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    to run as smooth as possible. doubt new technology allows us to provide ourith newer and better solutions for their visualbut again we have to bear in mind the basics ofation of the visual mechanism to understand howystem decides which eye prefers for certain visualch basical anatomical parameters to consider toe understanding of clinically relevant measures as

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    3. Marasini S, Khadka J, Sthapit PRK, Sharma R, Nepal BP. Ocularmorbidity on headache ruled out of systemic causes -a preva-lence study carried out at a community based hospital in Nepal.J Optom. 2012;5:68---74.

    4. Teoh SC, Chen A-H, Mohidin N. Young non-VDU users are moresusceptible to ocular functions changes with sustained VDU near-work. J Optom. 2012;5:56---61.

    5. Westman M, Liinamaa MJ. Relief of asthenopic symptoms withorthoptic exercises in convergence insufciency is achieved inboth adults and children. J Optom. 2012;5:62---67.

    6. Pointer JS. Sighting versus sensory ocular dominance. J Optom.2012;5:52---55.

    7. Iyamu E, Osuobeni E. Age, gender, corneal diameter, cornealcurvature and central corneal thickness in Nigerians with normalintra ocular pressure. J Optom. 2012;5:87---97.

    8. Sergienko NM, Gromova A, Sergienko N. Subjective method ofrefractometry and depth of focus. J Optom. 2012;5:75---79.

    see front matter 2012 Published by Elsevier Espaa, S.L. on behalf of Spanish General Council of the Basics!

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    optometry has changed signicantly in the pastes, particularly in highly dynamic areas such

    lens practice and other highly interdisciplinary of optometry and visual sciences. As a result,ractitioners (ECP) deal today with an increasing

    imaging and analysis equipment that allows us our understanding of the ocular structure ands never before. The present issue of Journal of

    offers some good examples of how important are advances in our everyday practice.1,2 Further-t miss the next Special Issue of J Optom devoted

    to this matter.r, technology will hardly replace an ECP to estab-ridge between the coldness of data and thecomplains,2---4 in order to orient treatments toch patients visual skills to develop his/her activ-increasingly visually demanding environment.5


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    , Millodot M, Zyroff M, Gordon-Shaag A. Validation ofetric measurements obtained with a new integratedetry-topography system. J Optom. 2012;5:80---86.

    pedro A, Pinero Llorens DP, Ondategui Parra JC. Inte-ifferences in visual quality due to ocular aberrations

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