Using advanced search

Default search

If you enter more than one word or a phrase in the search box, for example binocular vision, each word is searched separately. If all the words exist in a page then it will be shown in the search results. You can refine your search to improve your results. We explain how to do this below.

Quoted phrases

Put "quotes" around a phrase to search for that exact phrase, for example "binocular vision" or "young people".

Using OR

If you want to search for a variety of terms and phrases but not every one must be present to match then insert OR between each term or phrase, for example AMD OR Macular, check-ups OR aftercare or “social media" OR internet.

Using AND

If you want to search for a variety of terms and phrases and every one must be present then insert AND between each term or phrase, for example flashes AND floaters And referral. 

Wildcard searches

Use an asterix * to search for words beginning with the same stem, for example diab* will find diabetes and diabetic.
Or insert a ? in the word, for example “te?t” will find both test and text.


Suggested search terms

When you start typing in the Advanced search box you will see a list of options starting with that letter, if you continue typing your chosen word or phrase, the options will reduce.

Example of an advanced search

Click on the option you want and then click on the Search button

Example of an advanced search

Did you mean?

This function will help you find content for common terms, such as BV for binocular vision. Type your word, acronym or phrase in either of the search boxes and any relevant content will be listed next to Did you mean?

Suggested search tems on the guidance website

 

A-Z directory

We have provided you with a list of suggestions to help you search the guidance. Simply click a letter and the options will be displayed. If the term you are looking for is displayed, click it and the guidance content containing that term will be listed.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Only members can access the answers to these questions, once they have logged in. Use the login button. We regularly add new FAQs so revisit this page.

 

Printing the guidance

Non-members and members can print a page of the guidance using the Printing on the right, near the top of each page.

Members can download the whole guidance or individual domains, sections and sub-sections of the guidance as a pdf. Use the login button.

 

Downloading a PDF of the guidance

If you are a member you can download the whole guidance or individual domains, sections and sub-sections of the guidance as a pdf. You will need to login before you can use this function.
Click on Guidance contents  and then select a domain. The grey box on the right hand side of the screen allows you to pick which part of the guidance you wish to download.

How to save a PDF of the guidance


Contact us

  • General enquiry – if you can’t find what you’re looking for or have a general College related query
  • Member enquiry – for members who require more information about the guidance or for the clinical advice service
  • Non-member enquiry – if you need help navigating the guidance

 

 

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